Tsavorite

Green Grossular and associated minerals from the Merelani Hills Tanzanite mines in Tanzania. These are thumbnails and miniatures found in 2018 and include many fun and interesting specimens ocmposed of multiple minerals. 20 new specimens.


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J635 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J635a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J635b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J635c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J635d.jpg]

Large translucent Diopside crystal, partially double-terminated with attached and include Tsavorite crystals. The Tsavorites are the elongated faden cluster style. Part of the Diopside termination is etchy but undamaged. There are also attached Pyrite crystals and a bit of Graphite on the base. Good on both sides.


J637 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J637a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J637b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J637c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Diopside, Pyrite, and Tsavorite crystals. The Tsavorites are the elongated faden cluster style. Floater specimen crystallized all around.


J639 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639e.jpg]

Double-terminated glassy and gemmy Diopside crystal with attached Pyrite and Tsavorite crystals. There are aslo a few Graphite crystals present, with some perfect crystals included within the Diopside.


J640 - Tsavorite $ 220 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J640a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J640b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J640c.jpg]

Classic single Tsavorite crystal with large undamaged flat faces, contacted on backside where it was attached to the matrix.


J642 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 350 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J642a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J642b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J642c.jpg]

Gorgeous and gemmy 1.3cm Tsavorite crystal on a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. There are good Graphite crystals included in the lower portion of the Tsavorite.


J644 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 130 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J644a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J644b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J644c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J644d.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with a chain of intergrown Tsavorite crystals running up one side. The intergrowth of Tsavorite crystals appears to have caused the Diopside to bend/curve backwards.


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


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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


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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.


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


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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.


J653 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 90 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J653a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J653b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J653c.jpg]

Large, gemmy Tsavorite crystals (one with a good Gaphite crytals inclusion) with Diopside atop a matrix of Graphite. Light damage to the Tsavorite. There are hundreds of tiny Diopside crystals present that have an unusual melted or etched appearance.


J655 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J655a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J655b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J655c.jpg]

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


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


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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 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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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


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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.


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


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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.
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