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RM2617   Malachite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

An aesthetic malachite aggregate, showing fibrous crystals, intense colour, with zoning, and good luster. On a matrix with dolomite small crystals. A very aesthetic specimen from this classic Moroccan mines


Size: 9.5 x 6.8 x 6.5 cm.
Found in 02/2013.

Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2269   Wulfenite with barite

Mine des Dalles, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

In this specimen we can observe some groups of tabular wulfenite crystals of intense, very intense orange color, showing defined faces and parallel growth. If anything distinguishes these wulfenite crystals is its vivid color. The brilliance is excellent and in thin areas show transparence. Some of the dominant crystals are disposed very aerial and accompanied by groups of barite crystals. If you observe closely the specimen under the microscope you will see numerous perfect tabular crystals of wulfenite. Very aesthetic specimen.


Size: 7,5 x 5,7 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 1.7 cm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM2035   Malachite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A very aerial malachite aggregate, showing fibrous crystals, intense colour, with zoning, and good luster. On a matrix with dolomite small crystals. A very aesthetic specimen from this classic Moroccan mines.


Size: 5 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm
Main crystal: 3 cm

Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM1979   Vanadinite with Baryte

Coud'a area, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Floater specimen. Excelent group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Crystals size is remarkable. A piece with two faces. One of them, crystals are disposed in an isolated way on a barite lenticular rosette crystals. In the other, they are forming rich crystalline groups. The presence of this baryte matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.


Size: 9.4 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 mm.
Found in 2013.

Classic locality


Price: 110 €Buy
 

RM1860   Galena

Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Curious specimen of a classic locality formed by numerous galena cube octahedrons. They have very defined forms, idiomorphic crystals but hollow inside. They upholster the dolomite matrix. for lovers of the curiosities from Moroccan mines. An old sample.


Size: 8.8 x 7.5 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm.
Found in ± 1987.

Classic locality


Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM1771   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Excellent specimen of vanadinite formed by several medium-sized crystals, on which groups of larger crystals have been grown. They show the shapes of the hexagonal prism, with slightly striated faces, and with smooth pinacoidal faces. The brilliance and color are more than exceptional. It presents a very intense garnet red color in the central areas of the prism and a redder tone in the pinacoids. Under the incident light it is spectacular. This specimen comes from the ACF shaft, in Mibladen, and was mined on February 6, 2018 and we were very lucky to be there. Pieces with this crystal size and quality are very unusual...
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Size: 10.5 x 8.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 19 x 10 mm.
Found in 6/Febr/2018



 

RM1719   Cerussite with galena and baryte

Mine des O, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A definitive specimen of Mibladen cerussite. Transparent to translucent crystals, with an exceptional brightness, unusual, with numerous and aesthetic perfect cyclic twins. Closely observed, it becomes a crystallographic pleasure. One of the best cerussite specimens of Mibladen I've seen... With label from former Manchion collection.


Size: 7.0 x 5.0 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 15 mm.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No.237 (C. Curto, 04/1986)
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1698   Talmessite with conichalcite and calcite

Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Khénifra, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Rich specimen formed by several isolated crystals of talmessite, translucent to transparent, defined, from pink to orange. They are disposed on a matrix with bright calcite crystals and green crystalline aggregates of conichalcite. The sample has been analyzed by SEM-EDS and Raman. The results indicate a very low Co content and the Raman indicates that it is talmessite. We will send the buyer all the details.


Size: 6.7 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 6 mm.
Found in 2017.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1665   Nepheline and schorlomite

Jebel Bou-Agrao, Tamazeght Mts., Khénifra, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco

A vug that is lined with sharp, hexagonal, grayish-white nepheline crystals, accompanied by lustrous, black crystals of schorlomite as dodecahedral crystals. Schorlomite is a rare garnet group member and much of the material labeled "schorlomite" is, strictly speaking, titanian andradite. Excellent, highly representative combination material of the species. Not very often one can see well formed nepheline crystals of this species, especially crystals this size. Very aesthetic specimen from Jebel Bou-Agrao.


Size: 6.7 x 4.6 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 12 mm.

 

RM1509   Wulfenite and baryte

Mine des Dalles, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

In this good size specimen we can observe a group of tabular wulfenite crystals showing well defined faces and parallel growths. They are interpenetrated between them and accompanied by small but perfect tabular wulfenite crystals on matrix. The brilliance is excellent and in thin parts they show transparence. They are very aerial disposed on a matrix of baryte crystals, with cerussite and dolomite.


Size: 9.8 x 7.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 15 mm.
Found in 12/2012.

 

RM1220   Twinned cerusite with barite and galena

Mine des O, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

In this huge size specimen we observe groups of tabular lenticular aggregates of barite with a delicate reddish tones, along with gray galena that has been almost completely substituted and covered by nice cerussite crystals. Taking a look under the microscope, cerussite shows long striated prisms terminated by pyramidal faces. Also note several cyclic star twins, well defined and spectacular. Different specimens from Mibladen.

