- Thumbnail, 2.4 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
- Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
These green tourmalines from the Merelani Mine, which get their bright green color from trace amounts of vanadium, possibly with a small amount of chromium (see Vol. 40, Number 5 - September-OCtober 2009 Mineralogical Record), are rare, and highly sought-after by collectors due to their amazing color. This one is complete all around, terminated, and has good luster.