Selected Specimens

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TZ322 - Alabandite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces and some attached graphite on the backside.


TZ324 - Alabandite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces.


TZ325 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz325a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz325b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz325c.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz325d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces. Backside has a partial crystal of gemmy Tanzanite attached. Besides the larger partial crystal, there is Graphite and numerous smaller, paler crystals which may be small Tanzanites or other species.


TZ328 - Alabandite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz328a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz328b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz328c.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces.


TZ329 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz329a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz329b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz329c.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces with some pitting. The bevelled edges are unusual and give this one character.


TZ330 - Alabandite with Pyrite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Alabandite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz330a.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz330b.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz330c.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces and partial crystals in Pyrite included.


TZ337 - Wurtzite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz337a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz337b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ338 - Wurtzite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz338a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz338b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. One photo is backit to highlight the excellent translucency.


TZ341 - Wurtzite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ342 - Wurtzite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. These were a huge story a few years ago when discovered as the world's best for species. Another world's best for the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


TU150 - Azurite with Malachite $ 750
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with some crystals partially altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. One crystal at center has a neat halo of malachite alteration around Azurite. Damage to one lower left edge crystal, otherwise perfect.


TU155 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm long and 1.8cm wide and undamaged. Damage to one of the small side crystals.


TU158 - Azurite with Malachite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158b.jpg]

A single large Azurite crystal with areas altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. There is one small nick along the top edge, otherwise perfect.


TU159 - Azurite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. Largest crystal is 1.7cm wide. No damage.


NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.
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