• Dioptase with Calcite
  • Dioptase with Calcite
  • Dioptase with Calcite
  • Dioptase with Calcite
  • Dioptase with Calcite
  • Dioptase with Calcite
Calcite

Dioptase with Calcite

ID: CC17482
A choice miniature of lustrous emerald-green Dioptase crystals to 1.5 cm on colourless to milky-white Calcite from the classic occurrence at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia. A small matrix of mixed Calcite and pinkish-Dolomite is coated with 2 mm sharp rhombs of Calcite over which the highly lustrous Dioptase crystals have grown.  Seven larger Dioptase crystals dominate the coverage, but many smaller crystals are scattered over the milky-pale grey surface.  A beautiful specimen of Dioptase from Tsumeb.

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Dimensions
4.9 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm
Categories
Calcite, Carbonates, Silicates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Dioptase

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