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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.

Twinned Cerussite with Galena
Twinned Cerussite with Galena. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite with Galena. Rear
Rear
Twinned Cerussite with Galena.
Twinned Cerussite with Galena

JM37AF3: Very sharp twinned crystals, between transparent and translucent, with whitish phantom growths, very bright, with a golden brown color and small Galena inclusions. The tip of the main twin, is slightly rough but free of damage. The termination of one of the secondary crystals is fractured.
The sample is from the James Catmur collection (number B120/A23AC) whose label well send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (± 1993)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.7 × 1.0 × 0.6

Minor fluorescence short UV




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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




Cerussite with Galena.
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Cerussite
Cerussite. 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




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Vanadinite (variety arsenian) with Mottramite

MZ47AF2: Vanadinite (arsenian variety) crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges, a creamy color, clearer and brighter than usual with this kind of Vanadinite, and on a Dolomite matrix. Associated on the matrix are small black Mottramite crystals. These arsenian Vanadinite are currently accepted as a Moroccan classic.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.1 × 3.2 cm = 3.0 × 2.4 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




Vanadinite (variety arsenian) with Mottramite. Vanadinite (variety arsenian) with Mottramite.
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Anglesite with Galena
Anglesite with Galena. Front
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Anglesite with Galena. Rear
Rear

LQ88AE6: Pair of short blocky crystals, one of them clearly dominant and partially doubly terminated, with very well defined dipyramidal terminations. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have an intense lemon-yellow color, are very bright and they are on a Galena matrix.
The sample is from the Carles Milln collection whose catalog card well send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±2001)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.1 × 1.6 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.6 × 1.1

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Millan




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Anglesite with Galena

TP70AE1: Aggregate of crystals, one of them clearly dominant and partially doubly terminated. The crystals, with very well defined parallel growths, have very sharp terminal faces, a pale yellow color, are translucent and very bright and are on a granular Galena matrix. An excellent Moroccan classic due to the perfection and definition of the crystals.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1979)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.5 × 2.1 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 2.5 cm = 2.0 × 1.0

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Anglesite with Galena. Front
Front
Anglesite with Galena. Rear
Rear
Anglesite with Galena. Side
Side
Anglesite with Galena. Top
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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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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite

TR86AF3: Single Chalcostibite crystal with a flattened prismatic shape, finely striated and with good upper terminal faces. It is on matrix and is coated and partially substituted by Azurite and, to a lesser extent, Malachite.
The sample is from the Jordi Fabre collection (number F1287) and it was previously acquired at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines from Alberto Ancillotti, who rediscovered the Chalcostibites (as collectible samples) at their classic type locality, Rhar el Anz, between the eighties and the nineties. Well send the Jordi Fabre collection label to the buyer.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (09/2002)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.6 × 1.6 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.0 × 0.6

Former collection of Jordi Fabre



Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

TC96AF3: Group of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals. They are translucent, have an intense and uniform yellow color and are completely coated by Quartz microcrystals. The Quartz has formed a second generation of white, translucent and larger crystals that form curious and esthetic combs.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2016)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 8.3 × 3.4 cm = 3.5 × 3.3 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 3 × 3 cm = 1.2 × 1.2

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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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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Silver
Silver. Front
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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

MA77AF2: Dendritic growth of extraordinarily elongated crystals with the very visible spinel law twins and black Acanthite surfaces. Its excellent condition of preservation in spite of the long time since it was mined (the sample is from a collection of the 80s-90s) suggests it has no embedded or interstitial mercury. It is not, then, the variety kongsbergite, the more typical Silver at this locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.9 × 0.6 cm = 2.3 × 1.5 × 0.2

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.4 × 0.0




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




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Silver

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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




Silver. Front
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Silver. Rear
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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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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




Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
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Beta-Roselite with Calcite
Beta-Roselite with Calcite. Beta-Roselite with Calcite.

MD27AF0: A druse of lenticular and finely striated Beta-roselite crystals with a deep and uniform color, on matrix and with small clear and colorless Calcite crystals. The sample has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (08-09/2016)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 4.2 × 4.5 cm = 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.8

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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Beta-Roselite with Calcite

MA46AE6: Well developed Roselite-Beta crystals with fine polycrystalline surfaces, bright and with a very deep and uniform color, and with small Calcite crystals that are clear, colorless and very bright. On a sandstone matrix with white Calcite. The sample has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (08-09/2016)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.6 × 1.6 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3 × 0.2

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Beta-Roselite with Calcite. Beta-Roselite with Calcite.
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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.

EA77AE1: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2015, a new worldwide locality for fine Erythrite! The very thin and elongated Erythrite crystals are in radial aggregates whose shape is quite different from those from the better known Bou Azzer. The crystals, on a matrix partially coated by Phlogopite (analyzed) have very good transparency, luster and color, very intense and uniform.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.3 × 1.6 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.5 × 0.0




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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




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




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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




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




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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
Front
Quartz (variety red quartz). Rear
Rear
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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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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




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 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




Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite. Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite.
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Bouismas Mine

Dyscrasite after Allargentum
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Front (black background)
Front (black background)
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Front (white background)
Front (white background)
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Rear (black background)
Rear (black background)
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Rear (white background)
Rear (white background)

MA89AF3: Very aerial arborescent growth of very elongated Dyscrasite crystals pseudomorphous after Allargentum crystals. Well send to the buyer a copy of the generic analysis that we have periodically done on these of samples.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.3 × 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 2.5 × 0.6 × 0.3




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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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Silver with Actinolite
Silver with Actinolite. 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




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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




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




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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




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

MZ56AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Aggregate of Baryte 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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Baryte with Calcite

MX57AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Aggregate of very sharp Baryte 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




Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
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At Ahmane Mine

Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.

