• Dioptase with Cerussite

Dioptase with Cerussite

ID: CC28069
The copper silicate Dioptase is perhaps the most iconic mineral species from the great Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  This most reasonably priced large miniature has a rich covering of gemmy to translucent deep emerald green crystals covering the top face of a white and light grey Dolomitic matrix.  The Dioptase is underlain by micro-crystals of milky white Calcite.  Scattered between some of the Dioptase crystals are translucent light grey Cerussite crystals to about 5 mm tall with most displaying twinning.  A good example of Dioptase and Cerussite from the Tsumeb mine in the Oshikoto Region of Namibia.

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5.8 × 5.5 × 4.2 cm
Calcite, Carbonates, Silicates
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cerussite, Dioptase

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