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

Calcite with Dioptase

$1,250.00   €1,104  £950.00 approx.  

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

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