2.5" Brilliant Wet-Look Gem Green DIOPTASE Crystals w-Shattuckite Congo for sale

$125.00
Product Code: EB0717DIOC5
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga Province, D.R. Congo
Size 2.5" x 1.8" x 1.2"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

This is a superb miniature size specimen of top-notch, flashy dioptase from the D.R. Congo, featuring extremely sharp, gemmy and shiny crystals  on a matrix that includes a layer of shattuckite. The color is just what you want in a diopside specimen – a rich, dark green with a very slight blue tinge. The crystals have smooth faces which give it a highly desitable wet-look luster. The crystals are all very well formed with razor sharp edges and joins, and there is no distracting damage. Around the dioptase is a ring of shattuckite, in a pretty baby blue color that contrasts nicely with the dioptase.