Dioptase on Shattuckite in Chrysocolla Geode
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm
Otjikotu, Kaokoveld, Kunene, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
Another exceptional shattuck/diop combo! These are very rare, and I have never seen but a few of them out of the small batches of the last few years trickling out of this locality. This piece has a rather large vug, and thus tons of shattuckite for the money...its probably more valuable, if less unique, split in half to sell as two shattuckite specimens. However, I think the novelty value of such a large intact pocket is worth keeping intact, even if its harder to photograph accurately. In person, its really impressive for the depth and rolling interior that is hard to show here