The large mine of Les O is mined under the town of Mibladen. It has been worked during generations of miners in search of specimens, usually galena cerussite, barite and some wulfenite. Few weeks before my visit in February 2013 were found some mineralized veins and vugs with the specimens we offer. When those cavities were formed they had been filled by cube octahedral crystals of galena and barite. Due to the hydrothermal fluids galena was partially or totally corroded to favor the formation of cerussite.


Size: 14.0 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 12 mm. twin
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1165   Galena with quartz and sphalerite

Aouli, Midelt, Meknès-Tafilalet, Khénifra, Morocco

Excellent specimen of galena that shows a group of sharp cubic crystals, brilliant, interpenetrated and which are peppered by small crystals of honey color sphalerite. Partially covered by sharp, brilliant quartz crystals and minor calcite. This deposit has been operated by several french compagnies from 1923 to 1960. A quality specimen for this Moroccan locality.


Size: 7.8 x 7.6 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 18 mm.

 

RM1161   Vanadinite with Baryte

Coud'a, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Excelent group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Main crystals size and thickness are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial and isolated on a lenticular baryte matrix. The presence of this baryte matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.


Size: 6.7 x 5.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 8 mm.

 

RM865   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Spectacular specimen with a very good size formed by several vanadinite crystals, with an intense red color and translucent. Very aerial disposed on a rocky matrix. Very displayable and unusual specimen.


Size: 9.0 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 6 mm.

 

RM1130   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed) which are disposed on a matrix of goethite. The green yellowish color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly. A nice miniature.

They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens have been presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.


Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1131   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed) which are disposed on a matrix of goethite. The green yellowish color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly.

They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens have been presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.


Size: 5.3 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1136   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed) which are disposed on a matrix of goethite. The green yellowish color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly.

They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens have been presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.


Size: 5.5 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 2 x 1 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1134   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed) which are disposed on a matrix of goethite. The green yellowish color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly.

They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens have been presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.


Size: 5.7 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm.
Main crystal: 2 x 1 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1132   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed) which are disposed on a matrix of goethite. The green yellowish color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly. They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens were presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.


Size: 7.4 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1138   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed), some individualized, which are disposed, with a very aesthetic contrast on a matrix of goethite. The yellowish green color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid, some of them insinuate the hexagonal dipyramid faces. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly.

They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens have been presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.


Size: 6.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1139   Pyromorphite with goethite

Bou Iboulkhir mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of pyromorphite crystals (analyzed), some individualized, which are disposed, with a very aesthetic contrast, on a matrix of goethite. The yellowish green color is very intense, exceptional brilliance, translucent to transparent. They show defined hexagonal prisms truncated by the pinacoid, some of them insinuate the hexagonal dipyramid faces. Under magnifying glass transparency we can be seen perfectly.

They come from a Moroccan locality that once was known by the presence of pyromorphite, but not with this quality and less represented in collections. Few specimens have been presented at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015.

 


Size: 7.0 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 2.5 x 2 mm.
Found in 04/2015.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1037   Twinned cerusite with barite and galena

Mine des O, Mine des O, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilet, Morocco

In this huge size specimen we observe groups of tabular lenticular aggregates of barite with a delicate reddish tones, along with gray galena that has been almost completely substituted and covered by nice cerussite crystals. Taking a look under the microscope, cerussite shows long striated prisms terminated by pyramidal faces. Also note several cyclic star twins, well defined and spectacular. Different specimens from Mibladen.

The large mine of Les O is mined under the town of Mibladen. It has been worked during generations of miners in search of specimens, usually galena cerussite, barite and some wulfenite. Few weeks before my visit in February 2013 were found some mineralized veins and vugs with the specimens we offer. When those cavities were formed they had been filled by cube octahedral crystals of galena and barite. Due to the hydrothermal fluids galena was partially or totally corroded to favor the formation of cerussite.


Size: 9.0 x 6.8 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 4 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM864   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen with a really good size formed by several groups of vanadinite crystals, with an intense red zoning color, translucent, very brilliant and showing a defined prism truncated by pinacoidal faces. On a solid rocky matrix. A fine specimen from this classic locality.


Size: 12.7 x 8.0 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 12 mm.

 

RM867   Vanadinite with Baryte

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Spectacular specimen with a very good size formed by several and isolated vanadinite crystals, with an intense red color, with zoning, translucent and showing a defined prism truncated by pinacoidal faces and complex aggregates. Very aerial disposed on a rocky matrix and on the barite which forms aggregates in a book shape. Very displayable and unusual specimen.


Size: 11.7 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 12 mm.

 

RM931   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen with a very good size formed by several groups of vanadinite crystals, with an intense red to brownish red zoning color, translucent, very brilliant and showing a defined prism truncated by pinacoidal faces. On a rocky matrix. Different than usual.


Size: 13.0 x 12.4 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 6 mm.

Price: 75 €Buy
 
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