Diopside

Diopsid, Diopsidi, Diópsido, Diopsied, Diopsyd, Diopszid, Диопсид, 透輝石, דיופסיד


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material


Formula: CaMg[Si2O6]
Mineral class: silicates
Crystal system: monoclinic
Mohs scale: 5 - 6
Density (g/cm3): 3.27 - 3.31
Refractive index: 1.664 - 1.730
Cleavage: distinct
Colors: colorless, green, yellow
Luster: vitreous - dull
Fluorescence: strong: dark violet
Pleochroism: slightly greenish
Largest Diopside: 50 cm?
Deposits: China, Myanmar, India, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Russia, Finland, Italy, Austria
1st Description: 1892
Name: a combination of the Greek words "dis" (double), "opsis" (sight), and "idos" (shape) because the crystals often occur as twins

Diopside Mineral

Origin: De Kalb / St. Lawrence County / New York / USA

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside

Weight: 3.89 ct

Origin: Myanmar

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Diopside Mineral

Origin: Kunlun Mts. / Kashgar / Xinjiang / China

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside

Weight: 1.31 ct

Origin: Matala / Sri Lanka

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Diopside

Weight: 0.94 ct

Origin: De Kalb / St. Lawrence County / New York / USA

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Diopside

Weight: 0.37 ct

Origin: Austria

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Diopside Mineral

Origin: Orford Nickel Mine / Québec / Canada

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside

Weight: 0.23 ct
Size: 0.5 x 0.2 cm
Origin: Tanzania

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Diopside

Weight: 0.12 ct

Origin: Tanzania

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Diopside

Size: 0.63 x 0.61 cm
Weight: 1.04 ct
Origin: Merelani Hills / Arusha / Tanzania

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Diopside Mineral

Size: 3.5 x 4.2 x 2.0 cm

Origin: Merelani Hills / Arusha / Tanzania

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside

Weight: 2.79 ct
Size: 0.99 x 0.78 x 0.52 cm
Origin: Myanmar

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Diopside Mineral

Size: 4.5 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm

Origin: Merelani Hills / Arusha / Tanzania

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside

Weight: 1.76 ct
Size: 0.78 x 0.75 cm
Origin: Rotkopf Mt. / Zillertal Valley / Tyrol / Austria

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Diopside Mineral

Origin: Merelani Mountains / Arusha / Tanzania

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside Mineral

Size: 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm

Origin: Merelani Mountains / Arusha / Tanzania

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside

Weight: 2.11 ct

Origin: Onh Bin Yee Htwet / Le-Oo / Mogok / Sagaing Distr. / Mandalay / Myanmar

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Diopside "Tashmarine" Mineral

Size: 0.82 x 0.75 x 0.74 cm

Origin: China

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Diopside Mineral

Diopside Mineral bicolor

Size: 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm

Origin: Jeffrey Mine / Asbestos / Québec / Canada

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Diopside Mineral
Diopside Mineral bicolor

Size: 3.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm

Origin: Jaipur Division / Rajasthan / India

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Diopside Mineral

Chromdiopside Mineral

Size: 1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm

Origin: Merelani / Arusha / Tanzania

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Diopside Mineral

Chromian Diopside Mineral

Origin: Outokumpu / Finland

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Chromian Diopside Mineral
Chromian Diopside Mineral

Origin: Nuristan / Afghanistan

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Diopside Mineral
Chromian Diopside

Weight: 1.16 ct

Origin: Russia

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Chromian Diopside

Weight: 0.76 ct

Origin: Russia

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Diopside Cat's Eye

Origin: India

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Star Diopside

Origin: India

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Star Diopside

Weight: 82.55 ct

Origin: India

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