Merelani Apatite

A significant new find from the summer of 2015 at the Karo Pit in Merelani Hills, Tanzania.  These gemmy light blue Apatites have always been scarse at the deposit, with only an occasional single crystal seen for sale. In fact in all my years of mineral dealing I've only handled a few crystals, and most were very small Apatites associated with other minerals. This batch is not only the most I've ever seen at one time, but all are medium blue, entirely gem quality, and have good length reaching 3.7cm tall. 



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B210 - Apatite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b210a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b210b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite of uncommon size. Longest crystal of the lot. A fine, clean crystal that is facet grade for it's entire lenght. Superb luster and undamaged.


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B211 - Apatite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b211a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b211b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length.


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B212 - Apatite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b212a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b212b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged.


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B213 - Apatite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b213a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b213b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged.


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B215 - Apatite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b215a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b215b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged.


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B216 - Apatite $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b216a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b216b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged but with a notch in backside where another Apatite crystal grew.


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B219 - Apatite $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b219a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b219b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged.


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B220 - Apatite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b220a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b220b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged.


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B223 - Apatite $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b223a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b223b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and undamaged.



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