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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite with Albite
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite with Albite. Front
Front
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite with Albite. Rear
Rear
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite with Albite.

EH98AD8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that well extend and complete. Well send to the buyer the information and documentation obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 2.3 × 1.5 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.5 × 0.2


Euro:360 / US$401 / Yen:40580 / AUD$524

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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite

ED96AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that well extend and complete. Well send to the buyer the information and documentation previously obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.7 × 1.5 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite. Front
Front
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite. Side
Side
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite. Front
Front
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite. Rear
Rear

EL28AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that well extend and complete. Well send to the buyer the information and documentation previously obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2016 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 07-08/2016, page 73
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.9 × 5.9 cm = 2.2 × 1.5 × 2.3

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.4 × 0.1


Euro:380 / US$423 / Yen:42830 / AUD$553

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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite

EJ87AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that well extend and complete. Well send to the buyer the information and documentation previously obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 2.1 cm = 2.4 × 1.6 × 0.8

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.7 × 0.3




Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite. Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite.
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite. Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite.

EG87AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that well extend and complete. Well send to the buyer the information and documentation previously obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 1.5 cm = 2.4 × 1.7 × 0.6

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4 × 0.2


Euro:320 / US$356 / Yen:36070 / AUD$466

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Copper with Cuprite

EH17AD8: Dendritic growth of crystals with perfectly defined faces and edges, very visibly twinned according to the Spinel law, and uniformly coated by Cuprite, with the typical reddish color. The sample, very fine and esthetic, is excellent in all orientations.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.7 × 1.5 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.7 × 0.3




Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Cuprite. Copper with Cuprite.
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Marcasite with Barite and Quartz
Marcasite with Barite and Quartz. Marcasite with Barite and Quartz.

EK14AD8: Aggregates of very sharp and extraordinarily bright Marcasite crystals on a matrix of Quartz crystals with cast forms of dissolved Barite on the back and with very sharp crystals of the same Barite, translucent and very bright.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6 × 4.1 cm = 3.1 × 2.4 × 1.6

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.2 × 0.2


Euro:85 / US$96 / Yen:9650 / AUD$126

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Barite with Pyrite and Quartz

EQ87AD8: Aggregates of very sharp and translucent Barite crystals, extraordinarily bright and on matrix, with Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2016)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.3 × 6.7 cm = 3.7 × 3.3 × 2.6

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5 × 0.4

Minor fluorescence short UV


Euro:280 / US$312 / Yen:31560 / AUD$407

Barite with Pyrite and Quartz. Barite with Pyrite and Quartz.
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Pyrite with Marcasite and Quartz
Pyrite with Marcasite and Quartz. Pyrite with Marcasite and Quartz.

EM99AD8: Aggregates of cubic Pyrite crystals that are very bright and slightly deformed by slight curvatures. They are with very sharp and bright Marcasite crystals and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals with cast forms of dissolved Baryte on the back.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2016)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 8.3 × 7.5 cm = 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.0

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4 × 0.4




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Galena with Pyrite and Barite

TB37AD1: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with hoppered growths in some of their faces. They are bright and are on matrix, with Pyrite aggregates and small Barite crystals. The quality of the Galena is better than usual for the locality.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.3 × 5.6 cm = 3.0 × 2.5 × 2.2

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.1 × 0.9




Galena with Pyrite and Barite. Galena with Pyrite and Barite.
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Barite with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite
Barite with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite.

EX13W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Floater parallel growth of thin tabular crystals of Barite that are sharp with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and very bright and have flattened crystals of Marcasite that show, very well marked, the twin known as "cockscomb", with bright disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite and minor crystals of Siderite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine Mineral Up on page 48 in number 2012/2
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.8 × 1.8 × 0.6

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.7 × 0.7




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Barite with Pyrite

EG46AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Parallel growth of elongated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. On a Pyrite matrix.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.9 × 1.3 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1 cm = 1.3 × 0.4




Barite with Pyrite.
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Barite with Pyrite and Quartz
Barite with Pyrite and Quartz. Barite with Pyrite and Quartz.

