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This page provides a selection of the specimens that have passed through the Fabre Minerals website and, due to their quality,
rarity, or significance as specimens from interesting locations, have been preserved as reference specimens in #MVM

ASSA-ZAG PROVINCE


Gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun

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

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MT30AM4: 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: 1.8 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.20” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1 grams
Gold with Quartz

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TRB72AN5: 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: 2.9 × 2.1 × 0.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.83” × 0.28”

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

With analysis copy
Gold with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold with Quartz.
Gold with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TFR90AN5: A recent find in 2021 provided these elegant Gold specimens. This piece shows excellent crystallization, dominated by octahedron faces in highly stylized parallel growths and with distinct spinel law twinning, but, above all, it is in a Quartz 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 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 0.79”

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

With analysis copy
Gold (spinel twin)

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ML16AM4: 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: 0.8 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.1 grams
Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear

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MM16AM4: 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 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.35” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.4 grams
Gold with Quartz

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MR89AM4: 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 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1 grams
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MN47AM5: 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: 1.3 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.20” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.3 grams
Gold (spinel twin)
 

MY27AM5: 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: 1.4 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.20” × 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
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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MX58AM5: 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 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz
 

TP49AN0: 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, with sharp twins according to the spinel law. The specimen has a little transparent 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 (2020)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.24” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.6 grams
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MX66AM5: 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 × 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.08” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.2 grams
Gold (spinel twin)
 

ME89AM5: 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 × 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.16” × 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
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

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MP27AM4: 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: 1.8 × 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.08” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.3 grams
Gold

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MF89AM4: 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: 1.8 × 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.12” × 0.04”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.6 grams
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MD53AM5: 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 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.20” × 0.16”

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

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.2 grams
Gold (spinel twin)
 

MB93AM5: 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 × 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.28” × 0.16”

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
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

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MD11AM4: 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: 2.1 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams
Gold (spinel twin)

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TM71AN0: 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: 2.1 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.16” × 0.16”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams
Gold (spinel twin). Front
Front
Gold (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold. Rear  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MA26AM4: 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: 2.4 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.20” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.5 grams
Gold
 

TQ97AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial group of elongated and flattened leafy growths of Gold, with very sharp parallel growths. 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 × 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.39” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.4 grams
Gold. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold. 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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MA11AM5: 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: 2.4 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.8 grams
Gold (spinel twin)
 

TE16AN0: 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: 2.6 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.24” × 0.20”

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

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TC62AN2: 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: 2.7 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.24” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.1 grams
Gold (spinel twin)

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EPP96AN9: Group of very sharp Gold crystals with the dominant forms of the octahedron in very stylized parallel growths, toothed and with distinct spinel-law twinning. 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: 2.9 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.31” × 0.28”

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

With analysis copy

Weight: 4.8 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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TA91AN2: 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: 3.2 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 1.26” × 0.16” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.0 grams
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz

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TFA89AN5: 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: 3.4 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.12” × 0.08”

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.6 grams
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Side / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Side / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Calcite
Gold on Calcite. Front
Front
Gold on Calcite. Side
Side
Gold on Calcite.
 

MF52AM7: Isolated groups of Gold Crystals with very sharp crystal forms with spinel-law twinning, lustrous, and implanted on a matrix of Calcite crystals, which is very unusual not only for this deposit but in any of the world's Gold deposits.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.80” × 1.85” × 0.94”

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

With analysis copy

BOU AZZER AREA


Agoudal Mines

Roselite
 

ML6AK3: Group of crystals on matrix, with very well defined and notably curved faces and edges, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, very lustrous, with an intense deep red color.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.55” × 0.75”

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

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

MK91AJ1: Groups of very well defined, lenticular Anorthoroselite crystals that are translucent, bright, with a very deep color, are implanted on a matrix coated by transparent prismatic Calcite crystals that have rhombohedral terminations and with a uniform pale pink color. The sample has been analyzed and we will send to the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 7.7 cm = 3.23” × 2.13” × 3.03”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
 

TX66AM9: Very aerial growth of Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of a rhombohedron, but very rich in faces, transparent, with very bright luster and an especially deep and uniform mauve color.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 0.83”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Front
Front
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Side
Side
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
 

TV87AM9: Very aerial growth of Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of a rhombohedron, but very rich in faces, transparent, with very bright luster and an especially deep and uniform mauve color.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 2.52” × 2.36” × 1.26”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Oumlil Mine

Anorthoroselite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.60” × 1.61” × 1.30”

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

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Anorthoroselite with Calcite. Anorthoroselite with Calcite.

Aït Ahmane Mine

Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
 

TR27AN1: 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: 1.4 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.55” × 0.39” × 0.31”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite
 

TT37AN1: 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: 1.6 × 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.39” × 0.20”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
 

TK96AN1: 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: 1.9 × 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.75” × 0.47” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.1 cm = 0.39” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite
 

TA17AN1: 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: 2.1 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.83” × 0.75” × 0.39”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite.
 

TZ97AN1: 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: 2.2 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.59” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite
 

TD47AN1: 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: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.63” × 0.43”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
Silver
Silver. Silver.
Silver.
 

TQ97AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.87” × 0.39”

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

Silver with Calcite
 

TB7AN1: 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: 2.3 × 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.63” × 0.35”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite.
 

TK87AN1: 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: 2.3 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.63”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver on Calcite
 

TK27AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very lustrous, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver on Calcite. Silver on Calcite.
Silver on Calcite.
Silver on Gypsum
Silver on Gypsum. Silver on Gypsum.
 

TM96AM9: 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: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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

Silver on Calcite
 

TN27AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver on Calcite. Silver on Calcite.
Silver on Calcite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
 

TR27AN0: 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 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.59”

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

Silver on Calcite
 

TP87AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.87” × 0.55”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver on Calcite. Silver on Calcite.
Gersdorffite with Calcite and Quartz
Gersdorffite with Calcite and Quartz.
 

EY89Y2: Very sharp octahedral crystal, of a large size for the species. It is extraordinarily bright, a very uncommon quality for the species, and it is on a Quartz matrix. It has a small contact on one of the lower vertices and the whole back side.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2012)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.10” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.71”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Gersdorffite with Calcite
 

EJ66T4: From a recent find this same year. The octahedral crystals, with very well defined faces and edges, have a considerable size for the species and are unusually fresh and bright. They are on matrix, with Calcite that has not been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.7 × 4.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.85” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

Gersdorffite with Calcite. Gersdorffite with Calcite.
Gersdorffite with Calcite and Annabergite
Gersdorffite with Calcite and Annabergite. Gersdorffite with Calcite and Annabergite.
 

EM49T0: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Very aerial group of sharp octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite. They are bright and are on a matrix of Calcite, with thin coatings of slightly green Annabergite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2011/2
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.44” × 2.28” × 1.46”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Gersdorffite with Calcite
 

EV99Y2: Very aerial aggregate of very sharp octahedral crystals. They are extraordinarily bright, a very uncommon quality for the species, and it is on matrix, with Quartz.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2012)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5 × 2.3 cm = 2.87” × 1.97” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.47” × 0.31”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Gersdorffite with Calcite. Front
Front
Gersdorffite with Calcite. Side
Side
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Front
Front
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Rear
Rear
 

TA89AE7: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Djurleite-Chalcocite (intergrowth) mined carefully over 7 months in the Aït Ahmane area (it seems that not in the same shafts that produced the famous Gersdorffites) and presented for the first time in Tucson 2017.
We believe that for the sharpness of the crystals and their size this find will highlight Aït Ahmane as one of the world's best localities for this not so common species.
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.67” × 0.20”

Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
 

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

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

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

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

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

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 0.79” × 0.91”

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

Vladimirite
 

ME86P5: An excellent sample. Vladimirite, a rare arsenate, forms globular growths of white fibrous and acicular crystals filling vugs on the matrix. These Vladimirites from Aït Ahmane are among the world’s best for the species.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2002)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 4.9 × 5.5 cm = 3.39” × 1.93” × 2.17”

Vladimirite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Vladimirite. Vladimirite.
Quartz with Calcite
Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

MB61AI4: A novelty at Munich 2018. Very fine Quartz with an almost "alpine" quality but mined in a polymetallic mine, which is not so common. The association of white Calcite crystals adds a "touch of class" to this unpredictable specimen.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (10/2018)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 5 × 2.4 cm = 4.02” × 1.97” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 10.2 × 3 cm = 4.02” × 1.18”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Quartz with Calcite
 

MA61AI4: A novelty at Munich 2018. Very fine Quartz with an almost "alpine" quality but mined in a polymetallic mine, which is not so common. The association of white Calcite crystals adds a "touch of class" to this unpredictable specimen.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2018 Munich Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 12/2018, page 30
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (10/2018)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 4.37” × 1.61” × 1.34”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Proustite on Calcite
Proustite on Calcite. Proustite on Calcite.
 

TM68AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Prismatic Proustite crystals with excellent acute terminations, transparent, very bright and 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: 4.6 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.34” × 0.91”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV
Proustite with Calcite
 

TQ99AJ1: 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: 8.3 × 5.7 × 2.7 cm = 3.27” × 2.24” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.08”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.

Aghbar Mine

Roselite on Calcite
Roselite on Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Roselite on Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Roselite on Calcite. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXM70AP0: Roselite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with fine polycrystalline growths and marked curvatures. Some of them are doubly terminated, between translucent and transparent, with great luster and an intense deep red color. On matrix of pink Calcite.
A Moroccan classic of high quality.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.46” × 1.06”

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

Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.52” × 1.81” × 1.54”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV
Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite. Mg-rich Roselite on Calcite.
Roselite with Calcite
Roselite with Calcite. Roselite with Calcite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFR86AP0: Profiled Roselite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, many of them doubly terminated. Transparent, with excellent luster and an intense deep red color. On matrix, with Calcite.
A Moroccan classic.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 3.66” × 2.44” × 2.09”

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

Conichalcite with Calcite
 

TP11AD2: Spheroidal aggregates and small crystals of intensely deep green Conichalcite on a Calcite matrix. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (10/2015)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.77” × 1.26”

Conichalcite with Calcite. Conichalcite with Calcite.
Goethite with Conichalcite
Goethite with Conichalcite. Goethite with Conichalcite.
 

EM16Z5: Small acicular Goethite crystals, very bright and with reddish reflections due to its pleochroism. They are on a matrix with Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated, and with small botryoidal Conichalcite aggregates. Different than most of the usual samples from the Bou Azzer area.
The specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Rocks & Minerals’ on page 555 in the volume 90, number 6, Nov/Dec 2015
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2013)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 5.4 × 6.7 cm = 3.82” × 2.13” × 2.64”

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

Cobaltoan Dolomite with Marcasite and Goethite
 

CB16G2: A very esthetic specimen. This Dolomite, of an attractive color, is partially covered by Marcasite cockscombs, and these covered by Goethite. The specimen caught our attention and we analyzed it to be sure about the identification. We will send the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2005)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 8 × 4.7 cm = 4.65” × 3.15” × 1.85”

Cobaltoan Dolomite with Marcasite and Goethite.
Cobaltoan Dolomite with Marcasite and Goethite.
Cobaltoan Dolomite
Cobaltoan Dolomite. Cobaltoan Dolomite.
 

EH96T4: Groups and single rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and with intense and deep color, on matrix.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2011)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.9 × 3.7 cm = 3.46” × 2.72” × 1.46”

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


Bouismas Mine

Skutterudite with Calcite
 

EL10V1: Groups of unusually well differentiated octahedral crystals with small cube faces, very well defined and very bright. They are on matrix, with Calcite.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2011)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.54” × 0.75”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Skutterudite with Calcite.
Skutterudite with Calcite
Skutterudite with Calcite. Skutterudite with Calcite.
 

TB46V7: Irregular aggregate of very sharp cubo-octahedral crystals of Skutterudite, with very well defined faces and edges, on a matrix of the same Skutterudite and with white Calcite.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2011)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.36” × 1.65” × 1.50”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite
 

TP79Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. The Allargentum appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite. It is clearly differentiated and dominant in the analysis of the sample, so the right label is Allargentum. The Allargentum forms arborescent growths on a Calcite-rich matrix with small groups of Actinolite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2010/2
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2009)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.65” × 1.46” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite. Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite.
Allargentum with Calcite
Allargentum with Calcite. Allargentum with Calcite.
 

EA98T4: The Allargentum, as very well defined crystals, appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite, forming dendritic growths on a Calcite matrix with fibrous aggregates of Actinolite. The Allargentum is dominant in the analysis so, following IMA recommendations, we label the sample in this way. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2010)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.38” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.59” × 0.20”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite
 

TZ69Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. The Allargentum appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite. It is clearly differentiated and dominant in the analysis of the sample, so the right label is Allargentum. The Allargentum forms arborescent growths on a Calcite-rich matrix with small groups of Actinolite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Lapis’ on page 11, volume 40, number 6, June 2015
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2009)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.38” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.28” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite.
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite. Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite.
Allargentum with Calcite and Actinolite
Allargentum with Calcite and Actinolite. Allargentum with Calcite and Actinolite.
 

ED28R3: The Allargentum, as very elongated crystals, appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite, forming dendritic growths on Calcite matrix and with centered growths of acicular crystals of Actinolite. The Allargentum appears as dominant on the analysis, so, following the IMA recommendations, we label the sample as this. We’ll send copy of the analysis, both of the Allargentum and the Actinolite, to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Lapis’ on page 32, volume 35, number 11, November 2010.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2010)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.97” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.55” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite
 

TV49Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. The Allargentum appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite. It is clearly differentiated and dominant in the analysis of the sample, so the right label is Allargentum. The Allargentum forms arborescent growths on a Calcite-rich matrix with small groups of Actinolite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Lapis’ on page 33, volume 35, number 11, November 2010.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2009)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.7 × 2.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.46” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite. Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite.
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite
Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite. Allargentum with Dyscrasite, Silver, Calcite and Actinolite.
 

TX47Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. The Allargentum appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite. It is clearly differentiated and dominant in the analysis of the sample, so the right label is Allargentum. The Allargentum forms arborescent growths on a Calcite-rich matrix with small groups of Actinolite and thin filaments of a not analyzed metallic mineral. We’ll send a copy of the analysis.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2009)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 2.44” × 1.42” × 1.38”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Calcite
 

EC98T4: The Allargentum, as very well defined crystals, appears intergrown with Silver and Dyscrasite, forming dendritic growths on a Calcite matrix with fibrous aggregates of Actinolite. The Allargentum is dominant in the analysis so, following IMA recommendations, we label the sample in this way. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2010)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.83” × 2.17” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.12”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Allargentum with Calcite. Allargentum with Calcite.
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite. Front
Front
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite.
 

MB66P5: A novelty in Munich 2009. Dyscrasite appears intergrown with Silver and Allargentum. Dyscrasite is dominant in the analysis of the sample, so following the IMA recommendations, we should label it as Dyscrasite. On this specimen the Dyscrasite forms arborescent growths on a Calcite rich matrix. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2009)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.69” × 0.91” × 0.55”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite
 

MD98P5: A novelty in Munich 2009. Dyscrasite appears intergrown with Silver and Allargentum. Dyscrasite is dominant in the analysis of the sample, so following the IMA recommendations, we should label it as Dyscrasite. On this specimen the Dyscrasite forms arborescent growths on a Calcite rich matrix. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2009)

Specimen size: 9 × 5.7 × 3.7 cm = 3.54” × 2.24” × 1.46”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite. Front
Front
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Dyscrasite with Silver, Allargentum and Calcite.
Dyscrasite after Allargentum
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Front (black background)
Front (black background)
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Front (white background)
Front (white background)
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Rear (black background)
Rear (black background)
Dyscrasite after Allargentum. Rear (white background)
Rear (white background)
 

MA89AF3: Very aerial arborescent growth of very elongated Dyscrasite crystals pseudomorphous after Allargentum crystals. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the generic analysis that we have periodically done on these of samples.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.3 × 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 2.48” × 0.55” × 0.28”

Silver with Actinolite
 

EC70Y2: From an exceptional find in 2010 that provided excellent samples of Silver with Actinolite. In this sample the Silver forms dendritc growths and parallel aggregates and the crystals are thick and elongated with very well defined faces and edges, and are on a matrix of fibrous Actinolite. The Actinolite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.69” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.35”

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

EM11AB7: Silver crystals with rounded surfaces and with inclusions and chemical mixtures with Arsenopyrite, silver-rich Tennantite and Pearceite. This complex sample has been analyzed and we’ll provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.46” × 0.71”

Calcite fluorescent short UV
Löllingite with Quartz and Calcite
 

MB96AC6: Spheroidal aggregates of lenticular Löllingite crystals that are bright and on a matrix with Quartz and scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2015)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.5 × 3.6 cm = 2.72” × 2.56” × 1.42”

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

Löllingite with Quartz and Calcite. Löllingite with Quartz and Calcite.
Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite.
 

