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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
and to see more affordable specimens this other link


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
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

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Gold
 

MX2360TKM: These elegant golds were found for the first time in 2020. This specimen shows growths between dendritic and arborescent, with abundant crystal forms, some of them hooked at the ends, together with small Quartz crystals.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.59” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.9 grams



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Gold (spinel twin) on Quartz

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EER31AN9: Group of Gold crystals with the dominant forms of the octahedron and with very sharp spinel-law twinning, very lustrous and very aerial on a Quartz matrix.
The piece shows good crystallization and, above all, it is on matrix, which until now had 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 (09/2021)

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

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

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.9 grams



Gold (spinel twin) on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) on Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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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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TMQ87AN5: 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: 2.6 × 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.94” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”

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
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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
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

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

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

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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 (spinel twin)
 

EXM61AO2: Parallel growth of Gold crystals with very sharp crystal morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, hopper faces, a very distinct spinel-law twin, and curious hooked terminations.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2021)

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

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.2 grams



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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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 (spinel twin)

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Gold (spinel twin)
 

XM2390TJK: These elegant golds were found for the first time in 2020. This specimen shows excellent crystallization, with very sharp dominant forms of the octahedron in very stylized parallel growths and with a marked spinel-law twin.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams



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

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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 (spinel twin)

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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). 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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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)
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). 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
 

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)
 

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

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 (spinel twin)
 

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). 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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TB98AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, with the dominant crystal forms being the dodecahedron and the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and 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: 1.9 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight; 0.6 grams



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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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MR47AM5: 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 × 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.24” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.3 grams



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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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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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)

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

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

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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)
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). 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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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)

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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). 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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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)

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TF96AN0: 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.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 60, May 23, 2021 edition, page 7
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.28” × 0.20”

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

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EFM58AO7: 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: 2.4 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.3 grams



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Gold
 

MA2AI5: Floater that is bright and has poorly defined but existing crystalline forms.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.59” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 4.2 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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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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EXF88AO4: 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: 3.3 × 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 1.30” × 0.08” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.7 grams



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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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).

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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)

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

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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)

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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



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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EXM89AO7: 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: 4 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.5 grams



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BOU AZZER AREA

Aït Ahmane Mine

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

TAB10AN4: 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: 2.2 × 2 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.79” × 0.43”

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




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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 on Gypsum
 

TH67AN1: New post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with colorless and transparent Gypsum.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.98” × 0.75”

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




Silver on Gypsum. Silver on Gypsum.
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Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
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
 

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

TG87AN1: 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: 3.7 × 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.06” × 0.55”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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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

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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 Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite
 

THF70AN4: New discovery post-Easter 2021: A curiosity within this find was this first generation of cubic Silver crystals with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges, and a second generation of small growths, not very sharp, yellowish and with rougher surfaces, but which are also native Silver, although rich in mercury, partially covering the crystals of the first generation. The whole sits on a Löllingite matrix, with remnants of acid-etched Calcite.
All the components of the specimen have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.46” × 1.46”

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

With analysis copy



Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
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Silver with Calcite
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

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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



Proustite with Calcite

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ETT70AP2: Very aerial and esthetic group of Proustite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, transparent, with extraordinary luster and intense red color, very vivid. In Calcite matrix, treated with acid in order to successfully highlight the aesthetics of the Proustite.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.89” × 1.46” × 0.83”

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




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

TP90AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Groups of elongated prismatic Proustite crystals with excellent acute terminations, transparent, very bright with an extraordinary ruby-red color. On a Calcite matrix.
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.

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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 with Calcite
 

MX37AI7: A novelty at Munich 2018. Group of colorless Quartz crystals with diffuse phantom growths, extraordinarily bright and coated by very sharp white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. 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 (10/2018)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.8 × 6.5 cm = 3.54” × 3.46” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 2.9 cm = 2.91” × 1.14”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EP87AI7: A novelty at Munich 2018. Group of colorless Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with diffuse phantom growths, abundant geometric growth figures and extraordinarily bright. A beautiful surprise from a very recent find in the 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”




Calcite

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

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

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

MC86AI5: A novelty at Munich 2018. Group of scalenohedral crystals with rhombohedral terminal faces and very well defined polycrystalline growths. They are translucent, white, have slightly pink reflections and are on a matrix of more Calcite. It shows an intense red fluorescence under long wave light and very intense red under short wave light.
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



Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
 

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

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.79” × 0.24”




Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.
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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
 

TTM16AN7: Group of very sharp tabular Djurleite crystals, on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and with very sharp crystal forms. These Djurleites are considered among the best in the world.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label on which it appears that it was purchased from ‘Fabre’
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Front
Front
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Top
Top
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.
 

