Tanzanian Minerals


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TZ510 - Sphalerite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz510a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz510b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz510c.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite. Terminated crystals with exceptional transparency along the tops and the left side. Plus a good red color compared to most which are darker.


TZ511 - Sphalerite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511d.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite thumbnail. This light red orange color is not common and most are darker.


TZ512 - Sphalerite $ 250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz512a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz512b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz512c.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite thumbnail. This light red orange color is not common and most are darker. This is a floater with no points of attachment.


TZ513 - Sphalerite $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz513a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz513b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz513c.jpg]

Cluster of deep red, translucent Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite.


TZ514 - Sphalerite $ 250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz514a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz514b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz514c.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite thumbnail with a 1.5cm crystal atop a cluster of smaller crystals. The big crystal is complete all around.


TZ515 - Sphalerite $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz515a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz515b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz515c.jpg]

Cluster of deep red, translucent Sphalerite crystals, somewhat uncommon at Merelani.


TZ516 - Apatite $ 250 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz516a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz516b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz516c.jpg]

An exciting new specimen of tabular blue Apatite. From the Namalulu area, which in the past has produced elongated yellow Apatite. This is the only one like it I have seen.


TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


TZ519 - Apatite $ 380 SOLD
Mahenge, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz519a.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz519b.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz519c.jpg]

Mining for Spinels in Mahenge recently turned up this unusually colored, somewhat large single Apatite crystal. The color is blue with a hint of green, and it's very gemmy at the termination (as evident in backlit photo).


TZ520 - Spessartine $ 2000
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520c.jpg]

Fine quality 1.5cm Spessartine in reddish pink mica. This is a specimen I held back for years and is my favorite of any I have owned in this size range.


TZ521 - Spessartine $ 400
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz521a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz521b.jpg]

Bright orange Spessartine crystals to 1.5cm in silvery mica.


TZ522 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522c.jpg]

Bright orange Spessartine crystals to 1.2cm in silvery mica.


TZ523 - Spessartine $ 250
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz523a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz523b.jpg]

Bright orange Spessartine crystal, 1.6cm, in silvery mica.


TZ524 - Spessartine $ 250 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz524a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz524b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz524c.jpg]

Hemisperical single Spessartine with attached red mica on the backside. Translucent with good color and size.



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