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RM1728   Baryte

Echemmaia, Youssoufia, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco

Baryte specimens from this Maghrebian locality are very unusual. They appear labeled as Irhoud and there is a discussion about the locality. These are aggregates of tabular lanceolate baryte crystals those form beautiful rosettes, very aerial disposed, with inclusions those give them these reddish tones. On a matrix with quartz. A rarity.
Echemaïa (Arabic: الشماعية) is a city of Morocco, located in the region of Marrakech-Safi between the city of Safi and Marrakech. Formerly called "Al Kasba" it was renamed "Chemaïa" (literally: "La Chandelière") since the establishment of one of the largest candle factories in the region.

Size: 9.5 x 7.0 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 25 mm.
Found in 1970's.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No. 325 (1987)

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