Tanzanian Minerals

Mixed Tanzanian minerals from the Tucson show. 


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TZ485 - Wurtzite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz485a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz485b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ486 - Wurtzite $ 480 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz486a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz486b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ487 - Wurtzite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.9 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz487a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz487b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ488 - Wurtzite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz488a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz488b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz488c.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ489 - Tanzanite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz489a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz489b.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Tanzanite over a dark blue base. Pink crystals have always been uncommon and desireable, and for some reason most I see are heavily damaged. This one is complete and nearly undamaged with just a couple minute chips that can be found under a loupe.


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TZ490 - Wurtzite $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490c.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ491 - Wurtzite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz491a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz491b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz491c.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ492 - Alabandite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz492a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz492b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz492c.jpg]

A remarkably sharp and complete single Alabandite crystal with large smooth faces on the upper areas with some etching to the lower faces. With attached Diopside and Pyrite.


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TZ493 - Wurtzite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.1 x 1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz493a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz493b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.
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TZ495 - Wurtzite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.9 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz495a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz495b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


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TZ496 - Tanzanite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz496a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz496b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz496c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz496d.jpg]

Cluster of 3 intergrown Tanzanite crystals, all gemmy, deep blue and unheated. Usually found as loose single crystals, this cluster is uncommon and aesthetic.


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TZ497 - Dravite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz497a.jpg] Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz497b.jpg]

Deep green single crystal of chromium and vanadium rich Dravite, commonly referred to as 'Chrome Tourmaline'. Excellent color with transparent zones.


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TZ498 - Diopside $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Diopside from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz498a.jpg] Diopside from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz498b.jpg] Diopside from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz498c.jpg]

Sharp, thick single crystal of Diopside, translucent green in areas. I had never seen anything but Dravite from this locality until this crystal appeared in a parcel of Dravite. I had it analyzed to confirm it is indeed Diopside.



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