EA6Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Very fine and esthetic aggregate of crystals with very well defined faces and edges and acute and slightly rounded terminations. These Proustite samples, very different than those from Imiter, undoubtedly are one of the most interesting novelties from Morocco in the last years.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2013)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55” × 0.55”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Proustite
 

TY87AJ2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. An elongated prismatic Proustite crystal with an excellent, very acute, pyramidal termination. 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 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.16” × 0.16”

Proustite.
Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite.
 

EB36Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Very fine and esthetic aggregate of crystals with very well defined faces and edges and acute and slightly rounded terminations. These Proustite samples, very different than those from Imiter, undoubtedly are one of the most interesting novelties from Morocco in the last years.
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 (05/2013)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Proustite with Calcite
 

ED37Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Aggregate, on a matrix coated by small rhombohedral Calcite crystals, of Proustite crystals with very well faces and edges and acute and slightly rounded terminations. They are translucent, very bright and have a very deep red color. These Proustite samples, very different than those from Imiter, undoubtedly are one of the most interesting novelties from Morocco in the last years.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2013)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.5 × 0.9 cm = 1.57” × 1.38” × 0.35”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.06” × 0.71”

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

Proustite with Calcite
 

MD93AE4: Aggregates of very elongated Proustite crystals that are translucent, bright, have a vivid and intense red color and are on a rocky Calcite matrix. Proustite crystals are rare at Bouismas, and even moreso with this “Chañarcillo” shape, relatively new here. Furthermore the sample is excellent.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 68
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.2 × 3.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.05” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.5 cm = 0.51” × 0.20”

Calcite fluorescent short UV
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
Proustite with Calcite.
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
 

TX46AN2: 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: 5.2 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.06”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Realgar with Calcite
 

EF76Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Acicular Realgar crystals, a very uncommon shape for the species. They have grown on and are included in parallel groups of transparent rhombohedral crystals of Calcite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 47 in number 2014/1
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2013)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 3.03” × 1.73” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”

Realgar with Calcite. Realgar with Calcite.
Realgar with Calcite
Realgar with Calcite. Realgar with Calcite.
Realgar with Calcite.
 

EP47Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Dense aggregates of fibrous and acicular Realgar crystals, an uncommon shape for the species. They have grown on parallel groups of transparent rhombohedral crystals of Calcite with inclusions and on matrix.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2013 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 114, page 49
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2013)

Specimen size: 11 × 7.3 × 3.5 cm = 4.33” × 2.87” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.1 cm = 0.39” × 0.04”

Baryte with Calcite
 

EV14Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Aggregate of thin tabular Baryte crystals, with a vivid yellow color and orange shades. They are very clear, bright and luminous, on matrix and with white lenticular crystals of Calcite.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.4 × 4.4 cm = 2.64” × 2.13” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
 

EM46Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Aggregate of thin tabular Baryte crystals, with a vivid yellow color and orange shades. They are very clear, bright and luminous, on matrix and with white lenticular crystals of Calcite.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2013)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.5 × 5 cm = 3.66” × 3.35” × 1.97”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Sphalerite
 

NG13AI0: A group of unusually sharp and very well defined tetrahedral crystals that are translucent and bright and have a very vivid honey yellow color. The sample is from a very timely finding at the Bouismas mine.
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.38” × 1.02” × 0.98”

Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind

Tamdrost Mine

Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite.
 

EG16AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Very aerial arborescent growth, on a Calcite matrix, of “fresh” and bright crystals with their faces slightly deformed but well defined. No similar samples are known from this mine.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 751 in the volume 47, number 6 (November-December 2016)
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2016)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.83” × 2.32” × 1.10”

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

Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
 

EM92AF0: Growths of unusually sharp and well defined Silver crystals that are bright and on matrix, with Calcite and Löllingite. Although we haven’t our own analysis there is a general consensus that these from Tamdrost are really cubic Silver and not pseudomorphs or epitaxial overgrowths.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 68, the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 448 in the volume 48, number 3, and in the book "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés" (page 51)
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.9× 3.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.32” × 1.30”

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

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

EF56AD7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Very aerial arborescent growth, on a rocky matrix with Calcite, of bright crystals with their faces slightly deformed but well defined. No similar samples are known from this mine.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 57 of the 2016/02 edition
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2016)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.5 × 2.7 cm = 4.21” × 2.17” × 1.06”

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

Scorodite
 

EE57K4: Crystals of very well sharp faces and edges with good color and luster that occupy a vug in the matrix.
Tamdrost Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.17” × 1.81” × 1.34”

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

Scorodite. Scorodite.

Bou-Azzer District

Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.
 

TAR16AO3: Radial group of sharp Erythrite crystals, translucent, with very bright luster and an intense mauve color.
We will send the specimen to the buyer in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Bou Azzer East, Vein 7, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63” × 0.63”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble
Erythrite with Quartz and Skutterudite
 

EF27V0: Aggregate of very sharp crystals of Erythrite, some of them doubly terminated, partially coated by Quartz and with small very well defined crystals of Skutterudite in the back side.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.69” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.59” × 0.20”

Erythrite with Quartz and Skutterudite.
Erythrite
Erythrite. Front
Front
Erythrite. Side
Side
Erythrite.
 

EX47T3: Centered growth, very aerial and on matrix, of very well defined elongated crystals with uncommon terminations that are more rounded than usual. Translucent, very bright and with an excellent deep color.
The specimen has been published in the Chinese magazine ‘Mineral Lover’ on page 7 in the volume 9/2011
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.77” × 1.10”

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

Erythrite with Calcite
 

TT14AM8: Isolated crystals and fan-shaped growths of Erythrite crystals on matrix. They are very sharp, have well-defined faces and edges and are of good size, translucent, with bright luster and an intense color, contrasting with the small, lighter colored Calcite coatings.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 2.09” × 1.42” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.28” × 0.08”

Erythrite with Calcite. Erythrite with Calcite.
Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.
Erythrite.
 

VM68AG9: Divergent groups, on matrix, of very sharp Erythrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a good length, bright and with a very intense color.
The sample is from the Jordi Vilallonga collection.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.85” × 1.30”

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

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga
Erythrite with Quartz

To see a larger 3D image please
click here or on the image
 

EN83: Brilliant crystals in a Quartz pocket.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (06/2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 7 cm = 2.83” × 2.76”

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

M87BC7: Jordi really likes it when a nice specimen also has a rare mineral on it. Well some of this 'infirmity' has rubbed off on me so I am also affected by the same thrill. So, in this one I can see the beauty of the large crystals of Erythrite which are long but covered with a rare mineral: Barium-pharmacosiderite. As we have done an analysis of this we can send you a copy. In fact we are also letting you know about something most people are unaware of - the presence of this mineral from Bou-Azzer. Which is something else we like to do!

Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2000)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.95” × 1.57” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.20”

Erythrite
 

CK26AB3: A vug, on a rock matrix, upholstered by very bright and fine fibrous crystals with a very vivid hot-pink color. This habit is well known at Bou Azzer but is not too frequent.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2005)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.99” × 1.81” × 1.42”

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

ET89Q7: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. From a small vein in the Agoudal area different from the classic veins of Bou Azzer. The crystals, on matrix, form parallel groups larger and thicker than usually seen in this species, with an excellent definition of faces and edges and exceptional depth of color and intensity of luster.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.8 × 6.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.28” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.16”

Erythrite with Bariopharmacosiderite
 

EQ69Q7: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. From a small vein in the Agoudal area different from the classic veins of Bou Azzer. The crystals, on matrix, form parallel groups, large for the species, with an excellent definition of faces and edges and exceptional depth of color and intensity of luster. Some of the smaller groups are partially coated by Bariopharmacosiderite which has been analysed. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 11 × 8 × 6.7 cm = 4.33” × 3.15” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.31”

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

EV51Q7: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. From a small vein in the Agoudal area different from the classic veins of Bou Azzer. The crystals, on matrix, form parallel groups, much larger than usually seen in this species, with an excellent definition of faces and edges and exceptional depth of color and intensity of luster. On Quartz crystals partially coated by, probably, Heterogenite (not analyzed).
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 9.3 × 4.7 cm = 4.84” × 3.66” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 7 cm = 2.76”

Karibibite
 

EL14T4: Botryoidal growths on matrix of small crystals. They have a very intense color, between orange and yellow.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 3 cm = 1.69” × 1.54” × 1.18”

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

Karibibite. Karibibite.
Gold with Skutterudite
Gold with Skutterudite. Front
Front
Gold with Skutterudite. Rear
Rear
 

MT96AK8: Individual filamentous growths of Gold implanted on a matrix with cubo-octahedral Skutterudite crystals.
The specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Rocks & Minerals’ on page 219 in the volume 96, number 3, May/Jun 2021
Taghouni, Bou Azzer mining district, Amerzgane, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2015)

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

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Gold (electrum variety) with Erythrite
 

EB6AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Arborescent growths of small native Gold crystals on a Quartz matrix with an indeterminate dark gray metallic mineral. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty; at the same time a curiosity and a rarity. We analyzed these Golds to confirm the presence of Silver and, effectively, they are 26.1 % Ag with a 0.8 % As. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Taghouni, Bou Azzer mining district, Amerzgane, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.87” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

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

EC6AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Strongly elongated and doubly terminated native Gold in hooked growths. They are on matrix, with radial and felted aggregates of acicular Erythrite crystals. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty; at the same time a curiosity and a rarity. We analyzed these Golds to confirm the presence of Silver and, effectively, they are 26.1 % Ag with a 0.8 % As. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2017 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 07-08/2017, page 71 and the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ on page 20 of number 1/2018
Taghouni, Bou Azzer mining district, Amerzgane, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.34” × 1.34” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.28” × 0.04”

Gold (electrum variety) with Erythrite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.26” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.24” × 0.04”

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

EE14AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Strongly elongated and doubly terminated native Gold in hooked growths. They are on matrix with radial and felted aggregates of acicular Erythrite crystals. These native Golds from Bou Azzer were noted a long time ago so this recent rediscovery must be considered as a novelty; at the same time a curiosity and a rarity. We analyzed these Golds to confirm the presence of Silver and, effectively, they are 26.1 % Ag with a 0.8 % As. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Ste. Marie 2017 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 69 in the volume 23, number 1
Taghouni, Bou Azzer mining district, Amerzgane, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.3 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 1.30” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Gold with Malachite and Chrysocolla
 

EB89AH7: For a few months good Golds related by Malachite and other species such as Chrysocolla and Covellite were found in the Bleida Far West mine that began work in 2005 but of which there were no was known specimens of Gold with this quality. As you can see they are very aesthetics and different from what was known so far.
Bleida Far West Mine, Tinzouline, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.38” × 0.87” × 0.94”

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

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

EC71AJ1: Aerial arborescent growth of native Gold microcrystals on Quartz crystals and with Malachite and Chrysocolla intergrowths.
Bleida Far West Mine, Tinzouline, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.42” × 0.87” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.08”

Gold with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.1 × 3.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.22” × 1.30”

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

Gold with Malachite. Gold with Malachite.
Gold with Malachite and Covellite
Gold with Malachite and Covellite. Front
Front
Gold with Malachite and Covellite. Rear
Rear
Gold with Malachite and Covellite.
 

EA11AH7: For a few months good Golds related by Malachite and other species such as Chrysocolla and Covellite were found in the Bleida Far West mine that began work in 2005 but of which there were no was known specimens of Gold with this quality. As you can see they are very aesthetics and different from what was known so far.
Bleida Far West Mine, Tinzouline, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.89” × 1.34” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.2 cm = 0.43” × 0.08”

Calcite "phantom"
 

TR9K9: Group of crystals formed by two rhombohedrons with evident scalenohedron “phantom” growth inside. The “phantom” is reddish due to a covering layer of Hematite.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.20” × 1.34”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Calcite "phantom".
Calcite "phantom"
Calcite "phantom". Calcite "phantom".
 

TA14K4: Group of yellowish crystals formed by two rhombohedrons, a steep one and a shallow one, with a red scalenohedral phantom growth due to a Hematite film that covers them.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 9 × 4 cm = 3.82” × 3.54” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.83” × 0.43”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Calcite with inclusions
 

TQ56AB9: Druse on matrix of Calcite crystals formed by the prism and a flattened terminal rhombohedron, each crystal having a scalenohedral phantom growth delimited by vivid red Hematite inclusions and with a small group of white Dolomite crystals.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (10/2006)

Specimen size: 17.5 × 14 × 5.3 cm = 6.89” × 5.51” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
 

TT66AN2: 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: 3.1 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 1.14” × 0.71”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
 

TR27AN2: 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: 3.1 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.22” × 0.55” × 0.43”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Front
Front
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Side
Side
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
 

TZ67AN2: 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: 4.9 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.93” × 1.54” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
 

TT8AN2: Rosette growths of flattened lenticular Calcite crystals (cobalt-bearing variety) translucent, with bright luster and on matrix, with Quartz.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.09”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
 

TA67AN2: 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: 7.2 × 4.3 × 4.7 cm = 2.83” × 1.69” × 1.85”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Goethite and Quartz
 

TV56AN2: 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: 7.5 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.95” × 1.57” × 0.94”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Goethite and Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Goethite and Quartz .
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz
Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz . Calcite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz .
 

TL47AN2: Rosette growths of flattened lenticular Calcite crystals (cobalt-bearing variety) translucent, with bright luster and an extraordinarily intense color. On matrix, with Quartz. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2021 in the Agoudal area.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6 × 4.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.36” × 1.61”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EJP91AO9: 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: 15.7 × 6.4 × 4.4 cm = 6.18” × 2.52” × 1.73”

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

Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Picropharmacolite
Picropharmacolite. Front
Front
Picropharmacolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TEK26AN4: Groups on matrix of two very different generations of Picropharmacolite: the first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres to which the presence of cobalt salts gives their intense red color, and the second are centered groups of acicular crystals with a very pale pink color, almost white.
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: 4 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.57” × 1.02” × 0.55”

With analysis copy
Picropharmacolite
 

TFM96AN4: Groups on matrix of two very different generations of Picropharmacolite: the first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres to which the presence of cobalt salts gives their intense red color, and the second are centered groups of acicular crystals with a very pale pink color, almost white.
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: 7.7 × 4.9 × 5.2 cm = 3.03” × 1.93” × 2.05”

With analysis copy
Picropharmacolite. Picropharmacolite.
Picropharmacolite
Picropharmacolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Picropharmacolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TYG47AO3: Groups, on matrix, in which two generations of Picropharmacolite with very different morphologies coexist: the first as groups of spheroidal microcrystals with an intense and vivid red color due to cobalt ions; while the second forms centered groups of acicular crystals of a very pale pink color, almost white. 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: 10.4 × 5.9 × 2.6 cm = 4.09” × 2.32” × 1.02”

With analysis copy
Picropharmacolite
 

TXK47AN3: Matrix groups of two very different generations of Picropharmacolite. The first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres that owe their intense red color to the presence of cobalt salts, and the second are centered groups of acicular crystals with a very pale pink color, almost white.
This 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 Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 4.7 × 3.8 cm = 4.17” × 1.85” × 1.50”

With analysis copy
Picropharmacolite. Picropharmacolite.
Picropharmacolite
Picropharmacolite. Picropharmacolite.
 

