Miniature, 3.6 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm
Brazzaville (Reneville; Djoue), Brazzaville Department (Reneville Department), Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

An aesthetic, two-sided dioptase miniature from Reneville, Republic of Congo. Two intergrown, very glassy and gemmy, dark emerald-green dioptase crystals to 1.6 cm dominate this piece from this classic locality. A scattered bit of chrysocolla is a nice accent and the dioptase crystals beautifully rest on matrix. Ex. Rob Smith Collection.