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Zoisite Gemstone

First discovered at the beginning of the 19th  century  in Austria,  Zoisite  is  named  after  the  Slovenian scientist Ziga Zois, who first identified  the mineral. Today Zoisite is considered a gem  family  rather  than  an  individual  gem  type.  It  has three members; Anyolite which is a green  opaque mineral, Thulite which is a pink opaque  mineral and the superstar of the family, the world  famous Tanzanite.

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Tanzanite is a member of the Zoisite family.