AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals > Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive > Minerals from Tanzania > Zoisite var. Tanzanite

Search

 

Online Mineral Museum Archive of Mineral Photographs and Mineral Descriptions from John Betts - 
Fine Minerals.com and Allminerals.com

   

Zoisite var. Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

 
Zoisite var. Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Zoisite var. Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Zoisite var. Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 15866
Mineral:Zoisite var. Tanzanite
Locality:Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
Description:Single crystal of blue-violet tanzanite with minor white matrix on one side. The crystal exterior is complete and undamaged. Internally flawed, but with transparent sections near the tip. This crystal is NOT heat treated (most are to exaggerate color). Ex. R. Lambert collection RL46
Overall Size:43x13x12 mm
Crystals:43 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
Buy similar: Minerals from Africa > Tanzanite Crystals

 

  Buy Zoisite var. Tanzanite at:

  John Betts - Fine Minerals gallery of Tanzanite Crystals

 

 

 

© AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals All Rights Reserved

The minerals illustrated on this site are presented for reference purposes only. The owner of this site did not collect the minerals and collectors should not assume access is permitted to the property based on inclusion in this museum. Please contact the property owner to obtain legal permission before entering private property. ;