TR66AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Aggregate on matrix of bright laminar crystals with pseudohexagonal contour. The analysis indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.20” × 1.65” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.91” × 0.79”




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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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




Aghbar Mine

Roselite

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Roselite
 

ELB27AP3: Roselite crystals, on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and marked curvatures, some of them doubly terminated, between translucent and transparent, very lustrous and colored between mauve and an intense deep red. A Moroccan classic from the K.P. Hammond collection.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.8 × 3 cm = 2.32” × 1.50” × 1.18”

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




Roselite. Roselite.
Roselite.
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Roselite with Calcite
Roselite with Calcite. Roselite with Calcite.
Roselite with Calcite.

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MMX76AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Roselite crystals, on matrix, with pale pink Calcite, with very well defined faces and edges, distinct curvatures, some of them doubly terminated, between translucent and transparent, with very bright luster and a color between mauve and an intense deep red. A Moroccan classic.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4 × 1.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.57” × 0.55”

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




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

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MLP1AP2: Obtained in Munich 2022
From a September 2022 find. Centered growths of translucent Erythrite crystals, with an intense luster and color and on a Skutterudite matrix.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2022)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.72” × 1.73” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.24”




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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

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ETF37AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of transparent rhombohedral Calcite crystals, very lustrous, on matrix and with 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: 6.4 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.52” × 2.28” × 1.73”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



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

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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).

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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).
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

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EGM27AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Equant crystals of Calcite with the dominant crystal forms of the rhombohedron, translucent, unusually intense mauve color (cobalt-bearing variety). On matrix, with white Calcite crystals. An example of the type of specimens that were found many years in Agoudal.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.5 × 5.8 cm = 3.23” × 2.95” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




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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”

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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).

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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)

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EJM99AO9: 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 × 6.8 × 5.8 cm = 4.09” × 2.68” × 2.28”




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

MX14AL5: Roselite crystals on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, marked curvatures, some of them doubly terminated, between translucent and transparent, very bright and with an intense deep red color. A Moroccan classic.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.50” × 1.02”

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


minID: 9GK-5YD



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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”




Roselite with Calcite. Roselite with Calcite.
Anorthoroselite on Calcite
Anorthoroselite on Calcite. Anorthoroselite on Calcite.
 

AMR63AN4: Groups of sharp lamellar Anorthoroselite crystals on a matrix of pinkish microcrystals of Calcite.
The Anorthoroselite has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.46” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

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Bou Azzer District

Picropharmacolite

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TZD66AO5: Matrix groups of two very distinct generations of Picropharmacolite. The first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres which get their deep red color from the presence of cobalt salts, and the second are centered groups of very pale pink, almost white, acicular crystals.
The specimen, from a 2021 find in the Bou Azzer area, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 2.60” × 1.57” × 1.14”

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Picropharmacolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Picropharmacolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Dolomite (variety cobalt-bearing dolomite)
Dolomite (variety cobalt-bearing dolomite). Dolomite (variety cobalt-bearing dolomite).

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ERX47AQ1: Sharp rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite (Co-bearing variety) with an intense color and on a partially metallic matrix, probably Skutterudite.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.20” × 1.65” × 1.10”

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




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Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
 

TY96AN2: Rosette growths of flattened lenticular Calcite crystals (cobalt-bearing variety) translucent, with bright luster and an extraordinarily intense color. On matrix, with Quartz.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.54” × 0.94”

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

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Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
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Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
 

TB47AN2: Rosette growths of flattened lenticular Calcite crystals (cobalt-bearing variety) translucent, with bright luster and an extraordinarily intense color. On matrix, with Quartz.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.7 × 5.4 cm = 3.07” × 1.85” × 2.13”

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

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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. Front
Front
Erythrite. Side
Side

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TBD27AP9: 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: 2.5 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.28”




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Erythrite

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TBC47AP9: 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: 2.8 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”




Erythrite. Front
Front
Erythrite. Rear
Rear
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Erythrite with Quartz
Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.

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TBG67AP9: Very aerial Erythrite crystals, very sharp, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense mauve color, on matrix, with Quartz crystals.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.30” × 0.91” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”




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Erythrite

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TBE37AP9: 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: 3.5 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.16”




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

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TBF67AP9: 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: 3.6 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.42” × 1.26” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”




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Erythrite

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

ER73AK1: Very sharp and large crystals of Erythrite with fine parallel growths, bright and with a very dense and deep color. On a matrix of massive Skutterudite in which another species with salmon-pink crystals also appears and which we believe may be Talmessite. This specimen is a Moroccan classic with great quality and a very peculiar appearance.
Bou Azzer 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 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”




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

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Erythrite with Roselite
 

TLA96AP7: Erythrite crystals on matrix, very sharp, with an intense color and luster, and with Roselite, an unusual association.
This specimen is from the collection of Jean Béhier and comes from the first finds of the species in Morocco, as attested by old accompanying labels which we will send to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1939)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.3 × 5.3 cm = 2.83” × 2.48” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.28”

Former collection of Jean Béhier



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Erythrite

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EGB93AO5: Centered, fan-shaped groups of flattened Erythrite crystals that are translucent, with good luster and an intense, deep and uniform color. On matrix.
Excellent Moroccan classic from the historical times of the great Bou Azzer mine.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 10.1 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 3.98” × 2.44” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.20”




Erythrite. Erythrite.
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Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite
Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite. Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite.
 

