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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.

Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Azurite with Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Dolomite  

EB96AK5: Group of doubly terminated Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with very well defined faces and edges, with polycrystalline growths and excellent terminations. On a matrix of rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
The specimen is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. D / 1982), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1982)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.8 × 1.0 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1 cm = 1.5 × 0.4

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh


Euro:190 / US$208 / Yen:22310 / AUD$310

Reservado
Azurite with Malachite
 

LV47AK0: Group of doubly terminated crystals of Azurite with an elongated habit, very sharp faces and edges, complex terminations, very bright colors and partially coated by Malachite after Azurite. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 1011) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1990)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 2.2 cm = 1.7 × 1.6 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.5 × 0.5

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Order
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Malachite after Azurite  

EV29AK5: Two Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, with parallel growths and very well defined faces and edges, and excellent terminations. With minor remnants of limonite matrix.
The sample is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. M40 / 1979), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1979)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.9 × 1.5 cm = 2.0 × 1.1 × 0.6

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh


Euro:240 / US$263 / Yen:28180 / AUD$391

Reservado
Malachite after Azurite with Azurite
 

LP28AK4: Very aerial aggregate of profiled crystals of Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, plus with very bright blue Azurite crystals. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 858), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2 cm = 1.7 × 1.7 × 0.8

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.6 × 0.2

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Malachite after Azurite with Azurite. Malachite after Azurite with Azurite.
Order
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
 

TA87AK4: Polycrystalline growth of an Azurite crystal completely pseudomorphed by Malachite with satin luster and very deep and uniform color. The crystal sits extraordinarily well implanted on the matrix in which there are also more Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite crystals. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 144), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1981)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 5.8 cm = 2.8 × 2.0 × 2.3

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.4 × 1.0

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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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)




Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.
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Wulfenite with Dolomite
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Wulfenite with Dolomite.
 

A29KAG3: Groups of very sharp laminar Wulfenite crystals, clearly hemihedral, transparent, very bright, with an intense yellow color and on a Dolomite matrix. A Moroccan classic of the eighties.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/1996)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9 × 3.9 cm = 4.6 × 3.5 × 1.5

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




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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 well send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (± 1993)

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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

E56EI7: Flattened, prismatic crystals, one of them dominant. They have very well-defined faces and edges and yellowish brown shades, on a Galena matrix.
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




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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




Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Anglesite with Galena
Anglesite with Galena. Front
Front
Anglesite with Galena. Rear
Rear
 

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Millan




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Anglesite with Galena
 

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Anglesite with Galena. Front
Front
Anglesite with Galena. Rear
Rear
Anglesite with Galena. Side
Side
Anglesite with Galena. Top
Top
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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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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
Front
Azurite. Bottom
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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Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

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




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IMILCHIL


Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz  

EY97AK5: Drusy fans of prismatic crystals with defined, translucent, faces and edges, with bright luster and a very intense, deep and uniform pistachio-green color. On matrix with small colorless, transparent and very bright crystals of Quartz. The specimen, from an area (Jebel Masker) little known until now, comes from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. D / 2016), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.6 × 2.4 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4 × 0.2

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh




Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Side
Side
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
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Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
 

EK11AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced an earlier generation of Calcite crystals (analyzed). With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.6 × 1.7 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.9 × 0.6




Order
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite
 

EG9AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced an earlier generation of Calcite crystals (analyzed). With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.8 × 1.7 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 7 × 1.5 cm = 2.8 × 0.6




Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
Order
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
 

EJ11AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced pre-existing crystals that Calcita has also given in Calcite analysis, so it can be assumed that it was a first generation of Calcite . With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 3.8 × 1.5 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 1.5 cm = 3.8 × 0.6




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Calcite with Chlorite
 

ET14AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced pre-existing crystals that were shown to have been Calcite too, assumed to be an earlier generation of Calcite. With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 4.2 × 1.2 × 0.9




Calcite with Chlorite. Front
Front
Calcite with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
Order
Calcite with Epidote
Calcite with Epidote. Front
Front
Calcite with Epidote. Side
Side
Calcite with Epidote. Rear
Rear
 

ET47AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aesthetic specimen with Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a pseudohexagonal contour, with a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with fan-shaped aggregate coatings of acicular epidote crystals. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.6 × 4.3 × 2.1

Main crystal size: 11.8 × 3 cm = 4.6 × 1.2

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite
 

EA96AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced pre-existing crystals that were shown to have been Calcite too, assumed to be an earlier generation of Calcite. With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 16.6 × 4.1 × 3.6 cm = 6.5 × 1.6 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 16.6 × 1.3 cm = 6.5 × 0.5




Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
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Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.
 

