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M355 - Tanzanite $ 950 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355e.jpg]

Rare double-terminated Tanzanite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Has a more grey/blue central zone and more intense purple blue coloration at the tips. There is chipping along one edge, otherwise undamaged. Double-terminated crystals are not common. This was part of of large lot purchase and is priced nicely.


M371 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 650 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M371a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M371b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M371c.jpg]

Good coverage of gemmy green Tsavorite crystals on a Graphite matrix. The main crystal is a chunky 1cm crystal with good transparency and rises well up off the matrix. There are also Diopside crystals present mixed among the Tsavorites.


M354 - Tsavorite with Tanzanite $ 350 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M354a.jpg] Tsavorite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M354b.jpg] Tsavorite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M354c.jpg]

Uncommon association of yellow/brown Tanzanite crystals intergrown with green Tsavorite crystals. The main Tsavorite crystal 1.8cm wide.


M362 - Cinnabar with Quartz $ 325 SOLD
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Cinnabar with Quartz from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M362a.jpg] Cinnabar with Quartz from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M362b.jpg] Cinnabar with Quartz from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M362c.jpg]

Deep red, translucent twinned Cinnabar crystals on matrix associated with Quartz crystals. Main crystal is 1.1cm tall. Hard to find specimen from an uncommon old locality.


M330 - Stellerite with Quartz $ 125
Garrawilla Station, Pottinger Co., New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Stellerite with Quartz from Garrawilla Station, Pottinger Co., New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330a.jpg] Stellerite with Quartz from Garrawilla Station, Pottinger Co., New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330b.jpg] Stellerite with Quartz from Garrawilla Station, Pottinger Co., New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330c.jpg] Stellerite with Quartz from Garrawilla Station, Pottinger Co., New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 orange Stellerite crystals on a matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Small Quartz crystals are scattered across the surface of the Stellerite crystals.

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