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MD-83193
Dioptase
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
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Scattered crystals of glassy and gemmy, intense green dioptase, to 1.3 cm across, are emplaced on rhombs of colorless calcite over a matrix of brownish-pink dolomite. The color and texture contrast are remarkable. This is a fine miniature of one of the most classic minerals in the mineral world, probably from the 1970s finds here.