Dioptase on Calcite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Scintillating, very gemmy, emerald-green, dioptase crystals richly cover both sides of the sculptural, triangular, matrix covered with starkly contrasting white calcite rhombs. Dioptase on calcite is a highly desirable combination from this famous and now-closed mine. Scattered, minor bruising is noted on the front of the piece. This remains a highly representative example of the species and renowned locale, and the dioptase crystals are really far above average, in gemminess and color, for the locale. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!

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