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Erythrite with Quartz
Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.

EA28AB9: 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. There are other related minerals but as this find is so new we had not time yet to analyze them. As soon as we know we will publish it, but for the moment is said that the related sulfides could be Carrollite and Siegenite.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 1.2”

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


Euro: 360 / US$ 403 / Yen: 50040 / AUD$ 523
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Erythrite with Quartz

EF97AB9: 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. There are other related minerals but as this find is so new we had not time yet to analyze them. As soon as we know we will publish it, but for the moment is said that the related sulfides could be Carrollite and Siegenite.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.4 × 1 cm = 1.6” × 0.9” × 0.4”


Euro: 290 / US$ 325 / Yen: 40310 / AUD$ 421
Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.
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Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

EE68AB9: 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. There are other related minerals but as this find is so new we had not time yet to analyze them. As soon as we know we will publish it, but for the moment is said that the related sulfides could be Carrollite and Siegenite.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”


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Erythrite with 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. There are other related minerals but as this find is so new we had not time yet to analyze them. As soon as we know we will publish it, but for the moment is said that the related sulfides could be Carrollite and Siegenite.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draa 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”


Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.
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Erythrite with Quartz
Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with 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. There are other related minerals but as this find is so new we had not time yet to analyze them. As soon as we know we will publish it, but for the moment is said that the related sulfides could be Carrollite and Siegenite.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (01/2015)

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


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Erythrite with Quartz

EB98AB9: 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. There are other related minerals but as this find is so new we had not time yet to analyze them. As soon as we know we will publish it, but for the moment is said that the related sulfides could be Carrollite and Siegenite.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.6 cm = 2.3” × 1.3” × 1.4”


Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.
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Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.

TQ56AB9: Druse on matrix of Calcite crystals formed by the prism and a flattened terminal rhombohedron, each crystal having a scalenohedral phantom growth delimited by vivid red Hematite inclusions and with a small group of white Dolomite crystals.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draβ Region  Morocco (10/2006)

Specimen size: 17.5 × 14 × 5.3 cm = 6.9” × 5.5” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV


Euro: 480 / US$ 538 / Yen: 66720 / AUD$ 697
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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 & 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 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 & minor fluorescence long UV


Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite. Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite.
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Quartz (variety red quartz)
Quartz (variety red quartz). Front
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Quartz (variety red quartz). Rear
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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 crystal’s interior and by a second generation of small crystals.
Izizauen, Tinejdad, Errachidia, Meknθs-Tafilalet  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”


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Quartz (variety red quartz)

TA47AB7: Quite different from other Quartz samples previously collected at the same area for its morphology, with a large elongation of the prism faces and by the Hematite, both as fine coatings and as inclusions. The majority of the crystals on the sample are doubly terminated.
Izizauen, Tinejdad, Errachidia, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 4.3” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 1.3 cm = 2.6” × 0.5”


Quartz (variety red quartz). Front
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Quartz (variety red quartz)
Quartz (variety red quartz). Quartz (variety red quartz).

TJ40AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Quite different from other Quartz samples previously collected at the same area by its morphology, with a very wide growth of one of the pyramidal and two parallel prismatic faces, and by the Hematite, both as fine coatings and as inclusions that occupy part of the Quartz crystal’s interior.
Izizauen, Tinejdad, Errachidia, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 12 × 9.4 × 6.4 cm = 4.7” × 3.7” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.5”


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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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa 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”


Barite with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite.
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Barite with Pyrite
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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa 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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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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa 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”


Barite with Pyrite and Quartz. Barite with Pyrite and Quartz.
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Barite with Pyrite
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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa 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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Barite with Pyrite

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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (04/2014)

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

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


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

EB17AB7: Single crystals with a very unusual shape, tabular and with slight bulges on some of their faces. The crystals are complete, with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. They are partially coated by deformed Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas, Oumjrane mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa 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”


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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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  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
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Barite with Pyrite. 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 mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

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

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


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Chalcopyrite with Quartz

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

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

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


Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
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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, Oumjrane mining area, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

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

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


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Pyrite on Barite "box" and Barite

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

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


Pyrite on Barite
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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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Goethite with Conichalcite
Goethite with Conichalcite. 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”


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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 Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draβ 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”


Silver. Front
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Silver. Rear
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Silver.
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Silver
Silver. Front
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Silver. Rear
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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 Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draβ Region  Morocco (±1980)

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


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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 Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draβ Region  Morocco (±1990)

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

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


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

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


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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 Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draβ 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”


Proustite on Acanthite.
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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-Ca 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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Fluorite with Pyrite
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, Meknθs  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


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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, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  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)


Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Wulfenite on Barite
Wulfenite on Barite. Wulfenite on Barite.

