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RM2945   Orthoclase, magnetite, epidote and actinolite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

These specimens are formed by numerous prismatic crystals of orthoclase, very well defined and interpenetrated. They are accompanied by acicular crystals of actinolite and epidote, and octahedral magnetite. A piece of good size and quality.


Size: 8.2 x 7.7 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.9 cm.

 

RM2944   Orthoclase, magnetite, epidote and actinolite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

These specimens are formed by numerous prismatic crystals of orthoclase, very well defined and interpenetrated. They are accompanied by acicular crystals of actinolite and epidote, and octahedral magnetite. A piece of good size and quality.


Size: 9.4 x 7.3 x 6 cm.
Main crystal: 2.1 cm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2855   "Window" smoky quartz with inclusions

Jbel Amalo nTarhis, Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

An excellent specimen of quartz, with a slight smoky tone, which presents very aesthetic "window" geometric growths. Doubly terminated and with complex crystallography. With inclusions. Not very seen in the market.


Size: 6.2 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm.
Found in ±2020.

 

RM2856   "Window" smoky quartz with inclusions

Jbel Amalo nTarhis, Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

An excellent specimen of quartz, with a slight smoky tone, which presents very aesthetic "window" geometric growths. Doubly terminated and with complex crystallography. With inclusions. Not very seen in the market.


Size: 6.3 x 3.8 x 3 cm.
Found in ±2019.

 

RM2854   Hematite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Nice botryoidal specimen of hematite, very brilliant. In the fracture zone we can see radial growths. A Moroccan curiosity.


Size: 8 x 5.8 x 3.6 cm.
Found in 2018.

 

RM2800   Andradite, var. melanite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of andradite crystals, melanite variety, which show very well defined forms of the dodecahedron, truncated at the edges by those of the trapezohedron. Intense black color, with semi-dull luster.


Size: 3.4 x 3.2 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in 2020.

 

RM2799   Andradite, var. melanite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A good size crystal of andradite, melanite variety, which shows very well defined forms of the dodecahedron, truncated at the edges by those of the trapezohedron. Intense black color, with brilliance.


Size: 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm.
Found in 2020.

 

RM2798   Andradite, var. melanite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of andradite crystals, melanite variety, which show very well defined forms of the dodecahedron, truncated at the edges by those of the trapezohedron. Intense black color, with a semi-matte luster, and small goethite coatings.


Size: 7 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.8 cm.
Found in 2020.

 

RM2130   Magnetita and microcline

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of octaedral magnetite crystals, some in staggered growth, with an excellent luster, very well defined faces and edges. They are disposed on a matrix of microcline crystals.


Size: 5 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.

Price: 50 €Buy
 

RM2128   Epidote, quartz & actinolite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Fan-shaped aggregates of epidote crystals with an intense green color and luster. They are accompanied by hyaline quartz crystals and fine olive green actinolite needles. A different specimen from this classic Moroccan locality.


Size: 8,6 x 6,5 x 5,2 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.

Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2449   Fluorapatite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A really interesting good size and gemmy fluorapatite crystal. We can observe perfectly the combination of the first and second order prisms; very sharp terminal faces, with first order hexagonal dipyramid. A specimen to enjoy crystallography and aesthetics.
Crystal shows excellent brilliance, transparence and a vivid yellow color with green tones. The specimen is from a Moroccan classic mine located in the Imilchil mountains area.


Size: 2.6 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm.
Found in ca. 2012.

Classic locality
 

RM2195   Hollandite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very aesthetic and good sized specimen of hollandite, with stalactitic botryoidal structures, velvety and intense almost black gray. A quality piece from this classic Moroccan mine.


Size: 10 x 6 x 5.5 cm.
Found in 2019.

 

RM2145   Vanadinite on goethite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Curious specimens of vanadinite showing yellow, slightly orange, hexagonal prismatic crystals, on which a thin layer of goethite has been deposited. At the same time, on this layer another generation of vanadinite and calcium-rich pyromorphite (phosphohedyphane), such as the attached analyzes show, we will send to the buyer. They are disposed on a matrix of goethite. Very interesting and different specimen from this classic Moroccan mine. Take a look to the SEM image of second generation crystals with an unusually rich facet...


