3.3" Green DIOPTASE Crystals to 11mm on Shattuckite & Calcite Namibia for sale

$250.00
Product Code: EB0416DIOPSH5
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Location Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size 3.3" x 2.5" x 1.4"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen.

Here is a colorful, high contrast specimen of dioptase crystals in a vug in a calcite matrix lined with pale blue shattuckite. This piece comes from the recent mining at Kaokoveld. The dioptase crystals are glassy and sharply formed, and are to 1/2". The color is the classic, saturated dark green you associate with this mineral, and they flash and gleam in the light like fine emeralds. The dioptase sits in a vug with a lining of sky blue shattuckite, which shows a bubbly botryoidal form made up of micro crystals of this rare copper mineral. There are also some clear calcite crystals. This is an unusual and highly aesthetic combination of minerals on a single piece from a new locality, and one I find especially appealing.