1.7" Dioptase Specimen With Huge, Gemmy Crystals - Namibia

This is a very gemmy dioptase specimen was several huge crystals. The largest crystal on the piece measures 1.15" across. It comes from the Onderra Mine in the Kunene Region of Namibia.

Dioptase is an uncommon mineral found mostly in desert regions where it forms as a secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of copper sulfide mineral deposits. This copper based mineral forms small rhombohedral crystals, typically less than 0.75 cm in length.
It is popular with mineral collectors due to its vibrant color and it is occasionally cut into small emerald-like gems.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Dioptase
LOCATION
Onderra Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
SIZE
1.7 x 1.35 x .85"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#190196