Dioptase, Smithsonite

Dioptase, Smithsonite

Regular price $32,000.00
SKU:39414
Locality: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.0 x 6.0 x 6.4 cm

Despite recent superb examples from the Kaokoveld Plateau and Kazakhstan, Dioptase crystals from the Tsumeb mine are still widely considered the best in the world. The finest Tsumeb dioptase specimens feature large, lustrous, gemmy blue-green crystals on contrasting dolomite or smithsonite matrix. This is one such specimen, with sharp, lustrous dioptase crystals on druzy white smithsonite, creating a vibrant and eye-catching combination. A choice Tsumeb classic from the Proctor Family Trust Collection.

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