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

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller


dioptase crystals-3
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.

 


dioptase                                                                                                                                          01
Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Specimen courtesy of Shawn Engle