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SOLD Dioptase on Quartz
Kambove
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.8 x 2 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $0
May 2015

A large slender Dioptase crystal stands a full 3.3 CM tall on a contrasting matrix. The matrix is small gemmy quartz crystals that are clear enough to see the color of the host rock below, likely a Cuprite rich matrix. The Dioptase is brilliant in color, with glass-like luster. One side has a jagged contact that shows some micro crystals overgrowing on it. This has esthetics that stand out and there is no chipping or damage even with 20X magnification.




SOLD Dioptase on Quartz
Kambove
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.8 x 2 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $0
May 2015

A large slender Dioptase crystal stands a full 3.3 CM tall on a contrasting matrix. The matrix is small gemmy quartz crystals that are clear enough to see the color of the host rock below, likely a Cuprite rich matrix. The Dioptase is brilliant in color, with glass-like luster. One side has a jagged contact that shows some micro crystals overgrowing on it. This has esthetics that stand out and there is no chipping or damage even with 20X magnification.