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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


ASSA-ZAG PROVINCE

Gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun

During the year 2020, images, videos and many rumors began to circulate about the discovery of high-quality Golds in the Southwest of Morocco. With the Covid situation it was difficult to go to or to leave Morocco, so it was quite a long time until the first pieces arrived in Europe. Once here, very reliable analyses had to be done to ensure that these new Golds were natural. They were so perfect and, some of them so different from the Golds that had been known before from Southwestern Morocco that to avoid suspicions it was best to have the analytical data prior to putting them on sale. Between one thing and another we have had to wait a bit but at the end of 2020 we can finally offer these specimens of great beauty and very different from what has been known so far.
We attach here the analysis, which as you can see is very complete, to avoid doubts about it.

 

To see our best specimens from this locality use this link
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Gold
Gold. Gold.
Gold  

9MD86: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, distinctly twinned according to the spinel law and with curious hooked ends.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.12” × 0.04”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.4 grams



Gold
Gold  

9MB96: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, distinctly twinned according to the spinel law and with curious hooked ends.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 0.9 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.24” × 0.16”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams



Gold. Gold.
Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TPF51AN5: A recent find in 2021 yielded these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows good crystallization and, above all, is on matrix, which until now has been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.67” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.28”

With analysis copy



Gold on Quartz

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TFG94AN5: A recent find in 2021 yielded these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows good crystallization and, above all, is on matrix, which until now has been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.06” × 0.71” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



Gold on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Quartz.
Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TGJ16AN5: A recent find in 2021 yielded these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows good crystallization and, above all, is on matrix, which until now has been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.98” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”

With analysis copy



Gold on Quartz

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TTV87AN5: A recent find in 2021 yielded these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows good crystallization and, above all, is on matrix, which until now has been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 2 cm = 1.73” × 1.34” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”

With analysis copy



Gold on Quartz. Gold on Quartz.
Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TMB51AN5: A recent find in 2021 yielded these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows good crystallization and, above all, is on matrix, which until now has been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”

With analysis copy



Gold with Quartz and Pyrite

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TGH27AN5: A recent find in 2021 yielded these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with distinct twinning according to the spinel law, but, above all, it is in a Quartz matrix with coatings of small Pyrite crystals, which until now has been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.7 × 3 cm = 1.97” × 1.85” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.12”

With analysis copy



Gold with Quartz and Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold with Quartz and Pyrite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold with Quartz and Pyrite.
Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear

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MG34AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, twinned according to the spinel law, and minor Quartz.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.24” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.3 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz

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MK28AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, twinned according to the spinel law, with curious hooked ends and with minor Quartz.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear

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MV51AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location still to be determined, this specimen of very brilliant crystallized Gold displays branched forms, skeletal shapes and it has minor Quartz.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.28” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.4 grams



Gold

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MH89AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron and with curious hooked ends.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.35” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.7 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear

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MQ87AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron and with minor Quartz.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.35” × 0.31”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.2 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz

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MJ87AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, twinned according to the spinel law, with curious hooked ends and with minor Quartz.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MT56AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.16” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.3 grams



Gold (spinel twin)
 

TZ86AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Group of elongated and flattened Gold crystals, with parallel growths and twinned according to the spinel law. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.1 gramos



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén

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Gold (spinel twin)
 

XM2280TEG: These elegant golds were found for the first time In 2020. This specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with marked spinel-law twinning. At the upper end, grooves can be seen that allow us to see the intense internal golden reflections, and some small remnants of Quartz.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.16” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MF30AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, twinned according to the spinel law and with curious hooked ends.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.51” × 0.20” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MC56AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, distinctly twinned according to the spinel law and with curious hooked ends.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.51” × 0.31” × 0.28”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.1 grams



Gold with Quartz

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ME30AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location still to be determined, this specimen of very brilliant crystallized Gold displays branched forms, skeletal shapes and it has minor Quartz.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.43” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.7 grams



Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TY87AN2: Very stylized parallel growths of Gold crystals with sharp crystal morphology, dominated by octahedron forms, with distinct spinel-law twinning and excellent terminations.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.20” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MY41AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.9 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)  

TC2190TMM: Parallel growths of flattened octahedral Gold crystals, sharp and bright and with a very well marked spinel-law twin.
This material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 0.2 ×0.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.08” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin)
 

MC89AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.12” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.6 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MD49AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.6 grams



Gold
 

MC1AI5: Very aerial and bright aggregate with crystalline forms perhaps not so well defined but evident.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 1.8 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.24” × 0.24”

With analysis copy

Weight: 3.4 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

EFL74AO2: Parallel growth of very elongated Gold crystals, with very sharp crystal morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, hopper faces, a very marked spinel-law twin, and curious hooked terminations.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MT49AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.6 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MV99AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.7 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MZ11AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.20” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MB70AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with very marked spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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TE91AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.28” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.0 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear

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MYX96AP1: Parallel growths of very well defined Gold crystals, dominated by octahedron forms, with a very marked spinel-law twin and excellent terminations.
The specimens of this find have been carefully analyzed, we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.31” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.2 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MZY45AO5: Parallel growth, very stylized, of octahedral Gold crystals, with very sharp crystal morphology and a marked spinel-law twin.
This material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.31” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 3.1 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Front / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Gold (spinel twin). Vista lateral / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Vista lateral / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Top / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Top / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)  

TC2360TXJ: Parallel growths of lustrous deformed octahedral Gold crystals forming a very aerial growth.
This material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.35” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.2 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz

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TMP102AN5: A recent find in 2021 has provided these elegant Gold specimens. The piece shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with the distinct twinning according to the spinel law, and a little bit of Quartz matrix. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (01/2021)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.35” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.9 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)  

TC2500TMB: Parallel growths of flattened octahedral Gold crystals, sharp and bright and with a very well marked spinel-law twin.
This material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.24” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.0 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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TG26AN2: Very stylized parallel growths of Gold crystals with sharp crystal morphology, dominated by octahedron forms, with distinct spinel-law twinning and excellent terminations.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.31” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TV98AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.12” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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TD94AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.2 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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ERF94AO4: Very well crystallized Gold with a very sharp morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in stylized parallel growths. With very distinct spinel-law twins and curious hooked terminations.
The specimen has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.9 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MB16AM4: From a very recent find in the area of Western Sahara in Morocco, with the specific location yet to be determined, this specimen of Gold, very well crystallized and with brilliant luster, displays a sharply defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, distinctly twinned according to the spinel law and with curious hooked ends.
We will see what the future of the locality holds for these high quality absolute novelties.
This material has been carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.12” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.38 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin). Side
Side
Gold (spinel twin). Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén

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EXR72AP4: Parallel and stylized growths of octahedral Gold crystals with very distinct spinel law twinning.
The specimen has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.16” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.1 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Calcite

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MXX86AP4: Parallel and stylized growths of octahedral Gold crystals with very distinct spinel law twinning.
The specimen has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.24” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.1 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) with Calcite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

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.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.71” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 6.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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EXJ92AO5: Very stylized parallel growth of octahedral Gold crystals, with a very sharp crystal morphology, a very distinct spinel-law twin and a hooked termination.
This material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.20” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear

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ETM93AO7: Stylized parallel growths of very well defined octahedral Gold crystals with very visible spinel-law twinning, and very shiny.
The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 1.26” × 0.20” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.0 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MA37AM5: This elegant Gold was found for the first time in 2020. This specimen is different from the others because it is on a Quartz matrix and although its crystals are not as well defined as those of other pieces of this find, they are still crystals and still shows the spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 1.30” × 0.79” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 10.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin).
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén

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EAM33AP4: Parallel and stylized growths of octahedral Gold crystals with very distinct spinel law twinning.
The specimen has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 1.34” × 0.20” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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TRB16AN8: Parallel, twisted and very stylized growth of Gold crystals of well defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, with distinct spinel-law twins and with curious hooked terminations.
The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 1.50” × 0.12” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TB37AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.20” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 2.8 grams




IMILCHIL

Prehnite with Quartz

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Prehnite with Quartz
 

XM2160EPM: Globular aggregates formed by a multitude of Prehnite crystals, on matrix, with a skein-like habit, a uniform light green color, but with the edges more whitish, partially covered by Quartz. This is one of the characteristic habits of Imilchil prehnites, although in this case larger than usual.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 9.7 × 8.7 cm = 3.86” × 3.82” × 3.43”




Prehnite with Quartz.
Quartz with Prehnite
Quartz with Prehnite.
Quartz with Prehnite.
Quartz with Prehnite  

TC180ER: Globular Prehnite growths with visible, translucent and pale green crystal forms, together with curiously deformed Quartz crystals, some of them totally or partially doubly terminated.
Tighiste (Tirrhist), Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 8.6 × 2.7 cm = 4.09” × 3.39” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.69” × 0.59”




Microcline with Hematite and Quartz

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MCR46AP7: Group of Microcline crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with sharp crystal forms, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and Hematite.
Imilchil constantly offers new things.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.50” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 1.06”




Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Front
Front
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Side
Side
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Microcline with Hematite and Quartz.

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MBB16AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with sharp crystal forms, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and Hematite.
Imilchil constantly offers new things.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.01” × 1.81” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.9 cm = 1.57” × 0.75”




Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)

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MCR14AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with a short prismatic habit, with good terminations, reddish color, accompanied by Quartz crystals (smoky variety).
The specimen comes from a very unusual find made in Aouli, where the presence of feldspars was unknown before.
Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.7 × 3 cm = 2.28” × 1.85” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.71”




Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky).
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky).

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MXA14AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with an elongated prismatic habit, one of them clearly dominant, with good terminations, reddish color, accompanied by crystals of Quartz (smoky variety).
The specimen comes from a very unusual find made in Aouli, where the presence of feldspars was unknown before.
Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 2.28” × 2.05” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 1.3 cm = 2.28” × 0.51”




Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite

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MBC86AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of Microcline crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with sharp Baveno-law twinning, with good luster and an intense pink color, accompanied by quartz crystals that are clearly pseudomorphs after some other pre-existing species, possibly Vesuvianite. The pseudomorphs have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The specimen comes from finds made in the Imilchil area between August and September of 2022.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.9 × 4.5 cm = 2.68” × 2.32” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.65”

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Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite. Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite.
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Microcline with Hematite and Quartz.

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MRA86AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with sharp crystal forms, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and Hematite.
Imilchil constantly offers new things.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.68” × 2.68” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.91”




Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite

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MXM26AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of Microcline crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined Baveno-law twins, with good luster and an intense pink color, accompanied by Quartz crystals that are clearly pseudomorphing some other pre-existing species, possibly Vesuvianite. The Quartz pseudomorphs have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The specimen comes from finds made in the Imilchil area between August and September of 2022
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.7 × 5.2 cm = 2.99” × 2.24” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63”

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Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite. Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite.
Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite.
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Microcline with Hematite and Quartz.

