Merelani Gem Crystals

Tanzanite, Tsavorite, and Magnesioaxinite from Merelani, Tanzania.  A nice selection of unusual crystals in this batch - matrix Tsavorite, rare colored Tanzanite, Tanzanite crystal clusters, double terminated and fan shaped Tanzanite, and exceptionally gemmy Tanzanites.


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AF362 - Tanzanite $ 2000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af362a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af362b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af362c.jpg]

Elongated single yellow crystal. Glassy luster and internally gemmy throughout. Fine undamaged crystal.


AF639 - Tanzanite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af639a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af639b.jpg]

Single gem crystal, facet grade throughout the entire crystal. Note that there are small Calcite crystals on one side that show up in the photos - don't confuse these with any internal problems or surface blemishes, this is facet grade, exceptionally gemmy. Fine undamaged crystal. Was listed on my website at $400 due to the fine quality.


AF638 - Tanzanite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af638a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af638b.jpg]

Bi-colored (yellow/blue) crystal cluster, undamaged with a bit of Pyrite at the base.


AF637 - Magnesio-axinite $ 1200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af637a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af637b.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af637c.jpg]

Large thick crystal with gem zones. This piece demonstrates an great color change from blue in daylight to purple in incandescent lighting.


AF636 - Tanzanite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af636a.jpg]

Double terminated bi-color, gemmy purple with yellow tips - I've never seen one like this before, double term crystals are very rare, and the yellow ends make this one a real collectors item. Fine undamaged crystal.


AF635 - Tanzanite $ 70 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af635a.jpg]

Rare fan shaped cluster of Tanzanite. Small, but this formation is very uncommon.


AF634 - Tanzanite $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af634a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af634b.jpg]

Unusually colored light lavender crystal, gemmy.


AF633 - Tanzanite $ 6000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af633a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af633b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af633c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af633d.jpg]

Gem quality single crystal, purple on the wide faces and a color zoned blue and green when viewed from the side faces. Partially double terminated, undamaged except for one small nick on one edge. Good color and top to bottom transparency, which is uncommon.


AF632 - Tanzanite $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af632a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af632b.jpg]

Long skinny single crystal, terminated and undamaged.


AF631 - Tanzanite $ 180 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af631a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af631b.jpg]

Small, gemmy crystal of a rare color - hot pink on the main face and peach colored on the narrow face Gemmy and complete crystal.


AF629 - Tanzanite (R) $ 270 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite (R) from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af629a.jpg] Tanzanite (R) from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af629b.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite in a cluster, both of which are uncommon. The specimen is undamaged but has been priced way down because the small crystal has been reattached (though you cannot see any gaps or evidence).


AF628 - Tsavorite $ 850 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 1.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af628a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af628b.jpg]

Rare matrix Tsavorite specimen with a 1.2cm deep green Tsavorite in a matrix of Graphite, Quartz and massive Tsavorite. These matrix specimens show up very infrequently.


AF640 - Tanzanite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af640a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af640b.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite (rare color), complete, with a small amount of attached Graphite.



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