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Quartz included Dioptase rare nature known small handful localities
Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.9 x 10.2 x 9.1 cm
Quartz included with Dioptase is very rare in nature, known only from a small handful of localities. This monster is the largest complete crystal I have seen, and is chock-filled with inclusions of brilliant green dioptase! It is 895 grams, and complete all around. One side is completely carpeted by a surface sparkle, ingrown into the surface. Other faces show the inclusions. In person, it is glo... Read more
Splendid colorful display appearance choice Dioptase Calcite small cab
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.9 x 1.7 cm
Splendid and colorful in display appearance, this choice Dioptase on Calcite small cab from Tsumeb has great aesthetics. Not only are the Dioptase crystals gemmy, lustrous, and a beautiful emerald green, and the Calcite rhombs even more gemmy, but they all rest on a heart-shaped matrix. A little duftite decorates the calcites, for multiple green color contrast, here... a nice touch! And if a speci... Read more
A colorful combination piece featuring super lustrous Dioptase
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.9 x 5.1 cm
A very colorful combination piece featuring super-lustrous Dioptase crystals on Calcite. The color saturation, as well as the gemminess, of the Dioptases is terrific, and far better than the pics can adequately portray. There are even several balls of primary Malachite that add greatly to the aesthetics, as well as the mineral interest. And of course, the carbonates below fluoresce. Classic Tsumeb... Read more
Very good classic Tsumeb combo Dioptase Calcite Both species
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 5.6 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm
Very good, classic Tsumeb combo of Dioptase on Calcite. Both species are well-crystallized and all average about 2 mm in size. The Calcite is fluorescent. For it's richness and size (large miniature/small cab borderline in class), this is a choice specimen of this desirable combination! It is sparkly and leaps off a shelf in a way hard to capture... dioptase is notoriously difficult to photograph ... Read more
Dioptase Calcite attractive desirable Tsumeb combinations These
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 7.3 x 2.5 cm
Dioptase on Calcite is one of the most attractive and desirable of all the Tsumeb combinations. These Dioptases are gemmy, a rich emerald green, and super lustrous. Much more so than the pics can portray, in fact. The largest of these crystals just reaches 1 cm, and they all rest on a bed of gemmy Calcite rhombs that average 2-3 mm. Both generations of Calcite are fluorescent. Tsumeb, of course, i... Read more
Beautiful deep green crust mm size Dioptase crystals matrix
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.1 cm
Beautiful, deep green crust of mm-size Dioptase crystals, on matrix of what might be conichalcite or perhaps duftite (not analyzed). The luster on these crystals is so good, and the color so rich, that this really looks like a piece of glimmering art glass with the sparkly micros atop, contrasting to the matte olive green underneath and showing a mix of color as a result...A really scintillating a... Read more
A gorgeous colorful Tsumeb large miniature technically small cab size
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 5.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
A gorgeous and colorful Tsumeb large miniature (only technically a small cab size) with two generations of Dioptase covering a fluorescent Calcite matrix. The second generation of larger, lustrous, gemmy Dioptase crystals up to 1.3 cm rests upon a bed of GEMMY, mm-size Dioptases. The piece shimmers and sparkles like green sugar candy, and is ten times better in person than the pics can portray. On... Read more
Outstanding specimen lustrous deep green Dioptase crystals matrix
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm
Outstanding specimen of lustrous, deep green Dioptase crystals on matrix showing UNUSUALLY good isolation to the crystals for the material. The largest Dioptase is an impressive 1.5 cm, and they are gemmy and rich. Associated are mm-size Calcites rhombs (fluorescent) and Duftite. There is also a dusting of a mineral that fluoresces blue-white, possibly Cerussite. Excellent Dioptase in and of itsel... Read more
A attractive sparkling combination piece Tsumeb composed lustrous deep
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.2 x 2.6 cm
A very attractive, sparkling combination piece from Tsumeb composed of lustrous, deep-green Dioptase crystals on a fluorescent Dolomite matrix. These gemmy Dioptases range up to 1.1 cm long, and they have a preferential coating of micro Malachite and Dioptase. Preferential effects are endlessly fascinating, and this coating looks like Christmas sugar candy has been sprinkled on the piece. The fluo... Read more
Choice combination piece consisting sharp formed Dioptase crystals bed
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Choice combination piece consisting of sharp, well-formed Dioptase crystals on a bed of blue Plancheite. The largest of the Dioptase crystals is 1 cm, and the color combination of deep green on baby blue is enchanting. This piece is aesthetic, and alluring in its simplicity. Plancheite is a very rare species from Tsumeb, and this combination of color and minerals is VERY rare.