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Dioptase

$1,250.00   €1,072  £980.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20533
Of all Tsumeb’s spectacular minerals, the copper silicate Dioptase is widely considered its signature species.  Dioptase is much loved by collectors for its emerald-like colour and Tsumeb has produced some of the world’s best.  This charming small miniature has a completely hidden core of creamy-tan Dolomite, encrusted with glassy lustrous Dioptase crystals up to 1 cm across.  Their colour is that of deep and rich emerald-green; the outer zones being transparent with inner translucent centres.  The crystal centres reflect light from internal planes, giving an inner glow of electric emerald-green and amazing variations in colour.  Superb!

Details

Dimensions
2.5 × 4.0 × 1.9 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Dioptase

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