EB96AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Single crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. On matrix, with Quartz and Pyrite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.1 × 2.0 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.0 × 0.7




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Barite with Pyrite

EJ76AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Aggregate of crystals with a very unusual shape, tabular, very thick and with slight bulges on some of their faces. The crystals are complete, with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. They are partially coated by deformed Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.6 × 1.3




Barite with Pyrite.
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Barite with Pyrite
Barite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Barite with Pyrite. Side
Side

EA67AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Parallel growth of thick tabular crystals with a very particular shape but with very well defined faces and edges. The Barite crystals are transparent and very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. On a matrix of deformed Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.3 × 1.2




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Barite with Pyrite

EB17AB7: Single crystals with a very unusual shape, tabular and with slight bulges on some of their faces. The crystals are complete, with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. They are partially coated by deformed Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.4 × 2.7 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.7 × 0.9




Barite with Pyrite. Barite with Pyrite.
Barite with Pyrite.
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Chalcopyrite with Siderite
Chalcopyrite with Siderite. Chalcopyrite with Siderite.

ED27W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Drusy growth, on matrix, of sharp short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a false appearance of the tetrahedron. They have very well defined faces and edges, are extraordinarily bright and some of them are very individualized.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.6 × 2.2 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.5 × 0.4




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Chalcopyrite with Quartz

EB96W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Drusy growth, on matrix, of short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite. They have a second phase of crystallization, of granular aspect, that coats the faces of the first crystalline growth. They are with comb-shaped growths of Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 13 × 7.6 × 3.7 cm = 5.1 × 3.0 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4 × 0.4




Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Chalcopyrite with Quartz.

EA70W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Drusy growth, on matrix, of short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite, They have a second phase of crystallization, of granular aspect, that coats the faces of the first crystalline growth. They are with comb-shaped growths of Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 20.5 × 14 × 7.5 cm = 8.1 × 5.5 × 3.0

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




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Pyrite on Barite "box" and Barite

ED47Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Echeloned growths of Pyrite perched on sharp casts left by preexisting thick tabular Barite crystals that have been dissolved and subsequently replaced by a second generation of smaller colorless and transparent crystals of the same Barite partially coating the Pyrite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 6.5 × 5.5 cm = 4.4 × 2.6 × 2.2




Pyrite on Barite
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.

EH92AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Very aerial arborescent growth, on a Calcite matrix, of bright crystals with their faces slightly deformed but well defined. No similar samples are known from this mine.
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01-02/2016)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.4 × 0.1


Euro:780 / US$870 / Yen:87920 / AUD$1136

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Silver with Calcite

EG16AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Very aerial arborescent growth, on a Calcite matrix, of fresh and bright crystals with their faces slightly deformed but well defined. No similar samples are known from this mine.
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01-02/2016)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.8 × 2.3 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2 × 0.2


Euro:1100 / US$1227 / Yen:124000 / AUD$1602

Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite.
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Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Calcite with Pyrite. Rear
Rear

TG6AD6: Divergent group of white translucent crystals with reddish Hematite inclusions near the base of the prisms. The crystals, with simple and very well defined forms, consist of a prism and three terminal faces of a flat rhombohedron. The piece is from a single find in the El Hamman area in 2008.
El Hamman, Mekns, Mekns Prefecture, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2008)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6.2 × 3 cm = 2.4 × 2.4 × 1.2

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.1 × 0.9

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV


Euro:110 / US$122 / Yen:12540 / AUD$164

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Fluorite with Pyrite

EL96Y8: Group of very sharp cubic crystals, very bright as is usual in the samples from El Hammam. They are transparent, with very well defined geometric color zoning parallel to the edges forming stripes of deeper color.
El Hamman, Mekns, Mekns Prefecture, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2012)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 8 × 4 cm = 3.3 × 3.1 × 1.6

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 6.1 cm = 2.5 × 2.4

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite with Pyrite.
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Proustite on Acanthite
Proustite on Acanthite.

TR96V1: Very aerial stalactitic growth of small crystals of Proustite with a small group of cubic crystals of Acanthite at the base.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01-02/2011)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.3 × 1.2 × 0.8

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0 × 0.0




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Proustite

TM26AD6: Spheroidal aggregates of short prismatic Proustite crystals that are translucent and have very well defined faces and edges.
Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01-02/2011)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.5 × 1.1 × 1.2

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1 × 0.0




Proustite. Front
Front
Proustite. Side
Side
Proustite.
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Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
Silver.

