"This was a gift from our hosts..." Madagascar Local Custom Tip by ATLC

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This was a gift from our hosts in Madagascar. There is an amazing variety of (semi)precious gemstones here inclulding a rare dark blue aquamarine, but also all sorts of quartz, garnets, moonstone, amazonite etc. The largest crystal ever found came from Madagascar and weighed more than 380 tons (I got all this from a guide).

You'll find 100s of varietys of these ashtrays and eggs in all sizes, colours and perfection.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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