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TZ317 - Tsavorite on Calcite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz317a.jpg] Tsavorite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz317b.jpg]

Gem quality green grossular crystal on matrix of Calcite crystals. The Tsavorite is 1cm wide and complete all around with one side indented where it intergrew with another crystal. Backside has attached Graphite crystals. It's not common to find a nice matrix specimen and even less common to find one with such a gemm quality Tsavorite.


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.


T296 - Tsavorite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with intergrowths of Graphite. Complete all around though portions of the top and bottom are irregular where it grew with the Graphite. Great color and sharpness of form.


T490 - Tsavorite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t490a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t490b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t490c.jpg]

Jewel-like crystals of Tsavorite on a Graphite matrix. The Tsavorites have excellent color and are transparent and undamaged. The main cluster is 2 intergrown crystals that together are 1.2cm wide.


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.


T566 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566d.jpg]

Outstanding small thumbnail composed of two interconnected GEM Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. Flawless gem Tsavorite crystals are hard to come by because the cutting value is so high they are almost always cut as gemstones. This specimen has two glass-like, undamaged crystals, though one has a indentation where another Tsavorite was formerly located.


T571 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t571a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t571b.jpg]

Double-terminated, transparent Diopside crystal with attached Tsavorite crystals. The Diopside is undamaged, but has a tiny indentation onthe end with the Tsavorite where another crystal was formerly present.


T569 - Pyrite on Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569a.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569b.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with attached Pyrite crystals.


T568 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568d.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated clusters of Tsavorite crystals, some of which, like this one, appear to be faden growth. Complete group of crystals with glassy luster and a distinct faden line running up through the center.


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


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.


T597 - Tsavorite, Pyrite on Diopside $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tsavorite, Pyrite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t597a.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t597b.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t597c.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t597d.jpg]

I love little oddities like this from Merelani. This appears to be solid Diopside with Diopside crystals sticking out in all directions. Sprinkled atop the Diopside are crystals of Pyrite and Tsavorite. There are lots of Tsavorite here, more than a dozen, maybe 20.


T619 - Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619a.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619b.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619c.jpg]

An uncommon matrix Tsavorite specimen with large gemmy crystals associated with Calcite on Graphite. The two largest crystals are each about 1.7cm wide. The crystals are very gemmy, good sized, and on matrix. The white Calcite crystals provide nice color contrast too. There is significant gem value to the crystals, possibly more valuble than my asking price. The central crystal has a facet grade gem area that is 13 x 10 x 7mm. Large gem quality Tsavorites are hard to find, especially on matrix.


T641 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641e.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641f.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, even the bottom end has some crystal faces present. This is the longest elongated Tsavorite I have yet seen from recent production.



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