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Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a ...

wikipedia - 19 Sep 2016
Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group. It was discovered by a Tanzanian Jumanne Mhero Ngoma in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite is used as a relatively cheap gemstone, where it can substitute for the far more expensive sapphire after undergoing artificial heat treatment to form a deep blue coloration. Naturally form
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Safi Kilima Tanzanite Unveils New Logo

PR Newswire (press release) - 05 Sep 2017
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Safi Kilima Tanzanite, a premier collection within the Diamonds International brand portfolio, has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of tanzanite, one of the rarest gems in the world, for 2017. In celebration ...
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Tanzania: 2000 Tanzanite Mining Firms 'Evade Taxes'

AllAfrica.com - 31 Aug 2017
Mirerani — As the government gears to establish a tanzanite processing zone, the move has been proved essential as most of the jewel is smuggled, resulting in revenue losses. Local leaders here have volunteered information that out of about 2,000 ...
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Tanzania: Reports On Diamond, Tanzanite, to Be Handed This Week

AllAfrica.com - 05 Sep 2017
Dodoma — Two committees formed by the Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Job Ndugai to investigate tanzanite and diamond business are expected to present their reports on Wednesday, the Parliament said in a statement released on Monday. The two ...
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Tanzanian minister resigns over diamond, tanzanite probe

African Independent - 07 Sep 2017
Tanzania's Minister of State in the President's Office responsible for regional administration and local government said he decided to take that action to protect the image of the government and the nation. (File Picture: Wikimedia Commons). A ...
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Tanzanite - the next blood gemstone?

Independent Online - 14 Sep 2017
Washington - United States and Tanzanian government officials as well as gemstone dealers have agreed to strengthen control over the trade in tanzanite, reportedly used by Osama bin Laden's network to generate income. Industry officials said on Sunday ...
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Tanzanite mining company under investigation in Tanzania

Xinhua - 13 Sep 2017
DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian police said on Wednesday two top officials of Sky Associates Limited which owns Tanzanite One Mining Ltd have been transferred from Manyara region to the east African nation's commercial capital Dar es ...
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Tanzania: Government Lift Ban On Tanzanite Miners

AllAfrica.com - 06 Sep 2017
On lifting the ban, the government has ordered Gem & Rock Venture Mine to carry out extraction operations 600 meters from the Tanzanite one mine. The order follows realization that the company has transcended in boundaries to the neighbouring mine, ...
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Tanzania: Bunge Committees Reveal the Rot in Gemstone Mining

AllAfrica.com - 11 Sep 2017
Two parliamentary committees formed by the National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai to investigate tanzanite and diamond mining have revealed the rot that, according to them, cost the country billions of shillings. The teams that focused on mining ...
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Axiata Nears $1 Billion Deal for Veon Pakistan Towers

Bloomberg - 29 Aug 2017
Axiata said earlier this month that Edotco had completed the $89 million purchase of Tanzanite Tower Pvt, which owns about 700 phone towers in Pakistan. Veon, the wireless carrier formerly known as VimpelCom Ltd., said earlier this month it was in ...
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Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp

Coastweek - 14 Sep 2017
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian police said on Wednesday two top officials of Sky Associates Limited which owns Tanzanite One Mining Ltd have been transferred from Manyara region to the east African nation's commercial capital Dar es ...
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Tanzania: Police Pounce On Mineral Suspects

AllAfrica.com - 11 Sep 2017
By Maureen Odunga. BARELY a day after President John Magufuli received two reports detailing dubious deals involving Tanzanite and diamonds, police in the country yesterday revealed that they are holding several people implicated in the documents.

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