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TZ144 - Magnesio-Axinite $ 1200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 0.6 cm


Magnesio-Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz144a.jpg] Magnesio-Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz144b.jpg] Magnesio-Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz144c.jpg]

An exceedingly fine Magnesioaxinite crystal with top glassy luster, good purple/blue color, and very gemmy. Many people don't know that these crystals exhibit a strong color change from purple to blue. This crystal also has more thickness than most.


TZ145 - Grossular $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Grossular from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz145a.jpg] Grossular from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz145b.jpg] Grossular from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz145c.jpg]

Hard to find complete, floater crystal of Tsavorite - the only one out of the few hundred crystals I recently searched through from the new find. Glassy luster and good transparency, with some inclusions of Graphite. Undamaged.


TZ146 - Prehnite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite in a fantastic, flower-like formation. A complete floater with minor amounts of attached Graphite. Translucent blue with a really nice formation, way better than most from the find which were mostly irregular massess of crystals with damage along the edges.


TZ148 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1500 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz148a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz148b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz148c.jpg]

Intensely green Diopside crystals to 2cm on a mtrix of Graphite. The crystals jut out in different directions and are a fine, vivid green color.


TZ149 - Diopside $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz149a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz149b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz149c.jpg]

Large single Diopside crystal, complete all around with good luster. Though light in color, it is uncommonly large and of good quality, with just a couple very tiny nicks.


TZ150 - Prehnite over Tanzanite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite over Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz150a.jpg] Prehnite over Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz150b.jpg] Prehnite over Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz150c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of blue Prehnite that has overgrown Tanzanite. The Prehnite is in a stunning formation with a broad chisel termination, and the color contrast between the light blue Prehnite and dark blue Tanzanite is striking.


TZ152 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 40 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz152a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz152b.jpg]

Translucent blue Prehnite crystal that grew atop Tanzanite.


TZ154 - Tanzanite $ 2200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz154a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz154b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz154c.jpg]

Fancy colored Tanzanite crystal with a pink coloration in one direction, yellow in the other, and a peachy color up the C-axis. There is a cleavage on the back face, otherwise this is in good condition, but despite the minor damage, this is in way better condition than most of the fancy colored Tanzanites I've seen. A very unusual coloration.


TZ155 - Diopside $ 120 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz155a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz155b.jpg]

Highly saturated green Diopside crystal. Complete and undamaged. From the December 2007 pockete with the top green color.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.


TZ158 - Tanzanite $ 250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158c.jpg]

Bi-color Tanzanite crystal (yellow over blue). Small but of high quality with glassy luster and no damage.



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