Dioptase on Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
80mm x 52mm x 39mm
Gemmy bright-green crystals of Dioptase to 1 mm are heavily scattered on a knob covered with 1 mm crystals of sparkling white Smithsonite. This is a rare association from this famous, now closed mine. This fine old specimen dates to about the mid 1960s, when this collection was assembled. No damage.ex. Paul Edwards collection.
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