• Zoisite Var. “Tanzanite”
  • Zoisite Var. “Tanzanite”
  • Zoisite Var. “Tanzanite”
  • Zoisite Var. “Tanzanite”
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Zoisite Var. “Tanzanite”

ID: CC15224
A single tabular, perfectly terminated crystal of the Zoisite variety “Tanzanite” from the famous mines in the Merelani Hills district, Manyara Region, Tanzania. The Tanzanite crystal measures 2.2 x 1.2 x about 0.4 cm and is partly coated with slightly curved micro-crystals of glassy, colourless Calcite. The Tanzanite shows strong pleochroism; broadside on the crystal is a deep cornflower-blue and from the side, intense indigo. The third axis cannot be viewed due to the Calcite overgrowth over the base. A superb thumbnail of Tanzanite from the Merelani Hills of Tanzania.

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Dimensions
2.3 × 1.6 × 0.9 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Tanzanite, Zoisite

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