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Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite
Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite.

EC11AA4: 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, Calcite, dark spheroidal aggregates of cuprian Cobaltaustinite and small isolated crystals of Cobaltlotharmeyerite. The magnesian Roselite, the cuprian Cobaltaustinite and the Cobaltlotharmeyerite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.7”

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


Euro: 70 / US$ 88 / Yen: 9720 / AUD$ 101
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Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite

EB13AA4: Isolated crystals of magnesian Roselite, one of them clearly dominant, translucent with a lenticular shape and a very intense, deep and uniform color and are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite, dark spheroidal aggregates of cuprian Cobaltaustinite and small isolated crystals of Cobaltlotharmeyerite. The magnesian Roselite, the cuprian Cobaltaustinite and the Cobaltlotharmeyerite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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


Euro: 90 / US$ 114 / Yen: 12500 / AUD$ 130
Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite.
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Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite
Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite.

EA66AA4: 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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.9” × 1.0” × 1.0”

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


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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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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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Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite

EF37AA4: The sample is especially rich in groups of and isolated magnesian Roselite crystals. They are very well defined, translucent, have a very intense, deep and uniform color and are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite, dark spheroidal aggregates of cuprian Cobaltaustinite and small isolated crystals of Cobaltlotharmeyerite. The magnesian Roselite, the cuprian Cobaltaustinite and the Cobaltlotharmeyerite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.7” × 3.3” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”


Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite.
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Roselite-beta on Calcite
Roselite-beta on Calcite. Roselite-beta on Calcite.

EJ88AA4: Parallel polycrystalline aggregates of Roselite-beta with a very deep and uniform color and on matrix, with colorless Calcite crystals. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.5”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV


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Cobaltoan Calcite

EF16W5: Botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, with microcrystalline surfaces, bright, with a very vivid and uniform color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (2012)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.7 × 1.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV


Cobaltoan Calcite.
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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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 & low 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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 & low fluorescence long UV


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

MX56W9: Aggregate, on matrix, of crystals formed by a short six faced prism with parallel growths on its faces, and a flattened terminal rhombohedron. The crystals are very bright and have a very deep, intense and uniform color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (10/2012)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.2” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Fluorescence short UV & low fluorescence long UV


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Goethite with Conichalcite

EM16Z5: Small acicular Goethite crystals, very bright and with reddish reflections due to its pleochroism. They are on a matrix with Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated, and with small botryoidal Conichalcite aggregates. Different than most of the usual samples from the Bou Azzer area.
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (09/2013)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 5.4 × 6.7 cm = 3.8” × 2.1” × 2.6”

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


Goethite with Conichalcite. Goethite with Conichalcite.
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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 90’ts and unusual as the habitual it has a crystalline aspect.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  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 90’s and unusual as the habitual has a crystalline aspect.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  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

EH27AA3: Laminar aggregate with minor granular areas. In spite of the long time that has passed since it was collected, the color and luster remain good, suggesting it does not have imbedded or interstitial Mercury, so we have classified it as Silver, not kongsbergite.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (±1980)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.1 × 1.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 0.5”


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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, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (±1990)

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


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

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EM16W7: Very aerial laminar growth with fresh, very well marked crystalline surfaces. It is on a rocky matrix, with cleaved Calcite. Its excellent condition of conservation in spite of the long time since it was mined suggests it hasn't embedded or interstitial mercury. It is not, then, the variety kongsbergite, the more typical Silver at this locality.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 7.3 × 7 cm = 5.3” × 2.9” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 3.7 cm = 3.2” × 1.5”


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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, Anti-Atlas  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”


Proustite on Acanthite.
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Barite
Barite. Front
Front
Barite. Side
Side

TC69Z4: Parallel aggregates of flattened and very elongated Barite crystals with excellent very acute terminations. They are between transparent and translucent, very bright, have a deep, intense and uniform sky blue color, and have a small limonite matrix at the base. We specially note that, unlike most, this sample is free of breaks or damage.
Ouichane Mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.3 × 4.7 cm = 3.3” × 1.7” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 1.1 cm = 2.4” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV


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Vanadinite with Siderite

EH62Y6: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Small globular aggregates and isolated tabular Vanadinite crystals with a very intense color and luster and spread over an unusual matrix of rhombohedral Siderite crystals.
Taouz, Erfoud, Er Rachidia  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 6 × 4.5 cm = 3.5” × 2.4” × 1.8”


