Dioptase, Calcite, Duftite, Smithsonite (Var: Cobaltoan Smithsonite)
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia

A very nice three-sided combination miniature from the Tsumeb Mine. The mounded piece is totally covered on one side with super-sparkly, gemmy, emerald-green dioptase crystals. The dioptase crystals are nicely discrete on the other side and are beautifully accented by a 6 mm calcite rhomb. This side and the base reveal the silky luster, pink cobaltoan smithsonite botryoids of the matrix. Two sides are further accented with contrasting pastel-green duftite. Ex. Wes Parker Collection.