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Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

 
Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 75283
Mineral:Tanzanite (= blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite)
Locality:Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite)
Description:Superb large and thick tanzanite crystal, the trichroic gem variety of the mineral zoisite, exhibiting excellent color change showing deep blue from the front and deep violet from the side. Large portions are FLAWLESS and could cut a 15x12 mm gemstone. Collected ca. 2005. Weight: 156 carats
Overall Size:40x19x19 mm
Crystals:40 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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