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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2017 10:52    Post subject: Tanzanite?  

Hi there good people,
What about this item on ebay?:

"161 g New Find!!! Tanzanite Blue Fluorite Cluster, Quanzhou, Fujian, China LO726"

Never heard about Tanzanite from that region, is this fraud?

He claims its from yongchun mine, quanzhou,Fujian, China....

Or is he saying that the Blue Fluorite has the same color as Tanzanite?
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2017 11:10    Post subject: Re: Tanzanite  

This stuff has been posted on the Mindat website several weeks ago. According to the replies on that site, it is a misleading trade name for blue fluorite from china.
They are nice specimens, but of blue FLUORITE. BOB
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2017 11:12    Post subject: Re: Tanzanite  

It looks like a language mistake (with maybe some extra enthusiasm ;-)

The seller says:

"161 g New Find!!! Tanzanite Blue Fluorite Cluster, Quanzhou, Fujian, China LO726"

It could mean: "A Fluorite with a blue color like a Tanzanite".

BTW, we have not the right to reproduce here the image of the Ebay page without the permission of the owner of that page, so, sorry but I deleted the image in your post.

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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2017 11:29    Post subject: Re: Tanzanite  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
It looks like a language mistake (with maybe some extra enthusiasm ;-)

The seller says:

"161 g New Find!!! Tanzanite Blue Fluorite Cluster, Quanzhou, Fujian, China LO726"

It could mean: "A Fluorite with a blue color like a Tanzanite".

BTW, we have not the right to reproduce here the image of the Ebay page without the permission of the owner of that page, so, sorry but I deleted the image in your post.

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I agree with Jordi. I'll also add that I've personally dealt with this seller previously, and he is a fairly well-known Chinese dealer. I don't believe that he would purposely try to misrepresent a specimen, at least from the experiences that I've had with him.
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2017 12:07    Post subject: Re: Tanzanite  

Thank you guys,
I thought it was the color he referred to when I read the text like 10 times.

Good to know, then I can deal with him. He seems to have fairly good prices on his specimens...

Kindest Regards
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2017 04:20    Post subject: Re: Tanzanite?  

Yes, it's just Tanzanite-color-like, not a Tanzanite. It's gemmy blue flourite. You can see very cheap price because the crystal is very little. Big deep blue fluorite is very unusual in this mine and its price is somehow higher accordingly. I am living around this mine so I know this very well.

Very fortunately I have some collections of this type fluorite. I will show the pictures later.
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2017 22:31    Post subject: Re: Tanzanite?  

It's a grammar issue. Should be punctuated and read as "tanzanite blue" the tanzanite word is part of the color name, not the mineral. Makes it sound more important than just "blue" its why grey and silver paints (eg cars) all now have "titanium" in the name but have none of the element/metal anywhere in them. Its BS salesmanship and people get suckered in by it all the time.
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