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RM1684   Fluorite

Taourirt, L'Oriental Region, Morocco

Long time since I saw good quality fluorite specimens from this Moroccan mines (Tawrirt, ⵜⴰⵡⵔⵉⵔⵜ), located in the Oriental region of the country. These specimens of fluorite show forms of the cube, with very sharp edges, translucent, with slight color zoning, between violet to purple, semidull faces, very curious. It shows unusual elongated cubes. Partially covered by black goethite. A very aesthetic piece.


Size: 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 11 mm.
Found in 2017

 

RM1682   Fluorite and Baryte

Taourirt, L'Oriental Region, Morocco

Probably the best specimen I can get from this pocket. Very rich group of interpenetrated fluorite crystals showing forms of the cube, with very sharp edges, transparent to translucent, with marked color zoning, intense violet color and  brilliant faces. Contrasting with the white baryte matrix. A very, very aesthetic specimen.
Long time since I saw good quality fluorite specimens from this Moroccan mines (Tawrirt, ⵜⴰⵡⵔⵉⵔⵜ), located in the Oriental region of the country.


Size: 8.0 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 12 mm.
Found in 2017

 

RM1656   Fluorite and Baryte

Taourirt, L'Oriental Region, Morocco

These specimens of fluorite show forms of the cube, with very sharp edges, transparent to translucent, with some color zoning, intense violet color, brilliant to semidull faces, very curious. Partially covered by goethite and very aerial disposed on baryte crystals. Long time since I saw good quality fluorite specimens from this Moroccan mines (Tawrirt, ⵜⴰⵡⵔⵉⵔⵜ), located in the Oriental region of the country. An aesthetic piece.


Size: 5.2 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 15 x 13 mm.
Found in 2017

 

RM1658   Fluorite and Baryte

Taourirt, L'Oriental Region, Morocco

These specimens of fluorite show forms of the cube, with very sharp edges, transparent to translucent, with some color zoning, violet color, brilliant to semidull faces, very curious. A very aerial and aesthetic miniture. Long time since I saw good quality fluorite specimens from this Moroccan mines (Tawrirt, ⵜⴰⵡⵔⵉⵔⵜ), located in the Oriental region of the country.


Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 13 mm.
Found in 2017

 

RM1769   Anglesite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, L'oriental Region, Morocco

Aesthetic and historic specimen of anglesite, formed by a well developed tabular crystal, lanceolated, very rich in faces, with various rhombic prisms facets and striated pinacoids. It presents an excellent transparence and good brilliance. It is disposed on a galena matrix accompanied by other crystals of the same species. A pleasure to enjoy the crystallography of the piece. An ancient specimen of the former Manchión collection.


Size: 6.2 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2,5 x 1,8 cm.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No. 326 (J. Viñals, 1989)


 

RM1689   Anglesite and galena

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, L'oriental Region, Morocco

Very rich and brilliant specimen of anglesite, formed by several prismatic crystals, with transparence, brilliance, defined faces and edges and colorless. A pleasure to enjoy the crystallography of the species. They are partially covering a vug in a galena matrix. A sample from former Daunis collection (Barcelona), with many years on his "shoulder".


Size: 8.0 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 8 mm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Excol. Daunis (Barcelona)


 

RM1770   Cerussite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, L'oriental Region, Morocco

Very esthetic and historical specimen formed by crystals of cerussite, transparent to translucent, with an unusual brightness, elongated prisms, rich in faces and some twins. Closely observed, it becomes a crystallographic pleasure. From a classic Moroccan mine from where nowadays is not easy to find samples with this quality.


Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 4 mm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No. 322 (J. Fabre, 04/1986)
Fluorescent under long wave UV
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