Dioptase and Plancheite with Chrysocolla

Kaokoveld Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.5 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:48:23 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Superb specimen of gemmy, incredibly lustrous Dioptases from the famous Kaokeveld Region. The largest of these 'gems' is 1.5 cm, and they flash a brilliant green in the light. Contrast is enhanced by the powdery blue coating of chrysocolla, all on a calcite matrix. In person, this REALLY is colorful, with the blue-green contrast. The crystals are of a high quality, Tsumeb-like in their gemminess and intensity. Dioptase is particularly hard to shoot - this specimen is good in the pics, but better in person. Valued $2000

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