Dioptase on Calcite
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Beautiful cluster of gemmy Dioptase crystals set on and above (always better, in my view) a drusy, fluorescent Calcite matrix. The Dioptases have all you could ask for: superb luster, sharp form, and deep, fiery green color. The largest of these gems is 1.7 cm long, and it sits upright on the matrix, as do the other main crystals. Excellent aesthetics.