Child Miners - Tanzanite

Child Miners-Tanzanite

Ever since it was first discovered in the Mererani Hills of northern Tanzania, Tanzanite - a rare gemstone - has been popular throughout the world.  Its official name is "blue zoisite."

Appearing mostly in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, tanzanite is used for necklaces and earrings.  A very large stone - incorporated into a tiara known as the "Queen of Kilimanjaro" - was previously displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

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Media Credits

Photo of Tanzanite - rough stone and polished stone, found at C-Block Mine, Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha, Tanzania - by Didier Descouens.  Online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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