Dioptase, Dolomite (Var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.4 x 5.0 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
A fine, 3-dimensional Tsumeb specimen with several vugs on 3 sides richly lined with scintillating, gemmy, emerald-green dioptase crystals. Several of the vugs are lined with sparkly pink, cobaltoan dolomite microcrystals, adding a very nice contrast to the dioptase crystals. Ex. Rob Smith Collection.