Tanzanite on Calcite
Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.7 x 4.2 cm
One rarely sees matrix tanzanites! This one features an approximately 6 cm crystal with natural blue-toned color, perched in calcite! Adjacent is a broken, but colorful, tanzanite crystal to the left that balances the piece nicely and adds visual color splash. The main crystal is a little rough at the termination but it IS complete, just contacted. The calcite contrast is unusual and enhances the color. Very 3-dimensional, interesting specimen. Comes with custom base.