Dioptase on Calcite
Mineral : Dioptase on Calcite
Locality : Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size : 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
The Tsumeb mine is one of the most famous mines in the world as far as mineral specimens are concerned. Dioptase specimens from this locality can get extremely expensive, but this piece is small enough to still be affordable and give someone the opportunity to own a beautiful specimen from this famous mine. This piece features vibrant, emerald green, dioptase crystals contrasted against a matrix of white calcite crystals. A great little 3 dimensional piece with dioptase continuing onto the back side as well.