MA47AA9: Isolated Wulfenite crystals with a shape and color (intense red) very different than usual for the locality. On matrix, with Barite.
Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.9” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)


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Azurite with Gypsum

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


Azurite with Gypsum. Front
Front
Azurite with Gypsum. Rear
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Mibladen Vanadinite

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

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

TG14AB7: 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, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.8 × 1.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 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, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  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 on Barite
Vanadinite on Barite. Vanadinite on Barite.

T16PAAB7: Aggregate of thick tabular Vanadinite crystals that are very bright, have a very deep, intense and uniform color, and are on a Barite 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, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.6” × 0.9”

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


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Vanadinite on Barite

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

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

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


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

TF7AB7: Aggregate of thick tabular Vanadinite crystals that are very bright, have a very deep, intense and uniform color, and are on a Barite matrix partially coated by black Goethite. The sample has been recovered from an old find in 1995 when only a few samples of good quality were recovered.
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm = 3.1” × 2.2” × 1.9”

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


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Vanadinite on Barite

M98XRAB7: Small thick tabular Vanadinite crystals, very bright and with a very intense and uniform color. They are on a white laminar Barite crystals and are on matrix. The sample is from an old find.
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Khιnifra, Meknθs-Tafilalet  Morocco

Specimen size: 12.7 × 8 × 2.3 cm = 5.0” × 3.1” × 0.9”

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


Euro: 240 / US$ 267 / Yen: 32400 / AUD$ 339
Vanadinite on Barite. Vanadinite on Barite.
Reservado
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, Khιnifra, Meknθs-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 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, Khιnifra, Meknθs-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”


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, Khιnifra, Meknθs-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, Khιnifra, Meknθs-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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Bouismas Mine

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

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

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

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


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Silver with Actinolite

EB89Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case it is an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges that are on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and 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”


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

EA9Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case it is an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges that are on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and 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”


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Silver with Actinolite

ED51Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case with an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and 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”


Silver with Actinolite. Silver with Actinolite.
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Bou Azzer Erythrite

Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

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

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


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Erythrite

TB67X6: Erythrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and more isolated than usual on the samples from Bou Azzer. They are implanted on a matrix coated by a second generation of micro crystals of Erythrite, forming rosettes and with a lighter color.
Bou Azzer 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”


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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 area, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate  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 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”


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Gersdorffite from Aοt 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.
Aοt 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
Front
Gersdorffite with Calcite. Side
Side

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.
Aοt 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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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

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, Touissit District, Jerada, 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.
Puit IX, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada, 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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Anglesite with Galena

AA50AB7: Aggregate of Anglesite crystals with an uncommon shape, clearly dipyramidal, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent and very bright, with a pale yellow color and on a grainy Galena matrix. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Puit IX, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada, Oriental Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.9 × 2.6 cm = 2.7” × 2.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV


Anglesite with Galena. Anglesite with Galena.
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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, 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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Wulfenite with Dolomite

MJ68AA9: Very sharp Wulfenite crystals, between laminar and tabular, translucent, bright, with an intense yellow color and quadrangular phantom growths and on a Dolomite matrix. Great classic, from a historic mine.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1981)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 4.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)


Wulfenite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Side
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Wulfenite with Dolomite.
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Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite
Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite. Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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, Touissit District, Jerada, Oriental Region  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”


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Smithsonite

NF96AB5: Spheroidal growths, on matrix, of small, green and very bright Smithsonite crystals. The sample is from an old find at Touissit, where Smithsonite is an infrequent species.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.5 × 5 cm = 3.8” × 2.6” × 2.0”

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


Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
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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

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”


Fluorite.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. 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


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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”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV


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

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

Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
Side

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

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


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Acanthite

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 Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draβ Region  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”


Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
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Acanthite
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-Draβ 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”


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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-Draβ Region  Morocco (2005)

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


Acanthite.
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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

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”


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

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”


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