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MFA86AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with sharp crystal forms, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and Hematite.
Imilchil constantly offers new things.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 3.03” × 2.60” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”




Microcline with Magnetite

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EPX16AP1: Group of elongated Microcline crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, some of them with curious geometric dissolution channels in the heart of the crystal and with coatings of small crystals of very shiny Magnetite.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 6.4 cm = 3.23” × 2.91” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 0.91”

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Microcline with Magnetite. Microcline with Magnetite.
Microcline
Microcline.

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Microcline
 

SV75MTV: Obtained at Sainte Marie 2022: Floater group of Microcline crystals with polycrystalline growths, well profiled, with very sharp crystal forms and a beautiful cream-white color.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8 × 5.2 cm = 3.43” × 3.15” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.87”




Microcline with Stilbite-Ca

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MFH37AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Druse of tabular Microcline crystals with very well defined crystal forms and Carlsbad-law twinning, with good luster and an intense pink color, covered with small crystals of Stilbite-Ca. The specimen comes from finds made in the Imilchil area between August and September of 2022.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8.6 × 4.9 cm = 3.43” × 3.39” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.83”

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Microcline with Stilbite-Ca. Microcline with Stilbite-Ca.
Microcline with Stilbite-Ca.
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Microcline with Hematite and Quartz.

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MXR66AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with sharp crystal forms, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and Hematite.
Imilchil constantly offers new things.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.50” × 1.65” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”




Microcline with Magnetite

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MRB86AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Floater group of Microcline crystals with polycrystalline growths, with very sharp crystal forms, good luster and creamy white color, with inclusions of black Magnetite microcrystals. This specimen comes from very recent finds in the Imilchil area in May 2022.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 9.4 × 8.2 cm = 3.82” × 3.70” × 3.23”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.55”

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Microcline with Magnetite. Front
Front
Microcline with Magnetite. Side
Side
Microcline with Magnetite
Microcline with Magnetite.

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MFB14AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Floater group of Microcline crystals with polycrystalline growths, with very sharp crystal forms, good luster and creamy white color, with inclusions of black Magnetite microcrystals. This specimen comes from very recent finds in the Imilchil area in May 2022.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 7.4 × 4.8 cm = 4.76” × 2.91” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.55”

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Microcline

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Microcline
 

SV80MRB: Obtained at Sainte Marie 2022: Floater group of Microcline crystals with polycrystalline growths, well profiled, with very sharp crystal forms and a beautiful cream-white color.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8 × 6.3 cm = 4.80” × 3.15” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”




Microcline.
Andradite
Andradite. Andradite.

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Andradite
 

SV380EAB: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystal, black in color and large, on which some aesthetic 'watermarks' of lighter tones are superimposed, for which we are unaware of the cause.
The specimen, with fragments of Feldspar matrix, comes from a find in May 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2023)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.34” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.26” × 1.22”




Andradite with Feldspar

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ETP67AQ1: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystal, black in color and very large, on which some aesthetic 'watermarks' of lighter tones are superimposed, for which we are unaware of the cause.
The specimen, with fragments of Feldspar matrix, comes from a find in May 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2023)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 4 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 1.57”




Andradite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Andradite with Feldspar. Side
Side
Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline.

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TC2100TEJ: Rhombohedral Andradite crystals, with good luster and a very deep reddish brown color. On a Microcline matrix.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.89” × 1.65” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”




Andradite with Microcline
 

TH16AN2: Very aerial group of dodecahedral Andradite crystals, sharp, lustrous, on a Microcline matrix.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 2.7  cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1  cm = 0.55” × 0.43”




Andradite with Microcline. Andradite with Microcline.
Andradite
Andradite.

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Andradite
 

SV3150EAD: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals of good size and uniform black color.
The specimen, with fragments of Feldspar matrix, comes from a find in May 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2023)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.93” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 4.4 cm = 2.20” × 1.73”




Andradite on Microcline
Andradite on Microcline  

SM140TFV: Dodecahedral Andradite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with well defined faces and edges, with good luster and a very deep reddish brown color evident especially on the edges. On a Microcline matrix.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.24” × 1.65” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”




Andradite on Microcline.
Andradite on Microcline.
Andradite
Andradite. Front
Front
Andradite. Side
Side

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EMP87AQ1: Group of large and very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals, with a black color, and on which are superimposed some aesthetic 'watermarks' (concentric in some areas of the specimen) of lighter tones, and of unknown cause.
The specimen comes from a find in May 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2023)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.73” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 1.69” × 1.38”




Andradite

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EFH96AQ1: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals of good size and uniform black color.
The specimen comes from a find in May 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2023)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 2.40” × 2.24” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 1.65” × 1.61”




Andradite. Front / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Front / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Andradite. Side
Side
Andradite with Epidote
Andradite with Epidote.
Andradite with Epidote.
Andradite with Epidote  

SM70TYW: Dodecahedral Andradite crystals with trapezohedral faces, lustrous, on matrix, with small acicular Epidote crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.65” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Andradite with Microcline

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TKX11AO7: Black, rhombododecahedral Andradite crystal beveled by trapezohedron faces, lustrous, on a matrix of small Microcline crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.9 × 3.1 cm = 3.15” × 1.93” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.71”




Andradite with Microcline. Andradite with Microcline.
Andradite with Epidote and Microcline
Andradite with Epidote and Microcline.

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TC290TVH: Rhombododecahedral Andradite crystals, with good luster and a very deep reddish brown color, especially evident on the edges. On a Microcline matrix, with small acicular crystals of transparent Epidote with a pistachio-green color.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 3.4 × 4.7 cm = 3.19” × 1.34” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Andradite with Microcline
 

TQ96AN2: Brilliant dodecahedral Andradite crystals, with a very deep reddish brown color, on a Microcline matrix.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.6 × 2.4 cm = 3.43” × 2.20” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”




Andradite with Microcline. Andradite with Microcline.
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TV66AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Octahedral crystals of Magnetite (titanium-rich variety) in parallel growths and with an aggregate habit that suggests they represent a pseudomorph after an Ilmenite crystal. The lustrous Magnetite crystals show fine growth lines and are partially covered by Microcline and Quartz crystals. Both the Magnetite and the Microcline have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.38” × 0.67”

Microcline fluorescent short UV



Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz
 

TG27AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Octahedral crystals of Magnetite (titanium-rich variety) in parallel growths and with an aggregate habit that suggests they represent a pseudomorph after an Ilmenite crystal. The lustrous Magnetite crystals show fine growth lines and are partially covered by Microcline and Quartz crystals. Both the Magnetite and the Microcline have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.6 × 3 cm = 1.89” × 1.42” × 1.18”

Microcline fluorescent short UV



Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TM46AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Octahedral crystals of Magnetite (titanium-rich variety) in parallel growths and with an aggregate habit that suggests they represent a pseudomorph after an Ilmenite crystal. The lustrous Magnetite crystals show fine growth lines and are partially covered by Microcline and Quartz crystals. Both the Magnetite and the Microcline have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 0.94”

Microcline fluorescent short UV



Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Quartz

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TC88AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Druse of octahedral crystals of Magnetite (titanium-rich variety) in parallel growths and with an aggregate habit that suggests they represent a pseudomorph after an Ilmenite crystal. The Magnetite crystals are lustrous, with fine growth striations, partially covered by Quartz crystals. The Magnetite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 8 × 5 × 1.7 cm = 3.15” × 1.97” × 0.67”




Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Quartz. Front
Front
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.8 × 2 cm = 1.61” × 1.50” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.43” × 0.28”




Prehnite with Epidote
 

MB16AL4: Spheroidal growth, on matrix, of Prehnite crystals with visible crystals, translucent, pale green, and partially encrusted with small Epidote crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.13” × 2.09” × 1.77”


minID: KQ9-PE6



Prehnite with Epidote. Front
Front
Prehnite with Epidote. Side
Side
Prehnite with Epidote. Side
Side
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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.2 × 2 cm = 2.56” × 2.05” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”




Prehnite
Prehnite  

TC85EL: Individualized spheroidal aggregates of Prehnite with parallel growths of crystals with well defined crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a uniform green color, on matrix. An unusual morphology for this deposit.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.91” × 2.44” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”




Prehnite.
Hematite with Prehnite
Hematite with Prehnite. Hematite with Prehnite.
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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.7 × 6.9 cm = 3.66” × 3.43” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2 cm = 1.57” × 0.79”




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 we’ll extend and complete. We’ll send to the buyer the information and documentation previously obtained about the process and also a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.50” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.35” × 0.20”




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

SM150ERG: Lamellar Ilmenite crystals with an irregular outline were completely replaced by Rutile and covered by very sharp Titanite crystals. They show great luster and very well defined faces and edges, with a distinct color change that shows an intense yellow under LED light and greenish under natural or fluorescent tube light.
The process of substitution of Ilmenite by Rutile here seems very similar to that already known in other locations with similar geological conditions (for example the Rutile from Zambia) and is due to hydrothermal processes associated with the deposit. These specimens, very different from the titanites previously known from Imilchil, have undergone urgent analysis that we plan to continue to carry out in more depth. We will send the buyer the information and documentation obtained so far, as well as a copy of the analyses carried out on the species present in the current specimens.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.42” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




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

TC180ET: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4 × 1.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.57” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”




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

TC260EX: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.7 × 3 cm = 2.05” × 1.85” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

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

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.89” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




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

TC280EJ: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contours and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with daylight or neon light. Partially coated by Microcline crystals.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in the samples.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm = 2.52” × 1.30” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.43” × 0.24”




Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline

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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

SM490EDT: Lamellar Ilmenite crystals with an irregular outline were completely replaced by Rutile and covered by very sharp Titanite crystals. They show great luster and very well defined faces and edges, with a distinct color change that shows an intense yellow under LED light and greenish under natural or fluorescent tube light.
The process of substitution of Ilmenite by Rutile here seems very similar to that already known in other locations with similar geological conditions (for example the Rutile from Zambia) and is due to hydrothermal processes associated with the deposit. These specimens, very different from the titanites previously known from Imilchil, have undergone urgent analysis that we plan to continue to carry out in more depth. We will send the buyer the information and documentation obtained so far, as well as a copy of the analyses carried out on the species present in the current specimens.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6 × 2.3 cm = 3.03” × 2.36” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




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
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.
 

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

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.2 × 1.4 cm = 3.43” × 2.05” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”





Jebel Masker

Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
 

MZ14AL5: Two very aerial Calcite crystals, with a sharp pseudohexagonal habit, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with small Quartz crystals. We have analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.1 × 3.1 cm = 2.52” × 2.01” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.28” × 1.22”

Fluorescent long & short UV

minID: CKP-XQU



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) 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, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.85” × 0.55”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
 

TC265MFB: Group of Calcite crystals with a very sharp pseudohexagonal outline, completely covered by a second generation of small crystals, which are also Calcite, partially dissolved and with small Quartz crystals.
We have analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.2 × 6.6 cm = 2.60” × 1.65” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 3.3 cm = 2.60” × 1.30”

With analysis copy



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Top
Top
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Rear
Rear

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MPX26AP6: Group of Calcite crystals with a very pseudohexagonal outline, coated and replaced by a second generation of small crystals, also of Calcite, partially dissolved and with small Quartz crystals.
We have analyzed this type of specimen due to their genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.3 × 5.4 cm = 2.68” × 1.69” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.28” × 1.22”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) 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, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.80” × 1.69” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 7 × 1.5 cm = 2.76” × 0.59”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Prehnite
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Prehnite.
 

