Tanzanian Gem Crystals


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TZ500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500d.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite perched up perfectly on matrix. Very cean with just one tiny nick on the front. The crystal is also double terminated with only a small area of contact on the backside where it was detached from the matrix. Rich translucent green coloration. It's rare to find these with matrix especially with such a great display.


TZ501 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 380 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz501a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz501b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz501c.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite crystal. I typically have to reject most Chrome Tourmalines for being too dark - this one however is uncommon for its lighter color and high transparency. It's complete all around with great luster, undamaged, and with a yellow/green grading up to a 'chrome' green at the termination. I've only seen a few with this style over the years.


TZ502 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502c.jpg]

A small but very fine specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite. This crystal has the best deep chrome green color but amazingly retains great transparency throughout the whole crystal - these typically go dark and opaque when they get this color. Complete and undamaged.


TZ503 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 300 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz503a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz503b.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite crystal. I typically have to reject most Chrome Tourmalines for being too dark - this one however is uncommon for its lighter color and high transparency. It's complete all around with great luster, undamaged, and with a nice 'chrome' green at the termination.


TZ504 - Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504b.jpg]

Wow! Here's a rarity - Chrome Tourmaline in a matrix of Sulfur and Calcite. I've never heard of or seen such a combo. Aside from being rare, it has great visual appeal with the two strong colors.


TZ505 - Spessartine $ 250 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz505a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz505b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz505c.jpg]

A high quality Spessartine with such an interesting, oblong shape. Great color and transparency too.


TZ506 - Spessartine $ 100 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz506a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz506b.jpg]

High quality Spessartine crystals with great color and transparency (this is the good stuff). Parcel of 3 complete crystals, largest 9mm.


TZ507 - Dravite $ 300
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507c.jpg]

Well terminated gem Dravite. Uncommonly good quality, with most of the crystal facet grade.



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