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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 1:02 pm 
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There's a lot(for taaffeite) of taaffeite on ebay right now and the price is pretty cheap (for taaffeite again). Seems the lot is from Tunduru.

Has anyone heard if someone finally found a real source for the stuff...


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Isn't it a tad difficult to tell Taafeite from light colored spinel of similar colors?

I wouldn't bet that all those are Taafeite and not spinel.


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Hi Ms Effie,

I have sold Taafeite from Umba and Tunduru in Tanzania. One 8ct Nodule had a colour change from Bronze to Pink. I would agree though that there seems to be an over-abundance compared to the ratio I have seen in material from the rivers.


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