MA16AI0: Druse of very Sharp Erythrite crystals on matrix. They have a very vivid color and some of them are coated by greenish white Bariopharmacosiderite microaggregates. The Bariopharmacosiderite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 13.6 × 7.3 × 4.4 cm = 5.35” × 2.87” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.16”




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Talmessite
 

MF37AK8: Aggregate of lenticular Talmessite crystals, translucent, intense in color and on matrix with pink Calcite. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2016)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.2 × 4.8 cm = 2.20” × 2.05” × 1.89”

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


minID: 2XNQLP



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




Bouismas Mine

Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions

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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”




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
Löllingite with Quartz
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 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



Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite.
Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite.
Skutterudite with Calcite
Skutterudite with Calcite. Front
Front
Skutterudite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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 Quartz
 

TD96AN1: Pyritohedral crystals of Skutterudite, one of them clearly dominant, very lustrous, on matrix and with Quartz crystals. Although in 2020 and 2021 Skutterudites with Quartz are being found again in Bouismas, this is an old piece.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining 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: 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.63”




Skutterudite with Quartz. Skutterudite with Quartz.
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Proustite
Proustite. Front
Front
Proustite. Rear
Rear
 

TC48AJ2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. An elongated prismatic Proustite crystal with parallel growths. The crystal, transparent and very bright, has an extraordinary ruby-red color.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.20” × 0.20”




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Allargentum after Dyscrasite with Sphalerite, Pyrargyrite and Schachnerite on Calcite

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MBH91AP5: Arborescent growth of Allargentum pseudomorphs after Dyscrasite crystals with easily visible Dyscrasite crystal forms. It sits on a Calcite matrix, with Sphalerite and small black crystals of Pyrargyrite and Schachnerite.
This 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

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.42” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.24”

With analysis copy

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Allargentum after Dyscrasite with Sphalerite, Pyrargyrite and Schachnerite on Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum after Dyscrasite with Sphalerite, Pyrargyrite and Schachnerite on Calcite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum after Dyscrasite with Sphalerite, Pyrargyrite and Schachnerite on Calcite. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
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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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MHE96AP5: 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.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 661 in the volume 54, number 5, September-October 2023
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2022)

Specimen size: 12 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm = 4.72” × 2.24” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.26” × 0.43”

With analysis copy

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Allargentum on Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum on Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum on Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Allargentum on Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Allargentum on Calcite
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.

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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



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

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MXB88AP6: Arborescent and parallel growths of cubic Silver crystals, very sharp and lustrous and very aerial on their Calcite matrix.
A very aesthetic and high quality miniature from a find made in July of 2022.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2022)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.14” × 1.10” × 0.55”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Silver with Actinolite
 

EB89Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this case it is an aggregate of thick and elongated Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges that are on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, 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. Silver with Actinolite.
 

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

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.85” × 1.46” × 1.06”

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




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Silver with Actinolite
 

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




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

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

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.75” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.51” × 0.24”




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Baryte
 

MR27AL3: Group of Baryte crystals with a very individualized elongated habit at the terminations, where they are transparent, with sharp faces and edges, a bright luster, and a very intense yellow-brown color, which contrasts with the parallel growths in the central part, where they form a curious thickening of lighter color. Great color!
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.71”


minID: CY3-V4L



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
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Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite.
Baryte with Calcite  

TC220MA: Curious isolated Baryte crystal, with a polycrystalline growth that defines distinct geometric areas with different intensities of luster and color. On matrix covered with white Calcite crystals. Very unusual.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 3.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.18” × 1.42”

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




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Baryte with Calcite
 

MZ56AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Aggregate of Baryte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very intense yellow color, very bright and with very well defined faces and edges. On a matrix with Calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, 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.
Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
 

MT14AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Parallel aggregate of crystals with a very intense yellow color, very bright and with very well defined faces and edges. On matrix with Calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.61” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”




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Baryte with Calcite
 

MX57AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Aggregate of very sharp Baryte crystals with a very deep and intense toasted honey color, extraordinarily bright and on a matrix with calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 2.83” × 1.18” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”




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

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

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.2 × 2.5 cm = 4.06” × 3.23” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.87”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



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Oumlil Mine

Cobaltoan Calcite
 

MV14AL3: Group of crystals formed by short six-sided prisms and a very flattened terminal rhombohedron, with parallel vertical growths along the prism. The crystals exhibit great luster and very uniform and deep color.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (10/2012)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.43” × 2.91” × 1.46”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

minID: J18-U0P



Cobaltoan Calcite. Cobaltoan Calcite.
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Anorthoroselite with Calcite
Anorthoroselite with Calcite. Anorthoroselite with Calcite.
 

MG26AL4: Coating of lenticular Anorthoroselite crystals, transparent, of a very deep red color with distinct mauve tones and on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2016)

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

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: YFJ-9LF



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Anorthoroselite with Calcite
 

MD27AF0: A druse of lenticular and finely striated Anorthoroselite crystals with a deep and uniform color, on matrix and with small clear and colorless Calcite crystals. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2016)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 4.2 × 4.5 cm = 3.11” × 1.65” × 1.77”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Anorthoroselite with Calcite. Anorthoroselite with Calcite.
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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”




Scorodite with Karibibite
 

ML47AG4: A novelty at Munich 2017. Very sharp Scorodite crystals, transparent, with a very intense vitreous luster, a very uniform olive-green color and on matrix, with aggregates of small yellow crystals of Karibibite, a rare iron arsenate. 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: 10.2 × 6.8 × 4.7 cm = 4.02” × 2.68” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Scorodite with Karibibite. Scorodite with Karibibite.
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Tamdrost Mine

Skutterudite
Skutterudite. Skutterudite.
 

MF13AM7: Group of cubo-octahedral Skutterudite crystals with very well defined and brilliant faces and edges. A Moroccan classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, indicating that it was in the Sullivan collection.
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.71” × 0.51”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Silver with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.24” × 1.81” × 1.02”

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




Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
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IMILCHIL

Clinochlore with Magnetite
Clinochlore with Magnetite. Clinochlore with Magnetite.

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EFL47AQ1: Rosette growths of translucent lamellar Clinochlore crystals with curvatures and polycrystalline growths. Uniform in color, on matrix and with octahedral Magnetite crystals.
The specimen comes from finds from the year 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2023)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.23” × 2.56” × 1.73”

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




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Clinochlore with Magnetite

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ETL89AQ1: Rosette growths of large, translucent, lamellar Clinochlore crystals with curvatures and polycrystalline growths. Of uniform color and on matrix and with octahedral Magnetite crystals.
The specimen comes from finds from the year 2023 in the Imilchil area.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2023)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.62” × 3.31” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.73” × 1.10”




Clinochlore with Magnetite. Clinochlore with Magnetite.
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Prehnite with Quartz
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

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TJD87AP9: Growths of Prehnite crystals, with good definition of the crystal forms for the species, and forming two different generations, one with translucent light green crystals and a second with deep green terminations, probably due to Chlorite inclusions.
Aït Kermousse, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9 × 6.1 cm = 4.53” × 3.54” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.51” × 0.31”




Prehnite. Prehnite.
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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 Hematite and Quartz

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MYB27AP7: 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: 5.7 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.24” × 1.73” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 0.94”




Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Front
Front
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Microcline with Hematite and Quartz.
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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). 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)

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

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MMB16AP7: 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: 6.2 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.44” × 1.73” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.71” × 0.59”




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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”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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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MVR96AP3: 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: 7.5 × 5.6 × 5.2 cm = 2.95” × 2.20” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.34” × 1.14”

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Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite. Side
Side
Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite. Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite.
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Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite
Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite. Microcline with Quartz after Vesuvianite.
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 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 Hematite and Quartz. Microcline with Hematite and Quartz.
Microcline with Magnetite
Microcline with Magnetite. 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

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

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MBR27AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Druse of tabular deep pink Microcline crystals with very sharp crystal forms and Carlsbad-law twinning, with good luster. 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: 9.4 × 9.1 × 5.7 cm = 3.70” × 3.58” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.34” × 1.06”

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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 Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Top
Top

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MTB86AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with an elongated prismatic habit, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, twinned by both the Baveno and Manebach laws, of reddish color, associated with Quartz crystals (smoky variety).
The specimen comes from a very unusual find made in Aouli, where the presence of feldspars was unknown until now.
Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 4.3 × 3.8 cm = 4.09” × 1.69” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 10.4 × 2 cm = 4.09” × 0.79”




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Microcline with Magnetite

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MTM46AP3: 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: 11.4 × 10.4 × 6.2 cm = 4.49” × 4.09” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.30” × 0.98”

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

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MTX66AP3: 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: 11.7 × 10.5 × 5.2 cm = 4.61” × 4.13” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.55”

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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 with Magnetite.
Microcline
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 with Baryte and Quartz (variety smoky)

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MRB86AP7: Group of Microcline crystals with a short prismatic habit, with good terminations, reddish color, accompanied by Quartz crystals (smoky variety) and with a book-like aggregate of white lamellar Baryte crystals that proves the relationship of this material with the usual Aouli material, although this specimen comes from a very unusual find there, where until now the presence of feldspars had been unknown.
Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2022)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 8.3 × 5 cm = 4.92” × 3.27” × 1.97”

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




Microcline with Baryte and Quartz (variety smoky). Microcline with Baryte and Quartz (variety smoky).
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Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.

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ECD47AP1: New from Sainte Marie 2022. Curious crests and palmate groups of Epidote crystals with Quartz. We were not aware that this type of Epidote had been found before in Imilchil, which due to their fan-shaped appearance, they somewhat resemble Prehnite formations.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.17” × 1.89” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.71”




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Epidote with Quartz

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EBR70AP1: New from Sainte Marie 2022. Curious crests and palmate groups of Epidote crystals with Quartz. We were not aware that this type of Epidote had been found before in Imilchil, which due to their fan-shaped appearance, they somewhat resemble Prehnite formations.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 7.7 × 5.5 cm = 4.17” × 3.03” × 2.17”

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




Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Side
Side
Epidote with Quartz.
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Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline. Rear
Rear
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline.

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TEG16AN3: Novelty post-Sainte Marie 2021: Chlorapatite crystals with an elongated prismatic habit, with well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, pale yellow, on matrix, with good size fibrous aggregates of dark green Ferro-actinolite, and Microcline. The first report of Chlorapatite in Imilchil and one of very few reports of this species in Morocco.
From a 2021 find in the Imilchil area, the specimens have been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 1.85” × 1.73” × 1.22”

With analysis copy

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Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite

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TLC86AN3: Novelty post-Sainte Marie 2021: Chlorapatite crystals with an elongated prismatic habit, with well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, pale yellow, on matrix, with good size fibrous aggregates of dark green Ferro-actinolite, and Microcline. The first report of Chlorapatite in Imilchil and one of very few reports of this species in Morocco.
From a 2021 find in the Imilchil area, the specimens have been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 5.7 × 2.6 cm = 4.80” × 2.24” × 1.02”

With analysis copy

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Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Rear
Rear
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Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Rear
Rear
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite.

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TPM47AN3: Novelty post-Sainte Marie 2021: Chlorapatite crystals with an elongated prismatic habit, with well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, pale yellow, on matrix, with good size fibrous aggregates of dark green Ferro-actinolite, and Microcline. The first report of Chlorapatite in Imilchil and one of very few reports of this species in Morocco.
From a 2021 find in the Imilchil area, the specimens have been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2021)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 6.8 × 3.4 cm = 5.83” × 2.68” × 1.34”

With analysis copy

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Andradite with Microcline

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TC2150TJL: Group of very sharp and lustrous rhombododecahedral Andradite crystals, on a Microcline matrix. Among the best known for this Moroccan locality.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.3 × 2 cm = 1.46” × 1.30” × 0.79”

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




Andradite with Microcline.
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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

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ETX87AQ1: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystal, black in color and very large, on which there are hints of aesthetic 'watermarks' (concentric in some areas of the specimen) of lighter tones, 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: 4.2 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.50”




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

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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 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.
Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. 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

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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.
Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TLA49AN4: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystal with well defined faces and edges, fine polycrystalline surfaces, with bright luster and a very deep reddish brown color, especially noticeable on the edges, on a Microcline matrix. Large and lustrous crystal for the locality.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.17” × 1.26” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.94”




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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”




Magnetite with Microcline, Andradite and Epidote

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TBM14AO0: Octahedral Magnetite crystals on a Microcline matrix with translucent Andradite crystals and small groups of green Epidote crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.7 × 2.9 cm = 2.64” × 1.85” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




Magnetite with Microcline, Andradite and Epidote. Magnetite with Microcline, Andradite and Epidote.
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Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. 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 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 Epidote and Microcline.
Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. 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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TTX66AO7: Group of black rhombododecahedral Andradite crystals 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: 9.1 × 7 × 6.7 cm = 3.58” × 2.76” × 2.64”

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




Andradite with Microcline. Andradite with Microcline.
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Magnetite with Calcite
Magnetite with Calcite. Front
Front
Magnetite with Calcite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MFM46AO0: Very aerial group of octahedral Magnetite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, shiny and on matrix, with white spheroidal Calcite growths.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.54” × 1.50” × 0.83”

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




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Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz
 

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. 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
 

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
 

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

TD47AN2: 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, and 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: 5.3 × 3.3 × 1.4 cm = 2.09” × 1.30” × 0.55”




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Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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
 

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

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.61” × 0.91”

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




Prehnite. Front
Front
Prehnite. Rear
Rear
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Prehnite with Epidote
Prehnite with Epidote. Front
Front
Prehnite with Epidote. Side
Side
Prehnite with Epidote. Side
Side
 

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
 

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.
Prehnite
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 with Epidote and Ferro-actinolite
 

MQ89AL3: Spheroidal growths of good sized Prehnite crystals with their main faces perfectly distinguishable, of a uniform dark green color, on an ophitic matrix covered with small crystals of dark colored Ferro-actinolite and lighter colored Epidote.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9 × 5.2 cm = 4.65” × 3.54” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 3.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.50”


minID: A3C-CPE



Prehnite with Epidote and Ferro-actinolite. Prehnite with Epidote and Ferro-actinolite.
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Hematite with Quartz
Hematite with Quartz. Hematite with Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXX37AQ1: Very aerial crystals of lamellar Hematite with a very sharp pseudohexagonal contour. In very good condition, lustrous, on matrix, and with small Quartz crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2023)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.40” × 1.85” × 1.02”

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




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Hematite with Prehnite
 

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




Hematite with Prehnite. Hematite with Prehnite.
Hematite with Prehnite.
Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite and Prehnite
Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite and Prehnite. Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite and Prehnite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.8 × 5.9 cm = 2.17” × 1.89” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.24”




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Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

ED96AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and with a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light.
The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required a hurried analytical process that 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
 

EF90AG9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Platy Ilmenite crystals with irregular pseudo-hexagonal contour and completely pseudomorphed by Rutile, coated by very sharp Titanite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges and coated in the back by Microcline crystals. The Titanite crystals have a very apparent pleochroism that shows a yellow color under led light but is greenish with natural or neon light. The process of replacement of Ilmenite by Rutile seems very similar to that of other localities with similar geological conditions (by example the Zambian Rutile) and it is due to hydrothermal processes at the site. These samples, very different from the Titanite previously known at Imilchil, have required an accurate analytical process. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analyses done on the different species present in these samples.
The specimen has been published in the magazine ‘extraLAPIS’ on page 73, number 60, "Titan mineralien"
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.7 × 1.3 cm = 2.68” × 2.24” × 0.51”

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




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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
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
 

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”




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.
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear
 

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

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.6 × 5.1 cm = 3.35” × 2.20” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.08”




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Fluorapatite on Prehnite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.1 × 4.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.61” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.43”

Fluorescent short UV



Fluorapatite on Prehnite.
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Jebel Masker

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

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 Chlorite and Prehnite
 

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

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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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

MY26AL5: Group of Calcite crystals with a very well defined pseudohexagonal shape, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with small Quartz and Epidote 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: 6.8 × 6.6 × 4.3 cm = 2.68” × 2.60” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.48” × 0.98”

Fluorescent long & short UV

minID: T9U-8AP



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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 Quartz
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz.

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EKF14AO7: 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: 8.4 × 8.3 × 5.3 cm = 3.31” × 3.27” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2.5 cm = 1.97” × 0.98”

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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 Prehnite.
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
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 Chlorite and Prehnite
 

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

Specimen size: 9.7 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 3.82” × 1.50” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 1.5 cm = 3.82” × 0.59”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ETR90AO0: Group of Calcite crystals with a very sharp 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 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: 9.7 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.82” × 2.28” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.61” × 1.02”




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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

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

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

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

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MRR37AO0: Group of Calcite crystals with a very sharp 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 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: 17.4 × 11.7 × 6.3 cm = 6.85” × 4.61” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.69” × 0.87”




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

MR67AK9: Group of sharp pseudohexagonal Calcite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with small Quartz crystals, and localized groups of Epidote crystals. We have analyzed this type of specimen because of their 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: 17.8 × 11.7 × 10.2 cm = 7.01” × 4.61” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.8 cm = 2.76” × 1.10”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: 933JQC



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

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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”




Epidote with Quartz
 

MF13AK6: Fan-like growths of prismatic Epidote crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with good terminal faces, bright and very deep color. On matrix with small Quartz crystals. Previously labeled as "Imilchil", now the location is more accurate.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 53 of the 2020/01 edition.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.69” × 1.57” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.47”




Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
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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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
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”





IMITER DISTRICT

Imiter Mine

Silver with Acanthite and Quartz
Silver with Acanthite and Quartz  

ER94AK9: Arborescent and aerial hooked growths of bright native Silver, on Quartz matrix with cuboid growths of Acanthite.
The specimen comes from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. 0760/2006), whose label we will send to the buyer. Unlike other Imiter Silvers, it has very good aesthetics and good definition in the arborescent crystals.
Imiter Mine, shaft P3, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2006)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.9 × 2.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.93” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2 cm = 1.34” × 0.79”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh

minID: UD084W



Silver with Acanthite and Quartz. Silver with Acanthite and Quartz.
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Acanthite
Acanthite.
 

