Dioptase Crystals with Calcite, on Matrix - TS 021

Dioptase crystals with calcite, on matrix

Measurements:  64 x 34 x 25 mm

Description:  Dioptase crystals with calcite on a (trimmed) quartzite matrix. 

A few of the dioptase crystals are damaged.

Weight of Specimen:  51.2 g

Chemical Composition:  Cu2+SiO2(OH)2 (dioptase)
                                        CaCO3 (calcite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (dioptase)  5
                                          (calcite) 3

Location:  Tsumeb, Northern Namibia.

Specimen Code:  TS 021

R 150

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