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AF219 - Diopside with Tanzanite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Diopside with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af219a.jpg] Diopside with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af219b.jpg]

Gemmy green Diopside crystal cluster intergrown with a with a 7mm Tanzanite crystal. Illustrated in the Sept.-Oct. 2009 issue of the Mineralogical Record (Figure 52, page 374). 1.7 x 1.6 x 1 cm.


AF882 - Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline $ 300 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af882a.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af882b.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af882c.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af882d.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af882e.jpg]

Interesting pseudomorph of prismatic Microcline crystals that have been replaced by Quartz and Schorl. These were from a small find that appeared at the Munich show this year. The Quartz is fantastic and occurs as hundreds of small crystals that form a criss-crossing laticework on the faces of the former Microcline. Complete and undamaged.


AF387 - Tanzanite $ 2800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af387a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af387b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af387c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af387d.jpg]

V-shaped Tanzanite crystal cluster with attached Calcite. Main crystal is a gemmy deep blue with great luster. The other 2 crystals are partial, withthe breaks occurring prior to mining as the unterminated ends are covered by Calcite crystals.


TZ238 - Alabandite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz238a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz238b.jpg]

Large single octahedral crystal. One tip is intergrown with Tanzanite. The crystal shows natural etching and is good sized for the find and huge by world standards.


TZ101 - Tanzanite $ 6000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz101a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz101b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz101c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz101d.jpg]

Fancy colored Tanzanite that is pink in one direction (wide front side), lighter and more yellowish on the narrow side, with a peach coloration down the top (C-axis). Pink crystals are very rare to begin with and even more rare in this quality - most pinks I've seen have been fairly beat up with more damage than the typical edge chatter seen on most Tanzanite crystals. This one is nearly perfect with just one ding on one edge. Bright vibrant pink color with a more clear zone in the top center. I have seen similar crystals offered at major mineral shows for $9,000 or more, and those with some damage. There has been temporal production of these, most or all from one mine in block D, over the past one or two years and I am told they have not been found previously in 20 years. If you're looking for a rare and unique Merelani crystal, you've got one here.


TZ103 - Tanzanite $ 1200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz103a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz103b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz103c.jpg]

Fancy colored Tanzanite that is pink in one direction (wide front side), light yellow to clear on the narrow side, with a peach coloration down the top (C-axis). Undamaged crystal which for some reason is hard to come by with the pink crystals.



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