EH14AK1: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Individualized spheroidal aggregates with parallel crystal growths of well defined translucent and bright faces, a uniform light green color and on matrix. They have a morphology not previously known at Imilchil.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.8 × 2 cm = 1.6 × 1.5 × 0.8

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




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Prehnite
 

EC9AK1: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Individualized spheroidal aggregates with parallel crystal growths of well defined translucent and bright faces, a uniform light green color and on matrix. They have a morphology not previously known at Imilchil.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2019 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine Le Rgne Minral number 148, page 35
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.7 × 1.6 × 0.9

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




Prehnite. Front
Front
Prehnite. Rear
Rear
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Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.
 

EJ12AK1: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Individualized spheroidal aggregates with parallel crystal growths of well defined translucent and bright faces, a uniform light green color and on matrix. They have a morphology not previously known at Imilchil.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.2 × 2 cm = 2.6 × 2.0 × 0.8

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5 × 0.2




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Prehnite
 

EL14AK1: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Individualized aggregates with parallel crystal growths of well defined translucent and bright faces, a uniform light green color and on matrix. They have a morphology not previously known at Imilchil.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.7 × 2.5 cm = 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.0

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




Prehnite. Prehnite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite.
 

EM9Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. A globular aggregate of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, color zoned with a whitish green color on the outsides and a more intense green color in the middle.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-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, Dra-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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Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite and Prehnite
Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite and Prehnite. Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite and Prehnite.
 

EC14AJ0: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Bundle-like aggregates of fibrous and acicular Actinolite crystals with a clear pistachio green color, with darker, almost black, intergrowths of crystalline Ferro-actinolite and partially coated by white Prehnite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.8 × 5.9 cm = 2.2 × 1.9 × 2.3

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




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Arfvedsonite with Feldspar
 

TP46AJ0: Very acute, prismatic Arfvedsonite crystals that are very bright, have fine vertical striations, a deep black color and are on a Feldspar matrix. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Ewargizen, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2012)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.6 × 5.1 cm = 3.3 × 2.2 × 2.0

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.2 cm = 0.8 × 0.1




Arfvedsonite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear
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Fluorapatite on Prehnite
Fluorapatite on Prehnite.
 

MV29AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Elongated Fluorapatite crystal, translucent with a very bright upper pinacoid and the lower part recrystallized. The crystal has an unusual genesis, being in a micro-crystalline Prehnite nodule. Another aspect to note, it closely remains a Tourmaline because it is polychromic, mainly pink and with a green termination.
This specimen was photographed for the Munich 2017 section of the magazine Mineralien Welt and appears on page 71 of number 1/2018, and for the magazine Mineralogical Record on page 335 in the volume 49, number 2
Anemzi, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.1 × 4.8 cm = 1.9 × 1.6 × 1.9

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.1 cm = 1.2 × 0.4

Fluorescent short UV




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

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




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

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




Order
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite with Microcline
 

EF90AG9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular pseudo-hexagonal contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges and coated in the back by Microcline crystals. The Titanite crystals have 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 an accurate analytical process. Well send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.7 × 1.3 cm = 2.7 × 2.2 × 0.5

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




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

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




Order
Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

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

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

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




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

OTHER LOCALITIES


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, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

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




Order
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.
Adeghoual (Aderhoual), Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-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)




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
Order
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
 

ET49AK1: Druse of cubic crystals, transparent, bright and with a lilac color, intense and uniform. With white botryoidal Calcite on the back. The specimen comes from a very recent discovery in this classic mine, in which the quality of the specimens is not usually this excellent.
Jebel Tirhemi, Taourirt, Taourirt Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (02/2019)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 9.3 × 4.3 cm = 4.2 × 3.7 × 1.7

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




Order
Fluorite
 

ET90AK1: Druse of cubic crystals, transparent, bright and with a lilac color, intense and uniform, more intense on the edges. The specimen comes from a very recent discovery in this classic mine, in which the quality of the specimens is not usually this excellent.
Jebel Tirhemi, Taourirt, Taourirt Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (02/2019)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 4.5 × 3.1 × 1.7

