This is the raw blue violane specimen. Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.8″ (4 x 3.2 x 2.1cm). Weight – 1.2oz (35 grams). Origin: Russia, Transbaikalia.
Some information about violane:
Violane is a variety of the diopside mineral bluish tones. Violane color is due to admixture of manganese and iron. Contains 10% jadeite and aegirine components.
Known deposits from Italy (Saint-Marcel, Piedmont) and Russia. In Russia deposits are located in the Transbaikalia, Altai and Sayan.