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Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite)

 
Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite)

Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 70931
Mineral:Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite)
Description:Lustrous transparent vivid-green dioptase crystals to 6 mm on colorless calcite with yellow-green duftite microcrystals. The calcite crystals fluoresce orange under SW UV illumination. The dioptase has excellent luster and clarity. Collected ca. 1970
Overall Size:4x2.5x2 cm
Crystals:micro to 6 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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