Miniature, 4.4 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
Merelani Mines, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
A large, intensely lime-green crystal from important finds here over the last few years. This is a fat and robust, 25 gram, crystal that is complete all around and has a well-formed, fat termination It is translucent, not transparent. It has an unusual schiller effect to the surfaces, though, as if there are thin layers reflecting differently on the surface. Overall, just a big fat crystal for the price, an da real burst of color. I think these will stand as one of the more amazing finds from this mine, much more rare than tanzanite itself from here.