3" Gemmy Dioptase Crystal Cluster - Republic of the Congo

This is a beautiful cluster of sparkling dioptase crystals collected from the Mindouli District in the Republic of the Congo. It has been mounted to a display stand with mineral tack.

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 centimeters in length. It is popular with mineral collectors due to its vibrant color and it is occasionally cut into small emerald-like gems.



FOR SALE
$49 $44
DETAILS
SPECIES
Dioptase
LOCATION
Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
SIZE
3.0 x 1.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#277838