Dioptase, Plancheite, Chrysocolla, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.5 x 5.0 cm
Kaokoveld Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
A fine specimen of gemmy, lustrous Dioptase from the Kaokoveld Region. The largest of these "gems" is 1.5 cm, and they flash a brilliant green in the light. Contrast is enhanced by the powdery blue coating of chrysocolla, all on a quartz matrix. Ex. Charlie Key.