EH26AM3: Group of Calcite crystals with a very sharp pseudohexagonal outline, some of them doubly terminated, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals. On matrix, with centered growths of acicular white Prehnite crystals.
Due to its genetic complexity the specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.4 × 7.1 cm = 3.46” × 2.52” × 2.80”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 0.94”

With analysis copy



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

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EKA16AO7: Calcite growths in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced the pre-existing prismatic crystals with very deeply hoppered terminations, and so we can assume that a first generation of Calcite crystals was replaced by crystals of a second generation that analysis has confirmed as Calcite too. On matrix, with spheroidal growths of Chlorite.
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 9.2 × 7 cm = 3.70” × 3.62” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 9.4 × 5.8 cm = 3.70” × 2.28”

With analysis copy



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz.
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Top
Top

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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
 

TC2160MTB: Group of Calcite crystals with a very sharp pseudohexagonal outline, completely covered by a second generation of small crystals, which are also Calcite, partially dissolved and with small Quartz crystals.
We have analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.5 × 7 cm = 4.02” × 3.74” × 2.76”

With analysis copy



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

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EBT66AQ0: Group of Calcite crystals with a very well defined pseudohexagonal outline, completely covered by a second generation of small crystals, also of Calcite, partially dissolved and with small Quartz crystals.
We have analyzed this type of specimens due to their genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 10.3 × 6.2 cm = 4.13” × 4.06” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.26”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz.
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
 

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, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 4.21” × 1.18” × 0.94”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote
 

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, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.65” × 4.25” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 11.8 × 3 cm = 4.65” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Side
Side
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Rear
Rear
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz.
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz.
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz.
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz  

SV190EBE: Group of Calcite crystals with a well-defined pseudohexagonal outline, coated entirely by a second generation of smaller Calcite crystals which are partially dissolved at the end of the prism, and with small Quartz crystals. We have analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 19.6 × 10.7 cm = 7.80” × 7.72” × 4.21”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.52” × 1.02”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

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ETU260AO0: Group of Calcite crystals with a very well defined pseudohexagonal outline, completely covered by a second generation of small crystals, also of Calcite, partially dissolved, with small Quartz crystals. We have analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. Monumental.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 20.4 × 13.8 × 10.3 cm = 8.03” × 5.43” × 4.06”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.42”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
 

MG6AL5: Fan-like growths of short prismatic crystals of Epidote rich in terminal faces, shiny, and very deep in color, on matrix, with Quartz. Previously labeled as coming from "Imilchil", but we now know a more precise location.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.9 × 3.4 cm = 3.23” × 3.11” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”


minID: K58-GNC



Epidote with Quartz

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Epidote with Quartz
 

SV3220EJB:

The prolific zone of Morocco known as 'Imilchil' continues to produce tirelessly. In the Jebel Masker subzone, in January 2023, a pocket with beautiful Epidote crystals appeared, not very large but brilliantly lustrous, luminous, grouped in sheaves, and accompanied by Quartz crystals.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.3 × 2.8 cm = 3.27” × 2.48” × 1.10”




Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.

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Epidote with Quartz
 

SV3240EJD:

The prolific zone of Morocco known as 'Imilchil' continues to produce tirelessly. In the Jebel Masker subzone, in January 2023, a pocket with beautiful Epidote crystals appeared, not very large but brilliantly lustrous, luminous, grouped in sheaves, and accompanied by Quartz crystals.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.3 × 3.3 cm = 4.21” × 3.27” × 1.30”




Epidote with Quartz

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Epidote with Quartz
 

SV3280EJF:

The prolific zone of Morocco known as 'Imilchil' continues to produce tirelessly. In the Jebel Masker subzone, in January 2023, a pocket with beautiful Epidote crystals appeared, not very large but brilliantly lustrous, luminous, grouped in sheaves, and accompanied by Quartz crystals.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.8 × 4.5 cm = 4.25” × 2.68” × 1.77”




Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Side
Side
Epidote with Quartz.

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Epidote with Quartz
 

SV3260EJE:

The prolific zone of Morocco known as 'Imilchil' continues to produce tirelessly. In the Jebel Masker subzone, in January 2023, a pocket with beautiful Epidote crystals appeared, not very large but brilliantly lustrous, luminous, grouped in sheaves, and accompanied by Quartz crystals.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 7.2 × 4.7 cm = 4.41” × 2.83” × 1.85”





MIBLADEN AREA

ACF Mine area

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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.60” × 1.77” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




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

AA96AM7: Thick tabular crystals of Vanadinite, translucent, with good luster and a very deep color, on matrix, with book-like aggregates of snow-white lamellar Baryte crystals.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.60” × 2.24” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”




Vanadinite with Baryte
 

MB36AM7: Thick tabular crystals of Vanadinite, translucent, with very bright luster and an intense orange-red color, on a matrix with the white lamellar Baryte crystals that are typical of the ACF mine. A Moroccan classic, among the best finds of the year 1995.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.99” × 2.05” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




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

AB76AM7: Thick tabular crystals of Vanadinite, translucent, with very bright luster and an intense orange-red color, on a matrix with the white lamellar Baryte crystals that are typical of the ACF mine. A Moroccan classic, among the best finds of the year 1995.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.4 × 5.7 cm = 3.82” × 2.52” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”





Coud'a Vanadinite

One of the exciting novelties at Tucson 2002 was the new find of Vanadinite from a new shaft in the Mibladen area. The name of this shaft is "Coud'a". Hard to translate from Arabian to English, it is pronounced "Coudia". In this new shaft people found some very large Vanadinite crystals. This in its self is not a real novelty because recently all sorts of crystal sizes have been found. The novelty is that their form is much more complex than the other Vanadinites and also their luster and color much better than usual. The crystals are near to being floaters with just a small point on each crystal where they were attached to the matrix. As a result of their size and very limited attachment no matrix specimens are available - they are too big and too heavy to resist any kind of extraction.

When Vanadinite crystals are huge they are usually either dull, poorly color or have four or five figures price. These ones look great and the balance quality / price is extremely affordable in our opinion. We tried to get the most competitive specimens, especially given all the possible concerns that you might have about this kind of material, as the area is being thoroughly searched so anything could happen for good or bad.

Well, this is our offer of these lovely specimens that I really like a lot! You will observe that some specimens are photographed twice - from its front and from its rear or corner so as to show its complex crystallography.

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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.2 × 0.6 cm = 1.57” × 0.87” × 0.24”




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

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Vanadinite
 

TC860EX: Druse, on matrix, of short prismatic Vanadinite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, which form aesthetic palisades and parallel growths, with good luster and a very vivid color. The specimen comes from a 2019 find in Coud'a, made at levels deeper than usual and from which high quality specimens were obtained.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




Vanadinite

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EF73AJ9: From a discovery of the year 2019 made in more depth than usual at the Coud'a 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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.73” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.75”




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

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Vanadinite
 

SV3440NFX: A great discovery, like the one that occurred in the Coud’a area, Mibladen, between April and May of 2019, yields exceptional pieces but also “satellite” pieces, pleasant ones, that due to the magnitude of the find, can be reasonably priced.
This is a piece on matrix, and it is in perfect condition. Its color is pleasant, and overall it is a good representative of the species for any collection, as evidenced by its previous stay in the Miguel David Martínez collection with the number 761. We will send the label to the buyer.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.01” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 7 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.76” × 1.18” × 0.39”




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

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EF86AN1: From a find deeper than usual in the Coud'a area, with large and thick tabular crystals, extraordinarily lustrous and with a very vivid and uniform red color, slightly less bright and lighter in color on the back.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.1 × 2.8 cm = 2.95” × 2.40” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.55”




Vanadinite

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ET46AL5: This specimen is from a recent discovery at a deeper depth than usual in the Coud'a area, with parallel polycrystalline aggregates that form a feathery growth of tabular habit crystals, extraordinarily bright and with a very lively and uniform red-magenta color. Slightly matte on the back.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.2 × 1.6 cm = 3.11” × 2.05” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 7.9 × 5.2 × 1.6 cm = 3.11” × 2.05” × 0.63”


minID: XRY-0FY



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

EC92AJ9: The sample is from a find made at the Coud’a 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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 5 × 3 cm = 3.54” × 1.97” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Vanadinite with Mottramite
 

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

Specimen size: 10 × 6.2 × 5 cm = 3.94” × 2.44” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.55” × 0.43”




Vanadinite with Mottramite. Vanadinite with Mottramite.

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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1980)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.87” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 269



Vanadinite
Vanadinite  

TC2190NLR: Floater group of tabular Vanadinite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths. Lustrous, and bright red on the front and with orange tones on the back.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 784), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.42” × 1.18” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 1.02”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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

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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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.65” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Cerussite

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EPP86AP6: Hexagonal cyclic Cerussite twins with two distinct growth phases, the first with darker tones, and later bordered by translucent crystal forms, with cream tones.
Different from what is usually found in Mibladen.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Cerussite.
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear

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ELQ17AP6: Parallel growths of twinned Cerussite crystals formed in two phases, the first with equant crystals of a yellowish color and the second with very sharp crystals of flattened habit, translucent, lustrous satiny white.
Different from what is usually found in Mibladen.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.20” × 1.65” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.06”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite

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Wulfenite
 

TC2140MPN: Group of Wulfenite crystals, on matrix, very sharp, one of them dominant, with good luster and an intense red color. different from the usual in Mibladen.
The specimen is from the Caroline Martaud wulfenite collection.
Adeghoual (Aderhoual), Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2011)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.6 × 3.1 cm = 1.73” × 1.42” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)



Wulfenite.

