Dims:1.5x0.8x0.6" (3.8x2.0x1.5 cm)
Wt: 0.8oz. (22g)
Turmiq, Skardu, Pakistan
This is a parallel-growth crystal of diopside. Small crevices in this crystal hold bits of calcite matrix material. The terminations on this specimen are good, and it is translucent when held up to a light. The base of this specimen is damaged where it was pried from the matrix, and there are a few other minor nicks and chips. The front and rear prism faces are striated, but the side prism faces show vitreous luster.