Tucson 2014 - Tsavorite!

There was a relative abundance of Tsavorite at the show this year due to a couple good pockets hit in mid to late 2013.  While the color was not tip top, the crystals had great form and great glassy luster.  Most noteworthy was the limited amount of clusters and also the perfect floater single crystals, which are also uncommon.  I selected this batch for associated minerals, matrix specimens, or floater singles.


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TZ308 - Tsavorite $ 450 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy green grossular crystal. As is typical of the recent 2013 production, this crystal has great glassy luster, is medium green in color, and has Graphite inclusions. What was also typical for these finds was groups of crystal clusters, and this specimen had some other crystals attached formerly and has four small indentations on a couple faces where other intergrew and a little bit of damage next to the contacts. This is minor though and overall this is a great crystal.


TZ311 - Tsavorite $ 1200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz311a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz311b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz311c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy green grossular crystal. Fine quality with great transparency. Everything on this one is high quality, even the Graphite inclusions - not just black fuzz, there are some good hexagonal crystals! One tiny chip otherwise perfect all around and complete, a natural gem.


TZ313 - Diopside on Tsavorite $ 900 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Diopside on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz313a.jpg] Diopside on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz313b.jpg] Diopside on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz313c.jpg]

Stunning, complete, gemmy green grossular crystal with an attached terminated Diopside. Fine quality, complete floater crystal with zero damage and high luster. Way better than photos.


TZ315 - Tsavorite $ 550 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz315a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz315b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz315c.jpg]

Two complete, gemmy green grossular crystals. One contact on the smaller crystal where another crystal intergrew, otherwise complete and perfect all around. Great specimen.


TZ316 - Tsavorite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz316a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz316b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz316c.jpg]

Amazing elongated Tsavorite crystal with wild morphology. On top of that, it has top color, is undamaged, and is of gem quality. It is admittedly costly for a small crystal, but it was expensive to buy and just so cool and different. Never seen one like it.


TZ318 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 450 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz318a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz318b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz318c.jpg]

Gem quality green grossular crystal on matrix of pale green Diopside crystals. The Tsavorite is 1.5cm wide and complete all around.


TZ319 - Tsavorite $ 800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz319a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz319b.jpg]

Complete single gemmy green grossular crystal. Complete all around with glassy faces and Graphite inclusions. Complete all around, a rare floater crystal which the 2013 pockets seemed to produce more of than ever before. Edge wear on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged all around.



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