New Find of Dravite From Tanzania

A recent find of Dravite (analyzed) from a Danburite mine near Namalulu, Tanzania that were mined just a few months ago. These are from  a different locality than the other recent find of Dravite in Tanzania from near Komolo.  The crystals are gemmy with a rich red/brown coloration.  Note that I backlit at least one photo of most every specimen.  I used a small penlight behind the crystals, and although only a portion shows the backlighting, the crystals have the same general degree of clarity shown throughout the entire crystal. These are lovely crystals and every collector I've shown them to has commented that they are nicer than they first appear.



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TZ162 - Dravite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz162a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz162b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz162c.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Undamaged.


TZ164 - Dravite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz164a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz164b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a complex, steeply formed termination. Undamaged and reminds me of a crystal model. An unusual opaque black crystal.


TZ165 - Dravite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 160) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz165a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz165b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Undamaged.


TZ167 - Dravite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 80) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz167a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz167b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal in Calcite.


TZ168 - Dravite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz168a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz168b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Complex termination with a very micro chip, otherwise undamaged.


TZ171 - Dravite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 133) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz171a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz171b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. An area of light chipping, otherwise undamaged.


TZ172 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz172a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz172b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Fine quality, highly transparent, and undamaged.


TZ173 - Dravite $ 50 (=~ AUS$ 67) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz173a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz173b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a golden color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and undamaged.


TZ174 - Dravite $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 186) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz174a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz174b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz174c.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Complex, steep termination and undamaged.



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