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Dazzling Dioptase Cluster: A Rare Geological Marvel from the Congo

  • Listing ID: 17141318
  • Item #: 5744-2969
Ends Jun 25, 2024 at 09:15 PM (Eastern)
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 Dazzling Dioptase Cluster: A Rare Geological Marvel from the Congo

Introducing a rare and beautiful Dioptase cluster, a geological wonder that will captivate any mineral enthusiast. This specimen features striking emerald green Dioptase crystals that have grown in a compact formation, creating a stunning cluster. The crystals are perched on a matrix of host rock and are accented by a layer of quartz druzy that adds a delightful sparkle.

Dioptase is a copper silicate mineral that is typically found in copper-rich environments, often forming in the oxidation zones of copper deposits. The green color of Dioptase is due to the presence of copper ions. This particular specimen is from the Tantara Mine in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a locality famous for producing some of the world's finest Dioptase specimens.

The crystals on this specimen are well-formed, displaying sharp terminations and excellent luster. Under magnification, intricate crystal structures can be observed, revealing the fascinating growth patterns of Dioptase. The druzy layer adds an interesting texture to the specimen, formed by tiny quartz crystals that have grown on the surface of the rock.

Whether you're a collector, a geology enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of natural minerals, this Dioptase cluster is a must-have. With its exquisite color and intricate crystal structure, it's a testament to the remarkable processes that shape our planet.

Dimension: 3.1? inch X 2.5? inch X 0.9? inch (Measured at the longest and widest points)
Weight: 111 grams

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