BOU NAHAS MINE

Baryte

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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.34” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1 cm = 1.30” × 0.39”




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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.09” × 2.05” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.67”




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

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MPR67AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous, and blue with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystals, with small coatings of white Quartz and very shiny Pyrite microcrystals. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.60” × 1.26” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.77” × 0.71”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte

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EMA99AP4: Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous, and have a nice blue color with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystal.
The specimen comes from some finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 6.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.57” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.3 × 1.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.69” × 0.67”




Baryte

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MMF87AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and intense blue with yellowish tones in some vertices. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.3 × 5.2 cm = 2.76” × 2.09” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 3.-9 × 3.5 cm = 1.18” × 1.38”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

TC120EP: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals that form distinct parallel growths, lustrous, between transparent and translucent, with a uniform sky-blue color and partially covered by Quartz with Pyrite microcrystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.83” × 1.34” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.01” × 1.30”




Baryte

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MQF87AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous and blue in color, with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystals. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.83” × 2.28” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 1.65” × 1.34”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.5 × 4.9 cm = 2.87” × 1.38” × 1.93”




Baryte (doubly terminated)

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MME27AP6: Floater group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous and with an intense blue color with yellowish tones in some of the vertices.
The specimen comes from discoveries in the Bou Nahas mine made between August and September of 2022
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.1 × 3.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.40” × 1.26”




Baryte (doubly terminated). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte (doubly terminated). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Baryte with Quartz
Baryte with Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz. Side
Side

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MQT68AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and intense blue with yellowish tones in some vertices. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.9 × 3.5 cm = 3.31” × 1.93” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.46” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.43” × 2.68” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 0.91”




Baryte with Pyrite. Baryte with Pyrite.
Baryte with Pyrite.
Baryte (doubly terminated)
Baryte (doubly terminated). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte (doubly terminated). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
 

MBF37AP6: Floater group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous and with an intense blue color with yellowish tones in some of the vertices.
The specimen comes from discoveries in the Bou Nahas mine made between August and September of 2022
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.4 × 2.4 cm = 3.46” × 2.91” × 0.94”




Baryte with Pyrite

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MTV69AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and intense blue with yellowish tones in some vertices. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 5.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.50” × 2.13” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.38”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte with Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Pyrite. Side
Side
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
 

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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.7 × 4.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.64” × 1.61”




Baryte with Chalcopyrite

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MTF90AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and intense blue with yellowish tones in some vertices. With small Chalcopyrite crystals scattered throughout the Barite.
The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas Mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7 × 4.2 cm = 3.86” × 2.76” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 5 cm = 2.48” × 1.97”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

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MBC49AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous, and blue with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystals, with small coatings of white Quartz and very shiny Pyrite microcrystals. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 9.1 × 5.9 cm = 3.98” × 3.58” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4.9 cm = 2.01” × 1.93”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte

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TEX14AO5: Parallel growths of large profiled tabular Baryte crystals, with very well defined faces and edges; translucent, very lustrous and with a marked geometric zoning. Overall very aesthetic.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.49” × 4.25” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 9 × 4.5 cm = 3.54” × 1.77”




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

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MLM69AP5: Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals, transparent, lustrous, and colored blue with yellowish areas at the edges of the crystals. Associated with growths of Pyrite and small Quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from some finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 6.8 × 5.1 cm = 4.57” × 2.68” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.77”




Baryte with Marcasite

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MGH1AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous, and blue in color with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystals, on a matrix of very sharp and brilliant Marcasite with the well-known “cockscomb” habit. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
This specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 168/2022, page 25
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2022)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10.8 × 8.8 cm = 4.88” × 4.25” × 3.46”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 5 cm = 2.52” × 1.97”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte with Marcasite. Baryte with Marcasite.
Baryte with Marcasite
Baryte with Marcasite. Baryte with Marcasite.

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MMA51AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous, and blue in color with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystals, on a matrix of very sharp and brilliant Marcasite with the well-known “cockscomb” habit. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 14 × 7 × 4.4 cm = 5.51” × 2.76” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.34”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite
 

EC27AL9: Book-like aggregates of lamellar Baryte crystals on matrix, with Quartz crystals and partial coatings of small, very bright crystals of Pyrite and Marcasite. The back of the matrix shows missing crystal casts, probably an earlier generation of Baryte crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 9.9 × 6.4 cm = 5.71” × 3.90” × 2.52”


minID: 6UV-4FG



Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite. Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite.
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz. Top
Top
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz.

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ERB93AP3: Group of finely tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, lustrous and pale blue with yellowish areas on the edges of the crystals, on matrix, with small Pyrite and Quartz crystals. The specimen comes from finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September of 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 12.4 × 8.9 cm = 5.71” × 4.88” × 3.50”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 4 cm = 2.28” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena

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MFB94AP5: Tabular and very sharp crystals of Baryte, transparent, lustrous blue, on a matrix of white Quartz crystals, with small crystals of Pyrite and Galena. Sculptural.
The specimen comes from some finds made in the Bou Nahas mine between August and September 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 20.6 × 10.7 × 8.8 cm = 8.11” × 4.21” × 3.46”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 6.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.44”




Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena.
Baryte with Chalcopyrite
Baryte with Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
Baryte with Chalcopyrite. Baryte with Chalcopyrite.

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EFB74AP3: Book-like aggregates of very lustrous, finely tabular Baryte crystals, between transparent and translucent, and pale yellow in color with geometric color zoning, associated with small Chalcopyrite crystals. The specimen is from recent finds at Bou Nahas in 2022.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 21.4 × 14.9 × 9.8 cm = 8.43” × 5.87” × 3.86”




Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte

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MMA11AN8: A novelty from Morocco, from a discovery in the summer of 2020. White tabular crystals of Baryte partially covered by a perimorphic growth of a mosaic of small, very bright, cubic and octahedral Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.34” × 0.98”




Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte. Front
Front
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte. Rear
Rear
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte with Quartz
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte with Quartz. Side
Side

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MCX96AN8: A novelty from Morocco, from a discovery in the summer of 2020. Polycrystalline growth of a mosaic of perimorphic Pyrite crystals with bright luster, on a tabular Baryte crystal, on a matrix of white Quartz crystals partially covered by Pyrite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.99” × 2.52” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.38” × 1.18”




Baryte with Pyrite

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Baryte with Pyrite
 

TC2160MPF: A novelty from Morocco, from a find in the summer of 2020. White tabular Baryte crystals partially coated by a perimorphic growth of a mosaic of very shiny, small cubic and octahedral Pyrite crystals. The Bou Nahas mine, a polymetallic hydrothermal deposit, continues to provide pleasant mineral surprises.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.15” × 2.91” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.24” × 1.42”




Baryte with Pyrite.
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte. Front
Front
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte. Rear
Rear

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MLM28AN8: A novelty from Morocco, from a discovery in the summer of 2020. White parallel and tabular Baryte crystals covered by a perimorphic growth of a mosaic of small, very bright, cubic and octahedral Pyrite crystals. On the back of the piece (see video) the almost total dissolution of the original Baryte crystals can be seen.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6 × 6.3 cm = 3.58” × 2.36” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.8 cm = 1.77” × 1.50”




Baryte with Pyrite

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Baryte with Pyrite
 

TC2680MHJ: A novelty from Morocco, from a find in the summer of 2020. Very aerial group of white tabular Baryte crystals partially coated by a perimorphic growth of a mosaic of very shiny, small cubic and octahedral Pyrite crystals. The Bou Nahas mine, a polymetallic hydrothermal deposit, continues to provide pleasant mineral surprises.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.4 × 6.4 cm = 4.49” × 4.09” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 6.2 cm = 2.56” × 2.44”




Baryte with Pyrite.

Other Species

Sphalerite with Marcasite and Chalcopyrite
Sphalerite with Marcasite and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Marcasite and Chalcopyrite.

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EPR87AQ1: Sphalerite crystals with different growth zones, somewhat more transparent and colored inside the crystal and black and polycrystalline on the surface. In matrix, with very sharp and lustrous crystals of Marcasite and iridescent Chalcopyrite on the base.
The specimen comes from a 2023 find in the Bou Nahas Mine where such large and sharp crystals of Sphalerite had not so far been reported.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2023)

Specimen size: 12 × 9.8 × 5.8 cm = 4.72” × 3.86” × 2.28”




Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz

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EXL68AQ1: Sphalerite crystals with sharp crystal forms, in matrix, with groups of small Chalcopyrite crystals and small white Quartz coatings. The specimen comes from a find made in 2023 in the Bou Nahas Mine where such large and well defined crystals of Sphalerite have not been reported before.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2023)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 10.7 × 4.3 cm = 5.04” × 4.21” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”




Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
 

EP76AM5: Arborescent growth of Copper crystals with the dominant forms of the cube and the octahedron, shiny and with a very aesthetic arrangement.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.3 × 3.8 cm = 2.13” × 2.09” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.12” × 0.12”




Copper with Malachite

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Copper with Malachite
 

SV3340EPZ: Floater Copper group of good size, twisted and partially replaced by Malachite, very characteristic of the Bou Nahas Mine.
It is one of those pareidolia-generating pieces whose shape strongly resembles that of a horse (or a dragon)
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2023)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.2 × 5.1 cm = 4.06” × 3.23” × 2.01”




Copper with Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Malachite. Side
Side
Pyrite
Pyrite.
 

EV8AL0: Three-dimensional floater group of cubo-octahedral Pyrite crystals, lustrous, with very well defined faces and edges, growing as markedly parallel aggregates. An elegant miniature.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.63” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”


minID: 845-L64



Pyrite with Baryte

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EFT60AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Polycrystalline botryoidal coatings of very sharp cubic crystals of lustrous Pyrite on a white Baryte matrix. Different from what has been known so far from this mine.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.02” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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

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EXP16AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Polycrystalline botryoidal coatings of very sharp cubic crystals of lustrous Pyrite on a white Baryte matrix. Different from what has been known so far from this mine.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.64” × 2.52” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Pyrite with Quartz

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MLH13AN8: Polycrystalline growth of Pyrite crystals with cubic habit, very lustrous and with partial coatings of small white Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.22” × 1.10” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.14” × 1.06”




Pyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
 

EA13AM1: Very aerial aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals with distinct polycrystalline growths, brilliant, and with curved faces and edges. Partially covered by small white Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.13” × 2.05” × 1.10”


minID: TM4-DWF



Pyrite with Quartz
 

ET47AM0: Very aerial group of cubic Pyrite crystals with staggered stepped faces. With brilliant luster and on a matrix of small Quartz and Calcite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.3 × 5.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.48” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”


minID: J06-26N



Pyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz.
Pyrite
Pyrite.
Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrite  

TC140EK: Aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals with distinct polycrystalline growths, very lustrous, with curved faces and edges.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 4.8 × 5.4 cm = 3.39” × 1.89” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Galena with Chalcopyrite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TMY97AQ0: Group of cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with very sharp and elongated crystal forms, which gives them a falsely pyramidal habit. With brilliant luster, on a Chalcopyrite matrix.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2023)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.85” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”




Galena with Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
Galena with Baryte, Pyrite and Quartz
Galena with Baryte, Pyrite and Quartz. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Galena with Baryte, Pyrite and Quartz. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Galena with Baryte, Pyrite and Quartz
 

HM190TF: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystal with very balanced faces of both forms. With bright luster, on matrix, with tabular crystals of Baryte, transparent, shiny and with a yellowish color, and with Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2018)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.8 × 5.2 cm = 3.15” × 2.28” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.75”


minID: 78Q-V3H




OUMJRANE - EL FECHT AREA

Malachite
 

TM66AN0: Druse of elongated primary Malachite crystals (not pseudomorphs), some of them doubly terminated, with good terminations, on matrix.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.73” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.35” × 0.08”




Malachite. Malachite.
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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2018)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.52” × 2.44” × 1.10”




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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 4.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite and Baryte.
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Rear
Rear
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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.89” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




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 Baryte 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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.36” × 1.26” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Azurite with Malachite and Quartz
 

SV540MBX: Group of equant Azurite crystals, with perfectly defined faces and edges, very lustrous, and a very deep and uniform blue, with marked striations on one of the faces of the crystals and accompanied by fine acicular primary crystals of Malachite arranged in the form of a spray, with a beautiful color contrast to the Azurite, in addition to some Quartz crystals, all with remnants of a limonitic rock matrix.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.72” × 1.89” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”




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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1996)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.5 × 6.6 cm = 3.39” × 2.56” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Top
Top
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 Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.6 × 5.2 cm = 3.54” × 2.60” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”





IMITER DISTRICT

Imiter Mine

Acanthite
 

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

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.83” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”




Acanthite.
Acanthite
Acanthite.
 

