Merelani Diopside

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B763 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763c.jpg]

An open vug of crystallized Graphite filled with green Diopside crystals. Rare to find such matrix specimens on the crystallized Graphite.


T276 - Diopside $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged.


T277 - Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T321 - Diopside on Graphite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321c.jpg]

Fine and undamaged single Diopside on Graphite. Great color and uniform shape. Hard to find this good.


T341 - Diopside on Graphite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341b.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside on Graphite. Great color.


T554 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554c.jpg]

Green Diopside crystals on Graphite. Two of the Diopsides are double terminated, largest is 1.7cm.


T563 - Diopside $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563c.jpg]

Single Diopside with the top chrome green coloration. A funny thing about Merelani Diopsides is that the highly transparent crystals have lighter color, and crystals like this one, with the top color, have less transparency. There are two indentations from other crystals on one narrow side, otherwise complete and undamaged all around.


T564 - Diopside $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t564a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t564b.jpg]

Complete single Diopside with good transparency, undamaged.


T567 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


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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.


T935 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935a.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935b.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with attached sphene, diopside, and Pyrite crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with only the very tip of one part of the bottom as a possible point of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T939 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with small attached Diopside crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Floater specimen, undamaged with no points of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


SM284 - Diopside $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284d.jpg]

Undamaged crystal cluster with two tiny crystals grown atop the termination of the main crystal. Top color and transparent at the terminations.


SM335 - Diopside $ 120
Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335d.jpg]

A rich green, highly gemmy and lustrous, single crystal of Diopside from Merelani Hills with sharp termination. This is the best color for Merelani Diopside.


J306 - Diopside $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306c.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with intense lime green color. Complete all around and undamaged with some Tanzanite attached to the lower left side. Translucent to transparent.


J307 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307d.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and two terminated Diopside crystals.
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