Intense Lime-Green Diopside
A large, intensely lime-green crystal from important finds here over the last few years. This is a fat and robust, 13 gram, crystal. It looks bigger than it masses, because the back is crossed by a contact where it grew against another crystal, and is thus thinned in places. It is complete all around and has moderate translucence.
Merelani Mines, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
4.0 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.