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Christoph Mine (Christoff Mine; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
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Dioptase
Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia

Photo: Rob Lavinsky
 
 
In 2011 more than 300 groups and loose crystals of dioptase were found. The crystals were typically prismatic, elongated, and measured rarely over 2 cm.

Mineral List

Cerussite
Dioptase
Plancheite
Quartz


4 entries listed. 4 valid minerals.

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References

Brandstetter, R. (2012): Dioptas aus Namibia: Sensationelle Neufunde aus der Christoph Mine im Kaokoland. Lapis. 37 (1):13-15

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