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|Zoisite var. Tanzanite
|Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
|Vivid blue transparent wedge-shaped tanzanite crystal (the gem variety of zoisite) that shows excellent color change when viewed from front (blue) and side (violet). The top edge of the crystal has a few minute edge nicks, but has great color.
|For reference only
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