Size: 8.5 x 7.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2144   Vanadinite on goethite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Curious specimens of vanadinite showing yellow, slightly orange, hexagonal prismatic crystals, on which a thin layer of goethite has been deposited. At the same time, on this layer another generation of vanadinite and calcium-rich pyromorphite (phosphohedyphane), such as the attached analyzes show, we will send to the buyer. They are disposed on a matrix of goethite. Very interesting and different specimen from this classic Moroccan mine. Take a look to the SEM image of second generation crystals with an unusually rich facet...


Size: 10.5 x 6 c 5.5 cm
Main crystal: 1 cm.
Found in 2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2058   Hematite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant botryoidal hematite specimen. In the back side we observe very esthetic concentric growths of different colours, fibrous, of hematite. These pieces have been cleaned in origin with sand which eliminates the surface oxide layer to let us see these spherical forms of good size. Very curious Moroccan novelty.


Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 50 €Buy
 

RM2057   Hematite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Good botryoidal specimen of hematite. In the back side we observe very esthetic growths of different tones, fibrous, of hematite. These pieces are usually cleaned at the origin with sand, but in this case and because of the luster, we do not believe that it was. Very curious Moroccan novelty.


Size: 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 50 €Reserved

 

RM2019   Coronadite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Excellent stalactitic coronadite specimen, analyzed by SEM-EDS, with rounded shapes, intense gray almost black. Good size. From this classic locality for Moroccan mineralogy. With yellowish goethite matrix. You can find more information about this species and locality in the Rosell Minerals blog.


Size: 10.8 x 6 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM1953   Native copper

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

This specimen shows an arborescent growth with deformed crystalline forms and other idiomorphic in some areas of the specimen, with well defined faces and edges. With good color and brightness which is not very frequent. With small quartz crystals.


Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.

Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM1898   Hematite

Taouz mine, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant botryoidal hematite specimen. In the back side we observe very esthetic concentric growths of different colours, fibrous, of hematite. These pieces have been cleaned in origin with sand which eliminates the surface oxide layer to let us see these spherical forms of good size. Very curious Moroccan novelty.


Size: 7.8 x 6 x 3 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM1897   Hematite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant botryoidal hematite specimen. In the back side we observe very esthetic concentric growths of different colours, fibrous, of hematite. These pieces have been cleaned in origin with sand which eliminates the surface oxide layer to let us see these spherical forms of good size. Very curious Moroccan novelty.


Size: 10 x 6.5 x 5 cm.
Found in 2018.

 

RM1876   Marcassite on quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Aesthetic aggregate of very sharp tabular marcasite crystals, brilliant, with very well defined faces and edges. A couple of breaks that are not easy visible, but complete in my opinion. On quartz matrix.


Size: 8.2 x 6.2 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 10 mm.
Found in 2017.

 

RM1789   Malachite with limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich group of pseudorhombohedral and interpenetrated crystals of malachite, very sharp. It would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. The brightness is good, intense green color, forming aesthetic aggregates. They are disposed into cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite) with quartz. Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 6 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1788   Malachite with azurite and limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Aesthetic group of elongated, fan-shaped and very well defined prismatic crystals of malachite, it would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. Accompanied by a azurite brilliant crystal. The brightness is excellent, intense green color, forming divergent aggregates. They are disposed filling cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite). Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 6.0 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 2 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1787   Malachite on limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich group of elongated and very well defined prismatic crystals of malachite, it would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. The brightness is excellent, intense green color, forming divergent aggregates. They are disposed filling cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite). Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 2 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1737   Goethite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very brilliant specimen of goethite, from this classic Moroccan mine. It presents an aesthetic botryoidal aggregate, with an intense metallic luster and a deep black color.


Size: 6.7 x 6.0 x 4.8 cm.

 
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