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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.

TP88AB3: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 8 × 2.3 cm = 4.9” × 3.1” × 0.9”

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


Euro: 380 / US$ 414 / Yen: 49700 / AUD$ 529
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Vanadinite

TJ56AB2: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 1.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.7”

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


Euro: 140 / US$ 152 / Yen: 18310 / AUD$ 195
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

TF46AB2: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.8” × 1.1”

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


Euro: 130 / US$ 141 / Yen: 17000 / AUD$ 181
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Vanadinite

TE86AB2: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.5 × 3 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.2”

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


Euro: 170 / US$ 185 / Yen: 22230 / AUD$ 236
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

TC27AB2: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.5 × 2.1 cm = 2.9” × 1.8” × 0.8”

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


Euro: 220 / US$ 240 / Yen: 28770 / AUD$ 306
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Vanadinite

TH66AB2: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.4” × 1.0”

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


Euro: 150 / US$ 163 / Yen: 19620 / AUD$ 209
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

TR97AB2: 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, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 7.4 × 2.7 cm = 3.5” × 2.9” × 1.1”

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


Euro: 250 / US$ 272 / Yen: 32700 / AUD$ 348
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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”


Euro: 180 / US$ 190 / Yen: 23090 / AUD$ 250
Vanadinite with Barite and Gypsum. Front
Front
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 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”


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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Bou Azzer Erythrite

Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

CK26AB3: A vug, on a rock matrix, upholstered by very bright and fine fibrous crystals with a very vivid hot-pink color. This habit is well known at Bou Azzer but is not too frequent.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (02/2005)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 3.0” × 1.8” × 1.4”


Euro: 140 / US$ 152 / Yen: 18310 / AUD$ 195
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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 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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Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite. 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


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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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Quartz (variety red quartz)

TV47AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Quite different from other Quartz samples previously collected at the same area by its morphology, with a wide development of one of the pyramidal faces and by the Hematite distribution, both as coatings and as inclusions that occupy most of the Quartz crystal’s interior and by a second generation of small crystals.
Izizauen, Tinejdad, Errachidia, Meknès-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”


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

TC89AB2: 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.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2015 Tucson Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 03/2015, page 27
Izizauen, Tinejdad, Errachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 10.9 × 10.6 × 6 cm = 4.3” × 4.2” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 0.9 cm = 2.1” × 0.4”


Euro: 480 / US$ 507 / Yen: 61590 / AUD$ 667
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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, Meknès-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”


Quartz (variety red quartz). Quartz (variety red quartz).
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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 mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  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 mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  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 mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  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 mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  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
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Barite with Pyrite. Side
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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, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  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 mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  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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Marcasite
Marcasite. Front
Front
Marcasite. Rear
Rear

TY37AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Very fine radiating growths of Marcasite crystals that are extraordinarily sharp, miter-shaped, very bright and are with small laminar and transparent Barite crystals.
Bou Nahas, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (07/2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.4”


Euro: 220 / US$ 240 / Yen: 28770 / AUD$ 306
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Chalcopyrite with Siderite

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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Chalcopyrite with Quartz

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

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

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


Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
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Pyrite on Barite "box" and Barite
Pyrite on 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, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet  Morocco (04/2013)

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


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Barite with Calcite and limonite

MK96AB1: Parallel growths of thin tabular crystals, transparent and very bright, with an intense and uniform sky-blue color and on a limonite matrix with Goethite coatings and small Calcite crystals. One of the crystals on the back side has a slightly damaged crystal, but we offer the sample convinced that the quality of this Barite is not decreased by this fact, due to the spectacular quality of the whole sample.
Jebel Ouichane Mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador  Morocco (09/2014)

Specimen size: 8 × 6 × 6.3 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Minor fluorescence short UV


Euro: 230 / US$ 243 / Yen: 29510 / AUD$ 319
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Barite with Calcite and limonite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.

MG48AA9: Isolated Wulfenite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with a shape and color (intense red) very different than usual for the locality.
Aderhoual, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra, Meknès-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)


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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, Khénifra, Meknès-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)


Wulfenite on Barite. Wulfenite 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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Cobaltoan Calcite
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


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Cobaltoan Calcite

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV


Cobaltoan Calcite.
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Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite. 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


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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


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

EG96W2: Irregular aggregate of crystals formed by a short prism with six faces and a flattened terminal rhombohedron, with vertical parallel growths all along the prism. The crystals are bright and have a deep and uniform mauve color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer 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


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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 & minor fluorescence long UV


Cobaltoan Calcite.
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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, 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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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

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”


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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”


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Silver with Calcite

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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
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”


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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


Fluorapatite with Stilbite and Arfvedsonite. Fluorapatite with Stilbite and Arfvedsonite.
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Prehnite
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”


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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
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”


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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”


Euro: 45 / US$ 51 / Yen: 6100 / AUD$ 65
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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”


Euro: 55 / US$ 58 / Yen: 7050 / AUD$ 76
Azurite with Gypsum.
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Azurite with Gypsum
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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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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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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)


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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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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

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”


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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.

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EF6G1: On one side it looks like a single crystal but a simple turn shows the superposition of two pseudo-octahedra. Crystals have excellent definition.
Imiter, Anti-Atlas  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, 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
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”


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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, Anti-Atlas  Morocco (2005)

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


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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”


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Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite

EF89L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Uniaxial and parallel growth of octahedral Acanthite pseudomorphous after Argentite crystals. With very well defined faces and edges, these specimens have an exceptional luster, much better than other Acanthite specimens from Imiter we have seen before. On the back side of the sample one can see small Pyrite and Calcite crystals.
Imiter, 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”


Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite.
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Acanthite with Pyrite
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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”


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