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

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.59”




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, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 4 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.57” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 0.98” × 0.79”




Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite.
Acanthite after Silver
Acanthite after Silver. Front
Front
Acanthite after Silver. Rear
Rear
Acanthite after Silver.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Acanthite after Silver
 

SV2440TXX: Aerial and arborescent growth of Silver crystals with the very marked cubic forms having been preserved, and that has been completely pseudomorphed by Acanthite.
The specimen is a Moroccan classic for silver minerals, of which only few specimens are seen in the mineralogical market.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.80” × 1.42” × 1.14”





Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
 

EV87AL6: Lamellar and hackly growths of Silver with good luster, on a Calcite matrix, with aggregates of deformed Acanthite crystals, of grayish tones and shiny. The Calcite is fluorescent under both longwave and shortwave UV light.
Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: 2P1-HVY



Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
 

TJ49AN2: Cubo-octahedral Fluorite crystals beveled by dodecahedron forms with a rough appearance due to fine polycrystalline growths. Translucent, with a very deep color, on a matrix of Baryte crystals.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8.4 × 5.1 cm = 3.43” × 3.31” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.6 cm = 1.30” × 1.02”




Quartz
 

ET66AM0: Druse of Quartz crystals with hardly any prism faces, shiny, with a very intense hematoidal red color and geometric color zoning (with colorless and transparent edges) and partially covered by a second generation of Quartz microcrystals of a lighter color, all of which completely covers crystals of a very intense amethyst color, which was what was previously being found in this area.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 4.8 × 6.8 cm = 5.31” × 1.89” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”


minID: 7R6-GR2



Quartz. Quartz.
Quartz.

BOU AZZER AREA

Aït Ahmane Mine

Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Top
Top
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
 

TX17AN1: A novelty post-Easter 2021. Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a rock matrix with Calcite, which has been acidified, and small crystals of Löllingite (analyzed)
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.67” × 0.47” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
 

TF28AN2: Dendritic aggregates and isolated cubic Silver crystals with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges. On a rock matrix with small crystals of Löllingite, and with Calcite, which has been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
 

TE67AN1: A novelty post-Easter 2021. Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a rock matrix with Calcite, which has been acidified.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.83” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
 

TF97AN1: A novelty post-Easter 2021. Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a rock matrix with Calcite, which has been acidified, and small crystals of Löllingite.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.34” × 0.75” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
 

TP51AN1: A novelty post-Easter 2021. Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals cubics and cuboctahedral with well defined faces and edges, bright and partially coated by Löllingite (analyzed). On a rock matrix with Calcite, which has been acidified.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.34” × 1.18” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.12” × 0.12”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Löllingite and Calcite
 

TGB90AN4: New discovery post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups, with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges, found on a rock matrix with Calcite that has been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.65” × 1.10” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite.
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate), Löllingite and Calcite
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate), Löllingite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate), Löllingite and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate), Löllingite and Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate), Löllingite and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TCX89AO0: Very aerial growth of a first generation of cubic Silver crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, and a second generation that partially covers the crystals of the first with small, poorly defined, yellowish growths with rougher surfaces, also Silver, but a variety rich in mercury. This association sits on an epigenetic growth of Löllingite on an acid-etched Calcite matrix. All the components of the specimen have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 101
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.77” × 1.61” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Silver with Löllingite and Calcite
 

TF2AN2: Dendritic aggregates and isolated cubic Silver crystals with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges. On matrix, with small crystals of Löllingite and Calcite that has been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.18” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Detail
Detail
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Gypsum and Calcite
Silver with Gypsum and Calcite. Silver with Gypsum and Calcite.
Silver with Gypsum and Calcite.
 

TJ90AN2: Isolated cubic Silver crystals with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges. On matrix, with Gypsum and Calcite that has been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.46” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TKX70AP9: Dendritic growths, groups of crystals and isolated cubic crystals of Silver with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges and very bright luster. On a rock matrix with Calcite that has been acid-etched to better show the crystals.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 7 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 2.76” × 1.57” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.42” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.35” × 0.08”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



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.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.62” × 2.95” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.12”




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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.8 × 5.7 cm = 4.61” × 3.46” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



Gersdorffite
 

AB37AL3: Group of very sharp octahedral Gersdorffite crystals of good size, with polycrystalline growths on the surfaces of the faces.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2010)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 1.26” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.63”


minID: AQX-MUW



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

MV6AJ0: A novelty at Munich 2018. This is one of the first mentions of Sphalerite as a collectible species at Aït 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.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2018)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.80” × 1.89” × 1.34”




Quartz
 

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 Aït Ahmane area of Morocco.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 4.76” × 1.89” × 1.50”




Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TFM11AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 3.1  cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.22”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.36” × 1.89” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.71”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Calcite with Chalcopyrite. Calcite with Chalcopyrite.
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBR26AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.48” × 1.81” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 3 cm = 2.01” × 1.18”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TCD96AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.

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TBF96AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.19” × 2.91” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.02”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.9 × 5.3 cm = 3.27” × 2.72” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 2 cm = 1.65” × 0.79”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Calcite with Chalcopyrite. Calcite with Chalcopyrite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite  

TC160TG: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp crystals between lamellar and tabular, with bright luster and a sharp hexagonal outline. The analysis, of which we will send a copy to the buyer, indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

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

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 1.9 cm = 2.24” × 1.57” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.67”




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

TV99AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate on matrix of bright laminar crystals with pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 46, April 14, 2017 edition.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.24” × 1.57” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.47”




Aragonite

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EXM26AP0: Centered group of very elongated Aragonite crystals, with good terminations, translucent, with a satiny luster and a uniform yellowish color.
The specimen has been analyzed, resulting in Aragonite with slight traces of iron, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.3 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.09” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 5 × 0.6 cm = 1.97” × 0.24”

With analysis copy

Fluorescent long & short UV



Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear
Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear

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EYB26AP0: Centered group of very elongated Aragonite crystals, with good terminations, translucent, with a satiny luster and a uniform greenish color. With Quartz and small green inclusions at the base.
The specimen has been analyzed, resulting in Aragonite with slight traces of iron, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.91” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 0.6 cm = 2.48” × 0.24”

With analysis copy

Fluorescent long & short UV



Aragonite

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EXM46AP0: Centered group of very elongated Aragonite crystals, with good terminations, translucent, with a satiny luster and a uniform greenish color. With Quartz and small green inclusions at the base.
The specimen has been analyzed, resulting in Aragonite with slight traces of iron, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 3.9 × 2.9 cm = 3.03” × 1.54” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 1.1 cm = 2.91” × 0.43”

With analysis copy

Fluorescent long & short UV



Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear
Aragonite
Aragonite. Aragonite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ETF46AP0: Centered groups of very elongated Aragonite crystals, with good terminations, translucent, with a satiny luster and a uniform yellowish color.
The specimen has been analyzed, resulting in Aragonite with slight traces of iron, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 9.7 × 5.9 cm = 4.57” × 3.82” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 0.6 cm = 2.20” × 0.24”

With analysis copy

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Agoudal Mines

Erythrite with Quartz on Skutterudite

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MFH1AP2: Obtained in Munich 2022.
From a September 2022 find. Centered growths of Erythrite crystals, translucent, with a very intense luster and color and with small crystals of a second Erythrite generation, fibrous and paler in color, located at their ends, in a Skutterudite matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2022)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.9 × 2.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.14” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.20”




Erythrite with Quartz on Skutterudite. Front
Front
Erythrite with Quartz on Skutterudite. Rear
Rear
Erythrite with Quartz on Skutterudite.
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXF67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on the faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). A very characteristic specimen of the finds that were made at this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 4.9 cm = 2.83” × 2.28” × 1.93”




Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

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EXY98AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.9 × 5.7 cm = 2.83” × 2.72” × 2.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EJR67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Druse with scalenohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, transparent and very lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds made at this mine in the beginning of the 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.4 × 5.6 cm = 2.91” × 2.91” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing 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, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7.2 × 4.5 cm = 3.11” × 2.83” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite) with Calcite and Pyrite
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite) with Calcite and Pyrite. Calcite (variety Co-bearing 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, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2012)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.5 × 3.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.95” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

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EBR67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Calcite crystals forming polycrystalline growths with very well defined rhombohedral faces and excellent color between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic specimen of the finds that were made in this mine at the beginning of the 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.23” × 1.65” × 1.89”




Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Front
Front
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Side
Side
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

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ETF49AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.7 × 5.1 cm = 3.62” × 3.03” × 2.01”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXL67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 10 × 4.1 × 4 cm = 3.94” × 1.61” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”




Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Roselite with Calcite
Roselite with Calcite. Roselite with Calcite.

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EPR66AO1: Group of Roselite crystals larger than usual with very well defined faces and edges and marked curvatures. With an intense deep color and very good luster. On matrix, with Calcite.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm = 1.93” × 1.61” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”





Bou Azzer District

Erythrite

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TBB27AP9: Very aerial group of very sharp Erythrite crystals, doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense mauve color.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.67”




Erythrite. Front
Front
Erythrite. Side
Side
Erythrite. Side
Side
Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBR47AP9: Very aerial group of Erythrite crystals, on matrix, very sharp, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense mauve color.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.57” × 1.14” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.35” × 0.12”




Erythrite
 

E84LA5: The small pink rosettes associated with the main crystals are a second generation of Erythrite.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 5 cm = 1.77” × 1.97”




Erythrite. Erythrite.
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 Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2005)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.01” × 1.46” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.51” × 0.16”

Former collection of Casado Margolles



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 Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.64” × 2.64” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.43”




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

M24LA7: Large crystals of this lustrous Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 cm = 2.76” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm = 0.59”




Gold with Quartz, Malachite and Chrysocolla
 

EG10AL5: Hook-shaped and lamellar growths of Gold (variety electrum), very elongated, doubly terminated, on matrix, with Quartz, botryoidal Malachite aggregates and lighter green Chrysocolla aggregates. These Golds are a curiosity and a rarity in collections since only a few specimens were found and for only a few months.
Bleida Far West Mine, Tinzouline, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.30” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”


minID: G82-E05



Gold with Quartz, Malachite and Chrysocolla. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz, Malachite and Chrysocolla. Side
Side
Gold with Quartz, Malachite and Chrysocolla.

