Diopside on Graphite Plates
Sharp, very gemmy, pear-green crystals of Diopside to nearly 2 cm spray out from a Graphite matrix. The luster and glassiness of the crystals is remarkable, as is their perch on contrasting (and seldom preserved) matrix of sharp plates of well-formed Graphite.
Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania
5.9 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm.