African Gem Crystals


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T962 - Zircon $ 150 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t962a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t962b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t962c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete and undamaged. Termination faces are flat and smooth, prism faces are glassy with a textured surface.


T963 - Zircon $ 60 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t963a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t963b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t963c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete and undamaged. Termination faces are flat and smooth, prism faces are glassy with a textured surface.


T964 - Zircon $ 150
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964d.jpg]

Unusually shaped, Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete and undamaged. Bipyramidal form.


T965 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250 SOLD
Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya
miniature - 3.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t965a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t965b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t965c.jpg]

Double-terminated, intergrown crystals of Chrome Tourmaline. Undamaged.


T966 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 100 SOLD
Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t966a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t966b.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline. Undamaged.


T967 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250 SOLD
Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya
miniature - 3.3 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t967a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t967b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t967c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline with a natural bend caused by fracturing and rehealing during crystal growth. Undamaged and an odd one for a Tourmaline suite.


T968 - Scapolite $ 300
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged. All GEM! Tiny surface imperfections show up in the photo that you don't even notice in person - looks like yellow glass in hand.


T969 - Scapolite $ 200 SOLD
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t969a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t969b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t969c.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Scapolite crystal with striated prism faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged.


T970 - Tanzanite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970d.jpg]

Natural purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with nice gem zones. Unheated.


T971 - Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971d.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for one tiny edge chip, with nice gem zones. Unheated.


T972 - Tanzanite $ 170
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t972a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t972b.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with nice gem zones. Unheated.


T973 - Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t973a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t973b.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for slight edge chipping, with nice gem zones. Unheated. Prism faces are glassy and smooth, termination faces show light etching.


T974 - Magnesioaxinite $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.5 cm


Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t974a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t974b.jpg]

Rare crystal of Magnesioaxinite. Glassy and gemmy with lavender to orange coloration. The edges are contacted but it has good termination edges and is glassy and lustrous on the front and back sides.


T975 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 250 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t975a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t975b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t975c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 2.5cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare!


T976 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 200 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t976a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t976b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t976c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 1.5cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Sawcut on backside.



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