Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 05/05/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

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 features a few sharp, lustrous, well-formed, trigonal rich emerald green color Dioptase crystals forming an attractive overall specimen. The back side of the piece is contacted, but the crystals are good sized and even gemmy when backlit! The luster is very good for the material as well. This find seemed to be somewhat limited, and hopefully will produce more of this SUPERB quality Dioptase. With the price of Tsumeb Dioptase specimens rising daily, this is a great opportunity to snag a "Tsumeb"-like specimen of this species for a fraction of the price.

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