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BOU AZZER AREA


Bou Azzer District

Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite
Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite. Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite.

EX13AF9: Very elongated crystals of native Gold in hooked growths. They are on matrix with radial and felted aggregates of acicular Erythrite crystals. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty, at the same time a curiosity and a rarity in collections. The analysis shows a high average of Silver (about 25 %) and about 1 % of Arsenic. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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




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Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite

ER46AF9: Strongly elongated Gold crystals in hooked growths. They are on matrix with radial and felted aggregates of acicular Erythrite crystals. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty; at the same time a curiosity and a rarity on collections. The analysis shows a high average of Silver (about 25 %) and about 1 % of Arsenic. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5 × 3.3 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.3”

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




Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite. Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite.
Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite.
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Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite
Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite. Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite.

EM56AF9: Laminar and hooked growths of Gold. They are on matrix with radial and felted aggregates of acicular Erythrite crystals. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty; at the same time a curiosity and a rarity on collections. The analysis shows a high average of Silver (about 25 %) and about 1 % of Arsenic. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.6 × 4.4 cm = 3.1” × 3.0” × 1.7”

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




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Gold (electrum variety) with Erythrite

ED26AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Strongly elongated and doubly terminated native Golf hooked growths. They are on matrix, with radial and felted aggregates of acicular Erythrite crystals. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty; at the same time a curiosity and a rarity. We analyzed these Golds to confirm the presence of Silver and, effectively, they are 26.1 % Ag with a 0.8 % As. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”




Gold (electrum variety) with Erythrite. Gold (electrum variety) with Erythrite.
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Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

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

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




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Erythrite

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

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

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




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

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

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

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm = 0.6”




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Erythrite with Quartz

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

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




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

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”




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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 District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

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

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




Erythrite. Erythrite.
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Aït Ahmane Mine

Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.

TC88AF7: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Parallel growth of very flattened and bright crystals. These samples were mined carefully over seven months in the Aït Ahmane area (it seems not in the same shafts that produced the famous Gersdorffites) and, due the sharpness of the crystals and their size, this find will contend for being the world's best for the species. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analysis that indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.2”




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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

TB50AE7: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Djurleite-Chalcocite (intergrowth) mined carefully over 7 months in the Aït Ahmane area (it seems that not in the same shafts that produced the famous Gersdorffites) and presented in Tucson 2017.
We believe that for the sharpness of the crystals and their size this find will highlight Aït Ahmane as one of the world's best localities for this not so common species.
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.6”

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




Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Front
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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Rear
Rear
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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.

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

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

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




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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

TF76AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate on matrix of very sharp laminar crystals, bright and with a very well defined pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2 × 2.3 cm = 1.7” × 0.8” × 0.9”

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




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

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

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

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




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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

TV86AF7: A novelty at Tucson 2017. A cluster, on matrix, of very sharp and flattened crystals with a pseudohexagonal contour. These samples were mined carefully over seven months in the Aït Ahmane area (it seems that not in the same shafts that produced the famous Gersdorffites) and, due the sharpness of the crystals and their size, this find will highlight between the world's best for the species. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analysis that indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.
This sample has been referenced and figurate, as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2017, in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral" (Num. 136. 2017; page 47)
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 1.9 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




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

TV99AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate on matrix of bright laminar crystals with pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. 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’ section, report 46, April 14, 2017 edition.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

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

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




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Agoudal Mines

Cobaltoan Calcite

MJ13AE1: Aggregate, on matrix, of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and composed of a prism with rhombohedral terminations. They have phantom growths, are between transparent and translucent, very bright, and have a very intense, vivid and uniform color. The picture well illustrates the quality of the simple.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2012)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Fluorescent 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 District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2012)

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Cobaltoan Calcite

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Arhbar Mine

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 District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  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”




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

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

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

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




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Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite. Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite.
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Bouismas Mine

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

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

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

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




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Allargentum with Calcite

VK50AE5: Very aerial aggregate, on a matrix with massive Calcite, of elongated Allargentum crystals that are flattened and very bright. A very fine sample that has been analyzed and is pure Allargentum, uncommon for this kind of Bouismas samples that usually are replacements of Allargentum after Dyscrasite.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2009)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.7 × 1.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.1” × 0.6”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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

