Tanzanian Minerals


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TZ238 - Alabandite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz238a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz238b.jpg]

Large single octahedral crystal. One tip is intergrown with Tanzanite. The crystal shows natural etching and is good sized for the find and huge by world standards.


TZ240 - Tanzanite $ 240 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz240a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz240b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz240c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with good trichroic color. Complete and undamaged. Natural and unheated with red coloration when lit up the C-axis (see photo).


TZ242 - Tsavorite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz242a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz242b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz242c.jpg]

Superb quality single crystal fully transparent. Small but sharp and highly glassy, complete and undamaged.


TZ243 - Tsavorite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz243a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz243b.jpg]

Transparent single crystal of facet quality, mostly complete.


TZ244 - Tsavorite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz244a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz244b.jpg]

Superb quality single crystal fully transparent. Small but sharp and highly glassy, complete and undamaged.


TZ246 - Tsavorite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz246a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz246b.jpg]

Superb quality single crystal fully transparent. Small but sharp, highly glassy, and complete. Some Graphite on the base makes this one look a little dark but the crystal itself is all gem. I found one tiny nick under the loupe, otherwise undamaged.


TZ247 - Zircon $ 60 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz247a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz247b.jpg]

Complete, steeply terminated single crystal with good transparency, deep red color.


TZ248 - Zircon $ 100 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz248a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz248b.jpg]

Complete, terminated single crystal with deep red color.


TZ249 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz249a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz249b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz249c.jpg]

Single crystal, partially double-terminated with good transparency and fantastic green color.


TZ250 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 140 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz250a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz250b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz250c.jpg]

Double-terminated crystal atop smaller crystals, translucent with deep emerald green color.


TZ252 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite specimen about as good as these get form wise as most of these are massess of crystals with at least some damage around the edges. This is a clean group front and back, nearly a floater with some traces of Graphite on the bottom where it was attached. These have a nice color change between shades of blue in different lighting.



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