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Tanzanite


Tanzanite: 'tan-z&-"nIt - A mineral that
is a deep blue variety of ziosite and is
used as a gemstone

Color: blue to deep blue to purple
Mined: Merelani, Tanzania
Moh's Hardness: 6.5
Birthstone: no


The tanzanite is a modern stone,
discovered only in 1967 in Tanzania,
Africa, hence the name, Tanzanite. The
tanzanite stone is relatively rare, as it is
found and mined in only one place, the
Merelani Hills of Tanzania, not far from
from Mt. Kilamanjaro. It is believed that
the tanzanite supply will die out in future
future decades, unless another vein of it
is found elsewhere in the world.



 


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