TV48Q0: A plate from a fissure of microcrystals with skeletal forms, on matrix. The piece is from an old find in Imiter, probably around de decade of the 90ts and unusual as the habitual it has a crystalline aspect.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 4.6 cm = 1.7 × 1.6 × 1.8

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.3 × 1.0




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Silver

TZ89Q0: A scultural growth, very aerial and esthetic, of microcrystals with skeletal forms, on matrix. The piece is from an old find in Imiter, probably around the decade of the 90s and unusual as the habitual has a crystalline aspect.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 2.9 cm = 2.7 × 2.2 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.5 × 0.9




Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
Silver.
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Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear

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TP49X2: Fissure plate of micro-crystals on matrix. The sample is from an old find at Imiter, probably around the 1990'ts. Its luster and fresh aspect suggest that it has no mercury and it is native Silver and not the variety kongsbergite, very common at this locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 3.9 × 5.2 cm = 3.8 × 1.5 × 2.0




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Quartz (variety red quartz)

TV47AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Quite different from other Quartz samples previously collected at the same area by its morphology, with a wide development of one of the pyramidal faces and by the Hematite distribution, both as coatings and as inclusions that occupy most of the Quartz crystals interior and by a second generation of small crystals.
Toufassmame (Izizauen), Alnif, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.8 × 2.2 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 1.8 cm = 2.5 × 0.7




Quartz (variety red quartz). Front
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Quartz (variety red quartz). Rear
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Barite with Calcite and limonite
Barite with Calcite and limonite. Barite with Calcite and limonite.

EB68AC2: Parallel and rod-like growths, on matrix, of thin elongated crystals with slight curvatures, transparent and very bright. They have an intense sky-blue color on the prism and are colorless on the terminations. In excellent condition, which for these Barites is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane Mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (10-11/2014)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.9 × 2.1 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.7 cm = 1.3 × 0.7

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Erythrite with Phlogopite

EV86AC2: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. Aggregate of very elongated crystals that have a quite different shape than the better known Erythrite from Bou Azzer. These crystals in a Phlogopite-rich matrix are notable by their luster and color, very intense and uniform.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.7 × 1.7 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.1 × 0.0




Erythrite with Phlogopite. Erythrite with Phlogopite.
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Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz
Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz. Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz.

EC37AB9: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2015, a new worldwide locality for fine Erythrite! Although it looks very similar to the famous Bou Azzer ones, the deposit of this specimen is located about 500 Km. from the Bou Azzer Mine and in a different geological environment.
As far as we know these Erythrites were not known before and they come not from the Tazalarht quarries but in a new shaft/prospect located very close to the Tazalarht quarries. Related species are Quartz, Phlogopite (analyzed) and a mix of Chalcocite-Djurleite-Digenite in the matrix.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.9 × 1.7 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4 × 0.1




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Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz

ED86AB9: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2015, a new worldwide locality for fine Erythrite! Although it looks very similar to the famous Bou Azzer ones, the deposit of this specimen is located about 500 Km. from the Bou Azzer Mine and in a different geological environment.
As far as we know these Erythrites were not known before and they come not from the Tazalarht quarries but in a new shaft/prospect located very close to the Tazalarht quarries. Related species are Quartz, Phlogopite (analyzed) and a mix of Chalcocite-Djurleite-Digenite in the matrix.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 2.1 × 1.7 × 1.2




Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz. Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz.
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Erythrite with Phlogopite
Erythrite with Phlogopite. Erythrite with Phlogopite.

EG67AC2: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. Aggregate of very elongated crystals that have a quite different shape than the better known Erythrite from Bou Azzer. These crystals in a Phlogopite-rich matrix are notable by their luster and color, very intense and uniform.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.3 × 1.4 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3 × 0.0




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Erythrite with Phlogopite

EY88AC2: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. Aggregate of very elongated crystals that have a quite different shape than the better known Erythrite from Bou Azzer. These crystals in a Phlogopite-rich matrix and with iridescent metallic sulphides, are notable by their luster and color, very intense and uniform.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.6 × 3.7 cm = 2.4 × 2.2 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.2 × 0.0




Erythrite with Phlogopite. Erythrite with Phlogopite.
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Erythrite with Phlogopite
Erythrite with Phlogopite. Erythrite with Phlogopite.

