S18528 - Dioptase with Malachite ps. after Calcite - $7250
Tantara Mine, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Overall Size: 6.5 x 3.2 cm
This specimen is particularly remarkable for association and sculptural quality, and to see this aesthetic balance of minerals from Tantara is unusual. This piece is a stunning pseudomorph of rather atypical composition of glassy dioptase atop malachite after scalenohedral calcite, and notice how uniformly even the replacement is. This piece is truly fine and entirely of good taste.