What gems are found in tanzania?

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Gem varieties that have been found there include sapphire, ruby, emerald, spinel, tanzanite, alexandrite, tourmaline, zircon, aquamarine, tsavorite, spessartite, rhodolite and demantoid garnet. Tanzania has emerged as one of the most important gemstone producing countries in the region.

First known by Western- ers for its diamonds, Tanzania emerged in the 1960s as a producer of a great variety of other gems such as tanzanite, ruby, fancy- colored sapphire, garnet, and tourmaline; to date, more than 50 gem species and vari- eties have been produced.

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