Dioptase w/ Calcite
Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
6.5 x 5.2 x 4 cm
Highly reflective emerald green prismatic dioptase crystals are nestled in a pocket surrounded by rhombohedral calcite with matte like luster, many of which have inclusions of dioptase. This specimen is in good condition with vast majority of crystals in tack. We tried our best to capture the true color of the dioptase in the video and images, but anyone who has photographed dioptase knows how difficult it can be. The green color is more vibrant in person.