Dioptase on Smithsonite

Specimen ID: CPR-TQV

Dioptase on Smithsonite
As recorded:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Mindat locality:
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.
Previous data
Smithsonite, DioptaseNone listed
Name withheld

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