Dioptase with Native Copper ex. Neels. Dreyer, Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Dimensions: 5.7 cm (2.2”)x 4.5 (1.7”)
Weight: 94 grams
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.
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