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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.03.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve posted some great new specimens in this Tanzania Update (click here), including excellent alabandite crystals (very large for the species), a beautiful sharp corundum (ruby) crystal, dravite tourmalines, a super twinned orange kyanite, scapolite, spinel and prehnite.

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania – 7.0 cm

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania – 3.7 cm

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania – 2.4 cm

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania

Alabandite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania – 2.4 cm

Corundum, var. Ruby, Winza, Mpapwa, Dodoma, Tanzania

Corundum, var. Ruby, Winza, Mpapwa, Dodoma, Tanzania
Field of view 2.0 cm

Dravite Tourmaline, Mwajanga, Tanzania

Dravite Tourmaline, Mwajanga, Tanzania – 5.4 cm

Dravite Tourmaline, Tanga Region, Tanzania

Dravite Tourmaline, Tanga Region, Tanzania – 7.3 cm

Kyanite (Twinned), Nani, Loliondo, Arusha, Tanzania

Kyanite (Twinned), Nani, Loliondo, Arusha, Tanzania – 2.4 cm

Scapolite, Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania

Scapolite, Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania – 2.1 cm

Spinel, Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania

Spinel, Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania – 5.5 cm

Prehnite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania

Prehnite, Merelani Hills, Lelatima Mountains, Manyara, Tanzania

Field of view 2.5 cm