Merelani Diopside

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TZ159 - Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm


Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159a.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159b.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159c.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Diopside crystals, undamaged with no points of contact. A 1cm Tanzanite crystal is attached to the backside, as are platy hexagonal crystals of Graphite.


B316 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316c.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316d.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B317 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317c.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


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


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


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


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.


T287 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t287a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t287b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t287c.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t287d.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside crystals with Graphite. Attached on one side is a gemmy 7mm Tsavorite crystal.


T291 - Titanite with Diopside $ 380
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.4 x 1 cm


Titanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t291a.jpg] Titanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t291b.jpg]

A rare Merelani Titanite crystal with an attached cluster of Diopside. The Titanite has good glasy luster and is complete all around, with some irregular growth on the left side. I can count the number of Merelani Titanites I've ever seen on one hand.


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


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


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.


T553 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t553a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t553b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t553c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t553d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t553e.jpg]

Crystallized Graphite with pale green Diopside and vivid green Tsavorite crystals. Large Graphite crystals and 5 Tsavorites, largest is 7mm and very gemmy with excellent color. Undamaged. An uncommon and showy Merelani combo specimen.


T554 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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.


T555 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t555a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t555b.jpg]

Green Diopside crystals on Graphite. Good cluster.


T562 - Diopside $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t562a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t562b.jpg]

Undamaged single Diopside with great transparency, facet grade it's entire length. The backside has some attached Graphite and crystals of Graphite extend into the back of the crystal.


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


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.



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