TRL57AN3: Matrix groups of two very different generations of Picropharmacolite. The first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres that owe their intense red color to the presence of cobalt salts, and the second are centered groups of acicular crystals with a very pale pink color, almost white.
This 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 Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 11 × 7 × 4.7 cm = 4.33” × 2.76” × 1.85”

With analysis copy
Picropharmacolite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TVC57AO3: Groups, on matrix, in which two generations of Picropharmacolite with very different morphologies coexist: the first as groups of spheroidal microcrystals with an intense and vivid red color due to cobalt ions; while the second forms centered groups of acicular crystals of a very pale pink color, almost white. 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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 101
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 6 × 2 cm = 4.57” × 2.36” × 0.79”

With analysis copy
Picropharmacolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Picropharmacolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Cobaltoan Calcite

Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite.
 

TQ16L0: A group of scalenohedral crystals, very acute and very rich in accessory faces. Really good transparency, perfect brilliance and intense pink to mauve color.
Ightem Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.38” × 1.34” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.39”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Cobaltoan Calcite
 

TV96H7: Group of rhombohedral crystals with curved faces and edges. The luster is excellent but the mauve color is extraordinary, very deep and with beautiful shades and reflections.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2006)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.38” × 0.63”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV
Cobaltoan Calcite.
Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite.
 

EP47D3: Just as good as the photo suggests. Intense pink color, huge crystals and an agreeable form. Definitive!
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.30” × 1.42”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cobaltoan Calcite
 

EA76AB7: Aggregate, on matrix, of rhombohedral crystals with curved faces and edges. The luster is excellent but the mauve color is extraordinary, very intense and with beautiful shades and reflections.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 10 × 6.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.94” × 2.44” × 1.69”

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

Cobaltoan Calcite. Cobaltoan Calcite.
Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite. Cobaltoan Calcite.
 

EZ6Y2: 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.
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.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 7.5 × 5.2 cm = 3.07” × 2.95” × 2.05”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Cobaltoan Calcite
 

EA14T0: The sample shows two different generations of cobaltoan Calcite, one of them with crystals having a very short prism with rhombohedral terminations and stalagmitic growths, and a second in which the crystals are slightly clear very well defined rhombohedrons with polycrystalline growths on their faces. The color is very intense and the crystals have small black inclusions.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2011)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.9 × 4.1 cm = 3.23” × 2.72” × 1.61”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Cobaltoan Calcite.
Cobaltoan Calcite
Cobaltoan Calcite. Cobaltoan Calcite.
 

EB86Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013 (because of the scalenohedral crystals). Aggregate, on Quartz 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: 10.8 × 7.6 × 5.2 cm = 4.25” × 2.99” × 2.05”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Roselite

Roselite on Calcite
 

EB14F5: There is matrix and a group of Calcite crystals on which there are pleasingly pink-red crystals of Roselite that have complex forms, which give them a striated look.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.18”

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

Calcite extremely fluorescent long & short UV
Roselite on Calcite.
Roselite on Calcite.
Roselite with Calcite
Roselite with Calcite.
Roselite with Calcite.
 

CE46G1: A nice miniature in which coexist the two typical habits of the Roselites from Bou Azzer. On the upper part a dense druse with very intense color and on the front part are a lot of individuals on Calcite, some of them doubly terminated and showing their transparency.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.5 × 3 cm = 2.20” × 1.77” × 1.18”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite
 

EA30AA4: Isolated crystals of magnesian Roselite, some of them doubly terminated. They are translucent, very well defined, have a very intense, deep and uniform color and are on matrix, with Dolomite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6 × 3.7 cm = 2.44” × 2.36” × 1.46”

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

Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite on Dolomite.
Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite
Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite.
 

EB13AA4: Isolated crystals of magnesian Roselite, one of them clearly dominant, translucent with a lenticular shape and a very intense, deep and uniform color and are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite, dark spheroidal aggregates of cuprian Cobaltaustinite and small isolated crystals of Cobaltlotharmeyerite. The magnesian Roselite, the cuprian Cobaltaustinite and the Cobaltlotharmeyerite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.26” × 0.91” × 0.63”

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

Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite
 

ER27AA4: Isolated crystals of magnesian Roselite. They are very well defined, translucent, have a very intense, deep and uniform color and are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite, dark spheroidal aggregates of cuprian Cobaltaustinite and small isolated crystals of Cobaltlotharmeyerite. The magnesian Roselite, the cuprian Cobaltaustinite and the Cobaltlotharmeyerite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.2 × 6.3 cm = 2.99” × 2.44” × 2.48”

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

Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite. Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite.
Mg-rich Roselite with Cu-rich Cobaltaustinite and Cobaltlotharmeyerite on Dolomite.

Roselite-beta

Anorthoroselite with Dolomite
Anorthoroselite with Dolomite.
Anorthoroselite with Dolomite.
 

EV56K1: This very esthetic specimen has two concentrations of Anorthoroselite crystals. They are very well defined and have a magnificent luster and an excellent, very deep, color. They are on a matrix of pink Dolomite crystals.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2007)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.06” × 1.22”

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

Anorthoroselite with Calcite
 

EZ96AE2: Rosette growths of transparent and very bright tabular crystals that have a very vivid and deep color. They are on matrix, with small Calcite crystals. The simple 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 (05/2016)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.09” × 1.50” × 1.73”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV
Anorthoroselite with Calcite. Anorthoroselite with Calcite.
Anorthoroselite with Calcite
Anorthoroselite with Calcite. Anorthoroselite with Calcite.
 

EM47T8: Druse of crystals with an unusual morphology for Anorthoroselite, with lenticular crystals that show a very deep color and are on a matrix of cobaltoan Calcite. The sample has been accurately analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2011)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.52” × 1.65” × 1.34”

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


Wendwilsonite

Wendwilsonite with Calcite and Cobaltaustinite
 

MA27Z4: Transparent and very bright Wendwilsonite crystals on a Calcite matrix partially coated by aggregates of small green Cobaltaustinite crystals. The Wendwilsonite crystals have a deep mauve color, and have polycrystalline growths and curved faces and edges. The analysis of the sample shows that it is very pure Wendwilsonite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 3 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.18”

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

Wendwilsonite with Calcite and Cobaltaustinite. Wendwilsonite with Calcite and Cobaltaustinite.
Wendwilsonite with Calcite
Wendwilsonite with Calcite. Wendwilsonite with Calcite.
 

EK37AA3: Very sharp, transparent and bright crystals, with a very intense and uniform color, on matrix, with small, very acute, scalenohedral Calcite crystals. This sample was found some years ago and it is different from the most recently collected samples. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 1.42” × 0.79”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Wendwilsonite with Calcite
 

ME87Z4: Transparent and very bright Wendwilsonite crystals on a Calcite matrix partially coated by yellow small scalenohedral crystals. The Wendwilsonite crystals have a deep mauve color, and have polycrystalline growths and curved faces and edges. The analysis of the sample shows that it is very pure Wendwilsonite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.46” × 0.83”

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

Wendwilsonite with Calcite. Wendwilsonite with Calcite.
Wendwilsonite with Calcite
Wendwilsonite with Calcite. Wendwilsonite with Calcite.
 

MV66AC8: Very elongated, transparent and bright Wendwilsonite crystals. They have a very intense and uniform color and are on a rocky matrix partially coated by very acute, transparent, bright and slightly pinkish scalenohedral Calcite crystals. We'll send copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.97” × 1.42”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV

Talmessite

Talmessite with Calcite
 

EM97K3: Spheroidal aggregates of crystals of slightly curved faces and edges. Color and luster are magnificent for the species and contrast on a base of small slightly pink crystals of Calcite, on matrix. We analyzed the specimen and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2007)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.9 × 4.1 cm = 2.09” × 2.32” × 1.61”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Talmessite with Calcite. Talmessite with Calcite.

IMILCHIL


Magnetite
Magnetite.
Magnetite  

MQ11X3: Irregular aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp octahedral crystals, very well defined and extraordinarily bright. The sample is from John. S. White (num. 21-9-6), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2011)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.01” × 1.10” × 0.87”

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

Magnetite
 

ND36AK8: Very aerial aggregate of sharp and shiny octahedral Magnetite crystals on matrix.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3 × 3.3 cm = 2.09” × 1.18” × 1.30”

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

Magnetite. Magnetite.
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
 

TJ46AN2: 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: 4.4 × 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.18” × 0.67”

Microcline fluorescent short UV
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz
 

TB87AN2: 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 lustrous Magnetite crystals with fine growth striations 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: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2 cm = 2.48” × 1.73” × 0.79”

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

TE17AN2: 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 lustrous Magnetite crystals with fine growth striations 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: 7.2 × 5.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.83” × 2.17” × 1.26”

Microcline fluorescent short UV
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz
 

TA86AN2: 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: 7.8 × 5.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.07” × 2.05” × 1.30”

Microcline fluorescent short UV
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Magnetite (variety Ti-bearing) with Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Fluorapatite
Doubly terminated Fluorapatite.
 

TT14G9: We note that it is a doubly terminated crystal, a very rare occurrence on samples from Imilchil. Both color and luster are excellent and also the definition of the faces and the edges, absolutely undamaged.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2005)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.47” × 0.35”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Fluorapatite with Feldspar
 

ET46R3: Crystal of very well defined faces and edges, with excellent yellow color and luster, with associated crystals of feldspar and on matrix, which is uncommon for these Fluorapatites from Imilchil.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2010)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.54” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 0.9 cm = 1.34” × 0.35”

Fluorapatite with Feldspar.
Fluorapatite
Fluorapatite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite. Rear
Rear
 

TR27R9: Prismatic crystal with very well defined faces and edges and a neat termination with a pyramid and a small pinacoidal face. The crystal has a vivid yellow color and an intense luster.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2005)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.81” × 0.91” × 0.87”

Fluorapatite with feldspar
 

ER46Y2: Two Fluorapatite crystals, one of them doubly terminated, formed by the hexagonal prism and a dipyramid. They are on a matrix of feldspar crystals, probably Microcline.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2013 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 112, page 13
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.36” × 2.17” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.35”

Fluorapatite with feldspar. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with feldspar. Top
Top
Fluorapatite with feldspar.
Fluorapatite con Prehnite
Fluorapatite con Prehnite.
 

MC27AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Elongated Fluorapatite crystal on a Prehnite matrix, translucent with a very bright upper pinacoid and the lower part recrystallized. The crystal, that closely resembles a Tourmaline because it is polychromic, mainly pink, in different shades and with a green termination.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a Munich 2017 new discovery in 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: 2.5 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.91” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.35”

Fluorescent short UV
Fluorapatite with Prehnite
 

MZ98AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Elongated Fluorapatite crystal, translucent, with a very bright upper pinacoid and the lower part recrystallized and with a seam of growth at the middle of the prism. 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.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a Munich 2017 new discovery in 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: 5.2 × 4.3 × 4.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.91” × 0.43”

Fluorescent short UV
Fluorapatite with Prehnite. Fluorapatite with Prehnite.
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca. Rear
Rear
 

EM14Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013 (for the association with Stilbite-Ca). Two isolated Fluorapatite crystals, both partially doubly terminated, with flat terminations, on matrix and partially coated by small Stilbite-Ca crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.7 × 2.9 cm = 2.36” × 1.85” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.87”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca
 

EQ14Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013 (because of the association with Stilbite-Ca). Fluorapatite crystals, the main one partially doubly terminated, with flat terminations, on matrix and partially coated by small Stilbite-Ca crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4 × 3.9 cm = 2.72” × 1.57” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.91” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca. Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca.
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca and Arfvedsonite
Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca and Arfvedsonite. Fluorapatite with Stilbite-Ca and Arfvedsonite.
 

EG96Z5: Yellow Fluorapatite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, formed by a single prism and the terminal pinacoid. They are on matrix, with small “bow tie” Stilbite-Ca aggregates and Arfvedsonite crystals, one of them doubly terminated. The main Arfvedsonite crystal has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 6.3 cm = 3.78” × 2.52” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.02” × 0.71”

Fluorescent short UV
Analcime with Prehnite, Actinolite and Ferro-actinolite
 

EM26AH9: Radial group of white sharp Prehnite crystals with fibrous aggregates of Actinolite and Ferro-actinolite intergrowths and partially coated by snowy white trapezohedral Analcime crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The Prehnite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 36 of the 2018/02 edition.
Anemzi, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.8 × 4 cm = 2.32” × 1.89” × 1.57”

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

Analcime with Prehnite, Actinolite and Ferro-actinolite. Analcime with Prehnite, Actinolite and Ferro-actinolite.
Titanite with Feldspar
Titanite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Titanite with Feldspar. Side
Side
 

EM6J8: Typical crystals from Imilchil, of very bright and well defined faces and edges and a color between green and yellow, on Feldspar matrix.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2006)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 4.3 cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 1.69”

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

Titanite with Feldspar
 

ER46J8: The new Titanite from Imilchil. A flat dark brown transparent crystal of perfectly defined faces and edges. The matrix is a group of very well defined Feldspar crystals.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2007 Ste Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 76, page 23.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2006)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.38” × 1.30”

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

Titanite with Feldspar.
Titanite with Albite
Titanite with Albite. Titanite with Albite.
 

EP14J8: The new Titanite from Imilchil, with darker brown crystals, very acute and extraordinarily bright, transparent and on Albite matrix with small acicular crystals of Epidote.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Ste. Marie-aux-Mines 2007’ section of the magazine ‘Lapis’ and appears on page 8 of number 9/2007.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2006)

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

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

Titanite with Feldspar
 

CV96F9: A very attractive novelty from the prolific zone of Imilchil. The crystal profile is very different from the other classic localities of Switzerland or Pakistan. The forms are simple, not twinned, and the color and brightness are excellent. The specimen is a floater and its back side is covered by white crystals of feldspar, probably Albite.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 2.56” × 1.38” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.55” × 0.35”

Feldspar fluorescent short UV
Titanite with Feldspar.
Titanite with Feldspar.
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
 

EB46AD7: 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: 3.8 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.50” × 1.26” × 1.10”

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

Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

EE27AD7: 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: 5.3 × 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 2.09” × 1.38” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.55” × 0.24”

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

EL28AD7: 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.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2016 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 07-08/2016, page 73
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.9 × 5.9 cm = 2.20” × 1.54” × 2.32”

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

Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

ER97AE1: 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: 5.8 × 3.5 × 1.3 cm = 2.28” × 1.38” × 0.51”

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

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

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

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.8 × 1.8 cm = 3.35” × 3.07” × 0.71”

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

Titanite on Rutile after Ilmenite and with Microcline
 

EM52AG5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Characteristically platy Ilmenite crystals with an irregular contour, pseudomorphed by Rutile and completely 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 ( for 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 been analyzed and 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 the sample.

Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7.4 × 4.5 cm = 4.06” × 2.91” × 1.77”

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

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

MV10AL3: Prehnite as spheroidal growths with the main faces of the crystals perfectly distinguishable, of a uniform pale green color, on an ophitic matrix covered with fan-shaped aggregates of small Epidote crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 4 × 4.1 × 2..7 cm = 1.57” × 1.61” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.87”

Prehnite
 

EM9Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. A globular aggregate of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, color zoned with a whitish green color on the outsides and a more intense green color in the middle.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.89” × 1.69” × 1.30”

Prehnite.
Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.
 

