Dioptase Photos   
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller


dioptase crystals-1
Africa
Dioptase is a hydrous copper silicate that forms dark emerald-green stubby
crystals.  It is a rare mineral that is highly prized by collectors because of its rich
color and well-formed crystals.



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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.