is a dark green variety of Diopside
that is colored a very distinctive rich green color
by its chromium content. Although Chrome Diopside is
found in a number of localities, the most desirable,
gemmy material comes from the Saha Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region
of Russia. Another gem variety of Diopside is called
is a lighter yellowish green color.
Mount Anakie, Anakie, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Outokumpu Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au ore field, Eastern Finland Region, Finland.
Calana, Nampula Province, Mozambique. Kakanui North & South Heads, Kakanui, Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
Skardu District, Baltistan,
Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan. Inagli chrome diopside
deposit, Inagli Massif, Aldan, Aldan Shield, Saha Republic (Sakha
Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania.
St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. Eden Mills Quarries, Orleans & Lamoille Counties, Vermont, USA.