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J641 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 160
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Diopside, Graphite, and Tsavorite crystals. The Diopside crytal is double-terminated. Floater specimen crystallized all around.


J645 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645d.jpg]

Gorgeous and gemmy cluster of Tsavorite crystals atop a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. The cluster is about 1.3cm wide. There is some irregular growth on the right side caused by Graphite crystals but is not damaged.


J649 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. The crystals are bright and transparent and most are perfect with some damaged along the edge.


J650 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J651 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and lsutrous metallic Pyrite crytals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J652 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652c.jpg]

Excellent colored gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of crystallized Graphite. Undamaged.


J654 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J654a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J654b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J654c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite and Diopside crystals atop a matrix of Graphite. There is a single Pyrite in the center. Undamaged.


J656 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656c.jpg]

A 1.8cm elongated faden Tsavorite crystal group attached to a flat, transparent unidentified crytal, possibly Tanzanite, on a matrix of Graphite, Pyrite crystals, and unidentifed white crystals.


J657 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 230
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657d.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 7mm and a Diopside crystal atop a matrix of Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J658 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 260
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658d.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658e.jpg]

Floater cluster of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and Pyrite crystals on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J659 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659c.jpg]

Large Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. This is a very large single crystal 3.5cm wide. It is undamaged however there is a fracture running down the center of the crystal preventing from being priced in the thousands of dollars. It had a Calcite coating that was removed during cleaning and the fracture was also formerly filled with Calcite (now gone). It is stable and undamaged with good luster.


J663 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 1.2cm with good color on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J430 - Quartz variety Amethyst $ 120
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
small cabinet - 7.4 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm


Quartz variety Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J430a.jpg] Quartz variety Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J430b.jpg] Quartz variety Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J430c.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring about 1.0cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller 1-2mm crystals on the larger crystals. Very clean with no obvious damage.


J431 - Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions $ 200
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431a.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431b.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431c.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431d.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431e.jpg]

This specimen has a Japan Law Twin pair of Quartz crystals in addition to numerous other long, slender, individual clear Quartz crystals. There are inclusions in many of the crystals of at least two other species. Small blebs of yellow color Sulfur can be seen in the Japan Law Twin pair accompanied by another unidentified white mineral. No major damage to the main crystals.


J432 - Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz $ 200
Orange River, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J432b.jpg] Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J432c.jpg] Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/j432a.jpg]

This specimen is a complex combination of multi-stage growth of Quartz that shows two distinct periods of development. The early stage growth is an Amethyst Quartz crystal with Hematite either in or on its faces. The late stage growth is a nearly complete coverage of clear Quartz, terminated on both ends. This pattern of development gives the specimen the appearance of having internal Hematite and Amethyst Quartz phantoms when viewed from the top or sides. A very aesthetic and interesting specimen. Old label shows a price of $250.



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