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RM2609   Twinned cerussite and baryte

Mine des O, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen formed by two cerussite crystals of a more than considerable size. They show the cyclic twin, with staggered growths. At the vertex of the largest crystal we can see the twin clearly. They are not shiny and have a rough crystalline surface on the back, but they are exceptional for their size and crystallography. They are disposed on a small baryte matrix.


Size: 8 x 6.5 x 4.9 cm.
Main crystal: 5.4 cm.
Found in 10/2017.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 140 €Buy
 

RM2603   Silver

Aït Ahmane (filon 53), Agdz Cercle, Zagora, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

This specimen stands out for showing arborescent growths of very well defined silver cubic crystals. In addition, the piece comes from a Moroccan mine from which few samples of this type and quality have been collected. To add more importance to the piece, it must be said that the calcite has been partially removed by mechanical procedures, without acids that could cause the silver to blacken. Well defined, extremely brilliant and isolated silver crystals are not very common, usually appear deformed or in complex growths. An excellent and good sized specimen.


Size: 5,2 x 5,1 x 3,2 cm.
Found in ±2018

Price: 160 €Buy
 

RM2590   Picropharmacolite, Pharmacolite, Erythrite-Hörnesite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich specimen formed by several white (transparent) acicular crystals of picropharmacolite and pharmacolite, accompanied by velvety pinkish Mg-rich erythrite-hörnesite mixed with them. Some sinfeldite crystal aggregates are present. On matrix. Collected in Bou Azer mine in february 2018. Analyzed by SEM-EDS.


Size: 9 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm.
Found in 02/2018.

Classic locality
 

RM2585   Vanadinite

Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very good size (15.5 cm) specimen of vanadinite, formed by several crystal aggregates, on both faces of the piece, on a solid matrix. Good brilliance, with some transparence. For display.


Size: 15.5 x 11.2 x 7.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1 cm.
Found in ±2001.

Classic locality
Price: 340 €Buy
 

RM2566   Vanadinite

Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of vanadinite crystals, isolated, very brilliant and with an intense color. It comes from the Joan Astor collection (Barcelona), with a handwritten and typewritten label.


Size: 10 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm.
Found in ±1977.

Col. J. Astor, Barcelona.


Price: 50 €Buy
 

RM2462   Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Erythrite tabular crystals, with intense purple colour and brilliance. About matrix.


Size: 3.8 x 2.8 x 1 cm.
Found in ca. 1987.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona).


 

RM2284   Vanadinite on matrix

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Contrasting on a solid rocky matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 10 x 8.5 x 7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 450 €Buy
 

RM2283   Stalactitic Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 5 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 380 €Buy
 

RM2282   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 11 x 7 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2281   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. On a solid rocky matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Really amazing specimen!!!


Size: 15 x 12 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 2,2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2280   Stalactitic Vanadinite "Coud'a Star"

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. A stalactitic growth shows that there is nothing inside...Curious. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 7.2 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2279   Stalactitic Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 5.7 x 3 x 1.8 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 180 €Buy
 

RM2278   Vanadinite stalactitic

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 3 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 190 €Buy
 

RM2277   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Contrasting on a solid rocky matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 8.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2276   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. They contrast on a solid matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens!


Size: 9 x 5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2275   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 9 x 8.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2274   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens!


Size: 18 x 10 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 2.4 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Classic locality
Price: 750 €Buy
 

RM2273   Galena and Baryte

Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Galena crystals from the Mibladen mines are not easy to see today, least of all with this definition. They are cubic crystals, with well-marked faces and edges. Some interpenetrated, some very aerial. They are arranged on a matrix with baryte rosettes.


Size: 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.
Found in ca. 1980.

Col. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona)
Classic locality
 

RM2252   Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a matrix with Co-As species are disposed some groups of acicular crystals of erythrite forming colloquially called: hedgehog aggregates. They are partially covering the matrix, as isolated groups or like a velvet. The pink to fuchsia colors confers to the specimen an excellent aesthetics.


Size: 8.5 x 6.2 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm. aggr.
Found in 02/2018.

 

RM2235   Twinned cerussite and Baryte

Mine des O, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Good sized cerussite crystal, with cyclic twinning, complete, and polysynthetic growths. Good color and defined faces, disposed very aerially on a matrix with baryte crystals. A very aesthetic Moroccan classic. With handwritten label.


Size: 9.2 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3.2 cm.
Found in 1980's.

Col. L. Daunis (Barcelona).
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM2214   Coronadite

Bou Tazoult, Imini, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Botryoidal aggregates of coronadite, with greasy luster and color between deep dark gray to almost black. It is a very old specimen from this Moroccan locality. Not easy to find samples from this mine in the market. With the Montal typed label.


Size: 7.5 x 7.2 x 6 cm.
Found in 1997.

Col. M. Marí & A. García, #0.095


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2115   Pyrolusite

Imini mine, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very aesthetic stalactite of goethite totally covered with sharp lanceolated pyrolusite crystals, disposed in a very aerial shape, with an intense luster, colour between metallic gray to almost black. A notable specimen for the species and the locality.


Size: 6.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.

 

RM2139   Picropharmacolite, Pharmacolite, Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich specimen formed by several white (transparent) acicular crystals of picropharmacolite and pharmacolite, accompanied by velvety pinkish Mg-rich erythrite mixed with them. Some sinfeldite crystala ggregates are present. On a nickelskutterudite matrix. Collected in Bou Azer mine in february 2018. Analyzed by SEM-EDS.


Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 5.5 cm.
Found in 02/2018.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM2140   Picropharmacolite, Pharmacolite, Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich specimen formed by several white (transparent) acicular crystals of picropharmacolite and pharmacolite, accompanied by velvety pinkish Mg-rich erythrite mixed with them. Some sinfeldite crystala ggregates are present. On a nickelskutterudite matrix. Collected in Bou Azer mine in february 2018. Analyzed by SEM-EDS.


Size: 6.8 x 6.7 x 3.5 cm.
Found in 02/2018.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM2072   Acanthite and quartz

Imiter mine, Imiter, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Exceptional specimen of acanthite that shows the skeletal growths of octahedral crystals of this silver sulphide, with an exceptional brilliance, sharp faces and edges, and on matrix, something unusual. Very nice also under magnifying glass. A fine piece of this Moroccan mine.


Size: 9 x 6.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm. 17 mm aggr.
Found in 2002-2004

 
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