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T481 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481c.jpg]

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


T480 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480c.jpg]

Double terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Some edge wear but overall very good.


T483 - Apatite $ 250
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Undamaged though backside is indented where another crystal grew.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.


T530 - Topaz $ 95
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530b.jpg]

Small but very gemmy single topaz. Complete all around and undamaged except for one small indentation or nick on a termination edge.


T536 - Cuprite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t536a.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t536b.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t536c.jpg]

Two fine quality crystal groups from an old collection. One is 1.5cm, the other 1.3cm. Both have great undamaged crystals, the largest specimen a floater crystallzied all around.


T540 - Azurite on Arsentsumebite $ 180
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Azurite on Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t540a.jpg] Azurite on Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t540b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals that contrast well against the green Arsentsumebite.


T550 - Cuprian Adamite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t550a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t550b.jpg]

Undamaged clusters of deep forest green, slightly curving crystals of Cuprian Adamite on matrix.


T554 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554c.jpg]

Green Diopside crystals on Graphite. Two of the Diopsides are double terminated, largest is 1.7cm.


T555 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t555a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t555b.jpg]

Green Diopside crystals on Graphite. Good cluster.


T559 - Magnesio Axinite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.3 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t559a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t559b.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found spradically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with just a little chatter along one edge.


T563 - Diopside $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563c.jpg]

Single Diopside with the top chrome green coloration. A funny thing about Merelani Diopsides is that the highly transparent crystals have lighter color, and crystals like this one, with the top color, have less transparency. There are two indentations from other crystals on one narrow side, otherwise complete and undamaged all around.


T564 - Diopside $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t564a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t564b.jpg]

Complete single Diopside with good transparency, undamaged.


T566 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566d.jpg]

Outstanding small thumbnail composed of two interconnected GEM Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. Flawless gem Tsavorite crystals are hard to come by because the cutting value is so high they are almost always cut as gemstones. This specimen has two glass-like, undamaged crystals, though one has a indentation where another Tsavorite was formerly located.



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