Dioptase (Saller Coll.)

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Scintillating, gemmy and lustrous, rich emerald-green dioptase crystals to 6 mm cover the undulating matrix on this very showy and excellent specimen from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. The very trivial bruising on a couple of crystals and minor periphery wear are noted, but have very minimal impact on the overall quality of this classic material. Dioptase like this is what makes Tsumeb renowned. Ex Saller Collection of Germany. Valued at $1200-1500

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