Dioptase on calcite
<p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Tsumeb, Namibia 
<br /><br />4 1/2" Across 
<br /><br />The microcrystals of dioptase are lustrous and selectively cover some of the faces of the snow white crystals of rhombohedral calcite crystals. Despite dioptase with calcite being one of the best known combinations of two mineral species, the combination is much rarer than what most collectors believe it is. The combination with selective coating of the calcite crystal faces is very rare. This piece was bought from Betty Tlush at a Tucson Show before 2009 and was finally cleaned and trimmed by the Sandor Fuss "Mile High Mineral Laboratory" in Colorado. 
<br /><br />Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p>
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Tsumeb, Namibia <br /><br />4 1/2" Across <br /><br />The microcrystals of dioptase are lustrous and selectively cover some of the faces of the snow white crystals of rhombohedral calcite crystals. Despite dioptase with calcite being one of the best known combinations of two mineral species, the combination is much rarer than what most collectors believe it is. The combination with selective coating of the calcite crystal faces is very rare. This piece was bought from Betty Tlush at a Tucson Show before 2009 and was finally cleaned and trimmed by the Sandor Fuss "Mile High Mineral Laboratory" in Colorado. <br /><br />Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p>
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