Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Riveting, highly lustrous, dark emerald-green dioptase crystals fill a very well-placed, 4.6 cm vug atop an aesthetic wedge-shaped matrix on this fine specimen from Tsumeb. The crystals, to 1.3 cm, are very gemmy on the outer 1 mm, then become green-opaque in their interiors. Striking and unusual crystals. The bit of lighter green mottramite or duftite is a nice accent. All of the crystals in the interior of this beautiful cluster are pristine.