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

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite.
Order
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
 

ER70AK1: Druse of cubic crystals, transparent, bright and with a lilac color, intense and uniform, more intense on the edges and with a small white coating of Baryte. The specimen comes from a very recent discovery in this classic mine, in which the quality of the specimens is not usually this excellent.
Jebel Tirhemi, Taourirt, Taourirt Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (02/2019)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.5 × 4.8 cm = 4.8 × 3.3 × 1.9

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 0.9 × 0.7




Order
Fluorite with Baryte
 

ET98AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Group of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with an intense green color and very rich with inclusions. It is from a new locality found thanks to intensive prospective works for Baryte in Morocco, in which accidentally appeared also this Fluorite. This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2018 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine Mineralogical Record on page 874 in the volume 49, number 6, in the magazine "Le Rgne Minral", number 142, page 20, and the magazine Mineral Up on page 35 of the 2018/02 edition.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.7 × 7.7 cm = 3.7 × 3.4 × 3.0

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.8 cm = 2.0 × 1.9




Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
Light behind
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

EL49AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Group of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with an intense green color and very rich with inclusions. It is from a new locality found thanks to intensive prospective works for Baryte in Morocco, in which accidentally appeared also this Fluorite.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 15 × 12.6 × 4.9 cm = 5.9 × 5.0 × 1.9

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.6 × 1.0




Order
Fluorite
 

EP70AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Group of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with an intense green color and very rich with inclusions. It is from a new locality found thanks to intensive prospective works for Baryte in Morocco, in which accidentally appeared also this Fluorite.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 16.4 × 9.4 × 6.8 cm = 6.5 × 3.7 × 2.7

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




Fluorite. Fluorite.
Order
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
 

ED86AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline surfaces that have cubic morphology. They are translucent, with a deep violet color and partially coated by groups of white, deformed and very acute Baryte crystals. It is from a new locality, found thanks to intensive prospective works looking for Baryte in Morocco, in which accidentally appeared also this Fluorite.
Debdou (Dabdou), Taourirt Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03-06/2018)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6 × 3.9 cm = 3.1 × 2.4 × 1.5

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




Order
Fluorite with Baryte
 

EC76AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline surfaces that have cubic morphology. They are translucent, with a deep violet color and partially coated by groups of white, deformed and very acute Baryte crystals. It is from a new locality, found thanks to intensive prospective works looking for Baryte in Morocco, in which accidentally appeared also this Fluorite.
Debdou (Dabdou), Taourirt Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03-06/2018)

Specimen size: 11 × 9.8 × 5.1 cm = 4.3 × 3.9 × 2.0

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




Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Order
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). Well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Skour Mine, Bou Skour District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra 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




Order
Gold
 

MC1AI5: Very aerial and bright aggregate with crystalline forms perhaps not so well defined but evident. The sample is from a not yet quite well defined area in the Sidi-Ifni region.
Sidi Ifni area, Sidi Ifni Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 1.8 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.7 × 0.2 × 0.2

Weight: 3.4 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

MA2AI5: Floater that is bright and has poorly defined but existing crystalline forms. The sample is from a not yet quite well defined area in the Sidi-Ifni region.
Sidi Ifni area, Sidi Ifni Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 1.0 × 0.6 × 0.1

Weight: 4.2 grams



Order
Gold
 

MB94AI5: Floater that is bright and has poorly defined but existing crystalline forms. The sample is from a not yet quite well defined area in the Sidi-Ifni region.
Sidi Ifni area, Sidi Ifni Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 1.1 × 0.7 × 0.2

Weight: 6.8 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order

El Hamman

Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

NX14AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of Fluorite crystals practically completely covered by small Quartz crystals that at some points have overgrown the Fluorite as walls extending past the edges of the fluorite, with small spheroidal Pyrites. An unusual example of Fluorite from El Hamman, from the Miguel David Martnez collection (No. 563), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Hamman, Mekns, Mekns Prefecture, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.4 × 2.0 × 1.3

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8 × 0.7

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:90 / US$98 / Yen:10560 / AUD$146

