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T692 - Tsavorite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692c.jpg]

A real GEM of a Tsavorite crystal. Totally transparent and crystalized on all sides, even the bottom. Some Tsavorites grow perched atop the edges of Graphite crystals which allows crystal faces to form on the bottom as well as the top and sides.There are residual thin black grooves on the bottom where the Graphite crystals were, otherwise fully crystallized.


T790 - Grossular $ 250
Coyote Front Range, Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Grossular from Coyote Front Range, Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t790a.jpg] Grossular from Coyote Front Range, Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t790b.jpg] Grossular from Coyote Front Range, Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t790c.jpg]

Gemmy orange/brown Grossular crystals in a mound shaped group.


T819 - Almandine $ 180
Wrangell, Alaska, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/t819a.jpg] Almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/t819b.jpg] Almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/t819c.jpg]

A 2.4cm Almandine garnet in matrix. A large sized garnet for the locality with just one small chip, otherwise perfect.


T854 - Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854c.jpg]

Rare faden Tsavorite crystal, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and there has been a fair production of it. While not as large as they get, this crystal is on the large side, and the quality is as good as it gets.


T856 - Grossular on Diopside $ 350
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
miniature - 3.4 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of gem Grossular crystals on Diopside. The crystals are transparent with great color. The small crystal has a small chip, otherwise undamaged.


T859 - Grossular on diopside $ 350
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Grossular on diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t859a.jpg] Grossular on diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t859b.jpg]

Single gem Grossular crystal on a green Diopside crystal. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


T932 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t932a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t932b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t932c.jpg]

Formation of three elongated Tsavorite crystal groups forming a polygon with a small Diopside in the center and numerous attached tiny Pyrite crystals. Glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with only the very tip of the long end being a point of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T933 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933d.jpg]

Formation of elongated Tsavorite crystals that grade up in size towards the top, with attached tiny Pyrite crystals. Glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with a small point of contact at the thick end. At the right angle it looks like a lightning bolt. An amazing specimen!!!


T935 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935a.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935b.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with attached sphene, diopside, and Pyrite crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with only the very tip of one part of the bottom as a possible point of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T936 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Twisting, towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the stack. An amazing specimen!!!


T937 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged floater crystallized all around. An amazing specimen!!!


T938 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t938a.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t938b.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t938c.jpg]

Formation of elongated Tsavorite crystals with attached Sphene, Diopside, and Pyrite crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's well crystallized all around with the top and the bottom as a possible point of contact, it may have spanned the entire pocket. An amazing specimen!!!


T939 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with small attached Diopside crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Floater specimen, undamaged with no points of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940a.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940b.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940c.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940d.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940e.jpg]

Unique specimen of a heart-shaped Sphene with attached Tsavorite and Pyrite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible, unusual thumbnail.


C170 - Grossular $ 200
Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous Grossular crystals from recent finds in China. The crystals reach 1cm in size and have good surface striations, some being very gemmy. Nothing but Grossular crystals, good on the front side but with some contacts on the back side.



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