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T537 - Smithsonite on Galena $ 250
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Smithsonite on Galena from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t537a.jpg] Smithsonite on Galena from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t537b.jpg] Smithsonite on Galena from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t537c.jpg]

Large pink Smithsonite crystals to 1.3cm on Galena.


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.


T542 - Dioptase with Cerussite $ 320
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542a.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542b.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542c.jpg]

Undamaged 1.2cm Cerussite crystal on matrix with Dioptase crystals. There is also a light powder blue mineral in areas on the matrix.


T545 - Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite $ 340
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545a.jpg] Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545b.jpg] Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545c.jpg] Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545d.jpg]

A matrix covered by Dolomite and Quartz crystals with areas of blue Rosasite and Tennatite crystals coated by green Smithsonite.


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.


T551 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 3500
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration and gemmy!! This is one the best I've seen of this all green style from the 'Commander Mine' find in 2016. There is unfortunately part of the crystal missing from the lower back side as seen in the third photo. Regardless, it is a spectacular crystal that would command twice as much or more if perfect, the color and clarity is just that good, and it can be displayed without showing the missing area. Last photo is backlit. Weighs 17.2 grams.


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.


T567 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567d.jpg]

Crystallized Graphite with light green Diopside and vivid green Tsavorite crystals. Tsavorite crystals are 8mm and very gemmy with excellent color. Undamaged, uncommon and showy Merelani combo specimen.


T568 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568d.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated clusters of Tsavorite crystals, some of which, like this one, appear to be faden growth. Complete group of crystals with glassy luster and a distinct faden line running up through the center.


T569 - Pyrite on Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569a.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569b.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with attached Pyrite crystals.



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