• Dioptase
  • Dioptase
  • Dioptase


ID: CC1671

This captivating specimen of Dioptase is from the famous Tsumeb Mine, Namibia, a mine that is a premier location for many excellent minerals. The specimen of Dioptase is no exception to this rule. Crystals of Dioptase measuring to an average of 0.5cm form a rich covering over the display face. A deep emerald green colour to the crystals with neon green flashes greatly enhances the specimen. The crystals of Dioptase have a high lustre with the light pleasingly reflecting from the many faces. The matrix is a vughy Calcite/Fe oxide, several cavities are lined with gemmy/translucent micro-crystals of Calcite. An admirable specimen of Dioptase from the mine.


5.0 × 4.5 × 2.6 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, Africa
A fine array of spiky prismatic Mimetite crystals from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Crystals of...
 Onganja Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Windhoek District, Namibia, Africa
Lustrous intergrown crystals of Malachite displaying a rich green colour edged with lighter...
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, Africa
A knobbly stalactite of sparkling druse Smithsonite with a green to brown colour from included...
Cobaltoan Smithsonite
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, Africa
Very lustrous intergrown group of gemmy-translucent Cobaltoan Smithsonite crystals from the Tsumeb...