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

Dioptase on Calcite

$2,750.00   €2,691  £2,290.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8047
A most unusual small cabinet specimen of well-formed colourless Calcite crystals dusted with a preferential coating of Dioptase and Calcite included with Dioptase from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  Individual Calcite rhombs average 1 to 1.3 cm on their longest edge and are translucent colourless to creamy white.  This plate of crystals has sat vertically in a cavity wall allowing solutions to preferentially deposit sucrosic Calcite crystals tinted turquoise by finely disseminated Dioptase.  This has been followed by a deposition of 1 to 2 mm emerald green Dioptase crystals with one Dioptase of 4 mm across present.  An interesting specimen which displays nicely when stood vertically to simulate its “way-up” position when in-situ.

Details

Dimensions
7.4 × 9.0 × 2.4 cm
Categories
Calcite, Silicates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Dioptase

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