underthescopemineral: Minrecordite,…


Minrecordite, Dioptase

CaZn(COthree)2, CuSiOthree·H2O


Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia

Subject of View: three.9 mm

Colorless to white minrecordite on dioptase. 

Doug Merson photograph and assortment.

Minrecordite  types in oxidation zones  secondary mineral in carbonate-hosted zinc ores.

Dioptase is an unusual mineral discovered principally in desert areas the place it varieties as a secondary mineral within the oxidized zone of copper sulfide mineral deposits. Dioptase is a well-liked collectors’ mineral specimen and is smetimes minimize into small emerald-like gems. The fabric could be very smooth to be worn as a hoop-stone, however small specimens are typically mounted in pendants and brooches. 

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