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Chrome Diopside

Chemical Composition : (Ca,Cr)MgSi2O6 Calcium Chromium Magnesium Silicate

Chrome Diopside is a dark green variety of Diopside that is colored a very distinctive rich green color by its chromium content. Although Chrome Diopside is found in a number of localities, the most desirable, gemmy material comes from the Saha Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region of Russia. Another gem variety of Diopside is called Tashmarine and is a lighter yellowish green color.

Distribution: Mount Anakie, Anakie, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Outokumpu Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au ore field, Eastern Finland Region, Finland. Calana, Nampula Province, Mozambique. Kakanui North & South Heads, Kakanui, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan. Inagli chrome diopside deposit, Inagli Massif, Aldan, Aldan Shield, Saha Republic (Sakha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania. St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. Eden Mills Quarries, Orleans & Lamoille Counties, Vermont, USA.


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