• Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite
Calcite

Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite

$750.00   €670  £570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21361
Iconic, emerald green Dioptase crystals are generously scattered over a surface of colourless 1 to 2 mm rhombohedral Calcite crystals from Tsumeb mine in the Oshikoto Region of Namibia.  For a small miniature the size of the Dioptase crystals is good, measuring up to about 9 mm long.  Dioptase is a rare copper silicate and Tsumeb produced some of the finest crystals ever encountered.  Some of the Calcite crystals to one side of the Dioptase have a fine dusting of light siskin-lime green Duftite.  The contrast between the Dioptase and Calcite is beautiful and the two cover a small matrix of cream and pale pink massive Dolomite.

Details

Dimensions
4.6 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Calcite, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Silicates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Dioptase, Duftite

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