EF16AC2: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. Aggregate of very elongated crystals that have a quite different shape than the better known Erythrite from Bou Azzer. These crystals in a Phlogopite-rich matrix are notable by their luster and color, very intense and uniform.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.4 × 1.7 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.6 × 0.0




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Erythrite with Phlogopite

EX87AC2: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. Aggregate of very elongated crystals, of good size, that has a quite different shape than the better known Erythrite from Bou Azzer. These crystals in a Phlogopite-rich matrix, are notable by their luster and color, very intense and uniform.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.1 × 4.2 cm = 2.5 × 1.6 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.6 × 0.1




Erythrite with Phlogopite. Erythrite with Phlogopite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.

MG48AA9: Isolated Wulfenite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with a shape and color (intense red) very different than usual for the locality.
Aderhoual, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.6 × 6.4 × 5.2 cm = 2.6 × 2.5 × 2.0

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.6 × 0.4

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




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Azurite with Gypsum

MA11Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Aggregates of short prismatic crystals that are bright; they have a very deep color and are on a fibrous Gypsum matrix. The sample is from a small area of old abandoned mines between Aouli and Mibladen, now rediscovered thanks to intensive manual mineral collecting at this zone.
Lizaste, Aouli-Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 1.7 × 1.6 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2 × 0.2




Azurite with Gypsum. Front
Front
Azurite with Gypsum. Rear
Rear
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Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite.

EB16W5: Botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, with microcrystalline surfaces, bright, with a very vivid and uniform color that contrasts with the darker tones of the matrix.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2012)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6 × 3 cm = 2.8 × 2.4 × 1.2

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Cobaltoan Calcite

MF27W9: Druse of prismatic crystals with rhombohedral terminations. They are more individualized than usual and have a very deep, intense and uniform pink, almost mauve, color
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (10/2012)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 3.1 × 1.9 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4 × 0.3

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




Cobaltoan Calcite. Cobaltoan Calcite.
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Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite.

EY63Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013 (because of the scalenohedral crystals). Druse, on matrix, of very acute scalenohedral crystals with rhombohedral terminations. They are between transparent and translucent and have a color between deep pink and mauve, with a second generation of crystals with the same morphology, but with orange shades.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7.2 × 4.5 cm = 3.1 × 2.8 × 1.8

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.3 × 0.1

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Cobaltoan Calcite

ML96AD6: Druse of very flattened rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and very fine striations. The crystals, translucent and very bright, have a very unusually vivid and deep color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (10/2012)

Specimen size: 8 × 7 × 2.3 cm = 3.1 × 2.8 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7 × 0.5

Minor fluorescence short UV




Cobaltoan Calcite.
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Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite
Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite. Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite.

EG96W2: Irregular aggregate of crystals formed by a short prism with six faces and a flattened terminal rhombohedron, with vertical parallel growths all along the prism. The crystals are bright and have a deep and uniform mauve color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2012)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.5 × 3.3 cm = 3.1 × 3.0 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7 × 0.6

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Prehnite

EM9Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. A globular aggregate of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, color zoned with a whitish green color on the outsides and a more intense green color in the middle.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.9 × 1.7 × 1.3




Prehnite.
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Mibladen Vanadinite

A lot of locals are digging in different areas around Mibladen trying to find fine Vanadinite specimens. Curiously the prices for the nicest specimens are actually higher than the prices were in the past. The reason for this could be that, even though many people are working there, not that many really good specimens have been found. Keeping an eye on the worldwide market situation we recommend these nice Vanadinite specimens for their quality, color or unusual crystal form.

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear

ET67AD8: An unusually large Vanadinite crystal whose pinacoid is very elongated, with parallel growths, and with skeletal growths on the prism faces. Color and luster are excellent.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 1.7 × 0.8 × 0.6




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Vanadinite on Barite

T26MCAB7: Thick tabular Vanadinite crystals that are bright and have a very intense and uniform color. They are on aggregates of white laminar Barite crystals and are on matrix. The sample has been recovered from an old find in 1995 when only a few samples of good quality were recovered
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.6 × 1.8 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2 × 0.2




Vanadinite on Barite. Vanadinite on Barite.
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Vanadinite with Barite
Vanadinite with Barite. Vanadinite with Barite.

