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Mineral Specimen No. 43868:
Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania.

This mineral specimen of Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Detailed information on mineral specimen No. 43868:

Minerals Species: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite).
Location of mineral deposit: Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania. (Type Locality for Tanzanite) Click here to see other minerals from Type localities.
Description: Large lustrous tanzanite crystal, the trichroic transparent blue-violet variety of the mineral zoisite, with gemmy termination and dark graphite inclusions in the base. This tanzanite crystal shows excellent color change: front=blue, side=violet. The crystal faces are clean and in good condition, the outer edges show minor wear. Weight: 140 carats.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 46x18x18 mm.
Size of individual crystals: 46 mm
Price: $4500 net (plus shipping).

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Mineral Specimens: Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

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