Here is a beautiful Hand Cut Shattuckite oval gemstone with the rare mineral Dioptase as well as azurite, chrysocolla and cuprite and is set in a medium size Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Pendant Design.
This stone is another personal favorite and the translucent green dioptase makes this an exquisite gemstone.
The stone measures 25 by 17 mm or about 1 by 5/8 inches.
The entire pendant is 1 1/2 by 1 inch wide.
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Shattuckite is a copper silicate hydroxide mineral and crystallizes in the orthorhombic – dipyramidal crystal system. It usually occurs in a granular massive form and also as fibrous acicular crystals. It is closely allied to plancheite in structure and appearance.
Shattuckite is a relatively rare copper silicate mineral. It was first discovered in 1915 in the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona, specifically the Shattuck Mine (hence the name). It is a secondary mineral that forms from the alteration of other secondary minerals. At the Shattuck Mine, it forms pseudomorphs after malachite. A pseudomorph is an atom by atom replacement of a crystal structure by another crystal structure, but with little alteration of the outward shape of the original crystal.