Reservado
Fluorite with Galena inclusions
 

EM89AH9: Group of Fluorite crystals with cubic morphology with echeloned polycrystalline surfaces, transparent, bright, with a very vivid green color, and very unusual inclusions of very well defined Galena crystals.
El Hamman, Mekns, Mekns Prefecture, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8.8 × 6.2 cm = 3.6 × 3.5 × 2.4

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite with Galena inclusions. Front
Front
Fluorite with Galena inclusions. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Galena inclusions.
Order
Fluorite with limonite
Fluorite with limonite. Front
Front
Fluorite with limonite. Day light
Day light
 

EE69AG5: Aggregate of very sharp crystal cubes between transparent and translucent, with a very deep green color. They have a different characteristic compared to other Fluorites from the locality: under Sun light they have a notable fluorescence, between blue and violet that, curiously, is not seen with LED light.
El Hamman, Mekns, Mekns Prefecture, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2017)

Specimen size: 11 × 7.6 × 2.5 cm = 4.3 × 3.0 × 1.0

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Fluorite with Pyrite
 

EL96Y8: Group of very sharp cubic crystals, very bright as is usual in the samples from El Hammam. They are transparent, with very well defined geometric color zoning parallel to the edges forming stripes of deeper color.
El Hamman, Mekns, Mekns Prefecture, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2012)

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite with Pyrite.
Order

Tazalarht

Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite.
 

LZ27AK4: Stalactitic growth of brilliant lenticular Azurite crystals with very bright color, on a first generation of crystals of similar morphology, matte and very dark blue, with small coatings of Malachite. The specimen, from a not very well known locality, comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 792), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 1.7 cm = 2.6 × 1.6 × 0.7

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Order
Azurite
 

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-Dra 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




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Top
Top
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
 

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-Dra 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




Order
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-Dra 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




Azurite. Azurite.
Order
Azurite
Azurite.
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-Dra 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




Order
Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz
 

EC37AB9: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2015, a new worldwide locality for fine Erythrite! Although it looks very similar to the famous Bou Azzer ones, the deposit of this specimen is located about 500 Km. from the Bou Azzer Mine and in a different geological environment.
As far as we know these Erythrites were not known before and they come not from the Tazalarht quarries but in a new shaft/prospect located very close to the Tazalarht quarries. Related species are Quartz, Phlogopite (analyzed) and a mix of Chalcocite-Djurleite-Digenite in the matrix.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.9 × 1.7 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4 × 0.1




Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz. Erythrite with Phlogopite and Quartz.
Order
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-Dra Region  Morocco (01/2015)

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




Order
Erythrite with Phlogopite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




Order
Erythrite with Phlogopite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




Order
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 well 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-Dra 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.
Order

Jebel Ouichane Baryte

Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear
Baryte. Baryte.
 

LB93AK4: Group, on matrix, of elongated platy crystals, with very marked parallel growths, transparent, and with the unusual fact of having two very well-defined colors, light blue and yellow. A Moroccan classic that comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 1071), and whose label we will send to the buyer.
Jebel Ouichane Mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (06/2014)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 6.7 × 5.3 cm = 4.1 × 2.6 × 2.1

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.8 × 0.9

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:780 / US$857 / Yen:91600 / AUD$1272

Reservado

Rar el Anz Chalcostibite

Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
 

TK7AI0: Floater parallel growth of Chalcostibite crystals with excellent terminal faces and superficially substituted by Azurite. The color, the quality and the crystal definition are unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.8 × 0.6 × 0.4




Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite.
Order
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
Top
 

TF10AI0: Parallel growth of Chalcostibite crystals with good terminations, superficially substituted by Azurite and with Malachite impregnations. The color, the quality and the crystal definition are unusual for the species.
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.7 × 1.0 × 0.5




Order
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 Records 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
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
Top
Order
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
Top
 

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




Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
Top
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre



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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
 

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




Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
Top
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
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M'Cissi

Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Calcite
Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Calcite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

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-Dra 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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Imiter Mine

Silver
 

TZ89Q0: A scultural growth, very aerial and esthetic, of microcrystals with skeletal forms, on matrix. The piece is from an old find in Imiter, probably around the decade of the 90s and unusual as the habitual has a crystalline aspect.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (±1990)

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

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




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

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

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




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Proustite on Acanthite
 

TR96V1: Very aerial stalactitic growth of small crystals of Proustite with a small group of cubic crystals of Acanthite at the base.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (01-02/2011)

