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Jul. 13, 2018
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Specimen Code Number: T34
Learn more about: Zoisite
Gem crystal
Size: Thumbnail
2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm
Location: Merelani Hills
Arusha Region

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged. A tenet of mineral collecting is 'get while the gettings good' or more simply, buy when there are good supplies of a particular mineral while prices are relatively low and choices abound. Never before has there been such an availability of fine Tanzanite crystals, but the mine will not last forever. Besides geology, politics in Tanzania play a factor, and currently exports of crystals are banned. Like red beryl or Benitoite, Tanzanite is a one locality mineral (for fine specimens) that will one day be gone.

Contact Dealer: Mike Keim
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