Tanzanian Gem Crystals


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T840 - Chrome Dravite $ 950 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840c.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840d.jpg]

Amazingly rich chrome green Dravite that grades up to a cat's-eye termination. You may recall similar but brown crystals that were found at this mine in quantity over the past couple years. This crystal is new (late 2017) and the only one like it that was available - we can only cross our fingers that more will be found. Undamaged with an incredible color that is slightly more vivid than other Tanzanian green dravites.


T842 - Wurtzite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t842a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t842b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t842c.jpg]

Well formed, tabular single Wurtzite crystal, complete all around. There is a chip on the backside but it's in overall good condition, and highly translucent.


T844 - Tanzanite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t844a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t844b.jpg]

Elongated single pink Tanzanite crystal. Pink is an uncommon color and I buy any decent one I can find when they are available. This crystal is undamaged and grades up from a purplish pink body to a red/pink termination. A beautiful and uncommon Tanzanite.


T845 - Tanzanite $ 500 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t845a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t845b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t845c.jpg]

Stout single pink Tanzanite crystal. Pink is an uncommon color and I buy any decent one I can find when they are available. This crystal has slight edge chipping and a deep pink body color. A beautiful and uncommon Tanzanite.


T847 - Dravite $ 750
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847b.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847c.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 9.7 grams.


T848 - Dravite $ 150 SOLD
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t848a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t848b.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 1.5 grams.


T850 - Dravite $ 750
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850b.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. Slight edge chipping otherwise complete and undamaged. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 5.7 grams.


T851 - Dravite $ 120 SOLD
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t851a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t851b.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 0.6 grams.


T852 - Tsavorite $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t852a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t852b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t852c.jpg]

Outstanding single GEM Tsavorite crystal. 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 is complete all around and even crystallized on the bottom, though there are the linear grooves present where it grew over Graphite crystals. Weighs 4.5 carats and appears flawless.


T853 - Tsavorite $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t853a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t853b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t853c.jpg]

Outstanding single glassy Tsavorite crystal. This specimen is complete all around and undamaged, and even partially crystallized on the bottom. Weighs 10.5 carats.


T854 - Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854c.jpg]

Rare faden Tsavorite crystal, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and there has been a fair production of it. While not as large as they get, this crystal is on the large side, and the quality is as good as it gets.

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