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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)

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. 57056
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:Lustrous transparent tanzanite crystal, the trichroic gem variety of the mineral species zoisite, with striated prism faces and angled termination. The tanzanite crystal has excellent clarity and shows distinct color change: front=violet, side=blue. Weight: 12.5 carats
Overall Size:17x9x6.5 mm
Crystals:17 mm
Status: For reference only
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