EV26AK1: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Individualized spheroidal aggregates, with parallel crystal growths of curved, translucent and bright faces, a uniform light green color and on matrix. They have a morphology not previously known in Imilchil.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 61 of the 2019/02 edition.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 2 cm = 2.44” × 1.97” × 0.79”

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

Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar
 

MM16AK7: New in Munich 2019: Prehnite as spheroidal growths, one of them clearly dominant, a uniform pale green, and on an ophite matrix covered with small Epidote crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.7 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.64” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.61”

Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar. Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar.
Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.
 

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

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.7 × 2.5 cm = 2.83” × 2.64” × 0.98”

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

Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar
 

MQ26AK7: New in Munich 2019: Spheroidal growths of uniformly pale green Prehnite on ophite matrix coated with small Epidote crystals and flattened crystals of a white feldspar, possibly Albite.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 63 of number 1/2020 as well as in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 of the 2020/01 edition.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.23” × 2.60” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 4 cm = 1.81” × 1.57”

Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar. Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar.
Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar.
Prehnite
Prehnite.
 

ET46Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Globular aggregates of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, whitish green color and brighter slightly curved terminations with more intense green color.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2013 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 112, page 13, the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 47 in number 2013/2 and the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #35, August 14, 2013 edition.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 7.7 × 4.8 cm = 4.37” × 3.03” × 1.89”

Prehnite
 

EB6Z5: Globular aggregates of short prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, slightly curved terminations and color-zoned with a whitish green color on the outsides and more intense green color in the center.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 8.2 × 4.6 cm = 5.39” × 3.23” × 1.81”

Prehnite.
Epidote
Epidote. Epidote.
 

CR66G8: An excellent piece from Imilchil with typical fan growths, of a very good color and especially bright.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2005)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.9 × 2.6 cm = 2.64” × 1.54” × 1.02”

Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite
 

EB13AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Bundle-like aggregates of acicular Actinolite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a clear pistachio green color, with black intergrowths of crystalline Ferro-actinolite. Very original. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.43”

Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite. Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite.
Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite
Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite. Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite.
 

EA11AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Bundle-like aggregates of acicular Actinolite crystals with a clear pistachio green color, with black intergrowths of crystalline Ferro-actinolite. Very original. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.89” × 1.34” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.59” × 0.28”

Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite
 

ED66AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Bundle-like aggregates of acicular Actinolite crystals with a clear pistachio green color, with black intergrowths of crystalline Ferro-actinolite and white Prehnite crystals. Very original. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.24”

Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite. Actinolite with Ferro-actinolite.
Arfvedsonite with Zircon and Feldspar
Arfvedsonite with Zircon and Feldspar. Arfvedsonite with Zircon and Feldspar.
 

MR14T6: A novelty at Expominer (Barcelona) 2011 and also a novelty for Imilchil. Crystals of Arfvedsonite with very well defined faces and edges, grayish-green color, in Feldspar matrix and small doubly terminated crystals of Zircón. We’ll send a copy of the analysis of the Arfvedsonite to the buyer.
The Zircon has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 48 in number 2012/1
Jebel Ewargizen, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2011)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.1 × 4.2 cm = 2.64” × 1.61” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3.3 cm = 1.22” × 1.30”

Feldspar minor fluorescence short UV
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar
 

MB16T6: A novelty at Expominer (Barcelona) 2011 and also a novelty for Imilchil. Groups of two crystals of Arfvedsonite with very well defined faces and edges and good terminations, grayish-green color and in Feldspar matrix. We’ll send a copy of the analysis of the Arfvedsonite to the buyer.
Jebel Ewargizen, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2011)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.5 × 4.8 cm = 3.07” × 2.17” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.46” × 0.71”

Feldspar minor fluorescence short UV
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Arfvedsonite with Feldspar. Side
Side
Arfvedsonite with Stilbite-Ca
Arfvedsonite with Stilbite-Ca. Arfvedsonite with Stilbite-Ca.
 

EM66Y2: A novelty at St. Marie 2013 (because of the association with Stilbite-Ca). A rare association of Arfvedsonite with Stilbite-Ca. The crystals have very well defined faces and edges and some of them are doubly terminated. They are on matrix with bowtie-like Stilbite-Ca aggregates and small Fluorapatite crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 8 × 6 cm = 3.23” × 3.15” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 2 cm = 1.73” × 0.79”

Arfvedsonite with smoky Quartz
 

MA6T7: A novelty at Expominer (Barcelona) 2011 and also a novelty for Imilchil. Doubly terminated crystal of Arfvedsonite with its upper termination polycrystalline and the lower one with simple faces. On matrix, with Quartz and Feldspar.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 48 in number 2012/1
Jebel Ewargizen, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2011)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 3.46” × 1.50” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 3.1 cm = 2.95” × 1.22”

Arfvedsonite with smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Arfvedsonite with smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear
Arfvedsonite with smoky Quartz. Top
Top
Malachite with Chrysocolla
Malachite with Chrysocolla. Malachite with Chrysocolla.
 

ER96AE4: A novelty at Munich 2016. Isolated spherical Malachite aggregates implanted on a rocky matrix partially coated by Chrysocolla with a very pale green color.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 56 of the 2016/02 edition
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.7 × 6.9 cm = 3.74” × 2.64” × 2.72”

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

Microcline

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MTT96AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of deep pink and lustrous Microcline crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined double twinning by both the Baveno and Manebach laws. 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: 5.9 × 4.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.98”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Microcline. Microcline.
Microcline with Magnetite
Microcline with Magnetite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MLR14AP3: 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: 9.4 × 7.3 × 6.7 cm = 3.70” × 2.87” × 2.64”

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

Fluorescent short UV
Microcline

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EBY13AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Floater group of Microcline crystals in polycrystalline growth, with very sharp crystal forms and a beautiful cream-white color.
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
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.7 × 6.2 cm = 4.09” × 3.03” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Fluorescent short UV
Microcline. Microcline.
Microcline
Microcline. Microcline.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFM14AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Floater group of Microcline crystals in polycrystalline growth, 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: 12.8 × 10.9 × 5.4 cm = 5.04” × 4.29” × 2.13”

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

Fluorescent short UV
Epidote with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EPQ37AP1: 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: 4.6 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.65” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.87”

Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXL96AO7: New discovery at Ste. Marie 2022. Curious 'crests' of groups of Epidote crystals with Quartz. We are not aware that this type of Epidote had been found before in Imilchil, which, due to their fan-shaped appearance, are somewhat reminiscent of Prehnite formations.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.83” × 2.20” × 1.42”

Epidote with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERT86AO7: New discovery at Ste. Marie 2022. Curious 'crests' of groups of Epidote crystals with Quartz. We are not aware that this type of Epidote had been found before in Imilchil, which, due to their fan-shaped appearance, are somewhat reminiscent of Prehnite formations.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2022 Sainte-Marie Show in the magazine ‘Lapis‘ number 7-8/2022, page 70, and in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 166, July-August 2022, page 44
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.9 × 5 cm = 2.95” × 2.32” × 1.97”

Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFM67AP1: 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: 9.3 × 8.5 × 4.7 cm = 3.66” × 3.35” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.91”

Epidote with Quartz and Feldspar

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFM86AO7: New discovery at Ste. Marie 2022. Curious 'crests' of groups of Epidote crystals with Quartz. We are not aware that this type of Epidote had been found before in Imilchil, which, due to their fan-shaped appearance, are somewhat reminiscent of Prehnite formations.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 5.8 × 2.4 cm = 4.17” × 2.28” × 0.94”

Epidote with Quartz and Feldspar. Epidote with Quartz and Feldspar.
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Side
Side
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite.
 

TFJ12AN3: 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: 5.7 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.24” × 2.17” × 1.73”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline
 

TGH14AN3: 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: 5.8 × 5.3 × 4.8 cm = 2.28” × 2.09” × 1.89”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline. Rear
Rear
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline.
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.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TNL13AN3: 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: 7.2 × 4.4 × 4.8 cm = 2.83” × 1.73” × 1.89”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite
 

TAD47AN3: 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: 7.8 × 7.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.07” × 3.03” × 2.24”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Rear
Rear
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite.
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.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXN86AN3: 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: 7.9 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 3.11” × 1.85” × 1.42”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TMK56AN3: 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: 8.2 × 6.6 × 6.2 cm = 3.23” × 2.60” × 2.44”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Rear
Rear
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite.
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Side
Side
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite. Side
Side
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite with Microcline and Titanite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TDF14AN3: 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: 8.9 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 3.50” × 1.89” × 1.50”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBE27AN3: 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: 11.7 × 4.6 × 3.4 cm = 4.61” × 1.81” × 1.34”

With analysis copy

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Front
Front
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite. Rear
Rear
Chlorapatite on Ferro-actinolite.
Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. Andradite with Microcline.
 

TR11AN2: 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: 3 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Andradite with Feldspar and Magnetite
 

MH9AL3: Group of black rhombododecahedral Andradite crystals, very sharp, on a Feldspar matrix, with small octahedral Magnetite crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Andradite with Feldspar and Magnetite.
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote. Top
Top
 

TP14AN2: Very aerial group of dodecahedral Andradite crystals beveled by trapezohedron faces, lustrous, on a Microcline matrix with small transparent green crystals of Epidote.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.98” × 0.94”

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

Andradite with Microcline
 

TQ26AN2: 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: 3.6 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.42” × 1.38” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”

Andradite with Microcline. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline. Side
Side
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote. Side
Side
Andradite with Microcline and Epidote. Rear
Rear
 

TG96AN2: Brilliant dodecahedral Andradite crystals, with a very deep reddish brown color, on a Microcline matrix with small transparent green crystals of Epidote.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.01” × 0.94”

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

Andradite with Microcline
 

TB27AN2: 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: 7.1 × 4.4 × 3 cm = 2.80” × 1.73” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Andradite with Microcline. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline. Top
Top
Andradite with Microcline.
Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline. Side
Side
Andradite with Microcline.
 

TA66AN2: 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: 7.4 × 5 × 3.7 cm = 2.91” × 1.97” × 1.46”

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


Jebel Masker

Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote and Quartz
 

MX26AK8: Specimen similar to those reported as a novelty at the 2019 Sainte Marie-aux-Mines show, but displaying distinctive characteristics, apparently due to having been found at greater depth than the previous ones. Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, show a well defined pseudohexagonal outline and are completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, along with both Quartz, in small crystals, as well as Epidote, much more individual and higher quality. We decided to analyze this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral‘ number 150, page 45
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 2.64” × 2.60” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.34” × 0.51”

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

MH10AL5: Group of Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with a very well defined pseudohexagonal outline, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with small Quartz crystals, and individualized groups of 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: 6.9 × 6.3 × 4.3 cm = 2.72” × 2.48” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.54” × 0.91”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MRA14AO0: 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: 7.8 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 3.07” × 1.42” × 1.42”

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

MP26AK8: Specimen similar to those reported as a novelty at the 2019 Sainte Marie-aux-Mines show but exhibiting distinctive characteristics, apparently due to having been found at greater depth than the previous finds. Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, have a sharp pseudohexagonal contour and are completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, together with Quartz, in small crystals, as well as Epidote, much more individual and of higher quality. We analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 63 of number 1/2020
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.3 × 3.2 cm = 3.11” × 2.48” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 7.9 × 2.2 cm = 3.11” × 0.87”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERY110AO0: 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. The dissolution shapes at the back of the piece give it a curious labyrinthine appearance. 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: 8.1 × 6 × 4.4 cm = 3.19” × 2.36” × 1.73”

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

MV14AM3: 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, with small groups of Epidote 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 (08/2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 5.2 × 7.2 cm = 3.54” × 2.05” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 2.7 cm = 3.23” × 1.06”

With analysis copy
Calcite (variety kanonenspat)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MRZ66AO0: 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. 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: 10.1 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 3.98” × 2.60” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 8 × 4 cm = 3.15” × 1.57”

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ER92AK8: Specimen similar to those reported as a novelty at the 2019 Sainte Marie-aux-Mines show, but displaying distinctive morphology, apparently due to having been found at greater depth than the previous ones. Calcite crystals showing a well defined pseudohexagonal outline are completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, along with both Quartz, in small crystals, as well as fan-like aggregates of Epidote, much more individual and higher quality. We decided to analyze this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2019 Munich Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 12/2019, page 30, and in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 63 of the 2019/02 edition.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 13.3 × 8.6 cm = 5.83” × 5.24” × 3.39”

Main crystal size: 5 × 1.6 cm = 1.97” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite
 

EA96AK8: New at the 2019 Sainte Marie-aux-Mines show. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite that remind us very much of the towers of the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. Small rhombohedral Calcite crystals have completely replaced pre-existing crystals that our analyses show were also Calcite, presumably a first generation of Calcite. With small platy growths of Chlorite. We 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 (2019)

Specimen size: 16.2 × 4 × 3 cm = 6.38” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 14.5 × 1.3 cm = 5.71” × 0.51”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
 

MD13AK6: Fan-shaped growths of very aerial prismatic Epidote crystals on Quartz crystals, with good terminal faces, bright and very deep in color. Previously labeled as "Imilchil", now the location is more accurate.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.34” × 1.02”

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

Epidote with Quartz
 

ME26AK6: Fan-shaped growths of very aerial prismatic Epidote crystals on Quartz crystals, with good terminal faces, bright and very deep in color. Previously labeled as "Imilchil", now the location is more accurate.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 2.48” × 1.42” × 0.79”

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

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

MG26AK6: Groups of prismatic Epidote crystals with good terminal faces, in fan-shaped aggregates, lustrous and very deep color. Previously labeled as "Imilchil", now the location is more accurate.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.87” × 1.81” × 0.91”

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

Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz  

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

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.58” × 2.40” × 1.34”

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

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh
Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Side
Side
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.

Chabazite-Ca

The rich and large Imilchil area continues to produce wonderful new things.
In Ste. Marie 2006 it was Chabazite-Ca (Calcium dominant but also Potassium rich - analysis made by Barcelona's University)
Its color is intense with good luster, and also good crystal size and an evident beauty.

Chabazite-Ca
Chabazite-Ca.
 

EB7H5: Intense color, displaying well on its thin matrix.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 479 in the volume 37, number 5
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.46” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Chabazite-Ca with Stilbite-Ca
 

EB63J7: One of the novelties from Ste. Marie-aux-Mines 2007. The crystals of Chabazite-Ca look cubic because the angles of the rhombohedron are nearly 90º. Stilbite-Ca crystals form bow-tie growths.
Takat, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2007)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 0.75” × 0.71”

Chabazite-Ca with Stilbite-Ca.
Stilbite-Ca with Chabazite-Ca
Stilbite-Ca with Chabazite-Ca.
 

EC14J7: One of the novelties from Ste. Marie-aux-Mines 2007. A group forming bow-tie growths, with a crystal of Chabazite-Ca that looks cubic because the angles of the rhombohedron are nearly 90º.
Takat, Imilchil, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2007)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.38” × 0.87”

Chabazite-Ca
 

EF11H5: Individual crystals, isolated and with excellent luster and color.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2006 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 70, page 41.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.3 × 5 cm = 3.43” × 2.87” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”

Chabazite-Ca.
Chabazite-Ca.

TOUNFIT FLUORITE


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

Fluorite
Fluorite.
 

EK64I1: Curious crystallization with well defined faces of the cube, dodecahedron and octahedron. The octahedron faces truncate the corners and have complete growth of corners, as pyramids on the platy triangular surface.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 1.77” × 1.77” × 1.57”

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

Fluorite
 

EQ56H7: A group of cubic crystals that have very sharp and bright faces and edges. The violet color is exceptionally intense and it even hides, due to its intensity, the magnificent transparency, visible under an intense spotlight.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.28” × 1.89” × 1.14”

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

Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite.
 