MN56K9: Well defined octahedron of Acanthite pseudomorph after Argentite, with two small Acanthite crystals in parallel growth.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, 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
 

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.
Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite
Acanthite with Pyrite and Calcite.
 

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

EK90AK1: The specimen of great aesthetic finesse, shows a very aerial parallel arborescent growth of sharp octahedral crystals with very well defined crystal forms.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 2.05” × 0.79” × 0.59”

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




Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Rear
Rear
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Acanthite after Silver
Acanthite after Silver. Front
Front
Acanthite after Silver. Rear
Rear
Acanthite after Silver.

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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”




Proustite with Quartz
 

EM94AL6: Proustite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and excellent pyramidal terminations, transparent, very lustrous, bright red with mauve tones, and with small white Quartz coatings. Excellent specimen of high quality and very representative of the locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.1 × 4.3 cm = 2.80” × 1.61” × 1.69”

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


minID: WGJ-LCX



Proustite with Quartz. Front
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Proustite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Proustite with Quartz.
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
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



Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz

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TCB98AN7: Fluorite crystals with an unusual habit, cubic but beveled by tetrahexahedron faces, translucent, with an intense violet color and on a matrix of white lamellar Baryte crystals and small coatings of Quartz microcrystals (hematoidal variety) of an intense and uniform red color.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 100
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 5 cm = 3.19” × 2.91” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”




Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Side
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Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
 

TM49AN2: 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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 99
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.8 × 7.3 cm = 3.43” × 3.07” × 2.87”

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




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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”




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

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

Specimen size: 16.4 × 9.4 × 6.8 cm = 6.46” × 3.70” × 2.68”

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




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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.

MIBLADEN AREA

ACF Mine area

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

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ARM36AO1: Very aerial group, on matrix, of thick tabular Vanadinite crystals, with very bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red color. The specimen comes from the Lluís Daunis collection.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



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Vanadinite on Baryte
 

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




Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EE14AM2: Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from what has been known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tints, to acicular forms of intense yellowish orange color. On matrix and with thin platy Baryte crystals. From a find in the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty of Munich Virtual 2020, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 157, January-February 2020, page 49
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.65” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.
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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
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear
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

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

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

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EL96AM3: From a 2019 discovery at a greater depth than usual in the Coud'a area. With polycrystalline groups and parallel growths of Vanadinite crystals with a thick tabular habit, on matrix, many of them doubly terminated and with hopper growths. Very lustrous and with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color, less intense on the back. High quality.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 3.7 × 6.7 cm = 2.68” × 1.46” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”




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Vanadinite
 

EA91AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming a feather-like growth of crystals with a thick tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, 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. Rear
Rear
Vanadinite. Bottom
Bottom
Vanadinite. Top
Top
 

EF97AN1: From a deeper find than usual in the Coud'a area, parallel polycrystalline aggregates that form a feathery growth of very lustrous and uniform tabular crystals with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color, slightly less bright on the back.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 2.83” × 0.67” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.59”




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

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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
 

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. Vanadinite.
Vanadinite with Mottramite
Vanadinite with Mottramite. 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
 

TRR14AO4: Floater group of tabular Vanadinite crystals, with good luster and an intense and uniform red color.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.

Bou Almaden (Bou el Maden), Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.83” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

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



Vanadinite with Calcite

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Vanadinite with Calcite
 

TC2540LTL: Polysynthetic Vanadinite single crystal very aerial, floater, with good luster and a very vivid color and associated with small white Calcite coatings.
The specimen comes from the collection of Philippe Morelon (number 657), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 2.05” × 1.18” × 0.87”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Vanadinite with Calcite.
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Cerussite
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

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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



Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Wulfenite
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
 

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

Specimen size: 6.6 × 6.4 × 5.2 cm = 2.60” × 2.52” × 2.05”

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)



Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
 

ER14AM3: Druse of Quartz crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, and with a very vivid color, with inclusions of red Hematite and very well defined phantom growths. A classic for this mine but with a more vivid color than usual.
Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.7 × 3 cm = 2.56” × 1.85” × 1.18”

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




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BOU NAHAS MINE

Baryte

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

EB96AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Single crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. On matrix, with Quartz and Pyrite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif 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

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MYF47AP3: 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: 5.6 × 4.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.20” × 1.93” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 3.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.22”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Baryte with Pyrite
Baryte with Pyrite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.24” × 1.77” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.57” × 1.34”




