Miniature, 4.1 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
A most unusual combination piece of matrix tanzanite, featuring two crossed crystals enveloped in a blanket of calcite. Minor diopside and graphite are also present. The tanzanite crystals measure 3.5 and 3 cm in length. One in particular is very bright and sparkly, the other darker and more intense in color. Such matrix associations are highly unusual!