DA50AD5: Aggregates of very well defined tabular Vanadinite crystals that are translucent, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform red color. They are on a rocky matrix with white aggregates of Barite crystals. A Moroccan classic with great quality.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.9 × 3.5 cm = 2.8 × 2.7 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3 × 0.2


Euro:490 / US$543 / Yen:55880 / AUD$731

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Vanadinite with Barite

AB97AD6: Very bright thick tabular Vanadinite crystals with a very intense and uniform color and implanted on a matrix of white laminar BarIte crystals.
An excellent Moroccan classic from the Sylvane collection, whose label well send to the buyer.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/1993)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7.3 × 4.8 cm = 3.3 × 2.9 × 1.9

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4 × 0.3

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Vanadinite with Barite. Front
Front
Vanadinite with Barite. Side
Side
Vanadinite with Barite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

TH26AC9: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and with a very unusual color, between orange and cream, and with a dark colored stripe in the center of each crystal. The sample was collected 200 meters deep in the old abandoned shafts at the ACF mine. Due to very difficult access and collecting, future recovery of such pieces is not expected.
ACF Mine, 200 m.↓, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.4 × 1.9 × 0.8

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3 × 0.2




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Vanadinite

TB97AB7: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and with a very unusual color, between orange and cream, and with a dark colored stripe in the center of each crystal. The sample has been collected 200 meters deep in the old abandoned shafts at the ACF mine. Due to very difficult access and collecting, future recovery of such pieces is not expected.
ACF Mine, 200 m.↓, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 10 × 8.2 × 3.1 cm = 3.9 × 3.2 × 1.2

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2 × 0.2




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Touissit

The Touissit mining area is currently closed and the old shafts are flooded with water.
It is quite possible that no more quality samples from this mine will be produced in the future.

Cerussite with Galena
Cerussite with Galena.

E56EI7: Flattened, prismatic crystals, one of them dominant. They have very well-defined faces and edges and yellowish brown shades, on a Galena matrix.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.1 × 4.2 cm = 2.1 × 2.0 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.9 × 0.6

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Cerussite

M49ZAB7: Twinned, sharp, pale brown, transparent and extraordinarily bright Cerussite crystals that fill a vug on a massive Galena matrix.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1988)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 8.1 × 5.6 cm = 3.2 × 3.2 × 2.2

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4 × 0.4

Minor fluorescence short UV




Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Wulfenite with Dolomite
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.

ME27AA9: Very sharp laminar Wulfenite crystals, translucent, bright, with an intense yellow color and on a Dolomite matrix. Great classic, from a historic mine.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.8 × 1.5 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4 × 0.3

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




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Bouismas Mine

Allargentum with Actinolite and Calcite

TK86AD5: Very aerial arborescent Allargentum on matrix, with Calcite and fibrous Actinolite aggregates. The Allargentum, intimately intergrown with native Silver and Dyscrasite, is dominant in the analysis so, following IMA recommendations, we label the sample this way. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2015)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.6 × 0.1




Allargentum with Actinolite and Calcite. Allargentum with Actinolite and Calcite.
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Barite with Calcite
Barite with Calcite. Barite with Calcite.

MZ56AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Aggregate of Barite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very intense yellow color, very bright and with very well defined faces and edges. On a matrix with Calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2 × 1.7 cm = 1.4 × 0.8 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.8 × 0.4




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Barite with Calcite

MX57AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Aggregate of very sharp Barite crystals with a very deep and intense toasted honey color, extraordinarily bright and on a matrix with calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 2.8 × 1.2 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6 × 0.6




Barite with Calcite. Barite with Calcite.
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Silver with Arsenopyrite silver-rich Tennantite and Pearceite
Silver with Arsenopyrite silver-rich Tennantite and Pearceite.

ET10AA7: A curiosity: columnar Silver growths with only slightly defined crystalline surfaces, on matrix, with associated Arsenopyrite, silver-rich Tennantite and Pearceite. All the species on the sample have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the results to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 0.9 × 0.7 × 0.5

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.5 × 0.2




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Silver with Actinolite

EB89Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case it is an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges that are on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.9 × 1.2 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




Silver with Actinolite. Silver with Actinolite.
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Silver with Actinolite
Silver with Actinolite.
Silver with Actinolite. Silver with Actinolite.

EA9Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case it is an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges that are on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.9 × 1.5 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5 × 0.4




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Silver with Actinolite

ED51Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case with an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Records web page, in the Whats New in the Mineral World? section, report #35, August 14, 2013 edition.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.1 × 1.7 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




Silver with Actinolite. Silver with Actinolite.
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Arhbar Mine

Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite
Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite.

