Dragon Minerals - Update July 28, 2019

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Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa, Peru
Small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm (2.4 x 1.8 x 1.4 inches)
114 grams (0.25 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A 3.2 cm long string of beautifully deep green, lustrous dioptase on matrix...from Peru! (It can be a real challenge to capture dioptase color accurately, however the dioptase color in the photos on my computer are pretty good.) Some crystals are incomplete (contacted or broken) but some are complete and reach 4 mm. Numerous tiny but complete crystals are also present: a treat for the hand lens, microscope lens, or camera lens. Accented with patches of green and blue chrysocolla. Not a multi-thousand dollar Tsumeb dioptase, but instead an affordable but still pretty locality piece.

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