Bouismas Mine

Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions
Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions. Rear
Rear

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Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions
 

SV260MRB: Quartz crystal with well developed prism and termination, slightly translucent, with very sharp faces and edges and partially covered by small rhombohedral Calcite crystals, and with Pyrite inclusions visible mainly on the back of the piece.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.2 × 6.8 cm = 4.41” × 3.23” × 2.68”




Löllingite with Quartz
Löllingite with Quartz  

TC80ML: Elongated aggregates of sharp and very flattened lenticular crystals of Löllingite, with bright luster, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm = 1.69” × 1.26” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”

With analysis copy



Löllingite with Quartz.
Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite
Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite.
Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite.
Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite  

TC80NX: Spheroidal aggregates of lenticular Löllingite crystals, with bright luster, on matrix, with deformed scalenohedral Calcite crystals and small bundles of acicular Actinolite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2015)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.6 × 5.6 cm = 3.23” × 1.81” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

With analysis copy



Skutterudite with Calcite

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MBD37AO3: Stalactitic growth of a group of cubo-octahedral Skutterudite crystals with very sharp and lustrous crystal forms. The group, very aerial on its matrix is a Moroccan classic.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.44” × 1.89” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Skutterudite with Calcite. Front
Front
Skutterudite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Skutterudite with Calcite.
Allargentum after Dyscrasite on Calcite
Allargentum after Dyscrasite on Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum after Dyscrasite on Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum after Dyscrasite on Calcite. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén

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TLM74AP5: Arborescent growth of Allargentum pseudomorphs after Dyscrasite crystals, with the Dyscrasite crystal forms cleary visible, on a Calcite matrix.
This specimen, from a very recent find last year, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 3.07” × 1.61” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.35” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Allargentum on Calcite

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MLM47AP5: Elongated parallel growths of very large and spectacular Allargentum crystals with mechanical curvatures, with brilliant luster, on a Calcite matrix.
This specimen, from a very recent find last year, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2022)

Specimen size: 13.4 × 8.8 × 5.1 cm = 5.28” × 3.46” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1 cm = 1.65” × 0.39”

With analysis copy

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Allargentum on Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum on Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum on Calcite.
Silver with Safflorite and Löllingite
Silver with Safflorite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Safflorite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Safflorite and Löllingite. Silver with Safflorite and Löllingite.

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TFH94AP5: Very aerial arborescent growth of Silver, with good luster and sharp crystal forms, associated with small crystals of Safflorite with blackish tones and Löllingite, on a matrix of Calcite. Very elegant and of great quality. This specimen, from a very recent find last year, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.85” × 1.77” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”

With analysis copy

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Actinolite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.85” × 1.22” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”




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

ED51Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case with an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #35, August 14, 2013 edition.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.13” × 1.73” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




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, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2 × 1.7 cm = 1.42” × 0.79” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”




Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.

Oumlil Mine

Scorodite
Scorodite. 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 mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2017)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.5 × 5 cm = 2.56” × 2.56” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”





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.

Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite  

TC180ND: A very unusual piece that comes from Touissit's remote past. Druse of lustrous Sphalerite crystals with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, partially covered by large groups of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. In so many years of going there, I only saw a piece like this once.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.9 × 4.8 cm = 4.61” × 3.50” × 1.89”




Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite.
Galena with Cerussite, Wulfenite and Dolomite
Galena with Cerussite, Wulfenite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Galena with Cerussite, Wulfenite and Dolomite.
Galena with Cerussite, Wulfenite and Dolomite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFR90AP3: The specimen brings together a selection of Touissit mineralogy: with a base of octahedral crystals of altered Galena on a druse of pale pink rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, translucent and very sharp Cerussite twins, and transparent and yellow crystals of Wulfenite. Different from the specimens usually known from Touissit.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.87” × 1.89” × 1.73”

Cerussite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Twinned Cerussite with Galena
Twinned Cerussite with Galena  

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

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.69” × 0.98” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Twinned Cerussite with Galena. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite with Galena. Rear
Rear
Twinned Cerussite with Galena.
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 Millán collection whose catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±2001)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.57” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Millan



Azurite
Azurite  

TC120MT: Brilliant Azurite crystal with a very vivid color and a habit between tabular and short prismatic, with polycrystalline growths on the faces.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.67”




Azurite.
Azurite.
Azurite with Malachite and Cerussite
Azurite with Malachite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite and Cerussite. Azurite with Malachite and Cerussite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Azurite with Malachite and Cerussite
 

SV2280CJR: Pair of doubly terminated crystals of Azurite, one of them totally pseudomorphed by Malachite, arranged in a very aerial way with faces and sharp edges, and partially covered by Cerussite crystals and small traces of matrix.
The specimen, a Moroccan classic from the most splendid years of Touissit, comes from the collection of duplicates of Carles Curto (number 1989.32), whose digital file we will send to the buyer.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1989)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.50” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.47”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite  

EK89AL3: Doubly terminated Azurite crystal, very sharp, with parallel growths, bright color, and crystals of primary Malachite.
The specimen comes from the Christian Mondeilh collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.

Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1981)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 2.24” × 0.91” × 0.63”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh

minID: FN1-68A



Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite
Doubly terminated Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Doubly terminated Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Doubly terminated Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite  

NJ89AM5: Doubly terminated crystal of Azurite, very sharp and with well defined crystal forms. With coatings of Malachite, on a matrix with coatings of pinkish rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The specimen, a Moroccan classic, comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number AZU-10), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6 × 4.5 × 3 cm = 2.36” × 1.77” × 1.18”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
 

TT66AM8: Group of very aerial Azurite crystals, rich in polycrystalline growths, with good terminations, with a very deep color and totally or partially pseudomorphed by Malachite in some areas of the specimen.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.87” × 1.85” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.6 cm = 2.76” × 1.02”




Azurite  with Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite  with Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite  with Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite
Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite and Dolomite.
 

PG94AL5: Parallel growths of Azurite crystals with good terminations, with good luster, deep color, on matrix, with botryoidal growths of Malachite.
This piece comes from the Rodolfo Pigrau collection, whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.8 × 3.5 cm = 4.09” × 3.07” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 1.5 cm = 2.17” × 0.59”

Former collection of Rodolfo Pigrau

minID: LQ6-54E



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 = 1.73” × 1.65” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.20”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Malachite after Azurite with Azurite. Malachite after Azurite with Azurite.
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite after Azurite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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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 = 2.83” × 1.97” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.36” × 0.98”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Wulfenite

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TC2220MAM: Group of lamellar Wulfenite crystals, one of them outstanding, very aerial and with an intense yellow color. This specimen stand out from others due to its crystal size.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1981)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.34” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”




Wulfenite.
Wulfenite.
Wulfenite with Dolomite
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.
 

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

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.50” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)



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 = 4.61” × 3.54” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”




Wulfenite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Wulfenite with Dolomite.
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERC27AN5: Druse, on matrix, of slightly arsenical elongated Vanadinite crystals with curvatures, many of them doubly terminated, lustrous and of a lighter color than usual in this type of specimen, with black Mottramite coatings. The Mottramite was analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The piece comes from Touissit's past, and has a very high quality even compared to other specimens from those glorious times.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.65” × 1.50” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.59”




Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite
 

MZ47AF2: Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) 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 = 2.95” × 2.40” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”




Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite)
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite). Front
Front
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite). Side
Side
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite).
 

TG69AL3: Aggregate of very elongated elongated crystals, with two generations of growth, the first having very elongated white crystals, with slight curvatures on the faces and edges, and a second, with reddish orange tints. A classic salvaged from Touissit‘s glorious era.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 11.1 × 10.9 × 5.6 cm = 4.37” × 4.29” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 0.6 cm = 1.30” × 0.24”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo

minID: XVH-2VL




BOU BEKKER

Galena with Dolomite
Galena with Dolomite  

SM220EVK: A novelty at Munich Virtual 2020: Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very marked and lustrous polycrystalline growths, on a matrix coated by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals of pale pink color. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.44” × 2.28” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




Galena with Dolomite.
Galena with Dolomite.
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
 

EK27AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very distinct polycrystalline growths, good luster, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color, and small white Calcite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8 × 7.7 × 3.6 cm = 3.15” × 3.03” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”


minID: N7J-Q5U



Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
 

EV76AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very well marked polycrystalline growths, good luster, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.5 × 4.1 × 5 cm = 3.35” × 1.61” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.31” × 0.31”


minID: DKL-DG2



Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

EF46AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystals of Sphalerite with equidimensional habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”


minID: 3XN-1R9



Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

ET16AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystals of Sphalerite with equidimensional habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 5.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.77” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”


minID: U9P-P1X



Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EN96AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Groups of complex Sphalerite crystals with equant habit and sharply defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.4 × 8 × 3.2 cm = 3.70” × 3.15” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”


minID: 90U-0MD



Sphalerite with Dolomite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

SV90EVX: New at Munich Virtual 2020: Groups of complex Sphalerite crystals with an equant habit, with well defined faces and edges, translucent and lustrous, in a matrix of rock covered entirely with pale pink rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was virtually unknown until 2020.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 14 × 9.2 × 5.3 cm = 5.51” × 3.62” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite  

XM90EP: Floater group of Azurite crystals with distinct polycrystalline surfaces, bright luster and a very vivid color, with Malachite.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 2.9 cm = 1.46” × 1.18” × 1.14”




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 = 1.50” × 1.10” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.35”




Azurite.
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 = 2.05” × 1.65” × 1.10”




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 = 2.36” × 2.17” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.31”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

OTHER LOCALITIES

Quartz (variety hematoide)
Quartz (variety hematoide).

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TC290TMR: Group of Quartz crystals with good development of crystal forms and with a double distribution of Hematite as both coatings and inclusions, which occupy a good part of the interior of the crystals.
Toufassmame (Izizauen), Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2015)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.01” × 1.97” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.65” × 0.55”




Calcite

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Calcite
 

XM2190NJA: A vug completely covered by sharp Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron, translucent, with good luster and a soft cream color, on a limestone matrix.
A Moroccan classic of excellent quality.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection.
Imintanout, Chichaoua Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 14 × 12.7 × 3.8 cm = 5.51” × 5.00” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.28”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Calcite.
Calcite.
Quartz after Fluorite
Quartz after Fluorite. Front
Front

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Quartz after Fluorite
 

SV3120ETX: Not something new, but with this delicate color and amazing architecture these Quartz/Fluorite pseudomorphs caught my attention at Sainte Marie 2023 for being so different from what was known before. The Sidi Rahal area seems to be a source of unimaginable structures that only Nature knows how to create.
Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.2 × 5.9 cm = 3.15” × 2.44” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.38”




Quartz after Fluorite

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Quartz after Fluorite
 

SV3220EZP: Not something new, but with this delicate color and amazing architecture these Quartz/Fluorite pseudomorphs caught my attention at Sainte Marie 2023 for being so different from what was known before. The Sidi Rahal area seems to be a source of unimaginable structures that only Nature knows how to create.
Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 8.7 × 9.8 cm = 4.76” × 3.43” × 3.86”

Main crystal size: 10.2 × 6  cm = 4.02” × 2.36”




Quartz after Fluorite. Front
Front
Quartz after Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Quartz after Fluorite
Quartz after Fluorite. Front
Front
Quartz after Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Quartz after Fluorite
 

SV3150EPX: Not something new, but with this delicate color and amazing architecture these Quartz/Fluorite pseudomorphs caught my attention at Sainte Marie 2023 for being so different from what was known before. The Sidi Rahal area seems to be a source of unimaginable structures that only Nature knows how to create.
Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (01/2023)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.4 × 7.2 cm = 4.88” × 3.70” × 2.83”




Quartz (variety amethyst) after Fluorite

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EJA13AQ1: Growth of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) that have replaced the walls and part of the internal structure of a large cubic Fluorite crystal.
Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (03/2023)

Specimen size: 12.9 × 12.6 × 11.6 cm = 5.08” × 4.96” × 4.57”

Main crystal size: 11.4 × 10.4 cm = 4.49” × 4.09”




Quartz (variety amethyst) after Fluorite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) after Fluorite. Side
Side
Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.

