Quartz, Dioptase
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Quartz, Dioptase

Specimen # 101385
Mineral: Quartz, Dioptase
Location: Quartz, Dioptase, Carbonera Mine, nr Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru
Size: 7.5 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm


This is very green quartz, and it’s natural. (unlike the unfortunate material being marketed as “amegreen” – Uruguayan amethyst that has been tortured in a facility by exposing it to radiation until it changes colour – but I digress…). This is a specimen of sparkling druzy quartz with inclusions of micro dioptase. There are a few rounded colourless calcite crystals in association. In excellent condition, no damage. A colourful and unique quartz from a lesser-known find from a few years ago.

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Additional information

Dimensions 75 × 30 × 29 cm