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

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




Proustite on Acanthite.
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BOU NAHAS MINE


Copper
Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Copper  

EF13AK4: Very aerial dendritic growths, on matrix, of deformed native Copper crystals partially covered by small white Quartz crystals.
The specimen is from the Christian Mondeilh collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2014)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.5 × 3.6 cm = 2.6 × 2.2 × 1.4

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh




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Copper
Copper  

EA14AK4: Very aerial arborescent growths of native Copper crystals with defined faces and edges, with small remnants of Quartz matrix.
The sample is from the Christian Mondeilh collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2014)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.5 × 3 cm = 3.1 × 1.8 × 1.2

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh


Euro:120 / US$131 / Yen:14090 / AUD$195

Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Marcasite with Quartz
Marcasite with Quartz. Front
Front
Marcasite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EX96AI7: Very aerial rosette growths of very sharp and strongly flattened Marcasite crystals with extreme curving, intensely bright and on a Quartz matrix.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.8 × 2.7 × 1.7




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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, Dra-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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Chalcopyrite with Siderite
Chalcopyrite with Siderite. Chalcopyrite with Siderite.
 

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




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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
 

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




Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
 

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




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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, Dra-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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Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz
Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

ET16AH9: Pair of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated and complete, transparent, bright, with a pale blue color and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Sphalerite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.6 × 1.6 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2 cm = 1.3 × 0.8




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Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz
 

EV96AH9: Very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, doubly terminated, complete, forming very well defined parallel growths. They are transparent, bright, with a pale blue color and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Sphalerite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 3 cm = 3.0 × 2.7 × 1.2

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.8 × 1.6




Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz. Front
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Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Sphalerite and Quartz.
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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
 

EB98AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Floater aggregate of parallel growths of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, bright and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Pyrite crystals. The color deserves a separate comment because there is a mixture of reddish yellow, with orange in some areas but mainly concentrated on the edges, and blue locally with greenish hues on the wide main pinacoid faces.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.3 × 1.7 cm = 2.6 × 1.7 × 0.7




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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

EA88AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Floater aggregate of parallel growths of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, bright and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Pyrite crystals. The color deserves a separate comment because there is a mixture of reddish yellow, with orange in some areas but mainly concentrated on the edges, and blue locally with greenish hues on the wide main pinacoid faces.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.5 × 1.1 cm = 2.6 × 1.4 × 0.4




Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
 

ED88AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Very aerial group of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, bright with an intense reddish-yellow color on a matrix of white crystallized Quartz with groups of very bright cubic Pyrite crystals, and partially coated by small white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and Pyrite crystals. The sample is very esthetic and very well balanced. The color deserves a separate comment because there is a mixture of reddish yellow, with orange in some areas but mainly concentrated on the edges, and blue locally with greenish hues on the wide main pinacoid faces.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.5 × 4.9 cm = 2.9 × 1.4 × 1.9




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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

EF69AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Floater aggregate of parallel growths of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, bright and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Pyrite crystals. The color needs a separate comment because there is a mixture of reddish yellow, with orange in some areas but mainly concentrated on the edges, and blue, locally with greenish hues on the wide main pinacoid faces.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 8 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 3.1 × 2.0 × 1.1




Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
 

EC99AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Floater aggregate of parallel growths of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, bright and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Pyrite crystals. The color needs a separate comment because there is a mixture of reddish yellow, with orange in some areas but mainly concentrated on the edges, and blue, locally with greenish hues on the wide main pinacoid faces.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.2 × 2.9 × 1.4




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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

EJ89AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Floater aggregate of parallel growths of very sharp thin tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, bright and partially coated by white aggregates of Quartz microcrystals and small Pyrite crystals. The color needs a separate comment because there is a mixture of reddish yellow, with orange in some areas but mainly concentrated on the edges, and blue, locally with greenish hues on the wide main pinacoid faces.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.7 × 4.1 cm = 3.6 × 2.6 × 1.6




Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
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Baryte with Pyrite
Baryte with Pyrite.
 

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

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

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




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Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Baryte with Pyrite
 

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


Agoudal Mines

Roselite
Roselite.
 