Euro: 80 / US$ 100 / Yen: 10950 / AUD$ 114
Vanadinite with Siderite. Vanadinite with Siderite.
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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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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

EM69AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Parallel growth of thick tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a very particular shape. They are transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces and are partially coated by deformed Pyrite crystals.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 07-08/2014, page 72
Bou Nahas, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 3.8” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.1”


Barite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Barite with Pyrite. Side
Side
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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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia  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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Fluorapatite with Stilbite and Arfvedsonite
Fluorapatite with Stilbite and Arfvedsonite. Fluorapatite with Stilbite and Arfvedsonite.

EG96Z5: Yellow Fluorapatite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, formed by a single prism and the terminal pinacoid. They are on matrix, with small “bow tie” Stilbite aggregates and Arfvedsonite crystals, one of them doubly terminated. The main Arfvedsonite crystal has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 6.3 cm = 3.8” × 2.5” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Fluorescent short 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, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (04/2013)

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


Prehnite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite.

EP10Y1: 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, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 1.3”


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Prehnite

EB11Z5: Globular aggregates of short prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, slightly curved terminations and color-zoned with a whitish green color on the outsides and more intense green color in the center.
Imilchil, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 5.7 × 4 cm = 3.7” × 2.2” × 1.6”


Prehnite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite.

EB6Z5: Globular aggregates of short prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, slightly curved terminations and color-zoned with a whitish green color on the outsides and more intense green color in the center.
Imilchil, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 8.2 × 4.6 cm = 5.4” × 3.2” × 1.8”


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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, Meknès  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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Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum
Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum.

EZ60Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Spheroidal nodule formed by small lenticular Azurite crystals that have an intense color and good luster. They are on an unusual matrix of Gypsum crystals and with Malachite. 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.7”


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Azurite with Gypsum

EY12Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Spheroidal nodule formed by small lenticular Azurite crystals that have an intense color and good luster. They are on an unusual matrix of crystalline Gypsum with small Malachite inclusions. 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.9”


Azurite with Gypsum.
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Azurite with Gypsum
Azurite with Gypsum. Front
Front
Azurite with Gypsum. Rear
Rear

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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  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”


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Gersdorffite from Aït Ahmane

Gersdorffite with Calcite

EA69Z5: Groups of very sharp octahedral Gersdorffite crystals, very bright, with very well defined parallel growths and on a matrix with Calcite.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (11/2012)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.8” × 0.9”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV


Gersdorffite with Calcite. Gersdorffite with Calcite.
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Gersdorffite with Calcite
Gersdorffite with Calcite. Front
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Gersdorffite with Calcite. Side
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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.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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


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Bou Azzer Erythrite

Erythrite

E84LA5: The small pink rosettes associated with the main crystals are a second generation of Erythrite.
Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 5 cm = 1.8” × 2.0”


Erythrite. Erythrite.
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Erythrite
Erythrite. 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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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”


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Erythrite with Skutterudite

M24LA7: Large crystals of this lustrous Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix.
Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 cm = 2.8” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm = 0.6”


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

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EN83: Brilliant crystals in a Quartz pocket.
Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 7 cm = 2.8” × 2.8”


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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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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”


Erythrite. Erythrite.
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Bouismas Mine

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 we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #35, August 14, 2013 edition.
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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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Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite

TQ27Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. The Allargentum appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite. It is clearly differentiated and dominant in the analysis of the sample, so the right label is Allargentum. The Allargentum forms arborescent growths on a Calcite-rich matrix with small groups of Actinolite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis.
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (2009)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV


Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite. Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite.
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Allargentum with Calcite
Allargentum with Calcite. Allargentum with Calcite.

EC98T4: The Allargentum, as very well defined crystals, appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite, forming dendritic growths on a Calcite matrix with fibrous aggregates of Actinolite. The Allargentum is dominant in the analysis so, following IMA recommendations, we label the sample in this way. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  Morocco (02/2010)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.2” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.3 cm = 0.8” × 0.1”

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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 with Barite and Gypsum

ED76P9: A nice sample, with well individualized tabular crystals of Vanadinite of excellent color and luster. They are on a white Barite matrix partially coated by Gypsum, an uncommon species on the samples from Mibladen.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (01/2009)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.1”

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


Vanadinite with Barite and Gypsum. Front
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Vanadinite with Barite and Gypsum. Side
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Vanadinite with Barite and Gypsum.
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Vanadinite with Barite
Vanadinite with Barite. Vanadinite with Barite.

