Garnet var. Tsavorite with Tanzanite
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
Merelani Hills , Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
A fantastic, large mint green tsavorite garnet from the Merelani Hills in Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania! This bright green garnet cluster is comprised of several large crystals, the largest measuring 2.5 cm! The backside was covered in graphite matrix and I had a good portion of it removed, revealing a small etched tanzanite crystal embedded in the garnet. It doesn’t add value, but it adds a cool factor that shouldn’t be ignored. The specimen is in good condition.