Merelani Diopside

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M703 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide and displays great from the front with small Diopside crystals below. The backside (3rd photo) shows a dimpled surface from growth against Graphite crystals.


M704 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704b.jpg]

Glassy 1.4cm single Tsavorite crystal with good color atop a white Diopside crystal. The Tsavorite has great color, luster and transparency. Dispalys great from teh front, contacted on the backside.


D574 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 475
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574d.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Diopside on Graphite. The crystals formed in a vug on massive Graphite with crystals of Graphite present lining the vug. The main Tsavorite is about 7mm and highly gemmy. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.
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