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

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




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Silver with Actinolite

EC70Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this sample the Silver forms dendritc growths and parallel aggregates and the crystals are thick and elongated with very well defined faces and edges, and 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, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




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

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

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

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




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Silver with Actinolite

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

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

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




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

ED51Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case with an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and 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, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2010)

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

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




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Silver with Arsenopyrite silver-rich Tennantite and Pearceite

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

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

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




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

ML36AE6: A dendritic cluster of very elongated Proustite crystals that are translucent, bright, have a vivid and intense red color and are on a rocky matrix, with massive Calcite. Proustite crystals are rare at Bouismas, and even moreso with this “Chañarcillo” shape, relatively new here. Furthermore the sample is an excellent miniature, very fine.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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




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Baryte with Calcite

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

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

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




Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
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Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.

MT14AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Parallel aggregate of crystals with a very intense yellow color, very bright and with very well defined faces and edges. On matrix with Calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.6” × 1.3”

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




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Baryte with Calcite

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

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

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




Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
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Oumlil Mine

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

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

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

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

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Beta-Roselite with Calcite

MK56AE6: Well developed Roselite-Beta crystals with fine polycrystalline surfaces, bright and with a very deep and uniform color, and with small Calcite crystals that are clear, colorless and very bright. On a sandstone matrix with white Calcite. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (08-09/2016)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.1 × 3 cm = 2.6” × 1.2” × 1.2”

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

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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

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

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

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

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Tamdrost Mine

Silver with Calcite

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

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

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




Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
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OTHER LOCALITIES


Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
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TG87AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. A single Chalcostibite crystal on matrix with excellent terminal faces, partially replaced by Azurite and with Malachite impregnations. The quality of the sample and the definition of the crystals are very high and unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.7” × 0.6”




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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite

TD57AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Chalcostibite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and partially doubly terminated. They are superficially replaced by Azurite, which has Malachite impregnations. The quality of the sample and the definition of the crystals are very high and unusual for the species.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 47, July 21, 2017 edition.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.1 × 1.1 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”




Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
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TN68AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Group of Chalcostibite crystals, some of them with parallel growths, with excellent terminal faces, superficially replaced by Azurite and with Malachite impregnations. The quality of the sample and the definition of the crystals are very high and unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.6”




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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite

TJ58AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Parallel growth, on matrix, of Chalcostibite crystals with excellent terminal faces, superficially replaced by Azurite and with Malachite impregnations. The quality of the sample and the definition of the crystals are very high and unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.4”




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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
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TT60AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Group, on matrix, of Chalcostibite crystals, one of them doubly terminated, superficially replaced by Azurite. The quality of the sample and the definition of the crystals are very high and unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.9 × 3.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.6” × 0.8”




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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite

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

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

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre



Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
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TR89AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Group of Chalcostibite crystals on matrix, some of them doubly terminated, with excellent terminal faces and superficially replaced by Malachite and Azurite. The quality of the sample and the definition of the crystals are very high and unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.0”




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Chalcostibite with Azurite
Chalcostibite with Azurite

TL92AE1: Aggregate of elongated Chalcostibite crystals with very good terminal faces, not common on this kind of sample and, in general, with very well defined faces and edges. The Chalcostibite is partially replaced by Azurite forming bright surfaces with a very vivid color.
The sample is with a label, originally from Ernesto Ossola, that we’ll send to the buyer.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.5” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 2.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.0”




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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

EB49AE4: Aggregate of very sharp cubes of Fluorite that are translucent, with an intense yellow color and partially coated by small reddish Quartz crystals. A sample that is different from those previously known at this locality.
Chebka Sidi Said, Mibladen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2016)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.2 × 4.6 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.8”

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

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Fluorite with Quartz

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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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, Meknès Prefecture, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2012)

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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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-Draâ Region  Morocco (±1990)

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

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




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Silver with Calcite

EQ50T4: Very aerial laminar growth with very well marked clean and fresh crystalline surfaces. It is on matrix with sparry Calcite, not acid-etched.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.1” × 2.3” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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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-Draâ Region  Morocco (±1990)

