New Dravites from Mwajanga, Tanzania

Crystals from a recent, significant production of Dravite from Mwajanga, Tanzania.  Previous production was primarily thumbnail to minature sized crystals but recent finds included some much larger crystals.  While most are a rootbeer brown color, a small number were a silvery green.  Most interestingly, some show an abrupt change to fibrous cats-eye structure of either white or grey. I also found two that show a bend from repeated fracturing and rehealing in the pocket. I selected the below 20 crystals out of hundreds, enjoy.


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TZ386 - Dravite $ 480 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz386a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz386b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz386c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a very sharp change to white, cat's-eye Dravite. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 34.9 grams.


TZ387 - Dravite $ 400 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite grading to a darker rootbeer color at the base. There is a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite approximately half way up the crystal. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 18.9 grams.


TZ388 - Dravite $ 90 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz388a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz388b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz388c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a very sharp change to white, slightly cat's-eye Dravite. There were only a handfull of these small crystals that went to cats-eye and also retained the original trigonal pyramidal termination.


TZ389 - Dravite $ 200 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz389a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz389b.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite with a phantom on the lower half, with a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite approximately half way up the crystal. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so.


TZ390 - Dravite $ 200 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz390a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz390b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz390c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a very sharp change to white, satiny cat's-eye Dravite. There were only a handfull of these small crystals that went to cats-eye and also retained the original trigonal pyramidal termination.


TZ391 - Dravite $ 250 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer brown Dravite with a sharp change to cat's-eye Dravite near the top. The bottom half shows a series of natural fracturing and rehealing resulting in a bent crystal, very interesting and unusual.


TZ392 - Dravite $ 400 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz392a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz392b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz392c.jpg]

Transparent, silver/green Dravite with a sharp change to cat's-eye Dravite at the top of the crystal. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 34 grams.


TZ393 - Dravite $ 900 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz393a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz393b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz393c.jpg]

Transparent, GEM rootbeer brown Dravite. Complete all around and undamaged. this is the largest, all gem, fine quality crystal I've yet seen from this find.


TZ394 - Dravite $ 200 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz394a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz394b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz394c.jpg]

Pair of side-by-side transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystals with a very sharp change to white, satiny cat's-eye Dravite at the terminations. There were only a handfull of these small crystals that went to cats-eye and also retained the original trigonal pyramidal termination.


TZ395 - Dravite $ 120 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz395a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz395b.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal. Complete and undamaged. Great quality for the find.


TZ396 - Dravite $ 30 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz396a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz396b.jpg]

Transparent, silver/green Dravite crystal. Complete and undamaged. Great quality for the find.


TZ397 - Dravite $ 50 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz397a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz397b.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal. Complete and undamaged, however it looks like 3 sides have been polished. All gem.


TZ398 - Dravite $ 300 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz398a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz398b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz398c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer brown Dravite showing a series of natural fracturing and rehealing resulting in a bent crystal, very interesting and unusual.


TZ399 - Dravite $ 350 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz399a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz399b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz399c.jpg]

Transparent, gem Dravite with a steep termination. Superb quality, top percentile for locality. It's also double-terminated.


TZ400 - Dravite $ 150 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz400a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz400b.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer brown Dravite. Complete and undamaged. Top quality.



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