• Dioptase with Cerussite
  • Dioptase with Cerussite
  • Dioptase with Cerussite

Dioptase with Cerussite

$4,500.00   €3,688  £3,330.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC15299
Dioptase is always a collector’s favourite and is one of the iconic minerals from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  This small miniature is exceptional and packs a punch far above its fighting weight!  Equant and translucent, deep blueish emerald-green Dioptase crystals to 0.9 cm are aesthetically scattered over a sparkling surface of silvery-white 1 mm Calcite crystals and rich gemmy crystals of glassy, delicate smoky Cerussite.  Much smaller Dioptase crystals of 2 to 3 mm are individually scattered over the Calcite and Cerussite surface, adding a random slash of colour to the entire specimen.  The reverse side is entirely covered with a solid intergrown bed of Dioptase of equally good crystals, over which are liberally scattered micro-spherical aggregates of bluish-green, probable, Malachite.  A specimen of rare beauty and a little gem for any Tsumeb collection.


5.2 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm
Carbonates, Silicates
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Dioptase

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