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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. 48218
Mineral:Zoisite var. Tanzanite
Locality:Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
Description:Thin transparent tanzanite crystal, the blue-purple gem variety of zoisite, with lustrous crystal faces. The tanzanite crystal is not heat-treated and only slightly pleochroic: color is blue-gray when viewed from the front and violet from the side.
Overall Size:17x8x3.5 mm
Crystals:17 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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