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Other Gems Available At Diopside Mines

If you're interested in other gems beside Chrome Diopside, contact us because we carry lots of gems:

  • Aquamarine
  • Amethyst
  • Chrome Diopside
  • Citrine
  • Emerald
  • Garnet
  • Lemon Quartz
  • Opal (Australian Fire, Mosaic Doublets and Triplets)
  • Peridot
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz (White, London and Swiss Blue)
  • Yellow Beryl

01 Chrome Diopside requires special cutting expertise -- only about 10% of the rough ends up in a polished gem.
02 Chrome Diopside is a gem found in Siberia - and is commonly known as the Russian Emerald.
03 Mining Chrome Diopside can be very tough to do. In sub-zero temperatures, a man's strength is diminished greatly. Too much exposure can result in hypothermia and death. Miners take every precaution and can not mine during the bone-crushing winter months.
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