EJ17H6: Very aerial group of cubic crystals that have very sharp and bright faces and edges. The violet color is exceptionally intense and it even hides, due to its intensity, the magnificent transparency, visible under an intense spotlight.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 480 in the volume 37, number 5.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.36” × 1.89” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.02” × 0.71”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite
 

EV16H7: Crystals show a very rare double habit where two phases of growth co-exist. Both phases are very well marked by the differences of color and luster. The first phase forms an inner octahedron, bright and of very deep violet color, only distinguishable because the second phase, whitish and less bright, formed the cube and the triangular faces of the octahedron that allowed the tips of the primitive octahedron to project as small pyramids.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.6 × 3.5 cm = 2.72” × 2.60” × 1.38”

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

Fluorite.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite.
 

EM99I1: Group of beveled cubic crystals of very deep color, partially covered by Calcite with curious shapes of dissolution showing its zoned structure. It is one of the best specimens with Calcite from the locality.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.7 × 3 cm = 3.23” × 3.03” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.91”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite
 

EE7H6: Crystals show a very uncommon double habit because in them two phases of growth co-exist. Both phases are very well marked by the differences of color and luster. The first phase forms an inner octahedron, bright and of very deep violet color, only distinguishable because the second phase, whitish and less bright, formed the cube and the triangular faces of octahedron that allowed the tips of the primitive octahedron to project as small pyramids on a plane.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 4.45” × 2.05” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite.
Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite.
 

EG49H6: Very aerial and esthetic group of cubic crystals that have very sharp and bright faces and edges with soft mosaic growths on the faces of the cube. The violet color is exceptionally intense and it even hides, due to its intensity, the magnificent transparency, visible with under an intense spotlight. The sample is on matrix and this is not usual for Tounfit Fluorite.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 12 × 6.3 × 4.5 cm = 4.72” × 2.48” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.38”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

MIBLADEN AREA


Vanadinite
 

TM14AN2: Parallel growth of Vanadinite crystals with pyramidal shapes, with bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. 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: 2.7 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.7 ×  0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Vanadinite with Baryte
Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.

To see a larger 3D image please
click here or on the image
 

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

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.7 × 5.4 cm = 4.02” × 3.03” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.55” × 0.35”

Vanadinite
 

TF99T3: Irregular aggregate of red tabular crystals with well developed pyramidal faces on one of their terminations, with the opposite termination clearly flat. They are on matrix, with botryoidal growths of Goethite and an unidentified white carbonate. The mine is a very uncommon one and it supplied a small amount of significant samples for only a short time.
The specimen has been published in the Chinese magazine ‘Mineral Lover’ on page 7 in the volume 9/2011
T-West Mine, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 8.1 × 4.6 cm = 5.59” × 3.19” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.7 cm = 0.63” × 0.28”

Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Cerussite with Baryte
Cerussite with Baryte. Front
Front
Cerussite with Baryte. Side
Side
Cerussite with Baryte.
 

TM14AB7: Very aerial group of twinned Cerussite crystals whose shape is very uncommon for Mibladen samples, with very smooth surfaces and very well defined prism faces. They are on a Dolomite matrix with aggregates of laminar Baryte crystals.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

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

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.63”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Cerussite with Baryte
 

EV26V1: Twinned (cyclic twin) dipyramidal crystals of Cerussite. They are bright, have an intense yellow color and are on matrix with aggregates of pinkish crystals of Baryte and with Galena. A Moroccan classic.
This specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 272 in the volume 44, number 3
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 10.5 × 3.8 cm = 5.31” × 4.13” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Cerussite with Baryte. Cerussite with Baryte.
Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum
Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum.
 

EZ60Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Spheroidal nodule formed by small lenticular Azurite crystals that have an intense color and good luster. They are on an unusual matrix of Gypsum crystals and with Malachite. The sample is from a small area of old abandoned mines between Aouli and Mibladen, now rediscovered thanks to intensive manual mineral collecting at this zone.
Lizaste, Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.30” × 1.02” × 0.67”

Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum
 

EM14Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Double spheroidal nodule formed by small lenticular Azurite crystals that have intense color and good luster. They are on an unusual matrix of fibrous Gypsum and with Malachite. The sample is from a small area of old abandoned mines between Aouli and Mibladen, now rediscovered thanks to intensive manual mineral collecting at this zone.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2013 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 112, page 11
Lizaste, Aouli, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 4.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.69” × 1.69”

Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Gypsum. Side
Side

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.
 

EM62E6: What color! A very lively red that contrasts well with the white Baryte matrix. The Vanadinite crystals are undamaged on all their faces, and, because they are aerial, very visible.
Adeghoual (Aderhoual), Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2001)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Vanadinite
 

MZ27AK6: Polycrystalline floater of Vanadinite with flattened hexagonal forms, very sharp, and of unusual size. The intensely red faces are uniformly brilliant. This specimen came from a recent find in Mohamedin, Coud'a, shortly before Munich 2019, from a deeper level in the mine than the usual pieces. It is as exceptional as the image shows.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 53 of the 2020/01 edition.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.1 × 2.5 cm = 2.64” × 2.40” × 0.98”

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MV37AL5: Parallel growths of thick tabular crystals that make up a single Vanadinite crystal with polycrystalline growths. The growths have marked pyramidal faces, shiny, and with a very vivid and uniform red-magenta color, slightly matte on the back. Different from other Vanadinites and with a huge single crystal for the species.
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.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.7 × 2 cm = 3.31” × 2.24” × 0.79”

Vanadinite on Baryte
 

EP26E7: The Baryte is very white, the Vanadinite is very red, the crystals are very aerial, it is a large specimen, and it is perfect. So lots to think about in this one.
Adeghoual (Aderhoual), Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2002)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 10.5 × 3 cm = 5.31” × 4.13” × 1.18”

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

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

EA11W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Translucent laminar crystals with a vivid red color. They have a dominant pinacoid and show the faces of a pyramid. The crystals have polycrystalline growths on their edges that gives them a toothed appearance. They have grown implanted on a bed of black, very bright microcrystals of Mottramite that coat a rocky matrix. The Mottramite, a novelty at 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: 3 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.87” × 0.59”

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

Vanadinite with Mottramite
 

EB11W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Translucent laminar crystals with a vivid red color. They have a dominant pinacoid and thin prism faces. They have grown implanted on a bed of black, very bright microcrystals of Mottramite that coat a rocky matrix. The Mottramite, a novelty at 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: 4.3 × 3 × 1.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.18” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Vanadinite with Mottramite.
Vanadinite with Mottramite
Vanadinite with Mottramite.
 

ED90W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Translucent laminar crystals with a vivid red color. They have a dominant pinacoid and thin pyramidal faces. They have grown implanted on a bed of black, very bright microcrystals of Mottramite that coated a rocky matrix. The Mottramite, a novelty at the Mibladen area, have 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: 5.1 × 3.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.42” × 0.71”

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

Vanadinite with Mottramite
 

EM86AD6: Aggregate of fine tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, good color and bordering a rocky matrix partially coated by black Mottramite microcrystals.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 3.23” × 2.36” × 0.98”

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

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

EH97W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Translucent tabular and laminar crystals with a vivid red color, they have a dominant pinacoid with polycrystalline growths on their faces, and thin prismatic and pyramidal faces. They have grown implanted on a bed of black, very bright microcrystals of Mottramite that coat a rocky matrix. The Mottramite, a novelty at the Mibladen area, have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Ste.-Marie-aux-Mines 2012’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 84 of number 5/2012
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2012)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.2 × 4.3 cm = 4.13” × 3.23” × 1.69”

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

Wulfenite on Baryte
 

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

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.87” × 1.22” × 1.14”

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)
Wulfenite on Baryte. Wulfenite on Baryte.

ACF Mine area

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

ME8AM9: Aerial and esthetic group of very sharp tabular Vanadinite crystals, with bright luster and an intense red color. A Moroccan classic that comes from the Robert J. Noble collection and that we will send to the buyer in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.83” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble
Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EK66P8: Very aerial group of thin tabular crystals with a dominant pinacoid, a thin prism and dipyramidal faces. Color and luster are excellent. The group is on a small matrix of Baryte.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2009)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.94”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte. Front
Front
Vanadinite with Baryte. Top
Top
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

TN13AN2: Group of tabular Vanadinite crystals, of good size, with bright luster and a deep red color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 1.06” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble
Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EJ66P8: Very aerial group of thin tabular crystals, one of them, the biggest, with a dominant pinacoid, a thin prism and dipyramidal faces. Color and luster are excellent. The group is on a small matrix of Baryte.
This specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 255 in the volume 44, number 3
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2009)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 1.30” × 0.83” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

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

EM13AM2: Elongated 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.94” × 0.63”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EC13AM2: Elongated 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.46” × 1.26” × 1.06”

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

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

ED14AM2: Elongated 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: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 0.91”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EC37AM0: Elongated Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from those known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tones, to acicular forms with yellowish orange color, also very intense. On matrix, with lamellar crystals of Barite. From a find in the area of the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.4 × 3.6 cm = 1.50” × 0.94” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

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

EF16AM0: Elongated Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from those known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tones, to acicular forms with yellowish orange color, also very intense. On matrix, with lamellar crystals of Barite. From a find in the area of the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.91” × 0.87”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EG6AM2: Elongated 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.61” × 1.06”

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

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

EC12AM2: 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.73” × 1.02” × 0.79”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EA96AM0: Elongated Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from those known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tones, to acicular forms with yellowish orange color, also very intense. On matrix, with lamellar crystals of Barite. From a find in the area of the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.8 × 4.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.10” × 1.61”

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

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

EF26AM2: 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.22” × 1.06”

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

Vanadinite
 

AB86AN0: Floater group of tabular Vanadinite crystals that form polycrystalline growths, with lustrous faces and a very vivid, intense and uniform red color. Different from others from this mine.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1994)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.01” × 1.65” × 1.42”

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

TJ56AB2: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and with a very unusual color, between orange and cream, and with a dark colored stripe in the center of each crystal. The sample has been collected 200 meters deep in the old abandoned shafts at the ACF mine. Due to very difficult access and collecting, future recovery of such pieces is not expected.
ACF Mine, 200 m.↓, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2014)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 1.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.69” × 0.67”

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

Vanadinite on Baryte
 

E64CB3: More orange color than usual. Nice contrast with the white Baryte matrix.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2001)

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

Vanadinite on Baryte.
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
Side
 

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

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

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.87”

Vanadinite with Baryte and Gypsum
 

ED76P9: A nice sample, with well individualized tabular crystals of Vanadinite of excellent color and luster. They are on a white Baryte matrix partially coated by Gypsum, an uncommon species on the samples from Mibladen.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2009)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.36” × 1.85” × 1.06”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte and Gypsum. Front
Front
Vanadinite with Baryte and Gypsum. Side
Side
Vanadinite with Baryte and Gypsum.
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

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

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 1.89” × 0.79”

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

Vanadinite
 

E97DB5: Large crystal size in this powerful Vanadinite on matrix.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.5 cm = 2.44” × 1.77”

Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
Side
Vanadinite with Baryte
Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.
 

EX27AM0: Elongated Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from those known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tones, to acicular forms with yellowish orange color, also very intense. On matrix, with lamellar crystals of Barite. From a find in the area of the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.52” × 1.50” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

AA27AM6: Thick tabular Vanadinite crystals, translucent, with a bright luster and an orange-red color and a matrix with the white lamellar Baryte crystals typical of the ACF mine. A Moroccan classic from 1995.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.64” × 2.52” × 1.69”

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.
 

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

Specimen size: 7 × 6.9 × 3.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.72” × 1.38”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EH26AM2: Elongated 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.83” × 1.26” × 1.14”

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

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

EJ56AM2: 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.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.91” × 1.85” × 1.34”

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

Vanadinite
 

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

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.99” × 1.77” × 1.06”

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

Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

EC66AA0: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and with a very unusual color, between orange and cream, and with a dark colored stripe in the center of each crystal.
ACF Mine, 200 m.↓, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2013)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.6 × 1.8 cm = 3.23” × 1.81” × 0.71”

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

Vanadinite with Baryte
 

TMB76AM7: 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: 10.5 × 6.7 × 7.5 cm = 4.13” × 2.64” × 2.95”

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

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

AC97AM7: 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.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1993)

Specimen size: 15.7 × 12.2 × 4.8 cm = 6.18” × 4.80” × 1.89”

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

Twinned Cerussite with Baryte
 

EA64P2: Radial twins of extraordinarily bright Cerussite crystals on a Galena matrix and with white Baryte. Radial twins are unusual in Mibladen, where the normal is the dipyramidal twin.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.69” × 1.30” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Twinned Cerussite with Baryte.

BOU NAHAS MINE


Other Species

Pyrite with Baryte
Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.38” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Pyrite with Baryte
 

EA27AF4: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Aggregates, on Baryte matrix, of very bright cubic Pyrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and completely coating columnar growths of probably Marcassite twinned crystals.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Ste. Marie 2017 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 69 in the volume 23, number 1
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 5.2 cm = 2.87” × 2.05” × 2.05”

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

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

EF96W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Aggregate of cubic crystals of Pyrite with polycrystalline growths on their faces. They are very bright and have curved faces and edges and skeletal forms on the back side that reveal holes left by former crystals, probably Baryte.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 7 × 4.5 cm = 3.27” × 2.76” × 1.77”

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

Pyrite on Baryte "box" and Baryte
 

EC27Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Echeloned growths of Pyrite perched on sharp casts left by preexisting thick tabular Baryte crystals that have been dissolved and subsequently replaced by a second generation of smaller colorless and transparent crystals of the same Baryte partially coating the Pyrite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.8 × 5 cm = 3.35” × 2.28” × 1.97”

Pyrite on Baryte
Pyrite with Baryte
Pyrite with Baryte. Front
Front
Pyrite with Baryte.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERR26AO9: 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: 9.2 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm = 3.62” × 2.24” × 1.89”

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

Pyrite with Baryte

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERT96AO9: 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: 10.4 × 6 × 3.9 cm = 4.09” × 2.36” × 1.54”

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

Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
Pyrite on Baryte "box" and Baryte
Pyrite on Baryte Pyrite on Baryte
 

EF67Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Very aerial sample, with cubic Pyrite crystals showing rounded edges and echeloned growths perched on sharp casts left by preexisting thick tabular Baryte crystals that has been dissolved and subsequently replaced by a second generation of smaller colorless and transparent crystals of the same Baryte partially coating the Pyrite. On a matrix of white Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2013)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.3 × 7.5 cm = 4.21” × 3.27” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Pyrite with Baryte

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFM16AO9: 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: 10.4 × 6.3 × 2.6 cm = 4.09” × 2.48” × 1.02”

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

Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
Pyrite on Baryte 'box' and Baryte
Pyrite on Baryte 'box' and Baryte.
 

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

Specimen size: 11.2 × 6.5 × 5.5 cm = 4.41” × 2.56” × 2.17”

Pyrite with Baryte

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EJK27AO9: 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: 11.8 × 6 × 4 cm = 4.65” × 2.36” × 1.57”

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

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

TY37AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Very fine radiating growths of Marcasite crystals that are extraordinarily sharp, miter-shaped, very bright and are with small laminar and transparent Baryte crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.36” × 1.73” × 1.38”

Marcasite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 7 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.76” × 2.68” × 1.69”

Marcasite with Quartz. Front
Front
Marcasite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Marcasite
Marcasite. Front
Front
Marcasite. Rear
Rear
 

EQ14AM3: Floater aggregate of small Marcasite crystals with the twin law known as "sperkise", very sharp, and with extraordinary luster. This specimen clearly preserves cavities with the geometric shapes of vanished crystals, probably Baryte.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.9 × 3.8 cm = 3.86” × 3.11” × 1.50”

Marcasite with Chalcopyrite
 

EK67W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Very rich irregular aggregate of very flattened crystals of Marcasite that show, very well marked, the twin known as "cockscomb". They are extraordinarily bright, with small disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite, and have skeletal forms, especially on the back side of the sample, that reveal holes left by former tabular crystals, probably Baryte.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.66” × 2.52” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.12”

Marcasite with Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Marcasite with Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Marcasite with Chalcopyrite.
Marcasite with Barite, Pyrite and Quartz
Marcasite with Barite, Pyrite and Quartz. Marcasite with Barite, Pyrite and Quartz.
 

