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


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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.


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


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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 $ 3500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1750
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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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 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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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 40% OFF TO $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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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 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm


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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.


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


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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


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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


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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.


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


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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.


J16 - Jeremejevite $ 1200
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16b.jpg]

Etched floater Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color and plenty of gem zones. Thick crystal with most of the original, flat prism faces still present, more etched at the ends. One of the best of the lot and 14 carats in weight. No damage.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Complete,terminated single crystal of one of most sought after of minerals in the collecting world. Bright translucent red when backlit.


AF326 - Jeremejevite $ 1800
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326c.jpg]

Large single crystal from a find in spring 2010. Large size for the species, with both good length and perhaps more significantly, exceptional thickness. The crystal is naturally etched however retains a good glassy luster and has lots of internal transparency.


AF721 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 3900
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721f.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721g.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721h.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721i.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721j.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721k.jpg]

Killer Tanzanite thumbnail that's also a great association piece too.  Fine, gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster and great transparency with attached large, single Prehnite crystals (analyzed) on the backside. Prehnite from Merelani is usually seen as rounded aggregates, yet on this specimen they occur as individual crystals to 7mm wide. In addition to the Prehnite, there are white crystals of an unidentified mineral also attached to the backside. A very nice Tanzanite, undamaged with TOP luster, good color and highly gemmy.


AF647 - Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647d.jpg]

Fine quality Tanzanite, undamaged with good luster. Trichroic with nice red color when viewed from the top.
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