Roger Weller, geology instructor
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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
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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.
Specimen courtesy of Shawn Engle