Dioptase on Matrix, Mineral Specimen from Kunene Region, Namibia, Africa
7.6 cm (3”) x 5.5 cm (2.43”) x 5.3 cm (2.1”)
Weight: 548 g
Dioptase is an intense emerald-green to bluish-green copper cyclosilicate mineral. It is transparent to translucent. Its luster is vitreous to sub-adamantine. Its formula is CuSiO3?H2O (also reported as CuSiO2(OH)2). It has a hardness of 5.
Nharo has been collecting mineral specimens in Southern Africa since 2002. We focus on bringing a wide variety of unusual, beautiful and energetic minerals back home with us!