EC96AG3: Very aerial aggregate of very sharp Marcasite crystals that are bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and on Quartz matrix, with cubic Pyrite crystals and “book-like” aggregates of laminar and bright Baryte crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 11 × 5.7 × 8 cm = 4.33” × 2.24” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”

Siderite with Marcasite and Quartz
 

EV46W2: Nice rosettes of Siderite partially covered by flattened crystals of Marcasite that show, very well marked, the twin known as "cockscomb" and with minor Quartz.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.7 × 4.7 cm = 2.09” × 1.85” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Siderite with Marcasite and Quartz. Siderite with Marcasite and Quartz.
Chalcopyrite with Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
 

EC16W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Very aerial aggregate, very rich in short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a false appearance of the tetrahedron. They have very well defined faces and edges, are extraordinarily bright and some of them are very individualized. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.7 × 4.3 cm = 2.36” × 1.85” × 1.69”

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

Chalcopyrite with Quartz
 

EA47W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Irregular aggregates of short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a false appearance of the tetrahedron. They have very well defined faces and edges, are extraordinarily bright, partially iridescent in some areas on the sample, and some of them are very individualized. They are on matrix, with Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.3 × 6.7 cm = 4.13” × 3.27” × 2.64”

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

Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
 

EZ63AE5: Floater dendritic aggregate of small but very sharp octahedral crystals, also with the minor faces of the dodecahedron, a lot of them elongated and all have excellent color and luster. A nice miniature, very representative.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.57” × 1.22” × 0.79”

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

Copper with Cuprite
 

EH17AD8: Dendritic growth of crystals with perfectly defined faces and edges, very visibly twinned according to the Spinel law, and uniformly coated by Cuprite, with the typical reddish color. The sample, very fine and esthetic, is excellent in all orientations.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 of the 2016/02 edition
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.54” × 0.91”

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

Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Cuprite. Copper with Cuprite.
Copper (spinel twin)
Copper (spinel twin). Front
Front
Copper (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
 

EC56AM1: Arborescent growth of Copper crystals, some of them with dodecahedron-faced terminations and others that are extraordinarily sharp and elongated, with a very well defined spinel-law twin.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.01” × 1.50” × 0.87”

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

Copper
Copper  

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

Specimen size: 8 × 4.5 × 3 cm = 3.15” × 1.77” × 1.18”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper with Malachite
Copper with Malachite. Copper with Malachite.
Copper with Malachite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXL14AP3: 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: 9.4 × 3.6 × 3.9 cm = 3.70” × 1.42” × 1.54”

Copper with Quartz
Copper with Quartz  

EC26AK9: Outstanding arborescent growth of deformed and flattened Copper crystals, three-dimensional and sharp on the octahedral terminations. On a matrix of Quartz crystals.
The specimen is from the collection of Christian Mondeilh (no. 0517/1999), 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: 9.5 × 7.1 × 5.6 cm = 3.74” × 2.80” × 2.20”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh
Copper with Quartz. Front
Front
Copper with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Galena with Calcite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Galena with Calcite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Calcite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
 

EG87AH9: Group of very sharp cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with a good size, with very well defined faces and edges, bright and partially coated by Calcite and Quartz crystals and small Chalcopyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.4 × 5.1 cm = 2.56” × 2.13” × 2.01”

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

Galena with Pyrite and Baryte
 

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

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.3 × 5.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.48” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.10” × 0.91”

Galena with Pyrite and Baryte. Galena with Pyrite and Baryte.

Baryte

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

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

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 0.98”

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

Baryte with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.77” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.73” × 0.71”

Baryte with Marcasite, Chalcopyrite and Siderite.
Baryte with Malachite and Pyrite
Baryte with Malachite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Malachite and Pyrite. Side
Side
 

EF16AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Single crystal, on matrix, 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. With Pyrite and Malachite.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.26” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.55”

Baryte with Pyrite
 

EH66AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Aggregate of crystals with a very unusual trigonal-like morphology. The crystals, which are complete, have very well defined faces and edges, and are translucent, very bright, with a
brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. On a small Pyrite matrix.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.24” × 1.81” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 1.73” × 1.50”

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

EH14W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Floater parallel growth of thin tabular crystals of Baryte that are sharp with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and very bright and have bright disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite on their faces.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Ste.-Marie-aux-Mines 2012’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 83 of number 5/2012
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.69” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.22”

Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

EG68AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. 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.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2018 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 873 in the volume 49, number 6, and the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 36 of the 2018/02 edition.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.5 × 3.1 cm = 2.44” × 2.17” × 1.22”

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

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

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 3 cm = 2.95” × 2.68” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.83” × 1.61”

Baryte with Pyrite
 

EL57AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Floater parallel growth of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #38, July 19, 2014 edition.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.5 × 2.1 cm = 3.03” × 2.17” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3 cm = 1.57” × 1.18”

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

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

Specimen size: 8 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 3.15” × 1.97” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.77”

Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.19” × 2.91” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.26” × 1.02”

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

EH76AL4: Very sharp tabular crystals of Baryte one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, translucent, shiny and with a uniform light blue color. On matrix, with coatings of small Quartz crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.1 × 5.1 cm = 3.46” × 2.40” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 4 cm = 1.61” × 1.57”

Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
 

EE49AH8: 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.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2018 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 142, page 20
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 4.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.58” × 1.81” × 1.77”

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

EM69AA0: A novelty from the 2014 Ste. Marie Show. Parallel growth of thick tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a very particular shape. They are transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces and are partially coated by deformed Pyrite crystals.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 07-08/2014, page 72
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2014)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 3.82” × 2.05” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.7 cm = 1.57” × 1.06”

Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MKG13AN8: A novelty from Morocco, from a discovery in the summer of 2020. Perimorphic growth of a mosaic of small, very bright, cubic and octahedral Pyrite crystals, that retain the forms of two tabular and parallel Baryte crystals that have disappeared due to dissolution.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3 × 1.4 cm = 1.61” × 1.18” × 0.55”

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MNP37AN8: 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: 6.8 × 5.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.32” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.61” × 1.18”

Pyrite perimorphic of Baryte

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MTV67AN8: 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: 8.5 × 3.8 × 3.4 cm = 3.35” × 1.50” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.26” × 1.06”

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MHJ91AN8: 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.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 62, June 5, 2022 edition, page 6
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.8 × 7 cm = 4.13” × 3.46” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 8.7 × 4 cm = 3.43” × 1.57”


OUMJRANE - EL FECHT AREA


Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
 

EC47AC0: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. An aggregate of very sharp flattened crystals that are bright with a very vivid color (even under daylight) that extraordinarily resembles the Milpillas “electric blue”. With the Azurite there are small white Barytes and Malachite aggregates.
From a new find in the Oumjrane area, possibly from some of the old works of this zone, these crystals have a luster and color that is superior to the previously known azurites from Morocco.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #41, August 22, 2015 edition, page 5
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.38” × 1.06” × 0.71”

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

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

EP27AL3: Aggregate of flattened crystals, very sharp, very lustrous and with a very vivid color that is extremely reminiscent of the electric blue of Milpillas crystals. On the faces of the Azurite there are small Baryte crystals and Malachite aggregates.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.02” × 0.55”

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

Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
 

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

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.42” × 1.30” × 1.10”

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

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

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

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.38” × 1.06”

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

Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
 

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

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 3 cm = 2.05” × 1.46” × 1.18”

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

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

ME27AL3: Aggregate of outstanding crystals with a lenticular habit, very well defined faces and edges, fine growth striations, very bright, very deep color, on matrix with small flattened crystals of primary Malachite.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2010)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Azurite with Calcite
 

TE87X8: Rosette aggregates of flattened Azurite crystals. They are bright, with deep blue color and vivid metallic blue transparency. They have small white Calcite crystals spread on their surface. It is a good size in comparison with the usual rosettes from this mine.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.89” × 0.87”

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

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

CT97G2: The habit is very unusual. The absence of the main prism suggests the apparent form of a dipyramid or an octahedron. The contrast between the vivid blue of the Azurite and the green of botryoidal Malachite is superb. Crystal size is considerable. This is one of the few pieces found with this crystallographic habitus at the locality.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2005)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.5 × 3.7 cm = 2.76” × 2.56” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”

Azurite with Malachite xx

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.91” × 2.20” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.39”

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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EF94AL7: Very aerial group of sharp flattened Azurite crystals with good luster and translucent edges that transmit a vivid color. With a very curious morphology, it well represents the great quality of the specimens from this locality, unknown until about 2018-2019.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 2.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.27” × 0.91” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.87”

Azurite with Malachite xx
 

EH67AI5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Aggregate of crystals that have a flattened shape, very rich in faces, very bright with a very deep color and partially coated by small flattened crystals of primary Malachite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 35 of the 2018/02 edition.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 5.6 × 4.4 cm = 4.17” × 2.20” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.79”

Azurite with Malachite xx. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite xx. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite xx. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite xx. Close-up
Close-up
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

ET99AL9: Equant crystals of Azurite with very well defined faces and edges and fine growth lines. Very lustrous, with a very deep color and vivid sparkling reflections. On matrix, with small equidimensional crystals of primary Malachite.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2019)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.9 × 5.4 cm = 4.41” × 3.50” × 2.13”

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

Copper with Cuprite
 

EH6J8: Although they were previously known, we can consider those specimens a novelty. The group is arborescent and coated by secondary copper species (mainly Malachite) and crystals of Cuprite which are small deformed octahedrons.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2007)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.7 × 3.3 cm = 3.07” × 2.64” × 1.30”

Cuprite's areas fluorescent long & short UV
Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Malachite and Cuprite
Copper with Malachite and Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Malachite and Cuprite. Rear
Rear
 

EB13J8: Although they were previously known, we can consider those specimens a novelty. The group is arborescent and coated by secondary copper species (mainly Malachite) and crystals of Cuprite which are small deformed octahedrons.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2007)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 10.5 × 5.7 cm = 4.45” × 4.13” × 2.24”

Cuprite's areas fluorescent long & short UV
Baryte with Dioptase
 

NA13V4: Parallel aggregate of tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very well delineated geometric zonal growths and partially colored by minor crusts of Dioptase.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.8 × 3.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.89” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.42”

Baryte with Dioptase. Front
Front
Baryte with Dioptase. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Dioptase
Baryte with Dioptase.
Baryte with Dioptase. Baryte with Dioptase.
 

NF64X6: Platy growths showing the so-called sawtooth shape, of Baryte crystals with a very well marked geometrical color zoning, colorless and clear in the center and opaque white on the borders with reddish Hematite inclusions. Some of the crystals are partially coated by small crystalline Dioptase.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2011)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.7 × 5.2 cm = 3.35” × 2.24” × 2.05”


KERROUCHEN


Kerrouchen Azurite

Azurite
 

TH26G0: Magnificent doubly-terminated crystal with some minor parallel growth, on matrix. The definition of the faces is extraordinary. The specimen is from an important find made at the end of 2004.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.98” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.75”

Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Top
Top
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

NY56M5: Parallel and floating growth of doubly terminated crystals of very well defined faces and edges and with excellent color and luster.
The specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Rocks & Minerals’ on page 510 in the volume 86, number 6, Nov/Dec 2011
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.14” × 1.14” × 0.43”

Azurite
 

NB56M5: Parallel and floating growth, on matrix, of doubly terminated crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with excellent color and luster.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.26” × 1.06” × 0.71”

Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite
Azurite.
 

NA26F3: A complex group of prismatic crystals, typical of this locality, that is notable for the aerial form on the matrix, which gives it balance and the esthetics that make it interesting.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.77” × 1.61” × 0.91”

Doubly terminated Azurite
 

TG46G2: Excellent parallel growth of numerous crystals, prismatic and doubly terminated. Another crystal perfectly terminated and in a totally eccentric position, stands on of the group.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.97” × 1.26” × 0.51”

Doubly terminated Azurite. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

NJ56R4: Irregular aggregate of acute elongated crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with high translucency, a very vivid color and extraordinary luster.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 3.1 cm = 2.01” × 1.97” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.39”

Azurite
 

NL76L7: Azurite specimen with sharp and very bright faces and edges with parallel growths. The transparency and deep blue color are visible under an intense light. The crystal has grown into a matrix vug that protects it.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.05” × 1.73” × 1.65”

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

Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite.
 

NK69P2: A growth of two generations of Azurite crystals. One of them has bigger very well defined crystals of very deep, almost black color, and the second one is formed by small very acute crystals of an intense blue color and extraordinarily bright and transparent. They are on sandstone matrix.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.83” × 1.81” × 1.34”

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

Azurite
 

ND47L7: A thick group of sword-shaped Azurite crystals. With good luster and with a deep blue color visible under an intense light.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7 × 6.2 cm = 4.06” × 2.76” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.12”

Azurite.
Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite.
Azurite.
 

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

Specimen size: 11.5 × 7.5 × 7.2 cm = 4.53” × 2.95” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.87”

Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
 

NM66L7: Very aerial group of thin prismatic Azurite crystals, some of them doubly terminated. Many of the Azurite crystals have been partial or totally replaced by Malachite.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.65” × 1.46” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.4 cm = 1.42” × 0.16”

Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

NA17L7: Azurite specimen with sharp and very bright faces and edges. The transparency and deep blue color are visible under an intense light. Crystals are very aerial and in a very esthetic shape on a matrix with small globular Malachite crystals.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.8 × 5.6 cm = 2.83” × 2.68” × 2.20”


Kerrouchen Malachite

Malachite
 

NM46M5: Fan-shaped growth of crystals between fibrous and acicular, on matrix. Curving of the crystals produces changes in luster and color conferring a velvet aspect to the piece.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.61” × 0.83” × 0.87”

Malachite.
Malachite
Malachite.
 

NQ16N4: Esthetic and fine fan growths of acicular crystals with color zoning and a very well marked velvet luster, on matrix.
The specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Rocks & Minerals’ on pages 483 and 510 in the volume 86, number 6, Nov/Dec 2011
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 1.69” × 1.54” × 1.26”

Malachite after Azurite
 

NQ46L7: Thick Malachite crystal with multiple terminations and on matrix. A primary Azurite crystal has been totally replaced by Malachite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 191 in number 2008/3.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 1.69” × 1.65” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.67”

Malachite after Azurite.
Malachite
Malachite.
 

NT46L7: Malachite radial groups formed by very thin acicular crystals, which show a very clear banded color zoning. On matrix.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.93” × 0.98” × 0.79”

Malachite
 

NZ46L7: Radial and very thick Malachite groups formed by very thin acicular crystals, with a small matrix in the back.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.10” × 0.98”

Malachite.
Malachite
Malachite.
Malachite.
 

NL46M5: Fan-shaped growth of crystals between fibrous and acicular, on matrix. Curving of the crystals produces changes in luster and color conferring a velvet aspect to the piece.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.77” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.67”

Malachite after Azurite
 

ND36L7: Group of divergent sword-shaped Malachite crystals pseudomorphic after Azurite. With some small Azurite crystals as a matrix. Very esthetic.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 4.4 ×3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.31”

Malachite after Azurite.
Malachite
Malachite.
 

NP56N4: Esthetic and fine fan growths of acicular crystals with color zoning and a very well marked velvet luster, on matrix.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.28” × 1.46” × 1.38”

Malachite
 

NR46P9: Esthetic fan growths of felty crystals, with fine color zoning and a very notable silky luster. They are on a matrix of Limonite.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 8 × 5.5 cm = 3.82” × 3.15” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.75”

Malachite. Malachite.

IMITER DISTRICT


Quartz (variety hematoide)
Quartz (variety hematoide). Quartz (variety hematoide).
Quartz (variety hematoide).
 

