Dioptase, Calcite
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
This specimen is a gorgeous large miniature with a sharp, doubly-terminated, 1.9-cm dioptase crystal perched on contrasting matrix of sparkly calcite. It is very 3-dimensional and for the size, extremely well balanced and aesthetic. From the collection of well known South African dealer, Rob Smith.