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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 48213
Mineral:Zoisite var. Tanzanite with Graphite
Locality:Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
Description:Gemmy (transparent) tanzanite crystal, the blue-purple gem variety of zoisite, with lustrous crystal faces with graphite on one face. The tanzanite is visibly pleochroic: color is violet when viewed from the front and blue when viewed from the side.
Overall Size:13x9x6 mm
Crystals:1-13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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