Grossular (Var: Tsavorite), Graphite
Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
A gorgeous specimen with among the deepest green color I have ever seen in tsavorite. The piece features a crystal measuring almost 1 cm, perched atop contrasting graphite matrix. There is also rich tsavorite at the bottom of the piece, for added color bonus. The major crystal is slightly contacted on the back side and missing only one minor face, also on the back. It really displays well and is a piece with more visual impact than its size might indicate. the association on matrix is very rare! 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm