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

 

 

Chronicle of the 2020
Munich Virtual Show

 



MOROCCO

Cerussite with Galena and Dolomite
Cerussite with Galena and Dolomite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Galena and Dolomite. Side
Side
Cerussite with Galena and Dolomite.
 

DF86AM1: Twinned crystals with a prismatic habit, with very well defined faces and edges and excellent terminations. They are translucent, shiny, and on Galena and Dolomite matrix. A fine miniature.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.18” × 1.06”

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

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



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Copper (spinel twin)
 

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 (spinel twin). Front
Front
Copper (spinel twin). Rear
Rear
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
 

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

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




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Magnetite
 

ER66AM1: Druse, on matrix, of very sharp and brilliant Magnetite crystals with a curious dipyramidal habit due to fine horizontal striations that give them a skeletal appearance. Very different from other pieces found at the same locality.
Zgounder Mine, Jebel Siroua, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.6 × 4.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.81” × 1.85”

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




Magnetite. Magnetite.
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Wulfenite with Mottramite
Wulfenite with Mottramite.
 

EE14AM1: 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 in a classic locality.
Sidi Amer area, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (03/2020)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.34” × 1.14” × 0.67”

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




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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.
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Wulfenite with Dolomite
Wulfenite with Dolomite. 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”




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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.
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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”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

EZ56AM1: 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 (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 3.9 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.54”

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




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. 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”




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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. Galena with Dolomite.
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Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Side
Side
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
 

EB27AM1: 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 rhombohedral Dolomite crystals of pale pink color. 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: 4.7 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.85” × 1.10” × 0.83”

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




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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 Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

ET16AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystals of Sphalerite with equidimensional habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 5.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.77” × 2.09”

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




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

EF46AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Complex crystals of Sphalerite with equidimensional habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 1.61”

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




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Galena with Calcite and Dolomite
Galena with Calcite and Dolomite. Galena with Calcite and Dolomite.
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



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Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
 

EK27AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very distinct polycrystalline growths, good luster, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color, and small white Calcite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8 × 7.7 × 3.6 cm = 3.15” × 3.03” × 1.42”

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




Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
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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”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

EG47AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Groups of complex Sphalerite crystals with equant habit and with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.6 × 3.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.60” × 1.42”

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




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Galena with Dolomite and Calcite
Galena with Dolomite and Calcite. Front
Front
Galena with Dolomite and Calcite. Side
Side
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



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Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite
 

EV76AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with very well marked polycrystalline growths, good luster, on matrix, covered by pale pink, rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.5 × 4.1 × 5 cm = 3.35” × 1.61” × 1.97”

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




Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

EN96AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Groups of complex Sphalerite crystals with equant habit and sharply defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale pink color. This material was practically unknown until now.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.4 × 8 × 3.2 cm = 3.70” × 3.15” × 1.26”

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




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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
 

EA6AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Matrix group of Ullmannite crystals of cubic habit, with well defined faces and edges, of considerably large size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts. As is inevitable with this type of crystals included in the interior of a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.6 × 2.5 cm = 2.13” × 1.42” × 0.98”

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




Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
 

EL27AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Matrix group of Ullmannite crystals of cubic habit, with well defined faces and edges, of considerably large size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts. As is inevitable with this type of crystals included in the interior of a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.8 × 3.1 cm = 1.77” × 1.10” × 1.22”

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




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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
 

EC47AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Matrix group of Ullmannite crystals of cubic habit, with well defined faces and edges, of considerably large size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts. As is inevitable with this type of crystals included in the interior of a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich Virtual 2020, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 157, January-February 2021, page 49
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 0.98” × 1.02”

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




Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Front
Front
Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
 

ED47AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Matrix group of Ullmannite crystals of cubic habit, with well defined faces and edges, of considerably large size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts. As is inevitable with this type of crystals included in the interior of a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.42” × 1.06” × 1.10”

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




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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
 

EE68AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Matrix group of Ullmannite crystals of cubic habit, with well defined faces and edges, of considerably large size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts. As is inevitable with this type of crystals included in the interior of a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.8 × 2.5 cm = 2.68” × 1.89” × 0.98”

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




Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
 

EF49AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Matrix group of Ullmannite crystals of cubic habit, with well defined faces and edges, of considerably large size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts. As is inevitable with this type of crystals included in the interior of a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.6 × 3.8 cm = 3.46” × 2.20” × 1.50”

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




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Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite
 

EG50AM1: A novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Large isolated crystal of Ullmannite with a cubic habit, with sharp faces and edges, of very considerable size for the species and with small interstitial coatings of nickel salts that also partially cover the crystal faces. As is inevitable with these types of crystals included within a Calcite matrix, it has been partially acid-etched. The specimen, which comes from a new Moroccan locality for which at the moment we only know the region, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.2 × 6.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.83” × 2.72”

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




Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite. Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
Ullmannite (As-bearing) with Calcite.
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Elbaite-Schorl Series with Quartz and Feldspar
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Quartz and Feldspar. Elbaite-Schorl Series with Quartz and Feldspar.
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Quartz and Feldspar.
 

EB97AM1: Elbaite crystals with sharp faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, with good luster, dominant yellow tones and a geometric black terminal area popularly known as a “Black Cap”. On matrix, with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty of Munich Virtual 2020, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 157, January-February 2021, page 49
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.06”

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




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Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar
 

EX69AM1: Elbaite crystal with sharp faces and edges and a flat pinacoid termination, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with a dominant intense pink color and yellow tones in the heart of the crystal. On matrix, with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.30” × 1.10”

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

Fluorescence in the matrix (short and long UV)



Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar. Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar.
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Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar
Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar. Elbaite-Schorl Series (variety rubellite) with Quartz and Feldspar.
 

EF89AM1: Elbaite crystals with sharp faces and edges and a flat pinacoid termination, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a very intense pink color (rubellite variety), on matrix, with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.61” × 1.30”

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

Fluorescent short UV



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Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz
 

EG29AM1: Partial novelty for the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Elbaite crystals with well defined faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, with good luster, and a yellow prism with greenish tones and a black geometric rhombohedral terminal zone popularly known as a “Black Cap”. On matrix, with Quartz and Feldspar crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 7.1 × 5 cm = 2.80” × 2.80” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.20”

Fluorescence in the matrix (short and long UV)



Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz. Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz.
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Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz. Detail
Detail
Elbaite-Schorl Series with Feldspar and Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
 

EX87AM1: Partial novelty at the 2020 Munich Virtual show. Elongated Elbaite crystal with a scepter growth at the base and polycrystalline upper termination, between transparent and translucent, with dominant golden and bronze tones and geometric color zoning. On matrix, with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. The locality name differs from what has been given so far for similar specimens, and we do not know whether there are in fact two different localities or not.
Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region  Morocco (04/2020)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7.6 × 5.8 cm = 4.06” × 2.99” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.24”

Fluorescence in the matrix (short and long UV)



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Proustite with Silver, Acanthite and Quartz
 

EG91AM1: Very sharp, transparent, brilliant Proustite crystals with an intense and vivid color that partially cover hooked Silver wires. On matrix, with white Quartz crystals and small but very sharp octahedral crystals of Acanthite. In Imiter, it is very rare to find free-standing specimens in a vug like this one, which also has the unusual detail of the Silver wire coated with red Proustite crystals.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 43 of the 2020/02 edition.

Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2019)

Specimen size: 17.3 × 8.5 × 6.7 cm = 6.81” × 3.35” × 2.64”

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




Proustite with Silver, Acanthite and Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Proustite with Silver, Acanthite and Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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