This photo was viewed 2 times and was downloaded in full size 1 times.

This photo was liked 0 times

Source page:



English: Zoisite
Locality: Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 9 x 6 x 4 cm
Rarely do you find pristine gem tanzanite crystals, in this size, with such sharpness to them. High lustre is common enough, but the glassy finish, the top reflective lustre as you see here (note there are no areas where it does not reflect, showing a more matte surface), is uncommon. More rare is to find such crystals with a high gem value content AND naturally intense colors on all 3 axes, without being heat treated first. More rare yet - well, try finding TWO such fine crystals, each pristine, similar in size, and both with the top color intensity on all 3 axes - and stick them together. This shockingly 3-dimensional cluster is just such a beast: a cluster of two of the finest intense-colored natural tanzanite crystals I have seen. They are joined in such a manner as to maximize the 3-dimensional geometry of the specimen, spacing the crystal masses from each other to give the piece a maximal presence. Note in the side-by-side photo how the relational geometry between the two crystals is so dramatic in each axis, that the photos, shown alone, actually LOOK LIKE THEY ARE OF DIFFERENT SPECIMENS. This is an Iconic mineral specimen in every sense, memorable among a huge crowd of good things on the market, and should becaome one of the key pieces in a collection. PHOTOS BY JOSEPH BUDD. Comes with custom base for display. Illustrated, Rocks & Minerals article on dichroic minerals
Deutsch: Zoisit
Fundort: Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha , Tansania (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 9 x 6 x 4 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/new09/tanzanite-tanzaniab.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Zoisite&page=5
Other versions


Rob Lavinsky, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license:
w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Attribution: Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

OTRS Wikimedia The permission for use of this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system.
It is available as ticket #2010022810018255 for users with an OTRS account. If you wish to reuse this work elsewhere, please read the instructions at COM:REUSE. If you are a Commons user and wish to confirm the permission, please leave a note at the OTRS noticeboard.

Ticket link: https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?Action=AgentTicketZoom&TicketNumber=2010022810018255

Only registered users can post comments. Please login.

EXIF data:
File name zoisite-tanzanite-tanzaniab.jpg
Size, Mbytes 5.88339355469
Mime type image/jpeg
Camera manufacturer Canon
Camera model Canon EOS 5D
Orientation of image 1
Image resolution in width direction 300
Image resolution in height direction 300
Unit of X and Y resolution 2
Exposure time 1/125 sec (0.008)
F number f / 32
Exposure program 1
ISO speed rating 100
Exif version 0221
Lens focal length 100 mm
Date and time original image was generated 2008:06:14 14:50:48
Date and time image was made digital data 2008:06:14 14:50:48
Shutter speed 6.965784
Aperture 10
Exposure bias 0
Maximum lens aperture 3
Metering mode 5
Color space information 65535
Exif image width 2912
Exif image length 4368
Focal plane X resolution 3086.92579505
Focal plane Y resolution 3091.29511677
Focal plane resolution unit 2
Exposure mode 1
White balance 1
Software used Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
Copyright holder (c) 2007 Joe Budd Photography

See some ads as well as other free photos:

The images at Free-Photos.biz come mainly from Wikimedia Commons or from our own production. The photos are either in the public domain, or licensed under free linceses: Free-Photos.biz license, GPL, Creative Commons or Free-Art license. Some very few other photos where uploaded to Free-Photos.biz by our users and released into the public domain or into free usage under another free license (like GPL etc.)

While the copyright and licensing information supplied for each photo is believed to be accurate, Free-Photos.biz does not provide any warranty regarding the copyright status or correctness of licensing terms. If you decide to reuse the images from Free-Photos.biz, you should verify the copyright status of each image just as you would when obtaining images from other sources.

The use of depictions of living or deceased persons may be restricted in some jurisdictions by laws regarding personality rights. Such images are exhibited at Free-Photos.biz as works of art that serve higher artistic interests.

christianity portal