Minerals Found in Tanzania


Tanzanite

Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It is a blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxy silicate). it occurs in only one place worldwide (Tanzania). It was discovered in the Mererani Hills of Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It is a blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxy silicate). it occurs in only one place worldwide (Tanzania). It was discovered in the Mererani Hills of Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro.

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