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

$1,250.00   €1,020  £880.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17665
A highly lustrous mound of closely interpenetrating, snow-white rhombic Calcite crystals, averaging between 2 and 2.5 cm on edge overgrowing a hidden core of pinkish Calcite or Dolomite.  A splendid Calcite from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, the faces of which are themselves covered in micro-rhombohedral crystals, all with a high lustre and intense buttermilk-white purity. Scattered over the specimen are five pinhead patches of micro-crystalline Dioptase which appear a more bluish green than usual because of their tiny size and the internal reflection of the underlying white Calcite.  A Calcite beautiful for its form, arrestingly buttermilk-white colour, and terrific lustre from Tsumeb.

Details

Dimensions
8.7 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm
Categories
Calcite, Carbonates, Silicates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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