Tanzanian Minerals


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TZ350 - Enstatite $ 50 SOLD
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz350a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz350b.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal, facet quality. Curiously, these are always slightly etched and many have unusual, natural notches in them such as on this crystal.


TZ353 - Zircon $ 80 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz353a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz353b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz353c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single gem crystal with a dark wine red color and areas of transparency.


TZ354 - Tanzanite $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz354a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz354b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz354c.jpg]

Complete, undamaged single crystal with excellent color and transparency. Natural and unheated.


TZ355 - Zircon $ 50 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz355a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz355b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz355c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single gem crystal with a dark wine red color and areas of transparency.


TZ357 - Alabandite $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz357a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz357b.jpg]

Unusual, etched-looking Alabandite crystal with attached Calcite and Pyrite. Floater specimen with the bottom half appearing to have grown over other crystals.


TZ358 - Alabandite $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz358a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz358b.jpg]

Single crystal with unetched, smooth faces.


TZ360 - Dravite $ 200 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz360a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz360b.jpg]

Faceted gemstone from a new Dravite deposit in Tanzania. The color changes depending on the viewing direction from a golden brown color to a green. Weighs 11.5 carats.


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smooth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


TZ362 - Spessartine $ 150 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz362a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz362b.jpg]

Single crystal with good orange color and no black inclusions which plague most of these. Complete all around, symetrical, and undamaged.


TZ363 - Diopside $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz363a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz363b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz363c.jpg]

Single crystal with very good coloration. Complete and undamaged with a smaller crystal attached to the termination and some attached Graphite.


TZ364 - Dravite $ 40 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz364a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz364b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz364c.jpg]

Single crystal from a new Dravite deposit in Tanzania. Glassy prism faces witha complex, multi-faceted termination. Golden brown in color with areas of transparency. Complete and undamaged.



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