TM7AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate, on a small matrix, of very sharp laminar crystals, bright and with a very well defined pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. Well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 3 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.2 × 0.7 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4 × 0.2




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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

TR66AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate on matrix of bright laminar crystals with pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. Well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.2 × 1.7 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.9 × 0.8




Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Front
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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Top
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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.
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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.

TV99AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate on matrix of bright laminar crystals with pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. Well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Records web page, in the What's New section, report 46, April 14, 2017 edition.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.2 × 1.6 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.9 × 0.5




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Arhbar Mine

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




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




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Erythrite from the Bou Azzer area

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




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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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

TE17AF3: 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: 7.6 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 3.0 × 1.8 × 1.1

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




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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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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Vanadinite with Baryte
Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.

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MH86AF3: Thick tabular Vanadinite crystals, very well defined, translucent, bright and with a very deep color. They are on a matrix of white Barite crystals with small black oxide coatings. Really spectacular.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (± 2014)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.7 × 5.4 cm = 4.0 × 3.0 × 2.1

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.6 × 0.4




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Vanadinite

EK94AE5: Aggregate on very little matrix of thick tabular crystals that are bright, with very well defined pinacoidal faces, parallel and skeletal growths on some of the prism faces. The crystals are considerably large, have an excellent red color, vivid and uniform. Of the best quality for Mibladen.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2016)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3 × 3 cm = 2.3 × 1.2 × 1.2

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.1 × 0.9




Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Side
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Vanadinite on Baryte
Vanadinite on Baryte. Vanadinite on Baryte.

T26MCAB7: Thick tabular Vanadinite crystals that are bright and have a very intense and uniform color. They are on aggregates of white laminar Baryte 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




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Vanadinite with Mottramite

EP27AE1: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2012. Aggregate of tabular Vanadinite crystals with polycrystalline growths on the pinacoidal faces and very well defined pyramidal faces. They are bright, have a very vivid and uniform color and are implanted on a sandstone matrix partially coated by black Mottramite microcrystals. The Mottramite, a novelty for the Mibladen area, has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aderhoual, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 10 × 6.2 × 5 cm = 3.9 × 2.4 × 2.0

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




Vanadinite with Mottramite. Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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Imilchil

Hematite with Prehnite
Hematite with Prehnite. Hematite with Prehnite.
Hematite with Prehnite.

MH66AF3: Flattened polycrystalline growths of very sharp Hematite crystals. They are black and very bright and are on a matrix of fan-like aggregates of Prehnite crystals. Unusual.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.7 × 6.9 cm = 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.7

Main crystal size: 4 × 2 cm = 1.6 × 0.8




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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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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Front
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Side
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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




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

EK48AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. 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 daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
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. Well send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.0 × 1.9 × 1.9

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2 × 0.1




Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Front
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Rear
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline.
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline.

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




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

EP37AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. 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 daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
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. Well send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.8 × 1.5 × 0.9

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




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

EA70AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. 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 daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
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. Well send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.8 × 1.8 cm = 3.3 × 3.1 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4 × 0.4




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

EC99AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. 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 daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
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. Well send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.2 × 1.4 cm = 3.4 × 2.0 × 0.6

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3 × 0.2




Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Front
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline. Rear
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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline.
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Bou Nahas Mine

Baryte with Marcasite and Quartz
Baryte with Marcasite and Quartz. Baryte with Marcasite and Quartz.
Baryte with Marcasite and Quartz.

TE7AF0: Tabular Baryte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges and with parallel growths. They are transparent, very bright with a brownish-yellow color and are on matrix with Quartz and Marcasite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Mekns-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2016)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.3 × 4.3 cm = 3.8 × 2.9 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.5 × 1.1




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Baryte with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite

EX13W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Floater parallel growth of thin tabular crystals of Baryte 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




Baryte with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite.
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Baryte with Pyrite
Baryte 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




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Baryte 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




Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz. Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz.
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Baryte with Pyrite
Baryte 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




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Baryte 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




Baryte with Pyrite. Baryte with Pyrite.
Baryte with Pyrite.
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Pyrite on Baryte "box" and Baryte
Pyrite on Baryte

ED47Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Echeloned growths of Pyrite perched on sharp casts left by preexisting thick tabular Baryte crystals that have been dissolved and subsequently replaced by a second generation of smaller colorless and transparent crystals of the same Baryte 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




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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




Chalcopyrite with Siderite. Chalcopyrite with Siderite.
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. 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




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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




Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
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Galena with Pyrite and Baryte
Galena with Pyrite and Baryte. Galena with Pyrite and Baryte.

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 Baryte 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




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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.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine Mineral Up on page 52 of the 2016/02 edition
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
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Copper with Cuprite. Rear
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Copper with Cuprite. Copper with Cuprite.
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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
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Acanthite. Side
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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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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.

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




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