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

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




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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-Draâ 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
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-Draâ Region  Morocco (01-02/2011)

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

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




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Proustite on Acanthite

TV27V1: Very aerial stalactitic growth of crystals of Proustite with a considerable size for the locality. They are translucent, with a clear red color and are with concretions and small cubic crystals of Acanthite.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (01-02/2011)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.3” × 0.9”

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




Proustite on Acanthite.
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Vanadinite with Goethite
Vanadinite with Goethite. Front
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Vanadinite with Goethite.

MG47AF0: Spheroidal growths of thin tabular Vanadinite crystals with well defined faces and edges, with a color between pinkish and orange and on Goethite matrix. The sample is different from the usual at the locality.
Taouz, Erfoud, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 9.9 × 5.5 × 6.7 cm = 3.9” × 2.2” × 2.6”

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




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Baryte with Calcite and limonite

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
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Linarite with Brochantite
Linarite with Brochantite.

EK64H2: An infinity of fans and needles of Brochantite cover the sample with Linarite, partially covered, on a second plane.
Goulmima, Er Rachidia, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.9” × 1.2”




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Azurite with Malachite and Quartz

EH96AB4: Columnar aggregates of lenticular Azurite crystals with a vivid and deep blue color, a very intense luster, partially coated by Malachite aggregates and on a limonite matrix.
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2011)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.4 × 3.2 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.3”




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Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Calcite
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EV76X3: Druse, on a limonite matrix with Quartz crystals, of bright lenticular Azurite crystalswith a very vivid color and small growths of Malachite and Calcite. The back side is also rich with crystals that are bigger, better defined and some of them more isolated or forming almost floater rosette aggregates. Different than most of the samples from this locality.
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2011)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.8 × 3.5 cm = 3.5” × 2.7” × 1.4”

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




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Quartz with Azurite and Malachite

MT28T7: A novelty at Munich 2011. Fan group of Quartz crystals limonite and partially coated by peppered with clear green crystals of Malachite, and Azurite, very much more individualized than usual and with a more vivid color than usual for the locality.
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2011)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 9.6 × 5.8 cm = 5.0” × 3.8” × 2.3”




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Quartz with Malachite and Azurite
Quartz with Malachite and Azurite. Quartz with Malachite and Azurite.

EC67V9: Group of transparent crystals of Quartz, one of them clearly dominant, with limonite and columnar growths of small lenticular crystals of Azurite partially coated by Malachite.
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (06/2010)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 9.8 × 8 cm = 5.2” × 3.9” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 6 × 1.3 cm = 2.4” × 0.5”




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Quartz with Malachite and Azurite

MH48V4: Globular crystalline growths of Malachite and Azurite completely coating a group of Quartz crystals.
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2011)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 11.3 × 5.3 cm = 5.4” × 4.4” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 0.8”




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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

NA60Y8: Surface of small equant Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are very bright and are on matrix with small crystalline Malachite aggregates that we analyzed due to the possibility that they were Agardite-(Y). We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Skour Mine, Bou Skour District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.1 × 2.6 cm = 3.0” × 2.4” × 1.0”

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




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Azurite

TF16N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. From a new Moroccan locality, not yet well determined. Azurite, on Quartz matrix, forms flattened crystals with parallel growths and multiple terminations. On the lower part, these crystals are partially coated by a material that, analyzed, is a melange of clay, chalky powder and some kind of submicrocrystalline copper phosphate.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.1”

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




Azurite.
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Azurite
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TB76Q8: A group forming a druse of very flattened prismatic crystals with parallel growths, typical for the locality. They are bright and have a very deep blue color, with matrix.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4 × 4 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 1.6”

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




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Azurite

TA46N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. From a new Moroccan locality, not yet well determined. Azurite forms groups of small crystals, almost globular, on a Quartz matrix and taller crystals, flattened, with parallel groups and multiple terminations. On the lower part, these crystals are partially coated by a material that, analyzed, , is a melange of clay, chalky powder and some kind of submicrocrystalline copper phosphate.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.2 × 4.8 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 1.9”

