Dioptase with Duftite on Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
This is a gorgeous color combination of species, with a shallow surface covered in milky rhombohedrons of calcite to 7 mm in length and topped with sparkling and lustrous, emerald-green dioptase crystals to 5 mm in length. Many of the dioptase crystals are coated with a secondary encrustation of velvety, olive-green duftite. Unusual and pretty!

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