Dioptase on Matrix, Mineral Specimen from Kunene Region, Namibia, Africa
6.6 cm (2.6”) x 4.4 cm (1.76”)
Weight: 88 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!