Selected Specimens

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TZ181 - Alabandite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 465)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ188 - Alabandite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 332)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ189 - Alabandite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1196)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189c.jpg]

Huge single black octahedral crystal, largest of the lot. Sharp overall form though with a pitted surface.


TZ192 - Alabandite $ 850 (=~ CAN$ 1130)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192c.jpg]

Single black crystal with cubic form.


TZ193 - Alabandite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1196)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193d.jpg]

Single black crystal.


TZ197 - Alabandite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 266)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz197a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz197b.jpg]

Single black crystal.


TZ202 - Alabandite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 332)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz202a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz202b.jpg]

Single black crystal.


A963 - Elbaite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 532)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3.0 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963d.jpg]

Elegant pair of multi-colored Elbaite on blades of white Feldspar. One end of the double-terminated crystals have a yellow color and pyramidal termination, the other ends have a green color and a flatter termination.


A964 - Elbaite with Quartz $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 1994)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.0 cm


Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a964a.jpg] Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a964b.jpg] Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a964c.jpg] Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a964d.jpg]

Ten yellow-tipped Elbaite crystals that penetrate up and through blades of white Feldspar and a large transparent Quartz crystal. A gorgeous and unusual looking specimen.


A965 - Elbaite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 465)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965d.jpg]

Double-terminated Elbaite attached to a double-terminated Quartz crystal. Main crystal is undamaged, though a tiny second Elbaite grown out of the Quartz is damaged across the termination, but it is so small you don't notice. Both crystals terminate in a yellow coloration.


TZ211 - Wurtzite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 399)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz211a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz211b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz211c.jpg]

Single crystal with a rich red/orange color, gemmy and bright.


TZ212 - Wurtzite with Sphalerite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 332)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212a.jpg] Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange color pagoda shaped crystal. At the tips are dark areas of epitaxial Sphalerite.


TZ215 - Tanzanite on Graphite $ 5000 (=~ CAN$ 6645)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Tanzanite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz215a.jpg] Tanzanite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz215b.jpg] Tanzanite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz215c.jpg] Tanzanite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz215d.jpg]

A 3.5 cm tall Tanzanite on a Graphite matrix. Matrix Tanzanites are hard to come by, with the vast majority of specimens being single, loose crystals - just the nature of how they are formed and mining process. The Tanzanite has superb, glassy luster and lots of gem sections within. Tanzanite is a one locality mineral and the Merelani Tanzanite mines will someday be exhausted. This is a good opportunity to get a good matrix specimen while they are still available.


K100 - Hematite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 598)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100d.jpg]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 5-6 years ago.


K101 - Hematite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 598)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k101a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k101b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k101c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k101d.jpg]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 5-6 years ago.



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