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Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

 
Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite) from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 43867
Mineral:Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = the blue gem variety of Zoisite)
Locality:Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
Description:Highly lustrous compound tanzanite crystal, the trichroic blue-violet gem variety of the mineral species zoisite. This is actually many interconnected tanzanite crystals in parallel orientation and shows color change from violet (front) and blue (side). Weight: 45.0 carats
Overall Size:27x17x8 mm
Crystals:27 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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