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Baryte with Pyrite inclusions

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NRT27AN9: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, with extraordinary luster and a uniform greenish color, and very rich in inclusions of small Pyrite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 878) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2019)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.9 × 4.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.54” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.75” × 0.39”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte with Pyrite inclusions. Front
Front
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions. Side
Side
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions.
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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 Siderite and Pyrite
Baryte with Siderite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Siderite and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Siderite and Pyrite  

HM100EE: Very aerial polycrystalline growths of lamellar Baryte crystals, translucent and with a sky-blue color. On a matrix of Siderite with small crystals of Pyrite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5 × 5.6 cm = 2.60” × 1.97” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4 cm = 1.97” × 1.57”




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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

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

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

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.5 × 1.1 cm = 2.64” × 1.38” × 0.43”




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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”

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

EQ86AN1: Fine doubly terminated tabular crystal of Baryte, transparent, with bright luster and a pale blue color, on a Quartz matrix with small groups of Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 8 × 6 × 4.8 cm = 3.15” × 2.36” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 0.7 cm = 2.52” × 0.28”




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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite

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MXB68AP3: 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: 8.2 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.23” × 2.01” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.50”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

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MXL50AP3: 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: 8.8 × 7.9 × 4.3 cm = 3.46” × 3.11” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 4.2 cm = 2.83” × 1.65”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Baryte with Pyrite
Baryte with Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Pyrite. Side
Side

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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 Quartz and Pyrite
 

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

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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 Quartz and Pyrite

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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 with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte
Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MYE49AP3: 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: 11.2 × 5.9 × 5.8 cm = 4.41” × 2.32” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4 cm = 1.89” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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. Front
Front
Baryte with Marcasite. Side
Side
Baryte with Marcasite.

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MFR51AP3: 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 (08/2022)

Specimen size: 13 × 7.2 × 9.4 cm = 5.12” × 2.83” × 3.70”

Main crystal size: 8 × 4.8 cm = 3.15” × 1.89”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

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 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 Pyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz. Top
Top
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Pyrite and Quartz.
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena. Rear
Rear
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 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”




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

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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 with Quartz

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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”




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




Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte

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MAA48AN8: 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: 8.7 × 8.7 × 6.7 cm = 3.43” × 3.43” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 4 cm = 2.09” × 1.57”




Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte. Front
Front
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte. Side
Side
Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte.
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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”




Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte

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MDE48AN8: 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: 9.4 × 4.7 × 4.5 cm = 3.70” × 1.85” × 1.77”

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




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




Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte

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MJK68AN8: 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: 12.2 × 7.5 × 4.5 cm = 4.80” × 2.95” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.38”




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

EB66AK9: Outstanding double arborescent growth of deformed and flattened copper crystals, three-dimensional and sharp on the octahedral terminations, in a crystalline Quartz matrix.
The specimen is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. 0755/2014), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2014)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 5.20” × 2.68” × 1.69”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh

minID: PT6VA7



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Copper with Malachite

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EPQ96AP3: Arborescent growth, very aerial, of native Copper crystals that are deformed but with distinct crystal forms. Small fragments of Quartz matrix appear too, and it has Malachite coatings with very vivid tones. The specimen comes 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: 13.8 × 7 × 3.1 cm = 5.43” × 2.76” × 1.22”




Copper with Malachite. Copper with Malachite.
Copper with Malachite.
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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. Front
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Pyrite with Baryte. Side
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EPQ14AO9: 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.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 663 in the volume 53, number 5, September-October 2022
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.89” × 1.34”

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




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

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ELP46AO9: 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: 8.7 × 6.2 × 5.1 cm = 3.43” × 2.44” × 2.01”

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




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




Pyrite

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MKL97AN9: Floater group of Pyrite crystals with cubic habit, very rich in polycrystalline growths and very lustrous.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.4 × 6.2 cm = 3.66” × 2.52” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”




Pyrite. Front
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Pyrite. Rear
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Pyrite.
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Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite
Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite. Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite.
Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite.

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EG87AM6: Large very aerial aggregate of extraordinarily sharp Marcasite crystals, with the classic twin known as “sperkise” or “en miter”, very lustrous, with small Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 20.1 × 12.7 × 9.9 cm = 7.91” × 5.00” × 3.90”

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




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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 13 × 7.6 × 3.7 cm = 5.12” × 2.99” × 1.46”

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




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

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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



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

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MBX47AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Cuboctahedral crystals of Galena, very aerial on their matrix, associated with groups of Pyrite crystals and small groups of very lustrous lamellar microcrystals of Baryte. 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 (2022)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7 × 3.3 cm = 3.62” × 2.76” × 1.30”

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




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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”