Tanzanian Gem Crystals


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TZ254 - Wurtzite $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz254a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz254b.jpg]

Single translucent orange crystal with a stepped termination. Contacted along the backside.


TZ255 - Tsavorite $ 1500 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz255a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz255b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz255c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz255d.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz255e.jpg]

An amazing Tsavorite specimen from late 2013 finds at Merelani which produced highly gemmy, lustrous Tsavorites of medium green color, often with carbon inclusions. Besides the high luster and transparency, the most noteble characteristic of the find was the presence of a limited amount of clusters and floater crystals. The main crystal in this cluster is 1.6cm across and complete all around and undamaged, as are the 3 smaller attached crystals. Under a loupe I can find a couple very trivial 1mm or smaller nicks - a very pristine crystal.


TZ256 - Spessartine $ 400 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz256a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz256b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with good orange color and a lack of black Braunite inclusions which plague most of these. Selected from hundreds years ago for it's high quality and held back until now.


TZ258 - Spessartine $ 400 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz258a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz258b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with good orange color and a lack of black Braunite inclusions which plague most of these. Selected from hundreds years ago for it's high quality and held back until now.


TZ263 - Diopside $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz263a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz263b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz263c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy single crystal with top lime green color for the locality. From the famous December 2007 pocket at the Karo mine.


TZ264 - Spessartine $ 400 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz264a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz264b.jpg]

Complete, symetrical single crystal with good orange color and a lack of black Braunite inclusions which plague most of these. Undamaged except for a couple very tiny nicks. Selected from hundreds years ago for it's high quality and held back until now.


TZ265 - Tsavorite $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz265a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz265b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz265c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz265d.jpg]

An amazing Tsavorite specimen from late 2013 finds at Merelani which produced highly gemmy, lustrous Tsavorites of medium green color, often with carbon inclusions. Besides the high luster and transparency, the most noteble characteristic of the find was the presence of a limited amount of clusters and floater crystals. This specimen grew as a floater around the tip of a tiny Tanzanite, only part of which remains. There are 3 main Tsavorites in the cluster, the largest being 1cm in size. Under a loupe I can find one very trivial 1mm or smaller nick - a very pristine crystal. Fine and unusual specimen.


TZ266 - Dravite $ 65 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz266a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz266b.jpg]

Pair of intergrown, facet quality gem crystals with a yellow brown coloration. Complete all around and in great condition with excellent transparency.


TZ267 - Spessartine $ 200 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz267a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz267b.jpg]

Complete, symetrical single crystal with good orange color and a lack of black Braunite inclusions which plague most of these. Undamaged and complete. Selected from hundreds years ago for it's high quality and held back until now.



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