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AF121 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af121a.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af121b.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af121c.jpg]

Pair of intergrown crystal with super color and luster. There is one area of damage on one side near the top, but this piece had so much pop and pizzazz it could not be passed up. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm.


A442 - Tourmaline $ 2000
Paprok, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a442a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a442b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a442c.jpg]

Large tri-colored single crystal, the green is a better grass green color than photos. Good transparency, perfect and undamaged save one small area at the base of one side where another crystal was intergrown, 7.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.


A196 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 1200
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4 cm


Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196c.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196d.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin rising up 1.7cm and 1.5 cm wide on Dolomite. Fine quality Cinnabar that glows red when backlit. Fine undamaged piece, Chinese Cinnabar is by far the world's best, get a good one while supplies are still plentiful. Although there is plenty of lower quality material available now, the better ones are few and far between, size 9 x 8 x 4 cm.


T38 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38c.jpg]

Good sized gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency. Complete all around, fine gem crystal, 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.


T35 - Tanzanite $ 3200
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35c.jpg]

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged, very good crystal, 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.


T34 - Tanzanite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34c.jpg]

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged, 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm.


AF111 - Tanzanite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af111a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af111b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af111c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal with purple blue color. Overall excellent quality and good sized. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal. 50 carats in weight, 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm.


AF840 - Tanzanite $ 1600
Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840a.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840b.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840c.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840d.jpg]

Nearly flawless single crystal, it almost looks like a faceted gem. Thee are some growth marks on a few areas of the surface that appear to be where Graphite contacted the crystal, but they are just on the very surface. Rarely are Tanzanite crystals so gemmy. Thick, blocky crystal blue down one face and purple when viewed on the side. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal. 16.5 carats in weight, 2.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm.


T29 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t29a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t29b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t29c.jpg]

Rare double Tanzanite with two crystals attached to each other at teh sides, both very gemmy with excellent color saturation. No damage, very good piece, 3.3 x 2.5 x 1 cm.


AF264 - Tanzanite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem blue/yellow Tanzanite crystal, probably more glassy and transparent in person. Complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm.


AF137 - Tanzanite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm.


AF136 - Tanzanite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm.


T20 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t20a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t20b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t20c.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite on a superb, gemmy blue/purple Tanzanite. There is a small ding on the backside of the termination, but regardless, this is one heck of a nice crystal with great luster and color, uniform shape and the nice association with the Prehnite. Illustrated in the Sept.-Oct. 2009 issue of the Mineralogical Record (Figure 84, page 386). 3.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm.


AF167 - Tanzanite $ 3000
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af167a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af167b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af167c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af167d.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal that is very gemmy from top to bottom. Complete and undamaged, highly gemmy, overall excellent quality. The clarity and intense blue color on this one is exceptional. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm.


T56 - Tanzanite $ 6000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56c.jpg]

Highly transparent Tanzanite crystal with excellent color. This crystal is from recent finds from a zone that is producing blue and green striped crystals when viewed in one direction. On the main face there is a central vertical blue zone with light green on the edges, more apparent in person than the photos. Top quality.



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