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




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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

TD27N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. From a new Moroccan locality, not yet well determined. Azurite, on Quartz matrix, forms flattened crystals with parallel growths and multiple terminations. The luster and the color are very good.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 2.0”

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




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Azurite

TF66R4: Aggregate of very flattened lenticular crystals of deep color, with a curious coating that, when analyzed, turned out to be a melange of clay, chalky powder and some kind of submicrocrystalline copper phosphate.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7.8 × 2.9 cm = 3.3” × 3.1” × 1.1”

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




Azurite.
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Copper
Copper. Copper.

NC59AC4: Arborescent aggregateof small but quite well-defined crystals, from a locality well known for its secondary copper species but where native Copper has been scarcely cited.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (09/2011)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 6.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 1.4”

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




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Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz

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

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

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




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Erythrite with Phlogopite and 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. Related species are Quartz, Phlogopite (analyzed) and a mix of Chalcocite-Djurleite-Digenite in the matrix.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2015 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 07-08/2015, page 73
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (01/2015)

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




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

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

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

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




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Erythrite with Phlogopite

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Erythrite with Phlogopite

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Olivenite and Azurite

EW11AD8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Aggregates of acicular Olivenite crystals, individualized or forming radial aggregates, with the olive-green color typical for the species, on limonite matrix and with rosette aggregates of lenticular Azurite crystals with a vivid and deep color. The Olivenite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. As usual with the Moroccan novelties, the locality is not yet completely confirmed, but it is very plausible that it is Tazalarht.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.9”

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




Olivenite and Azurite. Olivenite and Azurite.
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Olivenite and Azurite
Olivenite and Azurite. Olivenite and Azurite.

EZ10AD8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Aggregates of acicular Olivenite crystals, individualized or forming radial aggregates, with the olive-green color typical for the species, on limonite matrix and with rosette aggregates of lenticular Azurite crystals with a vivid and deep color. The Olivenite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. As usual with the Moroccan novelties, the locality is not yet completely confirmed, but it is very plausible that it is Tazalarht.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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




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Quartz (variety red quartz)

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




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Wulfenite on Baryte

MA47AA9: Isolated Wulfenite crystals with a shape and color (intense red) very different than usual for the locality. On matrix, with Baryte.
Aderhoual, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  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 Baryte. Wulfenite on Baryte.
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IMILCHIL


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 area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

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




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Hematite with Prehnite

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

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

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




Hematite with Prehnite. Hematite with Prehnite.
Hematite with Prehnite.
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Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca and Arfvedsonite
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca and Arfvedsonite. Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca 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 area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  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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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

EV56AD8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that we’ll extend and complete. We’ll send to the buyer the information and documentation obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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




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

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

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




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

EK48AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

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

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

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




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

EP37AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

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

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




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Albite

EA70AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

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

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




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

EC99AE1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

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

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




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BOU NAHAS MINE


Pyrite with Baryte

ER16AF4: Aggregates of cubic Pyrite crystals with polycrystalline growths and strong curvatures. They are extraordinarily bright with iridescences and are on a Baryte matrix.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
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Pyrite with Baryte
Pyrite with Baryte. Front
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Pyrite with Baryte. Rear
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Pyrite with Baryte.

EB16AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Aggregates, on Baryte matrix, of very bright cubic Pyrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and completely coating columnar growths of probably Marcassite twinned crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 7 × 0.4 cm = 2.8” × 0.2”




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Pyrite on Baryte "box" and Baryte

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Baryte with Pyrite

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Baryte with Pyrite

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

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

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




Baryte with Pyrite.
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Baryte with Pyrite
Baryte with Pyrite. Baryte with Pyrite.

EP89AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Complete parallel growth of 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. And on a matrix of deformed Pyrite crystals.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 118, page 45
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.8 × 4 cm = 3.0” × 2.3” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 5.3 cm = 2.2” × 2.1”




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Baryte with Pyrite

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Chalcopyrite with Siderite

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Chalcopyrite with Quartz

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

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

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




Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
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Galena with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Galena with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Galena with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.

