1121026) Zoisite var. Tanzanite - Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size: 8.0 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 12000 (=~ £ 7720)
ex. Wolfgang E. Henkel collection
A beautiful lustrous damage-free single terminated tanzanite crystal measuring 8.0 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm in size. The back is partly coated by what appears to be small brown siderite crystals. The crystal is translucent, with some areas of transparency. When back-lit the crystal shows the trichroism typical of the species. Completely crystallized all around. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 40: 348-408. Ex Wolfgang E. Henkel collection.