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K796 - Pyrite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K796da.jpg]

Large, somewhat flat single Pyrite crystal with large, flat faces and incredible luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. This is a good example atop a small amount of Calcite and Graphite.


K793 - Pyrite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793da.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K793ea.jpg]

Large, complex single Pyrite crystal with high luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. There are some natural surface indentations that were caused by growth of other crystals and it's contacted on the base, otherwise complete all around with just a few chips and great overall form and presentation.


K781 - Pyrite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ea.jpg]

Large, complex single Pyrite crystal with high luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. There are two smaller attached crystals and it's contacted on the base, otherwise complete all around with just a few chips and great overall form and presentation.


K774 - Tsavorite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774ca.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K774da.jpg]

Large single green Grossular var. Tsavorite with bevelled edges and high luster. Contacted at the bottom and all top faces undamaged.


K770 - Sphalerite (twinned) $ 425
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Sphalerite (twinned) from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K770aa.jpg] Sphalerite (twinned) from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K770ba.jpg] Sphalerite (twinned) from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K770ca.jpg] Sphalerite (twinned) from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K770d.jpg] Sphalerite (twinned) from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K770da.jpg]

Complete twinned single Sphalerite of high quality. Undamaged with just a bit of roughness at the base where it was attached to Graphite. Clean and undamaged. Translucent red when backlit. Uncommonly good Merelani Sphalerite.


K795 - Alabandite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.9 x 5 x 4.1 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K795a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K795ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K795ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K795da.jpg]

Large cluster of octahedral Alabandite crystals with a minor amount of attached Pyrite. Large and undamaged with interesting growth patterns. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K792 - Alabandite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.9 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K792ea.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with a minor amount of attached Diopside and Graphite on the backside. Large flat crystal faces make this an unusually clean looking crystal. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K791 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K791a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K791b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K791c.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with a 2cm Tanzanite crystal attached on the base. Good quality undamaged crystal with a nice, flat cube modification on the tip. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K783 - Alabandite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783aa.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K783ea.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with attached Calcite, Diopside, and Graphite. Good quality undamaged crystal with a nice, flat cube modification on the tip. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K787 - Alabandite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K787aa.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K787ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K787ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K787da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K787ea.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal. Good quality undamaged crystal with a smooth crystal faces with about as good as luster as you get with these. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K786 - Alabandite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K786aa.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K786ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K786ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K786da.jpg]

Large single octahedral Alabandite crystal with attached Calcite. Good quality undamaged crystal with a smooth crystal faces with about as good as luster as you get with these. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K773 - Alabandite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773aa.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773ea.jpg]

Hard to find thumbnail-sized octahedral Alabandite crystal. Good quality, nearly undamaged with only one small nick. Nearly complete with some grooves, attached Calcite on some lower faces, has about as good as luster as you get with these. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K771 - Diopside $ 130
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771aa.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771ca.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771da.jpg]

Sharp single Diopside crystal with excellent luster, transparency. Better than average color for such a transparent crystal, and undamaged, complete all around.


K788 - Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788aa.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788ba.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788da.jpg]

Sharp single Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster, good transparency. Purple/blue with a yellow zone at the top. Undamaged and complete all around.


K789 - Tanzanite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K789aa.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K789ca.jpg]

Tall, slender single Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster, transparency. Purple/blue with a yellow zone at the top. It's undamaged (there is a small indentation on one side that looks like a spot where another former crystal grew rather than damage), complete all around, and has a small sphere of white Calcite attached near the base.
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115

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