Violane sphere

Violane Blue Diopside Sphere Ball Russia Transbaikalia


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This is the polished blue violane sphere. Diameter 1.9″ (48mm). Weight — 6.3oz (178 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.