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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
 

RM2885   "Laminar" calcite and pyrite

El Hammam Mine, Djebel el Hammam, Meknès, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of fine, laminar, pseudohexagonal calcite crystals with color zoning and small recrystallizations of the same mineral. They are accompanied by small quartz and pyrite crystals. It belongs from the Manchion collection (Barcelona).


Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 2.3 cm.
Found in ±1991.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Classic locality


 

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.

 

RM2813   Cerussite and baryte

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

Very brilliant specimen formed by various cerussite crystals, with a cyclic twin, well defined and translucent. They exhibit intense yellow fluorescence under LW-UV light. They are disposed on an upholstered matrix of small crystals of the same species and, to give an aesthetic touch, a group of orange baryte crystals.


Size: 5.8 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 21 mm.
Found in 2018.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona).
Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 65 €Buy
 

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.

 

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
 

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
 

RM2473   Fluorite

El Hammam Mine, Djebel el Hammam, Meknès, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, with good brilliance, transparence and a very characteristic green color. From this classic Moroccan mines. With the label of the former collection Trigo (Mataró).


Size: 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 2.2 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV


Price: 35 €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.

 

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

 

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

 

RM2026   Fluorite with quartz

El Hammam Mine, Djebel el Hammam, Meknès, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Druse of fluorite crystals, with cube shapes, translucent and of a green color. They are partially covered by small quartz crystals that show forms of corrosion. With intense fluorescence activity under LW-UV light. Very curious. From the Manchion Collection.


Size: 10 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm.
Found in ±1986.

Col. Manchion #219, 01/1986,
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

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.

 

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


 
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