Dioptase (new find)

Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of the Congo
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:48:58 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 is a rich emerald green color Dioptase crystal group with great sharpness, luster and gemminess/translucency. 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. Valued at $600 in the inventory.

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