Two intersecting crystals with good luster. Both crystals are terminated on each end. This specimen is from Mimosos do Sul mine, Mimosos do Sul, ES, Brazil.
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|Dimensions||5.5 × 5.0 × 3.0 cm|
A large tanzanite crystal measuring 6.5cm in length and 3.8 cm in width! The color ranges from a deep translucent blue in the center/bottom of the crystal to a combination blue and white around the balance of the crystal. A clear 1.2 cm quartz crystal sitting on the front edge of the tanzanite crystal provides added aesthetics. This specimen is from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts., Simanjro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
This specimen comes from a Canadian collection which was focussed on native elements. This was originally purchased from an old stash with was brought to market 20 years ago. The specimen displays herringbone-patterned spinel-twinned silver crystals. It comes from the El Bonanza Mine, Port Radium, North West Territories, Canada.