Tanzanian Gem Crystals


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TU82 - Diopside SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu82a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu82b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu82c.jpg]

Large green Diopside crystal with great form and transparency. Prism faces are glassy with a more matte luster on the termination faces. This is the largest high quality Diopside I've ever had.


TU83 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250 SOLD
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu83a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu83b.jpg]

Gemmy, deep emerald green Tourmaline with intense color, especially when backlit. Though called Chrome Tourmaline, it is actually a vanadian rich uvite/dravite. One photo backlit. .


TU84 - Dravite $ 250
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu84a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu84b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu84c.jpg]

Gemmy golden brown crystal from a new find. Larger size than most and complete all around.


TU85 - Dravite $ 100 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu85a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu85b.jpg]

Gemmy golden brown crystal from a new find. Complete all around.


TU86 - Dravite $ 150 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu86a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu86b.jpg]

Gemmy brown crystal with a steep pyramidal termination. A small percentage had these steep terminations, but most of this style were not gemmy - this one is very gemmy. Complete all around with one small nick on a backside termination face. Termination faces are matte luster with bright glassy luster on the prism faces. From a new find.


TU87 - Dravite $ 100 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu87a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu87b.jpg]

Gemmy golden brown crystal from a new find. Complete all around.


TU88 - Dravite $ 200 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu88a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu88b.jpg]

GEM yellow/grey crystal from a new find. Complete all around and transparent, very good.


TU89 - Dravite $ 300
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu89a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu89b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu89c.jpg]

Gemmy golden brown crystal with a yellow termination from a new find. Larger size than most and complete all around.


TU90 - Dravite $ 200 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu90a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu90b.jpg]

GEM yellow/brown crystal from a new find. Complete all around and transparent, very good.


TU92 - Dravite $ 125 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu92a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu92b.jpg]

Gemmy golden brown crystal from a new find. Excelent quality and good sized with majority of backside contacted.


TU93 - Dravite $ 150 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu93a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu93b.jpg]

Gemmy yellow/grey crystal from a new find. Glassy and complete all around with some frosty luster on backside where another crystal intergrew.


TU95 - Diopside $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu95a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu95b.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with SUPERB deep vivid green color, the best color for Diopside, similar to the color of the specimens from the December 2007 pocket (and this in all likelyhood is from that pocket). In addition tot he great color, it has much better transparency than most of this coloration. Complete all around with unusual modified termination faces.


TU96 - Epidote $ 50 SOLD
Mt. Moudi, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Epidote from Mt. Moudi, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu96a.jpg] Epidote from Mt. Moudi, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu96b.jpg]

Single Epidote crystal of deep green color, translucent along the edges. This came in a parcel of Tanzanite, though I doubt it it is from Merelani , and for that matter may not even be from Tanzania as there is a known Epidote deposit in Kenya.Good well formed crystal complete all around.


TU98 - Prehnite 0n Tsavorite $ 950 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Prehnite 0n Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu98a.jpg] Prehnite 0n Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu98b.jpg] Prehnite 0n Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu98c.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tsavorite crystal with an attached 1.1cm yellow Prehnite crystal. The Tsavorite has glassy luster and is etched. The Prehnite occurs as a well developed single crystal. I have never seen this association so before, though these yellow Prehnites are sometimes seen on Tanzanite crystals from the same mine. Though etched, the Tsavorite has internal gem areas and the gem dealer I bought this from had it priced in the mid-four figures, likely due to the gem rough value.



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