Zircon (DT)
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania

A gemmy, attractive Zircon from Tanzania that is actually doubly-terminated. This root-beer colored (with a hint of raspberry) crystal has a superb luster with a watery, textured surface on the faces. This texture is not unlike the small, but well-known, pocket of Aquas that came out of Pakistan around 2003. The pyramidal terminations are both excellent. A fine, gemmy, and colorful crystal that makes a terrific display thumbnail for the species.