EX96AE6: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2016. Drusy growth, on matrix, of crystals with a very short, almost non-existent prism. They are extraordinarily bright and have an unusually intense and deep red color due to very fine Hematite inclusions. Among the best known, for the color, of this Quartz variety.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 11 × 9.4 × 5 cm = 4.33” × 3.70” × 1.97”

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

Fluorite with Baryte
 

TX47AN2: 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: 6.7 × 6.4 × 4.2  cm = 2.64” × 2.52” × 1.65”

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

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

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

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.7 × 7.7 cm = 3.74” × 3.43” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.89”

Proustite
 

TM26AD6: Spheroidal aggregates of short prismatic Proustite crystals that are translucent and have very well defined faces and edges.
Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2011)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.54” × 1.14” × 1.22”

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

Proustite. Front
Front
Proustite. Side
Side
Proustite.

Imiter Mine

Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
Side
 

EH16J7: A perfect miniature with a fine sharp octahedral crystal whose faces and edges are very much defined as usual on the samples from the locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.59”

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

Acanthite with Proustite
 

ML36G5: A group of octahedral crystals, very well shaped, aerial and, which is quite rare on the samples from Imiter, they are lustrous. All over the piece there are a lot of small red Proustite crystals.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.43” × 0.55”

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

Acanthite with Proustite. Front
Front
Acanthite with Proustite. Rear
Rear
Acanthite
Acanthite.
 

MF6J7: A perfect miniature with some fine sharp octahedral crystals, one of them dominant, whose faces and edges are very much defined as usual on the samples from the locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.87” × 0.67”

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

Acanthite
 

MK56G5: A very aerial specimen, partially arborescent with crystals that are well developed. The luster of the crystals is more intense than usual.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2005)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 1.34” × 0.71” × 0.35”

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

Acanthite.
Acanthite
Acanthite. Acanthite.
 

NR56AH4: Arborescent growths, on matrix, of very sharp and bright octahedral crystals that form acute parallel alignments. A very fine sample from the Imiter area.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.46” × 0.98” × 0.43”

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

Silver
 

TV48Q0: A plate from a fissure of microcrystals with skeletal forms, on matrix. The piece is from an old find in Imiter, probably around de decade of the 90’ts and unusual as the habitual it has a crystalline aspect.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 4.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.26” × 1.02”

Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
Silver.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

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

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.09” × 2.32” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.98”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Silver
 

MA77AF2: Dendritic growth of extraordinarily elongated crystals with the very visible spinel law twins and black Acanthite surfaces. Its excellent condition of preservation in spite of the long time since it was mined (the sample is from a collection of the 80s-90s) suggests it has no embedded or interstitial mercury. It is not, then, the variety kongsbergite, the more typical Silver at this locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.9 × 0.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.54” × 0.24”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.04”

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

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

Specimen size: 9.6 × 3.9 × 5.2 cm = 3.78” × 1.54” × 2.05”

Silver with Calcite

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EM16W7: Very aerial laminar growth with fresh, very well marked crystalline surfaces. It is on a rocky matrix, with cleaved Calcite. Its excellent condition of conservation in spite of the long time since it was mined suggests it hasn't embedded or interstitial mercury. It is not, then, the variety kongsbergite, the more typical Silver at this locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 7.3 × 7 cm = 5.31” × 2.87” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 3.7 cm = 3.19” × 1.46”

Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear

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TN46W5: Laminar growths of native Silver on matrix. This sample, a magnificent Moroccan classic, is preserved in mint condition in spite of the many years since its extraction, due to it’s not being combined with native Mercury (Kongsbergite), unlike what happens with the majority of the samples from Imiter.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 10 × 5.3 cm = 5.71” × 3.94” × 2.09”

Proustite with Siderite and Quartz
 

EQ93T4: Spheroidal aggregates of very bright and very well defined crystals of Proustite that have a very deep red color. The sample has a very "fresh" appearance and it is on a matrix of Quartz and Siderite. Its quality is very high for the locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (03/2011)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 3.07” × 2.56” × 1.77”

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

Proustite with Siderite and Quartz. Proustite with Siderite and Quartz.

TOUISSIT


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

Cerussite with Smithsonite
Cerussite with Smithsonite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Smithsonite. Rear
Rear
 

NB36F2: The tabular form to the crystals is not common in Cerussite from Toussit. The small group of well-balanced Smithsonite adds a special touch.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.3 × 0.6 cm = 1.89” × 0.91” × 0.24”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Cerussite
 

NE16Y6: Slightly flattened crystals on a Galena matrix. They are very bright and between transparent and translucent, being some of them doubly terminated.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1973)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.1 × 3 cm = 2.09” × 1.22” × 1.18”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cerussite.
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Top
Top
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

E14QI7: Group of fine prismatic crystals on matrix, some of them doubly terminated, and they all are completely transparent and extraordinarily bright.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.28” × 1.34” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.20”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Cerussite
 

ND76V7: Lattice aggregate of twinned tabular shaped crystals. They are colorless, very bright and transparent, and their morphology, uncommon for Touissit Cerussite, is similar to that of Tsumeb.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.8 × 2.5 cm = 2.80” × 1.89” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.06”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite.
Twinned Cerussite. Twinned Cerussite.
 

TY16N9: Flat twinned crystals, some of them doubly terminated. They are grayish and have an excellent luster and are on matrix. Very different from the usual Cerussite from Touissit.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1994)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 4.9 × 3.2 cm = 4.02” × 1.93” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Anglesite with Galena inclusions

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Anglesite with Galena inclusions
 

EG68AA1: Aggregate of extremely sharp Anglesite crystals, translucent, very bright, and very rich with dark-gray Galena inclusions and on a matrix of granular Galena.The sample, finely mounted, is with a label of the Jacques Dayssiols collection that we will send to the buyer.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.38” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

Anglesite with Galena inclusions.
Anglesite
Anglesite. Anglesite.
 

ER28H1: A group of very well-defined crystals which have an uncommon habit. They have a magnificent luster, deep yellow color and abundant inclusions of Galena. Unusual and especially nice.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1996)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.8 × 2.1 cm = 2.17” × 2.28” × 0.83”

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

Anglesite with Cerussite and Galena
 

TK37W7: Sharp transparent crystals on a matrix of Galena that partially fills some of the Anglesite. Very bright and with an especially intense yellow color. A Moroccan classic, increasingly scarce.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1991)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 5.3 cm = 2.56” × 1.89” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.65” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Anglesite with Cerussite and Galena. Front
Front
Anglesite with Cerussite and Galena. Side
Side
Anglesite with Cerussite and Galena.
Anglesite
Anglesite. Anglesite.
 

N78DA0: Great color!
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (02/95)

Specimen size: 7 × 2.5 cm = 2.76” × 0.98”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Wulfenite with Dolomite
 

EH14AM1: Floater group of very sharp tabular Wulfenite crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform yellow color, on a matrix of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. From a recent discovery at a classic locality.
Sidi Amer area, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2020)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.63”

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

Wulfenite with Dolomite.
Wulfenite with Mottramite
Wulfenite with Mottramite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Mottramite. Rear
Rear
 

MR86AL5: Floater group of highly profiled tabular crystals rich in faces, a characteristic of Sidi Amer specimens, of a deep and uniform yellow color. A Moroccan classic.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.1 × 3 × 2.9 cm = 1.22” × 1.18” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.63” × 0.39”

Wulfenite
 

EY11AL3: Group of Wulfenite crystals, between tabular and lamellar, with deep growth forms, brilliant surfaces and a more intense and deep color than usual in examples from this deposit.
Shaft XI (Puit XI), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1979)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.50” × 0.83” × 0.79”

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

Wulfenite. Front
Front
Wulfenite. Top
Top
Wulfenite
Wulfenite.
 

MG96S7: Aggregate of laminar crystals whose aspect is quite different than usual on the pieces from this locality, due to its crystals overlapping to form flattened rosettes. Their yellow color is very intense and uniform.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.8 × 1.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.50” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Wulfenite with Dolomite
 

EF56AM1: Floater group of tabular Wulfenite crystals, very sharp and rich in faces, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform yellow color, on a Dolomite matrix. With coatings of small crystals of Mottramite. From a recent discovery at a classic locality.
Sidi Amer area, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2020)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.73” × 0.91”

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

Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.
Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

ND46Y6: Irregular aggregate of Wulfenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and showing very prominent pyramidal faces. The crystals, on matrix, are very bright and have a deep, intense and uniform yellow color.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1973)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 1.85” × 1.34” × 1.30”

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

Wulfenite with Dolomite
 

MJ68AA9: Very sharp Wulfenite crystals, between laminar and tabular, translucent, bright, with an intense yellow color and quadrangular phantom growths and on a Dolomite matrix. Great classic, from a historic mine.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1981)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 4.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.38” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 0.75” × 0.43”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Wulfenite with Dolomite.
Wulfenite with Dolomite
Wulfenite with Dolomite. Wulfenite with Dolomite.
 

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

Specimen size: 10 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.94” × 2.20” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Wulfenite
 

LF66AL0: Group of tabular Wulfenite crystals, very rich in crystalline forms, with excellent luster, between yellow and orange color very vivid and uniform and more intense than that of the best known Wulfenites from Sidi Amer. From a Moroccan locality that is already a classic for Wulfenite.
This specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 860), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft XI (Puit XI), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 15.4 × 10.8 × 6.4 cm = 6.06” × 4.25” × 2.52”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERD47AN5: Druse, on matrix, of slightly arsenical elongated Vanadinite crystals with curvatures, many of them doubly terminated, lustrous and of a lighter color than usual in this type of specimen, with black Mottramite coatings. The Mottramite was analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The piece comes from Touissit's past, and has a very high quality even compared to other specimens from those glorious times.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.81” × 1.65” × 1.18”

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

Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite)
 

FP86C6: Huge crystal size on this arsenical Vanadinite (more Arsenic than in normal Vanadinite but not enough Arsenic to make it the variety endlichite). Its color is clearer and more esthetic than the usual material. The crystals show well their morphology. Minor black Mottramite on the bottom of the crystals too.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm = 3.23” × 1.77” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.67”

Former Oliete collection. Number 210, bought in 1982
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite).
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Front
Front
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Side
Side
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ERB96AN5: Druse, on matrix, of slightly arsenical elongated Vanadinite crystals with curvatures, many of them doubly terminated, lustrous and of a lighter color than usual in this type of specimen, with black Mottramite coatings. The Mottramite was analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The piece comes from Touissit's past, and has a very high quality even compared to other specimens from those glorious times.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.13” × 1.89” × 1.10”

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

Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ETV68AN5: Druse, on matrix, of slightly arsenical elongated Vanadinite crystals with curvatures, many of them doubly terminated, lustrous and of a lighter color than usual in this type of specimen, with black Mottramite coatings. The Mottramite was analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The piece comes from Touissit's past, and has a very high quality even compared to other specimens from those glorious times.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.44” × 1.50” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.71” × 0.31”

Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Front
Front
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Side
Side
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.
 

NB26AL5: Druse, on matrix, of elongated Vanadinite crystals rich in arsenic, with curvatures, many of them doubly terminated, with good luster and lighter in color than usual in this type of specimen.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.65” × 0.94”

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

Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite
 

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

Specimen size: 14 × 7.5 × 3.5 cm = 5.51” × 2.95” × 1.38”

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

Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite. Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.
Vanadinite (variety arsenic-bearing vanadinite) with Mottramite.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite.
Smithsonite.
 

A26APE6: Globular Smithsonite that shows a deep color. Normally the ones from Touissit are not as good as those from Tsumeb, but this particular one is not that far off.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/96)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.7 × 5 cm = 3.74” × 3.43” × 1.97”

Smithsonite
 

NF96AB5: Spheroidal growths, on matrix, of small, green and very bright Smithsonite crystals. The sample is from an old find at Touissit, where Smithsonite is an infrequent species.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.5 × 5 cm = 3.78” × 2.56” × 1.97”

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

Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite with Cerussite
Smithsonite with Cerussite. Smithsonite with Cerussite.
 

TB66AL5: Botryoidal growths of small, bright, yellowish Smithsonite crystals on matrix with associated small crystals of Cerussite. The specimen is from an old find in Touissit, where Smithsonite is not a very common species, although when it does appear it is usually very bright, as in this case. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.


Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 17.8 × 14.6 × 5.3 cm = 7.01” × 5.75” × 2.09”

Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite)
 

N8PH5: Its prismatic crystals have a perfect crystallization, but we call attention on its degree of transparency, very uncommon, on this plumbian variety of Aragonite. It’s also interesting to enhance the contrast with Limonite matrix with little acicular crystals of Malachite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis with the sample.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1998)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 3.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 1.22” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.35”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite).
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite) with Smithsonite
Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite) with Smithsonite. Aragonite (variety tarnowitzite) with Smithsonite.
 

MF39AF0: Very elongated prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated. They have very well defined faces and edges, with a white color and are on matrix with small Smithsonite crystals. A classic of the most glorious Touissit epoch.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.9 × 5.3 × 3 cm = 3.90” × 2.09” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 8 × 0.7 cm = 3.15” × 0.28”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Mimetite
 

EC6F5: Very unusual for Touissit, this Mimetite (we have analyzed it) has formed small sharp, green crystals that have created semi-spherical groups across almost the whole specimen. Where one can see the matrix it is dark, which gives the specimen a mottled appearance. We will send the purchaser a copy of the analysis.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1998)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.5 × 4 cm = 3.35” × 2.17” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Mimetite.
Mimetite.
Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.
 

M57AI7: Cuprite can be considered as a very rare species at Touissit. On the sample it is in small, very bright and reddish crystals on matrix.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7 × 4.3 cm = 2.95” × 2.76” × 1.69”

Baryte
 

M96LH5: It is really a rare local specimen. Being a common species, Baryte is very rare in Touissit. It is a complex growth apparently forming a single crystal with smoothly curved faces and edges and slightly pinkish color. The group esthetically stands on a rocky matrix.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.5 × 5.8 cm = 4.06” × 3.74” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 10.3 × 6 cm = 4.06” × 2.36”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Baryte.

Touissit Azurite

Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite. Top
Top
 

NP98AE8: A group of slightly divergent, doubly terminated, prismatic Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are very sharp, bright, have a deep blue color and on matrix with fanlike clusters of finely fibrous Malachite. Spectacularly aesthetic.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size:  3 × 2.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.98” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.59”

Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 2.2 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.46” × 0.47”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Light behind
Light behind
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

EF77AA3: Very sharp single crystal, very rich in terminal faces, very bright and with strong transparency along the lateral edges. An excellent Moroccan classic.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.3 × 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 1.69” × 0.51” × 0.28”

Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite  

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

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.77” × 0.98” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1 cm = 1.46” × 0.39”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh
Azurite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Azurite with Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite, Cerussite and Dolomite
Azurite with Malachite, Cerussite and Dolomite.

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ER37AA3: Group of short prismatic Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, with polycrystalline surfaces on terminations and small Cerussite crystals on their surfaces. Some of the Azurite crystals are partially pseudomorphed by Malachite.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.77” × 1.02” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.91”

Azurite on Dolomite
 

EZ92: Just in time before the closing of Touissit mines, we managed to obtain this superb Azurite specimen. Crystals standing free on their white Dolomite matrix. The sharp crystal form, luster, color and perfection make this specimen one of the best of this size for this mine.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05/2002)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Azurite on Dolomite.
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

MX90S9: Group of very sharp crystals, some of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright and of a very deep color with strong transparency under a strong light. The group, on matrix, has a strong quality.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.3 × 3.8 cm = 2.09” × 1.30” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1 cm = 0.83” × 0.39”

Azurite
 

JA10F3: A prismatic crystal that just looks like the typical ones from Touissit, but a more detailed check shows the unusual richness of the termination, with lots of faces. Definition, brilliance, and color are the outstanding features of this sample.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1993)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 2.17” × 0.79” × 0.55”

Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Top
Top
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite. Top
Top
 

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

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.28” × 2.13” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.26” × 0.67”

Azurite on Smithsonite
 

NB74H3: Magnificent crystal of very sharp and bright faces and edges and deep blue color, with clearer transparent reflections. It is important to note the uncommon presence of paragenetic globular Smithsonite on the matrix.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (02/1995)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.2 × 4.3 cm = 2.95” × 2.83” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.02” × 0.47”

Azurite on Smithsonite. Front
Front
Azurite on Smithsonite.
Azurite on Smithsonite. Top
Top
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite.
 

