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Tsarstone collectors guide

Zimbabwean alexandrite

Alexandrite found at Girdlestone Farm are small well-formed orthorhombic repeated twins forming pseudo hexagonal crystals of gem quality with a strong color change, from dark green to purple red.

Locality details
RegionMashonaland West
ProvinceMasvingo (Fort Victoria)
LocalityGirdlestone Farm
Time zoneUTC+2
Locality maps
Map of Girdlestone Farm Satellite of Girdlestone Farm

The present situation in Zimbabwe means that the only major Sandawana emerald mine is now operating in the southwest Zvishavane region. The mines are worked by a private company and are known for producing small emeralds of fine color. Although alexandrite has been found in Zimbabwe, there is no current production.

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Bibliographic details
Page title Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm
Author David Weinberg
Website title Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide
Date published 03 July 2010 05:13 UTC
Date accessed 28 April 2017 20:54 UTC
Permanent link
AMA style
David Weinberg. "Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm". In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. July 03, 2010, 05:13 UTC. Available at: Accessed April 28, 2017.
APA style
"Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm". (2010, July 03). In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. Retrieved 20:54, April 28, 2017, from
Bluebook style
"Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm", (last visited April 28, 2017).
Bluebook: Harvard JOLT style
See Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide, "Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm", (Information about Zimbabwean alexandrite findings and mining in Girdlestone Farm, Zimbabwe.) (as of Apr. 28, 2017, 20:54 GMT).
CBE/CSE style
David Weinberg. "Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm". In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. 2010 Jul 03, 05:13 UTC.[Internet], Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide; 2010 Jul 03, 05:13 UTC [cited 2017 Apr 28]. Available from:
Chicago style
David Weinberg, "Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm",, (accessed April 28, 2017).
MLA style
"Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm". Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. 03 Jul 2010, 05:13 UTC. 28 Apr 2017
MHRA style
David Weinberg, "Zimbabwean alexandrite, Girdlestone Farm", Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide, 03 July 2010, 05:13 UTC, [accessed 28 April 2017].
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