|Below is a gallery of crystallized dioptase
for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY.
Included in this gallery is dioptase for sale from assorted locations like:
the famous Tsumeb Mine in Namibia; Morenci and Bisbee mines in Arizona;
Altyn-Tyube in Kazakhstan and the Katanga mining district in the Democratic
Republic of Congo. dioptase is a bright green mineral that occurs in copper
deposits worldwide and would compete with emerald as a gemstone except that
it is softer than emerald. Many of the beautiful green dioptase crystals
are saved by miners that work in copper mines preserving them from being
crushed in the copper processing. To purchase mineral specimens, go to the
Online order form.
Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet
Visit our other galleries with the links below:
My Best Minerals
Uncut Diamond Crystals
Sorted Lists of all Minerals on this site
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The minerals illustrated on this site were purchased from collectors or wholesale suppliers for resale purposes. The owner of this site did not collect the minerals and collectors should not assume access is permitted to the property based on inclusion in this site. Please contact the property owner to obtain legal permission before entering private property.