Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Dioptase is known from a few world localities in superb quality specimens, but recently there was a find of new material in the Pool Region of the Congo. These specimens show great color, with larger sized crystals and EXCELLENT gemminess. This particular specimen is comprised of a few very sharp, highly lustrous, gemmy, rich emerald green color Dioptase crystals, forming a very attractive overall thumbnail specimen. This find seemed to be somewhat limited, and hopefully will produce more of this SUPERB quality Dioptase.