Dioptase #4
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: "Pimbi", near Kolwezi, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of the Congo <br /><br />3 1/4" across <br /><br />The elongated crystals of dioptase on this specimen display the highest luster that one could ask for. The composition is pleasing. There is some damage but it is minimal and confined to the periphery of this specimen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was traded from Wayne Thompson during a visit to his home in Phoenix, Arizona in late 2012.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Mattheew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is a poor quality and poorly edited photo.  The piece is relatively inexpensive (under $5000).</p>
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