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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 59423
Mineral:Tanzanite Crystal (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 zoisite, with transparent gemmy termination. This tanzanite crystal shows color change from blue (front) to violet (side). Color is muted indicating it is not heat treated. Collected ca. 1980. Weight: 2.06 carats
Overall Size:8x7x3 mm
Crystals:8 mm
Status: For reference only
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