Dioptase
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.16.2022 | Filed under:

Dioptase

Specimen # 100842
Mineral: Dioptase
Location: Okandawasi Pit, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size: 7.5 x 6.2 x 5.8 cm
Specimen # 200707
Mineral: Dioptase
Location: Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size: 5.5 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

Quantity:

1 in stock

Description

This dioptase is a stunner, featuring very large crystals for the species – incredibly rare to have such crystals on a matrix specimen. The largest crystal is 3.3 cm long and the second and third largest are over 2 cm. These are intense green, dioptase crystals. They range in clarity – the two stout crystals are only slightly translucent under strong light, but under that same strong light most of the crystals (including the elongated, largest ones) are translucent, and some smaller crystals are transparent.  The lustre is mostly brilliant, while it’s matte in a few spots. In excellent condition overall – there are incomplete crystals and contacts, all except a couple of small crystals are peripheral – this must be considered in context – this is a world-class dioptase.