EA86AA4: Isolated crystals of magnesian Roselite. They are translucent, very well defined, have a very intense, deep and uniform color and are on matrix, with Dolomite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (02/2014)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.3 × 1.5 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1 × 0.0




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Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite

ED37AA4: Isolated crystals of magnesian Roselite. They are very well defined, a lot of them doubly terminated, translucent, have a very intense, deep and uniform color that strongly contrasts with the snow white Calcite matrix. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.5 × 1.8 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.3 × 0.1

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite. Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite.
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Bou Azzer Erythrite

Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

E84LA5: The small pink rosettes associated with the main crystals are a second generation of Erythrite.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 5 cm = 1.8 × 2.0




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Erythrite

TB67X6: Erythrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and more isolated than usual on the samples from Bou Azzer. They are implanted on a matrix coated by a second generation of micro crystals of Erythrite, forming rosettes and with a lighter color.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (06/2012)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.7 × 2.2 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.9 × 0.2




Erythrite. Erythrite.
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Erythrite with Skutterudite
Erythrite with Skutterudite.
Erythrite with Skutterudite.

M24LA7: Large crystals of this lustrous Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 cm = 2.8 × 1.8

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm = 0.6




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Erythrite with Quartz

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EN83: Brilliant crystals in a Quartz pocket.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 7 cm = 2.8 × 2.8




Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.
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Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

EV69V9: Fanlike aggregates, on matrix, of sharp flattened prismatic crystals with a very deep color and intense luster.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.7 × 7.4 cm = 4.2 × 3.0 × 2.9

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




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Gersdorffite from At Ahmane

Gersdorffite with Calcite

EV99Y2: Very aerial aggregate of very sharp octahedral crystals. They are extraordinarily bright, a very uncommon quality for the species, and it is on matrix, with Quartz.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2012)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5 × 2.3 cm = 2.9 × 2.0 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5 × 0.3

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Gersdorffite with Calcite. Front
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Gersdorffite with Calcite. Side
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Tounfit Fluorite

At the beginning of 2006 for the first time this Fluorite appeared in Morocco. It is from an old mine 1700 meters high in a mountain near the Tounfit village. First samples found were good quality but it was in Ste. Marie 2006 where we saw, and purchased, an exceptional parcel with samples of two different crystallizations and also different color and luster.
Welcome to the market, Tounfit Fluorite! We are sure that for your quality and originality you will be famous!

Fluorite
Fluorite.

EE61Y0: Curious crystallization with well defined cube, dodecahedron and octahedron faces.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.9 × 1.9 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.4 × 0.9




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Fluorite

MB7T6: Aggregate of translucent crystals with a curious crystallization in which appear, very well defined, the faces of the cube, dodecahedron and octahedron cutting the corners with overgrowths forming small pyramids in the flat triangular surface.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2006)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 7.1 × 5.2 cm = 3.0 × 2.8 × 2.0

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.6 × 1.3




Fluorite.
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Acanthite

A discovery in 2004 in Imiter, a locality well-known for samples of Silver and Proustite, brought to light some specimens of Acanthite especially important for the size and shape of its crystals, in this case pseudo-octahedral, and not pseudo-cubic, as is usual.

Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
Side

EF6G1: On one side it looks like a single crystal but a simple turn shows the superposition of two pseudo-octahedra. Crystals have excellent definition.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2005)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.7 × 0.6 × 0.6




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Acanthite

MN56K9: Well defined octahedron of Acanthite pseudomorph after Argentite, with two small Acanthite crystals in parallel growth.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.9 × 0.8 × 0.6

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8 × 0.6




Acanthite.
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Acanthite
Acanthite.

EC63G1: The crystals of this group are pseudo-octahedral and very aerial and they have an excellent definition and an especially esthetic disposition.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2005)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.9 × 0.6 × 0.6




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Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite

EF89L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Uniaxial and parallel growth of octahedral Acanthite pseudomorphous after Argentite crystals. With very well defined faces and edges, these specimens have an exceptional luster, much better than other Acanthite specimens from Imiter we have seen before. On the back side of the sample one can see small Pyrite and Calcite crystals.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 4 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.6 × 1.6 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.0 × 0.8




Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite.
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