Tanzanian Gem Crystals


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TZ500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ £ 468) 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 (=~ £ 273) 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.


TZ503 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 300 (=~ £ 216) 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 (=~ £ 360)
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 (=~ £ 180) 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 (=~ £ 72) 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 (=~ £ 216)
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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