MR14AI7: Group on matrix of curved crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with a very deep and intense extraordinarily bright color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.0 × 0.8 × 0.8

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




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Roselite
 

MM86AI8: Druse, on matrix, of sharp lenticular Roselite crystals that are translucent, very bright with a deep, vivid and uniform color and they are on matrix.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3 × 1 cm = 1.5 × 1.2 × 0.4

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


Euro:170 / US$186 / Yen:19960 / AUD$277

Roselite. Roselite.
Reservado
Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite.
 

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Cobaltoan Calcite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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

Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

LB67AK2: Group of Calcite crystals formed by a prism with slightly curved faces, with parallel polycrystalline growths on the surface and with the terminal faces being a smooth rhombohedron. The crystals, translucent and honey yellow, exhibit very well defined phantom scalenohedral growths. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 644), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.2 × 2.5 cm = 4.1 × 3.2 × 1.0

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.3 × 0.9

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Proustite
 

TC48AJ2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. An elongated prismatic Proustite crystal with parallel growths. The crystal, transparent and very bright, has an extraordinary ruby-red color.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.7 × 0.2 × 0.2




Proustite. Front
Front
Proustite. Rear
Rear
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Silver with Actinolite
Silver with Actinolite. Silver with Actinolite.
 

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

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

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




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Silver with Actinolite
 

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

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

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




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

ED51Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case with an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Records web page, in the Whats New in the Mineral World? section, report #35, August 14, 2013 edition.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2010)

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

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




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Silver with Arsenopyrite silver-rich Tennantite and Pearceite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Baryte with Calcite
 

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

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

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




Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
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At Ahmane Mine

Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
 

TY39AK3: Groups of Proustite crystals of elongated prismatic habit, with excellent terminations, some of them polycrystalline, in Calcite matrix. These high quality crystals are transparent, brilliant, and with an extraordinary ruby red color with mauve tones, very characteristic of this find.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.8 × 5.7 cm = 4.6 × 3.5 × 2.2

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.6 × 0.2

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



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Proustite with Calcite
 

TX66AJ2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Groups of Proustite crystals with an elongated prismatic shape, with parallel growths and excellent pyramidal terminations. The crystals, transparent and very bright, have an extraordinary ruby-red color. On a matrix with lenticular Calcite crystals.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.6 × 3.0 × 1.3

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




Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
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Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
Proustite with Calcite.
 

TP90AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Groups of elongated prismatic Proustite crystals with excellent acute terminations, transparent, very bright with an extraordinary ruby-red color. On a Calcite matrix.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.1 × 1.4 × 0.9

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.4 × 0.1

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



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Sphalerite with Quartz
 

MV6AJ0: A novelty at Munich 2018. This is one of the first mentions of Sphalerite as a collectible species at At Ahmane. It is a druse of not so well defined complex but translucent and bright crystals with a very deep honey color. They are with small Quartz crystals.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (05/2018)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.8 × 1.9 × 1.3




Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
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Sphalerite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite with Quartz. Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EP87AI7: A novelty at Munich 2018. Group of colorless Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with diffuse phantom growths, abundant geometric growth figures and extraordinarily bright. A beautiful surprise from a very recent find in the At Ahmane area of Morocco.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 4.8 × 1.9 × 1.5




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Calcite with Chalcopyrite
 

MD36AI5: A novelty at Munich 2018. Scalenohedral crystal with rhombohedral terminal faces and very well defined polycrystalline growths. It is translucent, white, has slightly pink reflections and it is on a matrix of more Calcite. It shows an intense red fluorescence under long wave light and very intense red under short wave light.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.4 × 1.9 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.6 × 0.7

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




Calcite with Chalcopyrite. Calcite with Chalcopyrite.
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Calcite with Chalcopyrite
Calcite with Chalcopyrite. Calcite with Chalcopyrite.
 

MC86AI5: A novelty at Munich 2018. Group of scalenohedral crystals with rhombohedral terminal faces and very well defined polycrystalline growths. They are translucent, white, have slightly pink reflections and are on a matrix of more Calcite. It shows an intense red fluorescence under long wave light and very intense red under short wave light.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.9 × 5.3 cm = 3.3 × 2.7 × 2.1

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2 cm = 1.7 × 0.8

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




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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 At 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. Well send to the buyer a copy of the analysis that indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

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




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. Well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

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

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




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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 At 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. Well 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 Rgne Minral" (Num. 136. 2017; page 47)
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra 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. Well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Records web page, in the What's New section, report 46, April 14, 2017 edition.
At Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

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

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




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Oumlil Mine

Scorodite
 

MA96AG4: Very sharp Scorodite crystals, transparent, with a very intense vitreous luster, a very uniform olive green color and on matrix. The sample is from a very recent find at the Oumlil mine.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (09/2017)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.5 × 5 cm = 2.6 × 2.6 × 2.0

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




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

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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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-Dra Region  Morocco (01-02/2016)

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

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




Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
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Bou Azzer District

Erythrite with Calcite
Erythrite with Calcite. Erythrite with Calcite.
 