E8VI7: Malachite has replaced completely the prismatic crystals of the original Azurite, while perfectly preserving their esthetic shape, on a matrix of Limonite.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2 × 2.3 × cm = 1.54” × 0.79” × 0.91”

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


BOU BEKKER


Azurite
 

EA60L9: A floater formed by a terminated group of Azurite crystals, with curious curvatures. Really good color and excellent luster. The specimen is from a recent find at this mine relatively near to Touissit, that hasn't produced significant samples in the last twenty years.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.75” × 0.47”

Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Bottom
Bottom
 

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

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.8 × 3.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.50” × 1.34”

Azurite with Malachite
 

EF63L9: Group of prismatic crystals with parallel growth and several recrystalizations, partially covered by Malachite and with an excellent color. The specimen is from a recent find at this mine relatively near to Touissit, that hasn't produced significant samples in the last twenty years.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.32” × 1.81” × 1.10”

Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite.
 

EH26L9: Prismatic crystals of Azurite with very sharp faces and edges. On a small matrix with Malachite with an excellent color. The specimen is from a recent find at this mine relatively near to Touissit, that hasn't produced significant samples in the last twenty years.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2008)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.3 × 3 cm = 3.03” × 1.69” × 1.18”

Azurite with Mimetite and Wulfenite
 

TA46Z5: Drusy growths of small lenticular Azurite crystals with a very deep color, extraordinarily bright, with small greenish-yellow Mimetite coatings and laminar yellow Wulfenite crystals. It came from a small local find in an area near Bou Bekker.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.60” × 1.61” × 0.94”

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

Azurite with Mimetite and Wulfenite. Azurite with Mimetite and Wulfenite.
Azurite with Mimetite and Wulfenite.
Mimetite with Azurite and Wulfenite
Mimetite with Azurite and Wulfenite. Mimetite with Azurite and Wulfenite.
 

TM62AE1: Very aerial microcrystalline growth of elongated Mimetite crystals that are bright and have a very vivid yellow color with platy Wulfenite that has the same color, plus aggregates of very bright Azurite crystals. A fine miniature, very representative of the occasional local finds in areas around Bou Bekker.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 1.02” × 0.87”

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

Cerussite with Malachite
 

EY11Q7: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. White elongated crystals of pearly luster implanted on groups of acicular crystals of Malachite with a silky luster and a very deep and uniform color. From a recent find in Bou Beker where this association hasn’t been found before.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05/2010)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.38” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.28” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cerussite with Malachite.
Cerussite with Malachite
Cerussite with Malachite. Cerussite with Malachite.
 

ER86Q7: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. White elongated crystals of pearly luster in parallel growths, forming convoluted columns, implanted on groups of acicular crystals of Malachite with a silky luster and a very deep and uniform color. From a recent find in Bou Beker where this association hasn’t been found before.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05/2010)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.2 × 3.3 cm = 2.56” × 2.05” × 1.30”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cerussite with Malachite
 

EQ27Q7: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. White elongated crystals of pearly luster in parallel growths, forming convoluted columns, implanted on groups of acicular crystals of Malachite with a silky luster and a very deep and uniform color. From a recent find in Bou Beker where this association hasn’t been found before.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2010 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 94, page 55.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05/2010)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.6 × 4.4 cm = 3.07” × 2.60” × 1.73”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cerussite with Malachite. Cerussite with Malachite.
Galena with Dolomite
Galena with Dolomite.
 

EA27AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral Galena crystal with very well marked polycrystalline growths, good luster, on matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals of pale pink color. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.5 × 2.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.17” × 1.10” × 1.34”

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

Galena with Calcite and Dolomite
 

EH96AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very distinct polycrystalline growths, good luster, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color, and small white Calcite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 4.9 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.93”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Galena with Calcite and Dolomite. Galena with Calcite and Dolomite.
Galena with Calcite and Dolomite.
Galena with Dolomite
Galena with Dolomite. Galena with Dolomite.
 

ED96AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral Galena crystal with very well marked polycrystalline growths and good luster, on matrix covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.9 × 2.4 cm = 2.28” × 1.93” × 0.94”

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

Galena with Dolomite and Calcite
 

EE88AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very well marked polycrystalline growths, good luster, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.7 × 5.9 cm = 2.64” × 1.46” × 2.32”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Galena with Dolomite and Calcite. Front
Front
Galena with Dolomite and Calcite. Side
Side
Galena with Dolomite and Calcite.
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
 

EJ37AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very distinct polycrystalline growths, good luster, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color, and small white Calcite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.8 × 3.9 × 6.4 cm = 3.07” × 1.54” × 2.52”

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

Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

EF10AM1: A Novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystals of Sphalerite, one of them clearly dominant, with an equant habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, shiny, with intense red-orange reflections. On matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, with small Galena crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
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
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.91” × 0.75” × 0.55”

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

Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

ED11AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystals of Sphalerite with equant habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, shiny, and with intense orange-red reflections. On matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.65” × 1.26” × 0.79”

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

Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

EC66AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystal of Sphalerite with equidimensional habit. With abundant polycrystalline growths and sharp faces and edges, translucent, shiny, on matrix, covered by pale pink rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.77” × 1.18”

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

Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
Brochantite with Malachite
Brochantite with Malachite. Front
Front
Brochantite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Brochantite with Malachite.
 

NQ6AM5: Short prismatic crystals of Brochantite, larger than others known from this locally, many of them doubly terminated, with good luster and a very deep green color. On matrix, associated with Malachite of a lighter green color. The specimen is from the Pedro Hernández collection.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5 × 4.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.61” × 1.10”

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

Former collection of Pedro Hernández

OTHER LOCALITIES


Jebel Ouichane Baryte

Baryte with limonite
 

MF66AA8: A cluster of groups of thin tabular crystals in parallel growths, transparent and very bright, with an intense and uniform sky-blue color and on a limonite matrix. In perfect condition, which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (09/2014)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.6 × 3.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.81” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Baryte with limonite. Front
Front
Baryte with limonite. Side
Side
Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
Baryte. Side
Side
 

EM67AK1: Parallel growths of thin and very sharp tabular crystals of Baryte with slight curvatures, transparent, a very intense and uniform blue color, with small white crystals of Calcite and on matrix. In perfect condition, which with these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (10-11/2014)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.65” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2 cm = 1.30” × 0.79”

Baryte with Calcite and limonite
 

EH68AA0: Parallel growths, on limonite matrix, of thin tabular crystals with slight curvatures on their faces and edges. They are very transparent, very bright and have a very intense and uniform sky-blue color. In perfect condition,
which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05-06/2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 6 × 4.1 cm = 2.36” × 2.36” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.81” × 0.59”

Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
Baryte with Calcite and limonite
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
 

EH47AA0: Parallel and rod-like growths, on matrix, of thin elongated crystals with slight curvatures, transparent and very bright. They have an intense sky-blue color on the prism and are colorless on the terminations. In perfect condition, which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05-06/2014)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.40” × 2.13” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.08”

Baryte with limonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MFF47AP6: Parallel growths on a limonite matrix of flattened Baryte crystals with a prismatic habit, slight curvatures, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, with very good luster and an intense and uniform light blue color.
The specimen is in a perfect state of conservation, which in these barytes is like a small miracle, and comes from a November 2022 find in a locality that was believed to not yield any more quality specimens.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (11/2022)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.48” × 1.85” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.20” × 0.87”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Baryte with limonite. Front
Front
Baryte with limonite. Side
Side
Baryte
Baryte.
 

EX89W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Parallel and divergent aggregates, on limonite matrix, of elongated crystals that are very acute and have good terminations. They are between transparent and translucent, and are bright with an intense and uniform sky blue color.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Ste.-Marie-aux-Mines 2012’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 85 of number 5/2012
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (01-04/2012)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.5 × 5.8 cm = 2.87” × 2.56” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 1.7 cm = 2.80” × 0.67”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Baryte with Calcite and limonite
 

EL89AC2: Parallel growths of thick laminar crystals with slight curvatures, transparent and very bright. They have an intense sky-blue color and are on limonite matrix with small transparent Calcite crystals. In perfect condition, which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (10-11/2014)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.2 × 5 cm = 2.91” × 2.83” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.77” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Front
Front
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
Baryte with Calcite and limonite
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
 

EJ28AA0: Parallel growths, on limonite matrix, of thin tabular crystals with slight curvatures on their faces and edges. They are very transparent, very bright and have a very intense and uniform sky-blue color. In perfect condition,
which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #38, July 19, 2014 edition.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05-06/2014)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.4 × 4.1 cm = 3.11” × 2.52” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.1 cm = 1.22” × 0.43”

Baryte with limonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MTP27AP6: Parallel growths on a limonite matrix of flattened Baryte crystals with a prismatic habit, slight curvatures, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, with very good luster and an intense and uniform light blue color.
The specimen is in a perfect state of conservation, which in these barytes is like a small miracle, and comes from a November 2022 find in a locality that was believed to not yield any more quality specimens.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (11/2022)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 3.27” × 1.73” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Baryte with limonite. Baryte with limonite.
Baryte with limonite
Baryte with limonite. Front
Front
Baryte with limonite. Rear
Rear
 

EM90AC2: Parallel growths on a limonite matrix of flattened prismatic crystals, mostly doubly terminated, with slight curvatures on their edges, transparent, very bright and with a very intense sky-blue color. In perfect condition, which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (10-11/2014)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 4.5 cm = 3.70” × 2.83” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 9.4 × 2.5 cm = 3.70” × 0.98”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Baryte with Calcite and limonite
 

MR86AB0: Parallel aggregates of thin doubly terminated prismatic crystals, with slight curvatures on the edges, translucent, bright, with a uniform sky-blue color and on a limonite matrix coated by small Calcite crystals. In perfect condition, which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (09/2014)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.7 × 5.5 cm = 3.86” × 2.64” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Front
Front
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Side
Side
Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
Baryte with Calcite and limonite
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Front
Front
Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Top
Top
Baryte with Calcite and limonite.
 

EG99AC7: Parallel and rod-like growths of thin elongated crystals with slight curvatures, transparent and very bright. They have an intense sky-blue color and are on a limonite matrix, with small transparent Calcite crystals. In excellent condition, which for these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (10-11/2014)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 8.8 × 6.7 cm = 4.92” × 3.46” × 2.64”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV
Baryte with Calcite and limonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EB26AL3: Parallel growths and bundles of fine elongated crystals on matrix, with slight curvatures, transparent, very shiny, light blue in color on the prism and colorless on the terminations. In a very good state of conservation, which in these Barytes is like a small miracle.
Jebel Ouichane mines, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (05-06/2014)

Specimen size: 13.9 × 8.8 × 6.1 cm = 5.47” × 3.46” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2 cm = 1.97” × 0.79”

Baryte with Calcite and limonite. Baryte with Calcite and limonite.

El Hamman

Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Calcite with Pyrite. Rear
Rear
 

TG6AD6: Divergent group of white translucent crystals with reddish Hematite inclusions near the base of the prisms. The crystals, with simple and very well defined forms, consist of a prism and three terminal faces of a flat rhombohedron. The piece is from a single find in the El Hammam area in 2008.
El Hammam, Ait Mimoune, Khémisset Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region  Morocco (11/2008)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6.2 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.44” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.13” × 0.91”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite with Pyrite, Goethite and Fluorite
 

TM16N6: Group of white crystals of Calcite with very well defined forms. The crystals consist of two prisms of three alternating faces and the three terminal faces of a flat rhombohedron but their surfaces are very rich in polycrystalline growths. They are on a matrix of botryoidal Goethite partially coated by small iridescent crystals of Pyrite. A very esthetic. piece from a recent find in the El Hammam area.
El Hammam, Ait Mimoune, Khémisset Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region  Morocco (11/2008)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8.6 × 6.8 cm = 3.43” × 3.39” × 2.68”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV
Calcite with Pyrite, Goethite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Calcite with Pyrite, Goethite and Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
 

MM26W9: A novelty at Munich 2012. Parallel aggregates of Calcite crystals with a wide pinacoidal face, a much flattened rhombohedron and a poorly developed prism that has very bright faces. This crystal habit exhibits the so called “poker chip” morphology. The Calcite is partially coated by growths of small cubic crystals of Pyrite.
El Hammam, Ait Mimoune, Khémisset Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region  Morocco (07/2012)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 5.8 × 3.5 cm = 3.66” × 2.28” × 1.38”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite
 

EP66H9: Group of cubic crystals that have green color with slight violet shades and are partially covered by small crystals of white Calcite and Pyrite. We note its spectacular color change: deep green in incandescent or fluorescent light and also green but with wide zonations of sky blue under natural light.
El Hammam, Ait Mimoune, Khémisset Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region  Morocco (04/2005)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.46” × 2.13” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite.
Fluorite with Pyrite
Fluorite with Pyrite.
 

TJ39D1: The Pyrite coating is very nice and brilliant, and the Fluorite is a very agreeable green color. Some minor white Quartz adds to the specimen and, which is extremely rare for the specimens from this wild isolated locality, it is damage free!
El Hammam, Ait Mimoune, Khémisset Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 10.5 × 6 cm = 5.31” × 4.13” × 2.36”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Tazalarht

Azurite with Quartz
 

TE12N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. From a new Moroccan locality, not yet well determined. Azurite forms groups of small crystals, almost globular, on a Quartz matrix that has a curious coating that, analyzed, is a melange of clay, chalky powder and some kind of submicrocrystalline copper phosphate.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘what’s new at Tucson 2009’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 7 of number 3/2009.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.65” × 1.18”

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

Azurite with Quartz.
Azurite
Azurite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.50” × 1.06”

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

Azurite
 

TJ27N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. From a new Moroccan locality, not yet well determined. Azurite, on Quartz matrix, forms flattened crystals with parallel growths and multiple terminations. The luster and the color are very good.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 8 × 3.5 cm = 3.78” × 3.15” × 1.38”

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

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

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

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 1.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.57” × 0.67”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon
Malachite
 

TB10AN2: A novelty at Sainte Marie Virtual 2021: Coatings of primary Malachite crystals with irregular but distinguishable shapes, deep green in color, with a second generation of centered growths of fine acicular crystals with a silky luster and very vivid color. On a limonite matrix. The specimen comes from recent finds in the Tazalarht area.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.34” × 0.94” × 0.51”

Malachite.
Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
 

NA14V4: Arborescent growth of slightly defined crystals of native Copper with small grains of massive Quartz. It is from a new locality for Morocco, in which only this kind of samples of Copper are known. We hope that it will give agreeable surprises in the next future.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (09/2011)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 3.03” × 1.73” × 1.30”

Copper
 

NB14V4: Arborescent growth of slightly defined crystals of native Copper with small grains of massive Quartz. It is from a new locality for Morocco, in which only this kind of samples of Copper are known. We hope that it will give agreeable surprises in the next future.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (09/2011)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm = 3.07” × 1.85” × 0.87”

Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Olivenite and Azurite
Olivenite and Azurite. Olivenite and Azurite.
 

EA13AD8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux- Mines 2016. Aggregates of acicular Olivenite crystals, individualized or forming radial aggregates, with the olive-green color typical for the species, on limonite matrix and with rosette aggregates of lenticular Azurite crystals with a vivid and deep color. The Olivenite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. As usual with the Moroccan novelties, the locality is not yet completely confirmed, but it is very plausible that it is Tazalarht.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.38” × 1.30” × 0.71”

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

Olivenite and Azurite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.61” × 1.10” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

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