TD66AD1: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with very well defined faces and edges, bright and on matrix, with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Baryte crystals. The quality of the Galena is better than usual for the locality.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




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Galena with Pyrite and Baryte

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

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

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




Galena with Pyrite and Baryte. Galena with Pyrite and Baryte.
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MIBLADEN VANADINITE


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

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

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

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




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Vanadinite on Baryte

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Vanadinite with Baryte

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Vanadinite

TE17AF3: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and with a very unusual color, between orange and cream, and with a dark colored stripe in the center of each crystal. The sample has been collected 200 meters deep in the old abandoned shafts at the ACF mine. Due to very difficult access and collecting, future recovery of such pieces is not expected.
ACF Mine, 200 m.↓, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 3.0” × 1.8” × 1.1”

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




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

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

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

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




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Vanadinite

TB27AC9: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and with a very unusual color, between orange and cream, and with a dark colored stripe in the center of each crystal. The sample was collected 200 meters deep in the old abandoned shafts at the ACF mine. Due to very difficult access and collecting, future recovery of such pieces is not expected.
ACF Mine, 200 m.↓, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6.4 × 1.8 cm = 4.0” × 2.5” × 0.7”

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




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

EG14AE1: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2012. Aggregate of tabular Vanadinite crystals with polycrystalline growths on the pinacoidal faces and very well defined pyramidal faces. They have a very intense color and are implanted on a sandstone matrix partially coated by black Mottramite microcrystals. The Mottramite, a novelty for the Mibladen area, has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aderhoual, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.9 × 2.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”




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Vanadinite with Mottramite

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

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

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




Vanadinite with Mottramite. Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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OUMJRANE


Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.

EB68AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 1.1”

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




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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte

EV67AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.

ET47AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.1”

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




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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte

EY29AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 4.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.9”

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




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Rear
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.

EX51AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte

EZ70AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Side
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.

ED99AE6: An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are very bright with a vivid color that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue.” With the Azurite there are small white Barite crystals and Malachite clusters. The sample is from an indeterminate place in the Oumjrane area, possibly from one of the old works of this zone. These crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.4” × 1.3” × 1.2”

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




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Azurite with Quartz

E76ZI7: Groups of short prismatic crystals. They are very bright and have an exceptional color that enhances the contrast with the matrix of white Quartz. Oumjrane (or Oumjerane) is less well known than Touissit and it produced few very interesting specimens.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1996)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.5 × 6.6 cm = 3.4” × 2.6” × 2.6”

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




Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Top
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Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.

ER90AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.6 × 5.2 cm = 3.5” × 2.6” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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KERROUCHEN


Azurite

NZ56R4: Floater group of doubly terminated crystals forming parallel growths, with excellent color and a very intense luster.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 1.4” × 0.8” × 0.4”




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Azurite doubly terminated
Azurite doubly terminated. Front
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Azurite doubly terminated. Rear
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MG64AE3: Floater subparallel growth of doubly terminated crystals with curvatures. They are bright and have a very deep and vivid color.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.7”




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Azurite

NY66P2: Crystals of very well defined faces and edges, very bright, of deep blue color and transparent on their edges. They are on sandstone matrix.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.4” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.3”




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Top
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
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Azurite with Malachite. Rear
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Azurite with Malachite. Top
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NC67R9: Group of very bright prismatic crystals with perfect terminations and a deep blue color. They are locally coated by small efflorescence's of Malachite and are on a rocky matrix.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.3 × 5.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.4” × 0.8”




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Azurite

NH46P2: Group of complex doubly terminated crystals formed by polycrystalline parallel groups. The group is on sandstone matrix.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 6 × 3.1 cm = 2.4” × 1.2”




Azurite. Front
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Rear
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NH6AE3: Parallel growth, on matrix, of doubly terminated crystals with curvatures. They are bright and have a very deep and vivid color.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.8” × 0.9” × 0.7”




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Azurite

DR97R4: Group on matrix of sharp very well defined crystals, some of them forming parallel growths. Color and luster are excellent.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 11 × 6.7 × 4.8 cm = 4.3” × 2.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1 cm = 1.2” × 0.4”




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Azurite
Azurite.
Azurite.