GQ13AK2: Very sharp Erythrite crystal, with distinct parallel growths, very bright and uniform color and implanted on matrix, with small crystals of Calcite. The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. V37), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (±2005)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.0 × 1.5 × 1.5

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.5 × 0.2

Former collection of Casado Margolles




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Erythrite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.5 × 5 cm = 1.8 × 2.0




Erythrite. Erythrite.
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Erythrite on Skutterudite
Erythrite on Skutterudite. Erythrite on Skutterudite.
Erythrite on Skutterudite. Erythrite on Skutterudite.
 

ER73AK1: Very sharp and large crystals of Erythrite with fine parallel growths, bright and with a very dense and deep color. On a matrix of massive Skutterudite in which another species with salmon-pink crystals also appears and which we believe may be Talmessite. This specimen is a Moroccan classic with great quality and a very peculiar appearance.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (05/2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.7 × 0.4




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Erythrite with Skutterudite
 

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

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 cm = 2.8 × 1.8

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm = 0.6




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

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

Specimen size: 7.2 × 7 cm = 2.8 × 2.8




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Erythrite with Skutterudite
 

GC17Q5: Aggregate of bright crystals, very well defined and with good color, that fill in a cavity in a matrix of metallic sulphides.
Bou Azzer (Bou Azzer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (±1980)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 5.4 cm = 3.0 × 2.7 × 2.1

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 105



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

EV69V9: Fanlike aggregates, on matrix, of sharp flattened prismatic crystals with a very deep color and intense luster.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

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

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




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Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite
 

MA16AI0: Druse of very Sharp Erythrite crystals on matrix. They have a very vivid color and some of them are coated by greenish white Bariopharmacosiderite microaggregates. The Bariopharmacosiderite has been analyzed and well send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer (Bou Azzer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 13.6 × 7.3 × 4.4 cm = 5.4 × 2.9 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.7 × 0.2




Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite. Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite.
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Gold with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Quartz
Gold with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Quartz. Gold with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Quartz.
 

EC71AJ1: Aerial arborescent growth of native Gold microcrystals on Quartz crystals and with Malachite and Chrysocolla intergrowths.
Bleida Far West Mine, Bleida, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.4 × 0.9 × 0.7

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.5 × 0.1




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Gold with Malachite
 

EC30AH7: For a few months good Golds related by Malachite and other species such as Chrysocolla and Covellite were found in the Bleida Far West mine that began work in 2005 but of which there were no was known specimens of Gold with this quality. As you can see they are very aesthetics and different from what was known so far.
Bleida Far West Mine, Bleida, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.1 × 3.3 cm = 1.8 × 1.2 × 1.3

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




Gold with Malachite. Gold with Malachite.
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MIBLADEN VANADINITE


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

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Vanadinite.
 

LX69AK2: Druse of thick tabular crystals with well defined pyramidal faces, some of them with parallel polycrystalline growths that form palisades with aesthetic twists. The extraordinarily lustrous crystals are a very bright and uniform red-magenta color, lighter and matte in the back. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 659), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.0 × 1.7 × 0.7

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Vanadinite
 

EB48AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming a feather-like growth of crystals with a tabular shape, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back side.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.2 × 0.6 cm = 1.6 × 0.9 × 0.2




Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear
Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear
Vanadinite. Side
Side
Vanadinite.
 

