Diopside on Graphite Plates
Diopside on Graphite Plates from Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description Sharp, very gemmy, pear-green crystals of Diopside to nearly 2 cm spray out from a Graphite matrix. The luster and glassiness of the crystals is remarkable, as is their perch on contrasting (and seldom preserved) matrix of sharp plates of well-formed Graphite.
Locality Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania
Dimensions 5.9 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm.
Specimen Grade D
Photograph www.iRocks.com Photo

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