Selected Specimens

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K767 - Spessartine $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K767a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K767b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K767c.jpg]

Large single Spessartine crystal with bright citrus orange coloration. Though incomplete on the bottom, the rest of the crystal is undamaged with just some trivial edge wear. It is good sized and I love the gem transparent zone at the top.


K827 - Apatite on Diopside (?) $ 250
Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827a.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827b.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827c.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827d.jpg]

A 2.4 terminated Apatite crystal attached to two terminated green crystals (possibly Diopside or other Pyroxene). This is relatively new material and the only aesthetic specimen that I saw of the material. The Apatite is translucent and gets transparent near the termination. There is also a small amount of transparent, colorless Hyalite Opal attached to the green crystals.


K835 - Tanzanite $ 425
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835e.jpg]

Double-terminated bi-colored Tanzanite crystal, blue/purple with yellow tips on each end. Clean and undamaged.


K797 - Spinel $ 225
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797d.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797e.jpg]

Pink Spinel from Mahenge is world famous for incredible faceted gemstones and much of what is found is used for gems. This is an uncommon, nearly complete octahedral crystal with just a small amount of chipping on one tip, otherwise undamaged and lustrous all around. Weighs 13.37 grams.


K800 - Spinel $ 275
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800d.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800e.jpg]

Intergrown cluster of 4 red/pink Spinels. Spinel from Mahenge is world famous for incredible faceted gemstones and much of what is found is used for gems. This is good cluster of octahedral crystals with just a small amount of chipping. Largest crystal is 1.8cm.


K799 - Spinel $ 90
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K799a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K799b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K799c.jpg]

A 1.2cm pink Spinel in Calcite. The Spinel has great color and transparent zones. There is a chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


K808 - Spinel $ 160
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K808a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K808b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K808c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K808d.jpg]

A 1.2cm pink Spinel on Calcite. The Spinel has great color and is translucent with transparent zones. Undamaged.


K820 - Spinel $ 140
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K820a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K820b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K820c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K820d.jpg]

A 1.5cm pink Spinel with attached Calcite. The Spinel has great color and is translucent with transparent zones. Undamaged.


K796 - Pyrite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796da.jpg]

Large, somewhat flat single Pyrite crystal with large, flat faces and incredible luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. This is a good example atop a small amount of Calcite and Graphite.


K793 - Pyrite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793da.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793ea.jpg]

Large, complex single Pyrite crystal with high luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. There are some natural surface indentations that were caused by growth of other crystals and it's contacted on the base, otherwise complete all around with just a few chips and great overall form and presentation.


K781 - Pyrite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ea.jpg]

Large, complex single Pyrite crystal with high luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. There are two smaller attached crystals and it's contacted on the base, otherwise complete all around with just a few chips and great overall form and presentation.


K774 - Tsavorite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774ca.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774da.jpg]

Large single green Grossular var. Tsavorite with bevelled edges and high luster. Contacted at the bottom and all top faces undamaged.


K792 - Alabandite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.9 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792ea.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with a minor amount of attached Diopside and Graphite on the backside. Large flat crystal faces make this an unusually clean looking crystal. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K791 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K791a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K791b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K791c.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with a 2cm Tanzanite crystal attached on the base. Good quality undamaged crystal with a nice, flat cube modification on the tip. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K783 - Alabandite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783aa.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783ea.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with attached Calcite, Diopside, and Graphite. Good quality undamaged crystal with a nice, flat cube modification on the tip. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139

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