Tanzanite, one of December's birthstones, is relatively new to the colored stone galaxy. As the most common story of the tanzanite mining boom goes, in 1967 a Masai tribesman stumbled upon a cluster of highly transparent, intense blue crystals weathering out of the earth in Merelani, an area of northern Tanzania. He alerted a local fortune hunter named Manuel d’Souza, who quickly registered four mining claims.
Lazurite - AfghanistanHEY CRYSTAL AND ROCK LOVERS - JUST WANTED TO PASS ON THAT I SAW A PROGRAM ON TWC TONIGHT CALLED SECRETS OF THE EARTH. THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM WAS CALLED STRANGEST PLACES. WELL WORTH A LOOK FOR CRYSTAL AND ROCK LOVERS!