Tanzanite

A good selection of Tanzanite crystals - long, slender crystals, small gem crystals, crystals with Pyrite, and plain old, classic beauties.


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AF376 - Tanzanite $ 3600 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af376a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af376b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af376c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af376d.jpg]

Tall single Tanzanite crystal partially coated by Calcite on 2 sides. Deep, gemmy blue at the termination zone. Big crystal for the price.


AF377 - Tanzanite $ 7800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af377a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af377b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af377c.jpg]

Classic single Tanzanite crystal - thick, gemmy and very clean of damage, just very minor chipping on a couple edges, trichroic purple/blue/red.


AF378 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 2800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af378a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af378b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af378c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af378d.jpg]

The specimens with blue Prehnites on Tanzanite were a hit at the 2011 Tucson show with specimens selling in the many tens of thousands of dollars. This specimen has blocky blue Prehnites on the back and sides and smaller Tanzanites at the base that form a sort of matrix. Undamaged and a good value.


AF379 - Pyrite, Diopside on Tanzanite $ 600 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 1 cm


Pyrite, Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af379a.jpg] Pyrite, Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af379b.jpg] Pyrite, Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af379c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal and a cluster of tiny Diopsides attached to one side of the termination. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached pyrite are uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite.


AF380 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380c.jpg]

Gem Tanzanite crystal with Calcite and another partial crystal in fron that realy sets off the main crystal. Beautiful specimen.


AF381 - Tanzanite $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af381a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af381b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af381c.jpg]

High quality, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal. Great color and transparency, very nice.


AF382 - Tanzanite $ 600 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af382a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af382b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af382c.jpg]

Transparent, flawless single crystal with a smaller attached crystal on back, superb.


AF384 - Tanzanite $ 2800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af384a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af384b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af384c.jpg]

Unusually long, slender blue Tanzanite crystal with minor attached Graphite at the base. Main crystal is undmaged and 9mm thick. Good value in terms of crystal length versus price.


AF385 - Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385c.jpg]

Complete and gemmy Tanzanite crystal with a smaller crystal growing off the main, with attached Graphite and tiny Diopside.


AF386 - Tanzanite $ 2000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af386a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af386b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af386c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal of superb quality with top luster and excellent bright color. This crystal has that extra pop that makes it stand out amongst its peers, highly recommended. With minor amounts of attached Graphite and tiny Diopside crystals.


AF388 - Pyrite on Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388a.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388b.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal attached to one side of the crystal. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached pyrite are uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is also a bi-color with a yellow termination over a blue body color. Unusual addition to a Merelani suite.


AF389 - Tanzanite $ 650 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af389a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af389b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af389c.jpg]

Gem quality pair of Tanzanite crystals with great blue body color. Fine and undamaged.


AF390 - Tanzanite $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af390a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af390b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af390c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af390d.jpg]

Usually found as single crystals, this specimen is a rare cluster Tanzanite crystals. Gemmy and undamaged.



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