Axinite-(Mg) - rare 2010 find

Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm
Start Time: 06/24/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/30/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A sharp, pale GEMMY, lavender-colored crystal of the rare species axinite-(Mg) which rarely comes from this mine (found summer, 2010). Complete-all-around, this floater crystal is much gemmier and more lustrous in person, and is more transparent than the photos reflect. It is very glassy, with sharp beveled edges and is an excellent thumbnail-sized gem crystal for the species. Weighs 9.26 carats or nearly 2 grams. Valued at $400. Quality such as this ONLY comes from this mining district, very rarely

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