EC28V1: Very aerial group of tabular crystals that are beveled by pyramidal faces. They are bright and with a very intense and deep color, being on a Barite matrix.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (01/2009)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 3.1 cm = 3.1” × 2.5” × 1.2”

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


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Vanadinite on Barite

EM29Y7: Thin tabular isolated and grouped Vanadinite crystals. They are very bright and have the transparency and the vivid red color with orange shades typical of the Aderhoual samples, a color that contrasts with the snowy white matrix of Barite crystals.
Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (03/2002)

Specimen size: 16.8 × 12 × 3.5 cm = 6.6” × 4.7” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”


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

EC16X3: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2012. Thin tabular crystals of Vanadinite with very deep red color, good luster and implanted on a rocky matrix partially coated by black micro-crystals of Mottramite.
Koudiat Mohamedine, Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.8 × cm = 1.9” × 1.9”

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


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Vanadinite with Mottramite

ED14W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Translucent tabular and laminar crystals with a vivid red color. They have a dominant pinacoid and thin pyramidal faces and have grown implanted on a bed of black, very bright microcrystals of Mottramite that coated a rocky matrix. The Mottramite, a novelty at the Mibladen area, have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Koudiat Mohamedine, Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.3 × 3.4 cm = 2.7” × 2.1” × 1.3”

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


Vanadinite with Mottramite. Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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Vanadinite with Mottramite
Vanadinite with Mottramite.

EZ13X3: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2012. Thin tabular crystals of Vanadinite with very deep red color, good luster and implanted on a rocky matrix partially coated by black micro-crystals of Mottramite.
Koudiat Mohamedine, Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 3.1” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”


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Vanadinite with Mottramite

EQ7X3: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2012. Rosette aggregates and isolated tabular crystals with a very deep red color and good luster, with a dominant pinacoid and very well marked faces of a much flattened pyramid. They are implanted on a rocky matrix partially coated by black micro-crystals of Mottramite.
Koudiat Mohamedine, Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 10.9 × 7.4 × 5.2 cm = 4.3” × 2.9” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”


Vanadinite with Mottramite. Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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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  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

EY36M8: Group of beveled cubic crystals of very deep color and has mosaic growths on cube faces. The contact areas show a clearly zoned structure.
Tounfit, Boumia  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.6 × 1.9 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”


Fluorite.
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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  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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Fluorite with Calcite

EB26Y0: Curious crystallization with well defined cube, dodecahedron and octahedron faces. On matrix, with Calcite.
Tounfit, Boumia  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 9 × 3.2 cm = 4.2” × 3.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV


Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite.
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

ED66Y0: Curious crystallization with well defined cube, dodecahedron and octahedron faces. On matrix, with Calcite.
Tounfit, Boumia  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 9 × 3.8 cm = 4.9” × 3.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

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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

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, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (2005)

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


Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Side
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Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Side
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EH16J7: A perfect miniature with a fine sharp octahedral crystal whose faces and edges are very much defined as usual on the samples from the locality.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 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, Anti-Atlas  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, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (2005)

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


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Acanthite

EK69L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Uniaxial and parallel growths 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.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 190 in number 2008/3.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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


Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Side
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Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite
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, Anti-Atlas  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”


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Acanthite with Pyrite

EH40L9: 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 crystals.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”


Acanthite with Pyrite. Front
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Acanthite with Pyrite. Side
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Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Rear
Rear

EG50L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Uniaxial and parallel growth of good sized 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.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.3 × 2 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 0.8”

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


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Acanthite with Pyrite

EJ60L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Uniaxial and parallel growth of good sized 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.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 3.1” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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


Acanthite with Pyrite. Front
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Acanthite with Pyrite. Rear
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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.
Puit IX, Touissit, Oujda  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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Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite

EM96Y1: Isolated and groups of arsenian Vanadinite crystals with very well defined and slightly curved faces and edges, most of them doubly terminated. The Vanadinite crystals have an unusual tan color that contrasts nicely with the dark surface of very small Mottramite crystals coating the matrix.
Touissit, Oujda  Morocco

Specimen size: 14 × 7.5 × 3.5 cm = 5.5” × 3.0” × 1.4”

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


Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite. Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite.
Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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