Dioptase, Shattuckite
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
The Dioptase- Shattuckite combination has become an instant classic because of the fabulous aesthetics, and this specimen is a perfect example. The Shattuckite forms a delicate sky-blue crust composed of radial crystals, and inside the folds of the pocket are numerous gemmy and lustrous dioptase crystals up to .7 cm.