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10 specimens found
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Diopside with Grossular
stock #18.1-389
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.6 x 2.2 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $70
Late Summer 2018

Mostly a Diopside thumbnail but with some bright orange Grossular tucked between the crystals. A waxy yellow-green color that is not very common at the Jeffrey mine. The central area of the piece is undamaged and well formed, only the outer edge has some chipping. A very affordable but well crystalized piece.
Diopside -large fine single crystal
stock #8AE-077A
Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
7.1 x 2 x 1 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring update

A very big blocky Diopside crystal that is a perfectly formed, has a good color and some translucence. Ex Steve Chamberlain, A. Edwards, and Canning collections, this is remarkably perfect, undamaged and about as clean as can be. Several faces show complex growth patters and have a nice silky luster. Choice for the specie and excellent for the locale.
Diopside on Graphite
stock #17.1-885
Merelani, Umba Valley, Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region
Manyara Region, Tanzania
2.9 x 2.2 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $390
Pre Holiday 2017

The gem Diopside crystals from Merlani are modern classics and can have brilliant form as seen here. The color is a yellow to pale greenish hue and the crystals are complete all around, undamaged and statuesque. The contrast with the Graphite adds a nice balance and the complex modified terminations are very distinctive. Good luster with gem clear areas but more translucent than transparent overall.
Diopside with Grossular, intense green
stock #15.1-459
Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
6 x 5.8 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Pre Holiday 2017

Bright green Diopside with emerald green micro Grossular in an esthetic cluster from the famed Orford Mines. The Orford Nickle mines produced some excellent Diopside crystals but mostly grey or pale green in color. These very bright green crystals were often called "Chromian" for the color, but now are considered to be colored by Nickle instead. No matter the source these are an especially rich green and this specimen has many well formed, sharp and esthetic prisms to 1.5 CM tall. Very attractive and quite rare.
Diopside -Gem crystals, classic locale
stock #Alec-35-034
Calvin Mitchell Prospect, Dekalb, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
5.7 x 4.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Pre Holiday 2017

A spray of gemmy green Diopside crystals (to 1.4 CM) stand on a matrix of Quartz from famed Dekalb, NY locale. The Diopsides are undamaged and glassy, terminated and a few show fibrous areas inside. Not often available and usually quite expensive.
Diopside -Classic locale, Gem crystal on matrix
stock #14.1-057
DeKalb, St Lawrence Co.
New York, United States
6 x 3.8 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400
Winter 2016-17

An excellent 3.2 CM gem crystal of Diopside is well positioned on a Tremolite matrix. A classic US specimen From the very old locale of Dekalb New York, this is an early specimen of a type that has not been found for many years. Sharp form, good luster, transparent-gem with fine color and in great condition. Rarely seen on the market and never available in this quality. An excellent value.
Diopside- gemmy crystals on matrix
stock #17.1-AX- 35-524
Calvin Mitchell Prospect, Dekalb, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
4.3 x 4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $700
Winter 2016-17

Fine and sharp gem clear Diopside crystals on a Diopside matrix in excellent condition. From the famed Dekalb classic location made famous in the 1800s, The largest crystal is 2.3 CM long and has fine transparency and a nice yellow-green color. This was collected by and in the collection of S. Alverson in the last good find over 4 decades ago. Since that pocket there have been no more with this clarity and glassy luster. Outstanding for the location and an esthetic piece as well!
Diopside on Graphite
stock #16.1-155
Merelani, Umba Valley, Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region
Arusha Region, Tanzania
3.6 x 2.4 x 3.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $1100
Winter 2016-17

Small yet with incredible impact and esthetics. The combination of the mint green Diopside gem clear crystals perched on bladed Graphite crystals is impressive. In fine condition, there are unidentified hairlike crystals as well best seen with magnification. A great example of this highly sought after combination, this looks great from all sides.
10 specimens found
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