NC10G7: Little prisms composing a single crystal with a very sharp termination. It is bright, has an excellent color and is very well placed on the typical sandstone matrix of the deposit.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2005)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 7.5 × 7.2 cm = 4.5” × 3.0” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”




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Malachite

NR6L7: Spherical group formed by a thick packaging of acicular crystals. The color is more clear at the edges, with a velvety appearance. On matrix.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 1.0”




Malachite.
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Malachite
Malachite.

NP26P9: Esthetic fan growths of felty crystals, with fine color zoning and a very notable silky luster. They are on a matrix of Limonite.
Kerrouchen, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




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BOU BEKKER


Azurite

EF12T6: Very aerial floater group of very elongated crystals with curvatures and twisters. Intense color, good luster and excellent quality for the locality.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite.

EC61L9: Group of Azurite crystals showing curved faces and edges, on a small Limonite matrix. Really good color and excellent luster. The specimen is from a recent find at this mine relatively near to Touissit, that hasn't produced significant samples in the last twenty years.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 0.7”




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Azurite

EZ62T6: Group of short crystals with abundant recrystallizations, small parallel growths and partially coated by Malachite. Intense color, good luster, and excellent quality for the locality.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.8 × 3.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.3”




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Bottom
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.

EE63L9: Group of prismatic crystals with parallel growth and several recrystalizations, partially covered by Malachite. The specimen is from a recent find at this mine relatively near to Touissit, that hasn't produced significant samples in the last twenty years.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.1”




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Azurite with Malachite

EM16T6: Group of short elongated crystals sharper than usual with many recrystallizations and small parallel growths. Deep blue color, intense luster, and in matrix with Malachite. Excellent quality for the locality.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.5 × 2.9 cm = 2.4” × 2.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
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NC96K6: Excellent sample from Bou Beker, a locality that you mustn’t confuse with Touissit. It is a group of crystals, some of them doubly terminated and better defined than usual for the locality, on a Malachite matrix.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1988)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”




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Malachite after Azurite

TF89Z7: Aggregate of Azurite crystals that have an unusual morphology for the locality. They are blocky, very large and have a very good crystalline development. They are partially coated, and in some areas pseudomorphed, by Malachite. On the back on the sample there are vivid blue, roughly defined, Azurite crystals typical of Bou-Bekker, this fact proving its source.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6 × 4.5 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 3.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.5”




Malachite after Azurite. Front
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TOUISSIT


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

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Cerussite with Galena

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




Cerussite with Galena.
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Cerussite.

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Anglesite with Galena

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Millan




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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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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.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, 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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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
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TM27T0: Parallel growths of very well defined crystals on matrix. They are very bright and have a very deep color, with transparent reflections on the edges. A magnificent sample from the cavity of 1979, the first big find that announced the Touissit Mine to the mineral world.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05-06/1979)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 2.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.7”




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Malachite after Azurite

A13C: Completely pseudomorphosed these former Azurite crystals now only show their crystal form, standing upright on their Dolomite matrix. The velvet green Malachite has replaced them completely.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1999)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6 × 5.8 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 2.3”




Malachite after Azurite.
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Vanadinite (variety arsenian) with Mottramite
Vanadinite (variety arsenian) with Mottramite. Vanadinite (variety arsenian) with Mottramite.

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

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

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




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Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite

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




Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite. Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite.
Arsenical Vanadinite with Mottramite.
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Wulfenite with Dolomite
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.

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

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

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




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Wulfenite with Dolomite

N67DAAC9: Very sharp Wulfenite crystals, between laminar and tabular, translucent, bright, with an intense yellow color and on a Dolomite matrix. A Moroccan classic, from a historic mine.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (10/1995)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.9” × 2.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.
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IMITER 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
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EF6G1: On one side it looks like a single crystal but a simple turn shows the superposition of two pseudo-octahedra. Crystals have excellent definition.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ 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-Draâ 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”




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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-Draâ 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-Draâ 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 Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (12/2007)

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

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




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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, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

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

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




Fluorite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite.

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

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

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




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