He showed me a flat of fine Kaokoveld dioptase
, but he was also honest enough to tell me that the specimens belong to Stephan Stolte, so we reserved the best five pieces to talk with Stephan about later.
Low blood pressure can be treated here with a light green stone such as chrysoprase and high blood pressure can be treated with a dark coloured specimen such as dioptase
No really surprising new finds from Namibia showed up this time, but the beauty of dioptase
and beryl, while not at all surprising, is always worth a gawk.
The article was discouraging about prospects for actually visiting the mine and buying specimens, but they took a trip to South Africa anyway and were able to buy their first Tsumeb dioptase
The same prospect also produces clusters of very bright green dioptase
crystals, with individuals to 5 cm.
on Calcite Tsumeb, Namibia 2 1/4" wide ex-collections H.
dealership also occupied a room in the Quality Inn, and in that room were just five specimens from a dioptase
pocket hit last September at the classic locality of Altyn-Tube, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan.
His ads in November-December began to list the many minerals he obtained, including dioptase
from "French Equatorial Africa," tarbuttite crystals on matrix from Northern Rhodesia, and many others.
For example, if you have a table full of dioptase
specimens from Tsumeb, Namibia, some of them will automatically appeal to people more than others.
Charlie has also passed on to Rob a few specimens showing gemmy crystals of dioptase
from a new find somewhere in the Kaokoveld region of northwestern Namibia.
The locality is well-known for fine examples of common secondary minerals such as cerussite, dioptase
and wulfenite, and also for rarer species such as diaboleite, caledonite, bideauxite and leadhillite which represent some of the finest known examples of their species.