Dioptase with Tenorite and Plancheite - Omau Mine, Namibia
Measurements: 7 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm.
The dioptase are a fantastic emerald green with astonishing translucency and luster. The matrix is a bright contrasting white with a mixture of Plancheite colors. There is a black, lustrous, botryoidal mineral that has been identified as Tenorite, A rare copper oxide known to come from the locality. It creates a beautiful contrast among the landscape-like layout of the crystals.