• Dioptase
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Dioptase

$850.00   €772  £650.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8435
Dioptase, the deep emerald-green copper silicate, is a Tsumeb classic and has become, perhaps, the mine’s most iconic mineral species.  The Dioptase crystals are typically between 4 and 8 mm across but do measure up to 1 cm.  The sharp, well formed crystals are mainly translucent, but commonly display transparent zones throughout.  This beautiful small miniature sits on a small matrix of opaque milky-white Calcite and comes mounted on a thick, colourless acrylic base.  A few of the Dioptase crystals around the periphery of the specimen are slightly chipped, but do not deter from the specimen when displayed.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 4.0 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Dioptase

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