Tanzanian Gem Crystals



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T566 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566d.jpg]

Outstanding small thumbnail composed of two interconnected GEM Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. Flawless gem Tsavorite crystals are hard to come by because the cutting value is so high they are almost always cut as gemstones. This specimen has two glass-like, undamaged crystals, though one has a indentation where another Tsavorite was formerly located.


T567 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1600 (=~ AUS$ 2131)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567d.jpg]

Crystallized Graphite with light green Diopside and vivid green Tsavorite crystals. Tsavorite crystals are 8mm and very gemmy with excellent color. Undamaged, uncommon and showy Merelani combo specimen.


T568 - Tsavorite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568d.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated clusters of Tsavorite crystals, some of which, like this one, appear to be faden growth. Complete group of crystals with glassy luster and a distinct faden line running up through the center.


T569 - Pyrite on Tsavorite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569a.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569b.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with attached Pyrite crystals.


T570 - Tsavorite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t570a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t570b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t570c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with unusual form.


T571 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t571a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t571b.jpg]

Double-terminated, transparent Diopside crystal with attached Tsavorite crystals. The Diopside is undamaged, but has a tiny indentation onthe end with the Tsavorite where another crystal was formerly present.


T572 - Tanzanite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t572a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t572b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t572c.jpg]

Rare pink Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around with glassy luster, undamaged.


T573 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t573a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t573b.jpg]

Uncommon pink over blue Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around with glassy luster. This crystal has possibly been heated.


T574 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t574a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t574b.jpg]

Rare double-terminated blue Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around with glassy luster. This crystal has been heated.


T575 - Tanzanite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 599)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t575a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t575b.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. A mostly yellow crystal but with a blue core at the base. Glassy luster, weighs 33 carats.


T576 - Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. An interesting combination of blue and yellow coloration. Superb quality and highly transparent. Undamaged, natural Tanzanite.


T577 - Magnesio Axinite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 599)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577c.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found sporadically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with just a contact and chip along one edge.


T578 - Magnesio Axinite $ 70 (=~ AUS$ 93)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t578a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t578b.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found sporadically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with light pink color.


T579 - Spessartine $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466) SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t579a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t579b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t579c.jpg]

Bright citrus orange single Spessartine crystal with great color. A complete crystal with no black inclusions.


T580 - Spessartine $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333) SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t580a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t580b.jpg]

Bright citrus orange single Spessartine crystal with great color. A complete crystal with good transparency and no black inclusions.



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