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EGY1AQ1: Very sharp polycrystalline growths of lustrous Quartz crystals, rich in inclusions and with variable color between pink and red.
The specimen is very aesthetic.
Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (03/2023)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 12.8 × 9.2 cm = 5.20” × 5.04” × 3.62”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.51”




Quartz after Fluorite

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Quartz after Fluorite
 

SV31600EEE:

We've been offering minerals through a screen for 27 years. What better way to end our offers online than by offering a mineralogical screen!

Here you can see a screen of Fluorite pseudomorphed by Quartz 🤣🤣

Goodbye, it's been fantastic!!!

Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (03/2023)

Specimen size: 28 × 21 × 11.5 cm = 11.02” × 8.27” × 4.53”

Main crystal size: (The screen) 16.5 × 11.5 cm = 0.00” × 4.53”




Quartz after Fluorite.
Quartz with Quartz after Fluorite
Quartz with Quartz after Fluorite. Quartz with Quartz after Fluorite.

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Quartz with Quartz after Fluorite
 

SV3640EZT: An odd piece from Sidi Rahal: Large, with a pretty color and in good condition, with two peculiarities: small crystals that form elongated groups of stalactitic aspect, not much seen before in Sidi Rahal, and also, the presence of a pseudomorph of Quartz after a large Fluorite crystal. It does not stand out especially because it is on the side of the specimen and is very flat, but there it is.
A double rarity from a locality that already had a tendency to yield peculiar quartzes.

Akassi, Tazarout, Sidi Rahal area, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region  Morocco (03/2023)

Specimen size: 18.7 × 14.8 × 10.5 cm = 7.36” × 5.83” × 4.13”

Main crystal size: 8.4 × 3.2 cm = 3.31” × 1.26”




Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom')
 

SM80TMB: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of Elbaite crystals (rubellite variety) that form an aggregate with what is known as a “mushroom habit”, translucent and with an intense and uniform color. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Beni Bouzra area.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.75” × 0.47”




Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Front
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Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Rear
Rear
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom')
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Front
Front
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Rear
Rear
 

SM140TJA: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of Elbaite crystals (rubellite variety) that form an aggregate with what is known as a “mushroom habit”, translucent and with an intense and uniform color. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Beni Bouzra area.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 1.02” × 0.55”




Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom') with Quartz
 

TR97AN2: Growth, with a Quartz crystal, of fine Elbaite crystals (rubellite variety) that form an aggregate with a so-called “mushroom” habit, translucent, and with an intense and uniform color. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Beni Bouzra area.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom') with Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom') with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom') with Quartz
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom') with Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom') with Quartz. Side
Side
 

SM140TQD: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Group of Elbaite crystals (variety rubellite) that form a “mushroom”-like aggregate. They are translucent and display an intense and uniform color. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Beni Bouzra area.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 1.42” × 0.71” × 0.67”




Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom')
 

SM140TDY: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Group of Elbaite crystals (variety rubellite) that form a “mushroom”-like aggregate. They are translucent and display an intense and uniform color. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Beni Bouzra area.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.79” × 0.55”




Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Front
Front
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Side
Side
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom')
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Front
Front
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Rear
Rear
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Side
Side
 

TH47AN2: Growth of fine crystals of Elbaite (variety rubellite) that form an aggregate with a so-called “mushroom” habit, translucent, and with an intense and uniform color. The specimen comes from a 2021 find in the Beni Bouzra area.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 102
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.42” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom')

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TTA89AQ1: Groups of polycrystalline parallel growths, which open and curve progressively from the base to the terminations. Uniform red in color (variety rubellite) in most of the crystal and with darker tones on the pyramidal faces.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.3 × 3.7 cm = 2.09” × 2.09” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.26”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety 'mushroom'). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Microcline and Feldspar
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Microcline and Feldspar.
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Microcline and Feldspar. With light behind
With light behind
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Microcline and Feldspar  

XM2190EPR: Crystal of gem quality, implanted in a matrix of a very sharp Microcline crystal dotted with small crystals of Microcline and another Feldspar to be determined, with color zoning ranging from dark green at the base to yellow in the center of the crystal and pink at the upper termination.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (01-05/2022)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 2.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”




Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz  

SM90TAM: Elbaite crystal with a prismatic habit with acute polycrystalline terminations, almost feathery. Translucent, with good luster and a reddish brown color, on matrix, with quartz and white Feldspar crystals. The specimen comes from a 2021 find in the Beni Bouzra area.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 7.3 × 4.8 cm = 3.58” × 2.87” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.20”




Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz.
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz.
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar. Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar.
 

EX69AM1: Elbaite crystal with sharp faces and edges and a flat pinacoid termination, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with a dominant intense pink color and yellow tones in the heart of the crystal. On matrix, with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.30” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Fluorescence in the matrix (short and long UV)

minID: GKC-JJW



Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar
 

EF89AM1: Elbaite crystals with sharp faces and edges and a flat pinacoid termination, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a very intense pink color (rubellite variety), on matrix, with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.61” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”

Fluorescent short UV

minID: 6XE-6V4



Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar. Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar.
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite)
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite).
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite)  

SM220TFA: Isolated sharp crystal of Elbaite (rubellite variety) with good terminations, between transparent and translucent and with a very deep red color, on a Feldspar matrix.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.87” × 2.17” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.31”




Elbaite-Schorl (Series) with Microcline and Albite

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Elbaite-Schorl (Series) with Microcline and Albite
 

SV860MJA: Elbaite-Schorl series crystals with well defined faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with dominant yellowish brown tones, and a geometric black zone on the termination, popularly known as a "Black Cap". They are in matrix, with very sharp Microcline crystals with growths in a preferred orientation, leafier crystals of Albite and, completing this pegmatite specimen, some crystals of Quartz.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 14.6 × 8.9 × 6 cm = 5.75” × 3.50” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.34” × 0.43”




Elbaite-Schorl (Series) with Microcline and Albite.
Elbaite-Schorl (Series) with Microcline and Albite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Vanadinite
Vanadinite.

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Vanadinite
 

XM2190EFE: A novelty at Sainte-Marie 2022
Groups of doubly terminated Vanadinite crystals in very deep troughs and as groups of fine acicular crystals, with bright luster and yellowish brown tones, golden reflections and color zoning, in a matrix of ferruginous rock.
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.46” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”




Vanadinite

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Vanadinite
 

XM2180ERG: A novelty at Sainte-Marie 2022
Groups of doubly terminated Vanadinite crystals in very deep troughs and as groups of fine acicular crystals, with bright luster and yellowish brown tones, golden reflections and color zoning, in a matrix of ferruginous rock.
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.06” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”




Vanadinite.
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

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EHJ7AP9: Groups of thick Vanadinite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with partial yellowish coatings, with very deeply hoppered faces, and groups of fine acicular crystals, with bright luster and yellowish brown tones, golden reflections and color zoning, all on a matrix of ferruginous rock.
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.60” × 1.57” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.2 cm = 0.43” × 0.08”




Vanadinite

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Vanadinite
 

XM2230EJA: A novelty at Sainte-Marie 2022
Groups of thick doubly terminated Vanadinite crystals, with partial yellowish coatings, in very deep troughs and as groups of fine, lustrous acicular crystals, with yellowish brown tones, golden reflections and color zoning, in a ferruginous rock matrix.
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.99” × 1.65” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”




Vanadinite.
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

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EGR87AP6: Groups of very fine acicular crystals of Vanadinite, with good luster and dominant yellowish brown tones, with golden reflections and geometric color zoning. From a relatively recent Moroccan locality for Vanadinite.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.4 × 2.8 cm = 3.43” × 2.52” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.04”




Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide)

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MTB66AP3: Transparent cyclic twin of Aragonite, lustrous and colorless, with a little matrix of ignimbrite with Quartz crystals (hematoidal variety). The specimen comes from finds made in Mamsa in April 2022.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.46” × 0.59” × 0.55”




Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide). Front
Front
Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide). Side
Side
Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide)
Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide).

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MTR37AP3: Transparent cyclic twin of Aragonite, lustrous and colorless, in a little ignimbrite matrix with Quartz crystals (hematoidal variety). The specimen comes from finds made in Mamsa in April 2022.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.73” × 1.65” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.1 cm = 1.57” × 0.43”




Aragonite

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ETE46AP2: Elongated Aragonite crystals, most of them transparent and lustrous, radially arranged around a little rock matrix. Almost entirely colorless, but some of the crystals have a small yellowish coating on the terminations of the crystals.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.09” × 1.61” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.12”




Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side
Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side

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EXE56AP2: Elongated Aragonite crystals, most of them transparent and lustrous, radially arranged around a little rock matrix. Almost entirely colorless, but some of the crystals have a small yellowish coating on the terminations of the crystals.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.7 × 4.7 cm = 2.28” × 2.24” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.28”




Aragonite

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Aragonite
 

XM295EAR: Group of prismatic Aragonite crystals, elongated and transparent and with some crystals coated with a second generation of small yellowish crystals of Aragonite, on an ignimbrite matrix.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 2.32” × 1.26” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”




Aragonite.
Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide)
Aragonite with Quartz (variety hematoide).

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MRR47AP3: Cyclic twin crystals of Aragonite, transparent, lustrous and colorless, with a little ignimbrite matrix with Quartz crystals (hematoidal variety). The specimen comes from finds made in Mamsa in April 2022.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 2.52” × 1.69” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 2 cm = 2.52” × 0.79”




Aragonite

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Aragonite
 

XM2160ERF: Group of prismatic Aragonite crystals, elongated and transparent and with some crystals coated with a second generation of small yellowish crystals of Aragonite, on an ignimbrite matrix.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6 × 5.1 cm = 2.56” × 2.36” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 0.9 cm = 1.06” × 0.35”




Aragonite.
Aragonite
Aragonite.

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Aragonite
 

XM2190MEX: Pair of thick, prismatic, elongated doubly terminated, transparent-translucent Aragonite crystals, with small remnants of ignimbrite matrix.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.9 × 2 cm = 2.64” × 1.93” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 6.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.64” × 0.83”




Aragonite

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Aragonite
 

XM2780EFT: Several groups, on matrix, of radially arranged prismatic Aragonite crystals, elongated and transparent, with some yellowish inclusions. A very aesthetic specimen.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 11.7 × 10.5 cm = 4.84” × 4.61” × 4.13”

Main crystal size: 4 × 0.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.31”




Aragonite.
Aragonite.
Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear

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EHM93AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Group on matrix of large prismatic crystals of Aragonite. They are very elongated, translucent, shiny and colorless.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.9 × 8.1 cm = 5.04” × 3.90” × 3.19”

Main crystal size: 10 × 2 cm = 3.94” × 0.79”




Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte

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MTR13AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.69” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”




Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.

