9.5 x 7 x 5 cm
Kaokaveld, Namibia, Africa
Dioptase is one of the most enchanting members of the mineral kingdom. No other mineral produces such substantial crystals of a bright translucent teal color, due to the magic combination of copper, silicon. This is a representational piece for the species, featuring brilliant dioptase crystals richly grouped on a plate of natural matrix rock. This specimen comes from the Kaokaveld Plateau in Namibia, one of the few localities for this desirable species. An excellent display piece, and fine example of the species.