Miniature, 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 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 very sharp, highly lustrous, gemmy, rich emerald-green color Dioptase crystals forming a very attractive "spray"-like specimen. The largest crystal measures 2.1 cm long, which is very good sized for this locality. This find seemed to be somewhat limited, and hopefully will produce more of this fine Dioptase.