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MRB11AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”




Fluorite with Quartz

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MMB11AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.77” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.67”




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.

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MBR12AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.3 × 1.7 cm = 2.64” × 1.69” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.75”




Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte

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MTX36AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.76” × 2.40” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”




Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.

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MMF96AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of pink Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.95” × 2.64” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.10” × 1.02”




Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte

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MXB86AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of pink Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.7 × 3.4 cm = 3.19” × 3.03” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.67”




Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.

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MFA86AO0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, with partial coatings of microcrystals of Quartz and small lamellar crystals of pink Baryte. Different from those previously found in this deposit.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6 × 3.6 cm = 3.66” × 2.36” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 1.02”




Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

FVX66AO7: Druse on matrix of transparent and very lustrous bright yellow Fluorite crystals, on matrix, with groups of lenticular Siderite crystals and small coatings of Pyrite microcrystals. Its characteristics, the matrix, and the associated species indicate that the locality is Sidi Ayad, although the accompanying documentation gave the locality as El Hammam, an inaccuracy that is not surprising for the time the piece was originally sold.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 890401), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (±1989)

Specimen size: 15.4 × 8.2 × 7.6 cm = 6.06” × 3.23” × 2.99”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 090401



Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
 

TB13AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.34” × 0.67” × 0.43”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
 

TZ16AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.02”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

TT36AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.32” × 1.57” × 0.94”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Cerussite
 

TR66AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.32” × 2.01” × 1.30”

Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Malachite with Cerussite. Malachite with Cerussite.
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

TK16AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 2.40” × 1.02” × 0.55”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
 

TQ13AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 2.52” × 1.57” × 1.34”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Side
Side
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
 

TQ66AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.76” × 1.81” × 1.42”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Cerussite
 

TF36AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths on a limonite matrix of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 2.95” × 1.65” × 1.18”

Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Cerussite. Side
Side
Malachite with Cerussite.
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
 

TV27AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.6 × 4.3 cm = 3.23” × 2.20” × 1.69”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Cerussite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TP48AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths on a limonite matrix of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.2 × 3.7 cm = 3.62” × 2.83” × 1.46”

Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Malachite with Cerussite. Malachite with Cerussite.
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
 

TC97AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 6.3 × 5.3 cm = 4.17” × 2.48” × 2.09”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
 

TM87AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 5.5 × 3.8 cm = 4.25” × 2.17” × 1.50”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Side
Side
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite
Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite. Malachite with Calcite and Cerussite.
 

TD49AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021. Stalactitic growths, on a limonite matrix, of spheroidal Malachite aggregates with a silky luster and deep color, and with white Calcite coatings, and small acicular crystals of Cerussite. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Sidi Ayad area (but not in the Sidi Ayad mine).
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 6.3 × 8.4 cm = 6.10” × 2.48” × 3.31”

Calcite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte
 

TJ13AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of equant Galena crystals with coatings of white Cerussite microcrystals, partially covered by Plumbogummite with a slightly bluish color, Quartz microcrystals and, on top of this, small crystals of transparent yellow Wulfenite with a bipyramidal habit. At the top there are Quartz crystals and lamellar salmon-colored Baryte crystals. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Georges vein in the Sidi Ayad area. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses of the different species to the buyer.
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (03/2021)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”




Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Front
Front
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Side
Side
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Front
Front
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Top
Top
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
 

TE6AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of equant Galena crystals with coatings of white Cerussite microcrystals, partially covered by Plumbogummite with a slightly bluish color, Quartz microcrystals and, on top of this, small crystals of transparent yellow Wulfenite with a bipyramidal habit. At the top there are Quartz crystals and lamellar salmon-colored Baryte crystals. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Georges vein in the Sidi Ayad area. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses of the different species to the buyer.
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (03/2021)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.52” × 2.20” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.38” × 1.34”




Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte
 

TD13AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of equant Galena crystals with coatings of white Cerussite microcrystals, partially covered by Plumbogummite with a slightly bluish color, Quartz microcrystals and, on top of this, small crystals of transparent yellow Wulfenite with a bipyramidal habit. At the top there are Quartz crystals and lamellar salmon-colored Baryte crystals. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Georges vein in the Sidi Ayad area. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses of the different species to the buyer.
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (03/2021)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.7 × 4.9 cm = 2.68” × 2.64” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 4 × 4 cm = 1.57” × 1.57”




Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Front
Front
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Top
Top
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Front
Front
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Side
Side
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
 

TY12AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of equant Galena crystals with coatings of white Cerussite microcrystals, partially covered by Plumbogummite with a slightly bluish color, Quartz microcrystals and, on top of this, small crystals of transparent yellow Wulfenite with a bipyramidal habit. At the top there are Quartz crystals and lamellar salmon-colored Baryte crystals. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Georges vein in the Sidi Ayad area. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses of the different species to the buyer.
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (03/2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.1 × 4.6 cm = 2.76” × 2.01” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3 cm = 1.42” × 1.18”




Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte
 

TY14AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Group of equant Galena crystals with coatings of white Cerussite microcrystals, partially covered by Plumbogummite with a slightly bluish color, Quartz microcrystals and, on top of this, small crystals of transparent yellow Wulfenite with a bipyramidal habit. At the top there are Quartz crystals and lamellar salmon-colored Baryte crystals. The specimen comes from a find in 2021 in the Georges vein in the Sidi Ayad area. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses of the different species to the buyer.
Georges vein, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (03/2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.3 × 3.9 cm = 2.76” × 2.09” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.98”




Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Front
Front
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Galena with Cerussite, Plumbogummite, Quartz, Wulfenite and Baryte. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
Goethite with Quartz
Goethite with Quartz. Goethite with Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXB14AP9: Centered aggregate of fine acicular Goethite crystals, black and lustrous, on a matrix of white Quartz crystals. This type of specimen, which was relatively abundant in earlier times, is currently very difficult to find with this quality.
Tizirine, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.62” × 3.07” × 1.93”




Quartz
 

EE96AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Parallel aggregates of very sharp and doubly terminated Quartz crystals, transparent, lustrous, and mostly flattened. Very different from what was known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.24” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.13” × 1.61”


minID: NJU-VQK



Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EC56AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Scepter growth of doubly terminated parallel crystals of Quartz, very lustrous and with inclusions, on a translucent Quartz crystal. Very different from what is known to date in the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 3.31” × 1.65” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.83” × 1.61”


minID: 86W-QVJ



Quartz
 

EB96AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Doubly terminated Quartz crystal, transparent, very lustrous and with inclusions, on a parallel growth of flattened and doubly terminated crystals. Very different from what was known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 4.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.35” × 1.73” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 3.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.46”


minID: 48Y-6C1



Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TVA96AP9: Floater growth of very flattened Quartz crystals, doubly terminated, transparent, very lustrous, and with abundant oriented Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.6 × 4.4 cm = 3.62” × 2.99” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5 × 1.8 cm = 1.97” × 0.71”




Quartz with Chlorite inclusions

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TPP96AP9: Floater growth of very flattened Quartz crystals, doubly terminated, transparent, very lustrous, and with abundant oriented Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.78” × 3.78” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 2.6 cm = 2.95” × 1.02”




Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions.
Quartz (variety faden quartz) with Chlorite inclusions
Quartz (variety faden quartz) with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety faden quartz) with Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXA88AO7: Group of very sharp Quartz crystals on matrix with a flattened shape and most of them being doubly terminated. With parallel growths, very lustrous and transparent and with a very visible faden thread and Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9.4 × 4.1 cm = 4.61” × 3.70” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 6.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.68” × 1.34”




Quartz with Chlorite inclusions

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXE87AP9: Floater growth of very flattened Quartz crystals, doubly terminated, transparent, very lustrous, and with abundant oriented Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 9.2 × 6 cm = 4.84” × 3.62” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.44” × 0.98”




Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Side
Side
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety faden quartz) with Chlorite inclusions
Quartz (variety faden quartz) with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety faden quartz) with Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TMP88AO7: Group of very sharp Quartz crystals, with a flattened habit, one of them clearly dominant and very centered. With parallel growths, partially doubly terminated, very lustrous and transparent and with a very visible faden thread and dendritic Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 7.2 × 3.4 cm = 5.39” × 2.83” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.83” × 0.94”




Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.1 × 2.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.40” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz
 

XM2490EFP: Group of translucent Fluorite crystals that show combinations of the cube with the octahedron, some of them twinned, with well-defined faces and edges, good luster and dark yellowish inclusions, on a matrix formed of Quartz crystals and Baryte.
Of a higher quality than what is usually found in the deposit.
Touroug-El Hamda Quarries (Hameda Mine), Melaab, Goulmima Cercle, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.4 × 5.7 cm = 4.45” × 3.70” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.50”




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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 3 cm = 2.95” × 2.87” × 1.18”




Linarite with Brochantite.
Linarite with Brochantite
Linarite with Brochantite.
Linarite with Brochantite.
Linarite with Brochantite.
Linarite with Brochantite  

TC220EL: Aggregates, on matrix, of Linarite crystals with the elongated and flattened shape typical of the species and with an intense color and luster that contrast with the deep green of the acicular Brochantite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Goulmima, Er Rachidia, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 12.2 × 7 cm = 5.31” × 4.80” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.12”




Calcite with inclusions, Dolomite and Pyrrhotite
Calcite with inclusions, Dolomite and Pyrrhotite  

TC140NM: Very aerial group of complex Calcite crystals, rich in faces, dominated by the scalenohedron, transparent, with good luster and a very pale yellow color, with abundant inclusions. Dotted with small crystals of Pyrrhotite and a large rhombohedral Dolomite crystal of light brown color. A mine which at the time yielded a few pieces but from which soon thereafter nothing more was heard.
Iouriren Mine (AGM Mine), Akka, Tafraout, Tiznit Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 9.9 × 5.9 × 4.5 cm = 3.90” × 2.32” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 9.9 × 3.2 cm = 3.90” × 1.26”




Calcite with inclusions, Dolomite and Pyrrhotite.
Calcite with inclusions, Dolomite and Pyrrhotite.
Calcite with Siderite
Calcite with Siderite. Front
Front
Calcite with Siderite. Side
Side
 

TA86AN0: Parallel growths of white lenticular crystals of Calcite, translucent, with good luster and a white color, which formed on a group of rhombohedral lenticular crystals of Siderite. It comes from a mine from which few specimens have been seen.
Iouriren Mine (AGM Mine), Akka, Tafraout, Tiznit Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.1 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.40” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 1.1 cm = 1.61” × 0.43”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite)
 

XM2180ELF: Aggregates of thick crystals of Vanadinite (arsenical variety) of chocolate-brown color, with lighter shades in some crystals, and with a little matrix. An old Moroccan classic.
Jebel Mahseur, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite).
Hematite
Hematite. Hematite.
 

MJ6AM8: Floater group of outlined thin platy Hematite crystals, with very marked parallel growths, hopper growths on some faces and extraordinarily brilliant surfaces.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.3 ×&nbs