Corundum Var. Ruby in Zoisite from Tanzania, Africa
Dimension: 6cm x 4cm x 3.5cm
Locality: Mundarara Mine, Longido, Arusha,Tanzania, Africa
Pinkish-red ruby crystals in green zoisite matrix from the well-known locality in Tanzania, Africa. It is also known as Anyolite or Ruby-Zoisite. This specimen is composed of an intergrowth of green chrome-rich zoisite, black hornblende (tschermakite) and pinkish-red colored ruby. It is very glittering in person although its sparkles cannot be captured on photos.