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Tanzanite 35k

Tanzanite 35k - This is the largest and gemmiest tanzantite crystals I have ever seen, a specimen offered by Fine Minerals International and seen at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show 2013. From The Merelani Hills (Mererani) area of the Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania.

 

In a search for some links to explain the magic of tanzanite. I came across an amazing video. It is 16 minutes of a strange world most people cannot imagine! Makes one think about so many things, the emotions and reality of actual mining for such a gem knocks you back a bit. I totally recommend the film for anyone who has the slightest interest in mining, geology, crystals, Africa, Tanzania and even economics/trade.

 

First Voyage to Tanzania - Tanzanite - A Stone of Beauty

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPwhfsgfNi8&feature=youtu.be

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Taken on February 14, 2013