Good Dioptase specimens are always in demand, and the pieces from the Kaokoveld Plateau are some of the best modern-day Dioptase specimens out there. This beautiful miniature features sharp, lustrous, fine emerald green, gemmy trigonal crystals sitting on slightly smoky Quartz matrix. The largest crystal measures 1.4 cm. There are a few contacts here and there, so the piece is not completely damage free, but it is easily forgiven considering that there are crystals on this specimen that are WATER CLEAR! Typically the only time one observes completely transparent Dioptase crystals is in microscopic examples, but you can clearly see these crystals with the naked eye. The most iconic Dioptase crystals in the world are those from Tsumeb, but they are almost NEVER seen in GEM QUALITY examples like the crystals on this specimen. In terms of quality, this is as good as it gets, as completely transparent Dioptase crystals are incredibly difficult to find.
Locality: Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Specimen Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.4 cm
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