Dioptase is a copper silicate with a chemical formula

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Dioptase is part of the Hexagonal crystal structure, with modified rhombohedrons




Physical Properties of Dioptase

Lustre: Vitreous
Diaphaneity: Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Emerald Green, blue-green
Streak: Green
Hardness (Mohs): 5
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Perfect
Perfect on {1011}
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal
Density (measured): 3.28 - 3.35 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 3.296 g/cm3

* Physical properties of Dioptase was provided by mindat.org *


Energetic Properties of Dioptase

Key Words: Forgiveness, compassion, release of karmic patterns, prosperity
Chakras: Heart (4th chakra)
Physical: Supports healing of the heart and of illness caused by emotional trauma
Emotional: Helps one forgive past abuses; supports joy, peace, and compassion
Spiritual: Instills freedom from karmic bonds, full heart-centeredness





*Energetic Properties of Dioptase was provided by book of stones *

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