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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 56170
Mineral:Zoisite, var. Tanzanite Crystal
Locality:Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
Description:Unusually transparent (almost completely flawless - could produce a 16x10 mm oval gemstone) tanzanite crystal, the trichroic gem variety of the mineral species zoisite, exhibiting excellent color change from violet (front) to blue (side). My best! Weight: 41.2 carats
Overall Size:22x15x13 mm
Crystals:22 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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