Tanzanian Gem Crystals


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AU863 - Aquamarine $ 600
Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania
cabinet - 10 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au863a.jpg] Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au863c.jpg] Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au863g.jpg]

Unusual, large single Aquamarine crystal from Songea. It has a wonderful mottled coloration of blues, whites, browns. Complete all around with uniform shape and smooth flat crystal faces.


AU866 - Aquamarine $ 280
Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au866a.jpg] Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au866b.jpg] Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au866c.jpg] Aquamarine from Songea, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au866e.jpg]

Unusual, large single Aquamarine crystal from Songea. It has a wonderful mottled coloration of blues, whites, browns. Complete all around with uniform shape and smooth flat crystal faces.


FM106 - Tanzanite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm106a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm106b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm106c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm106d.jpg]

Small single pink Tanzanite crystal. Glassy and transparent, it's pink in both directions. The wider face is a lighter pink but the side face pops with incredible color, especially for a small crystal.


AU845 - Tanzanite $ 500 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au845a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au845c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au845d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au845e.jpg]

One of the most unusual Tanzanites I've ever owned. A colorless crystal with a zone of aqua blue/green.


AU839 - Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au839a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au839b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au839c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au839e.jpg]

Glassy, deep blue single Tanzanite crystal. A heated crystal with excellent color and areas of transparency (gem quality). Thick crystal that weighs 28.17 carats.


AU867 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 200 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au867a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au867b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au867c.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au867d.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 5cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals. These have been found here in the past, but this new find has much higher quality, porcelain-like lustrous crystals than those found previously. Moonstone crystals are rare!


AU864 - Feldspar var. Moonstone with Tourmaline $ 350
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone with Tourmaline from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au864a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone with Tourmaline from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au864b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone with Tourmaline from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au864f.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. This specimen has bits of brown Dravite Tourmaline attached. Individual crystals to 3.8cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals. These have been found here in the past, but this new find has much higher quality, porcelain-like lustrous crystals than those found previously. Moonstone crystals are rare!


AU843 - Apatite $ 130
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au843a.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au843b.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au843c.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au843d.jpg]

Single transparent blue Apatite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around with a nice steep pyramidal termination.


AU846 - Apatite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au846a.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au846b.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au846c.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au846d.jpg]

Single transparent blue Apatite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around with a nice steep pyramidal termination.


LP680 - Spinel $ 75 SOLD
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp680a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp680b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp680c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp680d.jpg]

Single octahedral pink Spinel crystal from Tanzania. Has 5 good terminations with the bottom tip missing. Good color with areas of transparency.


LP743 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp743a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp743b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp743c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp743d.jpg]

Large red octahedral Spinel crystal in white marble with golden mica.


AU605 - Spinel $ 275
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au605b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au605c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au605d.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au605e.jpg]

Complete single octahedral red Spinel crystal in white marble. Translucent and 1.6cm wide.


AU607 - Spinel $ 275
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au607a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au607b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au607c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au607d.jpg]

GLassy octahedral pink to red Spinel crystals in white marble. Great color with areas of transparency.


AU848 - Diopside $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au848a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au848c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au848e.jpg]

Glassy green Diopside crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around with excellent color.


LP673 - Apatite on Diopside $ 90
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Apatite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp673a.jpg] Apatite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp673b.jpg] Apatite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp673c.jpg] Apatite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp673d.jpg]

Glassy green Diopside crystal with a small attached blue Apatite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Well terminated with good color.
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