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Mineral Specimen No. 69317:
Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia.

This mineral specimen of Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Detailed information on mineral specimen No. 69317:

Minerals Species: Dioptase on Calcite.
Location of mineral deposit: Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia.
Description: Lustrous transparent deep-green dioptase crystals to 11 mm on lustrous translucent colorless rhombohedral calcite microcrystals to 0.8 mm. The calcite crystals fluoresce orange under SW UV illumination. Dioptase from Tsumeb is now difficult to obtain. No damage is visible to the unaided eye, but minor damage is visible under 20x magnification. Ex. Georg Gebhard (author of Tsumeb I and II).
Overall size of mineral specimen: 4x3.5x3 cm.
Size of individual crystals: micro to 11 mm
Price: $375 (plus shipping).

Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photographs Above: daylight illumination. Photographs Below: UV illumination with SuperBright SW lamp. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Mineral Specimens: Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

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