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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 42132
Mineral:Dioptase on Calcite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Lustrous emerald-green dioptase crystals up to 13 mm across on colorless translucent calcite crystals up to 3 mm with spherical brown goethite microcrystals in the calcite. The dioptase varies from transparent to translucent. A choice specimen. Ex. Robert C. Lambert #434; acquired in 1998
Overall Size:5x4x3.5 cm
Crystals:1-13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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