Dioptase, Calcite
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
A SUPERB and GORGEOUS Tsumeb specimen of GEM, emerald-green dioptase crystals in isolation and in groups on a mound of pearlescent calcite. Dioptase is one of the most difficult minerals to photograph correctly. The photos do not do the dioptase crystals justice, but they do show the gemminess of the crystals. MUCH BETTER In PERSON. 8.2 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm