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TZ220 - Zircon $ 60 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz220a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz220b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz220c.jpg]

Complete single crystal. Glassy luster and translucent to transparent with red/brown coloration.


TZ221 - Tsavorite $ 950 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz221a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz221b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz221c.jpg]

Large single crystal with great transparency and bright, glassy luster. Damaged on backside where it was likely detached from matrix, front side shows bright green and transparent with big glassy faces. Weighs 6.8 grams.


TZ222 - Tsavorite $ 950 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz222a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz222b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz222c.jpg]

Amazing cluster of Tsavorite crystals - rarely do you see clusters and rarer still complete floaters with no point of attachment (they almost always form on Graphite and usually one face of the Tsavorite will be contacted on covered with Graphite). Under a loupe I can find a couple tiny trivial dings, otherwise complete and undamaged. A fine Tsavorite specimen composed of four main crystals, largest is 1cm across. There are some Graphite inclusions, but the crystals are mostly gemmy and transparent.


TZ223 - Dravite SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz223a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz223b.jpg]

Gem single crystal with a triangular pyramidal termination. Complete and undamaged.


TZ224 - Dravite $ 100 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz224a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz224b.jpg]

Gem single crystal with a triangular pyramidal termination. Complete and undamaged.


TZ225 - Tanzanite $ 290 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz225a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz225b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz225c.jpg]

Tall, slender Tanzanite crystal. Natural and unheated with good trichroic coloration, including a strong red when viewed up the C-axis. Some slight etching in areas but undamaged.


TZ226 - Dravite (2 crystals) $ 100 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Dravite (2 crystals) from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz226a.jpg] Dravite (2 crystals) from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz226b.jpg] Dravite (2 crystals) from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz226c.jpg]

Two dark green crystals with lighter green terminations. Undamaged. Crystals are 1.5 and 1.0 cm tall.


TS191 - Cerussite with Mimetite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Cerussite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts191a.jpg] Cerussite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts191b.jpg] Cerussite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts191c.jpg]

Near floater specimen (a little bit of contacting present on left side only) of numerous Cerussite sixling twins and bright yellow Mimetite crystals. Main Cerussite crystal is 2cm across, but there are also about 10 others present, all around the front, back, and sides. In great condition, interesting piece.


TS192 - Azurite on Cerussite $ 180 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.0 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


Azurite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts192a.jpg] Azurite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts192b.jpg] Azurite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts192c.jpg]

Cerussite crystal adorned by bright blue Azurite crystals. The two main Azurite crystals are each about 1.2 cm wide and have super luster and a good blue color and are translucent when backlit, but you can see the bright blue translucently along the edges even when not backlit. Contacted on the backside but displays good from the front.


TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194a.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194b.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194c.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194d.jpg]

Fine quality Hausmanite (sharply formed with very bright, satiny luster) with an attached pale yellow Ettringite crystal on red Andradite.


TS195 - Posnjakite, Linarite on Cerussite $ 250 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Posnjakite, Linarite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts195a.jpg] Posnjakite, Linarite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts195b.jpg] Posnjakite, Linarite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts195c.jpg]

V-twin Cerussite crystal coated by green Posnjakite and Linarite.


TS196 - Cerussite $ 280
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts196a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts196b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts196c.jpg]

Floater specimen of two Cerussite crystal on a grey matrix covered by irridescent blue and gold micro sulfide crystals. Central crystal is a 1.6cm twin. Top crystal is somewhat hidden behind the matrix, with the individual crystals sticking out from behind the matrix.



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