EF73AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming walls with esthetic twisting and feather-like growths of crystals with a tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, some with hollow growths, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back side.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.1 × 1.7 × 1.4

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.0 × 0.7




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Vanadinite
 

EA91AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming a feather-like growth of crystals with a thick tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 7 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.8 × 1.2 × 0.4




Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
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Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

EC92AJ9: The sample is from a find made at the Couda area in the first months of 2019, found much deeper than usual. Short prismatic crystals on matrix, some of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright and with a very intense reddish-brownish color with orange shades.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 5 × 3 cm = 3.5 × 2.0 × 1.2

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




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Vanadinite
 

ED67AJ9: This magnificent sample comes from a find made at the Couda area in the first months of 2019, found much deeper than usual. Large crystals with a thick tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, bright and with a very vivid reddish-brownish color with orange shades.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 12 × 8.6 × 6.7 cm = 4.7 × 3.4 × 2.6

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.6 × 0.6




Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
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Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Top
Top
 

GF36Q1: Very aerial group of doubly terminated crystals of good size, with parallel growths and deep color with orange-brown reflections.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1980)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.2 × 0.9 × 1.1

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4 × 0.4

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 269



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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, Dra-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.

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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, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (± 2014)

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

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




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Vanadinite
 

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, Dra-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




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. 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, Dra-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




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Vanadinite with Mottramite
 

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


At the beginning of 2006 for the first time this Fluorite appeared in Morocco. It is from an old mine 1700 meters high in a mountain near the Tounfit village. First samples found were good quality but it was in Ste. Marie 2006 where we saw, and purchased, an exceptional parcel with samples of two different crystallizations and also different color and luster.
Welcome to the market, Tounfit Fluorite! We are sure that for your quality and originality you will be famous!

Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

GE27AK0: Group of crystals with a very unusual double habit, with two growth phases very marked by the difference in color. A first one that forms a very intense and bright violet octahedral interior, only visible because the second phase, whitish in color and somewhat less bright, with the shapes of the cube and octahedron, allows the tips of the former octahedron to stand out, like small pyramids on a plane. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 270) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 12.4 × 7.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.9 × 3.0 × 1.7

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.8 × 1.5

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Order
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, Dra-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




Fluorite.
Order

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
Acanthite.
 

MN56K9: Well defined octahedron of Acanthite pseudomorph after Argentite, with two small Acanthite crystals in parallel growth.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.9 × 0.8 × 0.6

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8 × 0.6




Order
Acanthite
 

EC63G1: The crystals of this group are pseudo-octahedral and very aerial and they have an excellent definition and an especially esthetic disposition.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Dra Region  Morocco (2005)

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




Acanthite.
Order
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-Dra Region  Morocco (12/2007)

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

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




Order

OUMJRANE - EL FECHT AREA


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, Dra-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.
Order
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. 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, Dra-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




Order
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, Dra-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




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.
Order
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Side
Side
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, Dra-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




Order
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, Dra-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




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.
Order
Azurite with Malachite xx
Azurite with Malachite xx. Azurite with Malachite xx.
 

MX67AI5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of crystals that have a flattened shape, are very bright with a deep color and partially coated by small equant primary Malachite crystals.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine Mineral Up on page 47 of the 2019/01 edition.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2018)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.5 × 2.4 × 1.1




Order
Azurite with Malachite xx
 

TY94AI5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Aggregate of crystals that have lenticular shape, are very bright with a deep color and partially coated by small flattened, equant primary Malachite crystals.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Records web page, in the What's New section, report 51, December 5, 2018 edition.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.9 × 2.2 × 1.6

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




Azurite with Malachite xx. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite xx. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite xx.
Order
Azurite with Quartz
Azurite with Quartz. 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, Dra-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




Order
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, Dra-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




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

KERROUCHEN


Kerrouchen Azurite

Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

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

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




Order
Azurite doubly terminated
 

MG64AE3: Floater subparallel growth of doubly terminated crystals with curvatures. They are bright and have a very deep and vivid color.
Kerrouchen, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2004)

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




Azurite doubly terminated. Front
Front
Azurite doubly terminated. Rear
Rear
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Top
Top
 

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, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra 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




Order
Azurite
 

NH46P2: Group of complex doubly terminated crystals formed by polycrystalline parallel groups. The group is on sandstone matrix.
Kerrouchen, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra 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
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

NH6AE3: Parallel growth, on matrix, of doubly terminated crystals with curvatures. They are bright and have a very deep and vivid color.
Kerrouchen, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

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




Order
Azurite
 

DR97R4: Group on matrix of sharp very well defined crystals, some of them forming parallel growths. Color and luster are excellent.
Kerrouchen, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra 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




Azurite. Azurite.
Order
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, Khnifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra 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




Order


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