East African Gem Crystals


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AF829 - Enstatite $ 120 SOLD
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af829a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af829b.jpg]

Transparent, brown Enstatite crystal with good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough. Complete all around and undamaged.


AF830 - Enstatite $ 120 SOLD
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af830a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af830b.jpg]

Transparent, brown Enstatite crystal with good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough.


AF832 - Tremolite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af832a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af832b.jpg]

Bright lime green Tremolite crystal with an amzingly flat and glassy termination. These are occassionally found at Merelani and set the standard for Tremolite.


AF833 - Tremolite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af833a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af833b.jpg]

Bright lime green, terminated Tremolite crystal. These are occassionally found at Merelani and set the standard for Tremolite. There are some unidentified white crystals and a tiny speck of Pyrite attached at the base.


AF834 - Tremolite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af834a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af834b.jpg]

Bright lime green Tremolite crystal with good termination, flat and glassy. These are occassionally found at Merelani and set the standard for Tremolite. Valued at $150.


AF836 - Tremolite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af836a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af836b.jpg]

Bright lime green, terminated Tremolite crystal with an amazingly flat and glassy termination. These are occassionally found at Merelani and set the standard for Tremolite.


AF837 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 900 SOLD
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af837a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af837b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af837c.jpg]

Superb gem quality crystal. Known as "Chrome" Tourmaline, it is actually a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. These are uncommon to find and this is of excellent quality, though dark green, backlighting reveals the high transparency, like green glass, 53 carats in weight.


AF841 - Sphalerite with Pyrite and Calcite (?) $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Sphalerite with Pyrite and Calcite (?) from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af841a.jpg] Sphalerite with Pyrite and Calcite (?) from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af841b.jpg] Sphalerite with Pyrite and Calcite (?) from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af841c.jpg]

Translucent red Sphalerite crystal, only the second Sphalerite I have seen from Merelani. The top of the crystal is partially coated by Pyrite, atop which are what I beleive to be Calcite crystals which have an unusual "wheatsheaf" habit. This would be a nice addition to a Merelani suite.



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