• Dioptase on Calcite
  • Dioptase on Calcite
  • Dioptase on Calcite
  • Dioptase on Calcite
  • Dioptase on Calcite
  • Dioptase on Calcite
Silicates

Dioptase on Calcite

$8,500.00   €7,637  £6,500.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18682
A rather unusual specimen of the copper silicate mineral Dioptase, from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, in that it is composed of thousands of micro (sub-mm) crystals forming drusy coatings over 2 to 5 mm long Dioptase crystals.  The Dioptase richly coats snowy-white rhombohedral Calcite crystals which thickly cover a core of light grey Dolomite.  Due to the extremely small crystal size, the Dioptase appears a more bluish-green, rather than its typical deep emerald-green colour.  The micro Dioptase crystals form a sucrosic coating with an almost velvety texture.  A splendid micro-crystallised Tsumeb Dioptase.

Details

Dimensions
10.0 × 6.5 × 4.9 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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