Tanzanian Minerals


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TZ406 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406c.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406d.jpg]

Large, well formed single Alabandite crystal a full 7cm on edge. This is a very large crystal with good shape and large smooth faces. Attached to the side is a very interesting formation of light blue Tanzanite enclosed within a white Calcite rhomb.


TZ407 - Alabandite $ 1600 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz407a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz407b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz407c.jpg]

Large, well formed Alabandite crystal cluster. Large size and exceptional luster make for an exceptional Alabandite specimen.


TZ408 - Tanzanite $ 250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz408a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz408b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz408c.jpg]

Single, complete and undamaged Tanzanite crystal from a new pocket opened in 2014 that produced these Tanzanites with an unusual yellow color. This crystal is yellow at the termination a pale blue at the base. The yellow color is a different hue than previous Tanzanites I've ever seen.


TZ409 - Tanzanite $ 250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz409a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz409b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged Tanzanite crystal from a new pocket opened in 2014 that produced these Tanzanites with an unusual yellow color. This crystal is yellow at the termination a pale blue at the base. The yellow color is a different hue than previous Tanzanites I've ever seen.


TZ410 - Tsavorite included by Graphite $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410a.jpg] Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410b.jpg] Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410c.jpg]

Complete, floater Tsavorite crystal with exceptional glassy luster. Undamaged and pristine. Gem quality and at the center are a few included platy crystals of Graphite. Top quality Tsavorite.


TZ412 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 130 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz412a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz412b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz412c.jpg]

Elongated crystal (most are stubby) with a dark green base and bright, translucent chrome green termination.


TZ413 - Diopside $ 850 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz413a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz413b.jpg]

Complete, single crystal with exceptional glassy luster. Undamaged and pristine. Gem quality at the termination. Uncommonly fine quality Diopside crystal.


TZ414 - Kyanite $ 50 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz414a.jpg] Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz414b.jpg]

Blue Kyanite crystal with great color and translucency. These are uncommon at Merelani and I have only had a couple previously.


TZ417 - Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417d.jpg]

Stunner of a Tsavorite specimen with numerous Tsavorites to 7mm on a crystalline Graphite matrix with a couple of Pyrite cubes as a bonus. Very uncommon to find such a matrix Tsavorite specimen, and the color and sparkle of these crystals is spectacular.


TZ420 - Gem mix $ 50 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Gem mix from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz420a.jpg] Gem mix from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz420b.jpg] Gem mix from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz420c.jpg]

Five Dravite crystals from Mwajanga, largest 2cm and a gemmy rootbeer brown color; a 2.3 cm Alabandite from Merelani; a 2.2cm Diopside from Merelani; a 1.2cm piece of Wurtzite; and a nice 1.3cm Spessartine from Loliondo, complete all around with an indentation in the bottom where another crystal was attached.



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