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RM480   Cerussite with barite

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

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.

In this 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 twins, well defined and spectacular. Different specimens from Mibladen.


Size: 6,5 x 5,0 x 2,5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 5 mm (cerussite).
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

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


 

RM510   Twinned cerusite with Baryte 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. See the huge size twinned crystals of cerussite, close to the mineralized areas. 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: 11,0 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 15 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM511   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. See the huge size twinned crystals of cerussite, close to the mineralized areas. 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: 10,3 x 7,7 x 6,0 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 3 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

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
 

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...
Enjoy the specimen in YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/pmpvMTamxPU


Size: 10.5 x 8.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 19 x 10 mm.
Found in 6/Febr/2018



 

RM622   Vanadinite

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

Floater formed by of complex group of vanadinite crystals showing parallel growth with curious hoppered forms to add interest to this specimen. The color varies from orange, reddish to beige. The luster is excellent. A small nick that doesn't affect the overall aesthetics. Rare are these crystals of this classic Moroccan mine, uncommon...


Size: 2,7 x 2,0 x 1,8 cm.
Found in 10/2012.

 

RM915   Vanadinite

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

Very rich group of vanadinite crystals showing a parallel growth, with defined hexagonal forms and short prism. The color varies between an intense red to the orange. Very brilliant and translucent, which reveals its spectacular color. Less common for the species. This specimen is from ACF mine, near to the Coud'a puits, in Mibladen mining area.


Size: 4.7 x 3.7 x 2.0 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 10 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

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: 85 €Buy
 

RM916   Vanadinite

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

Huge size floater of vanadinite crystals showing defined hexagonal forms. The color varies between an intense red to the orange. It presents very brilliant faces, while others are more dull and with an orange to brown tone. This specimen is from ACF mine, near to the Coud'a puits, in Mibladen mining area.


Size: 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 15 mm.

 

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.

 

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.

 

RM471   Vanadinite with barite

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 crystal size and thickness are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial and isolated on a lenticular barite crystal matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 4,7 x 4,4 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 x 4 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM472   Vanadinite with barite

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

One of the specimens with a exceptional color, excellent brilliance, a real gem. Very rich 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 are remarkable. Covering the barite matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 5,3 x 4,9 x 2,7 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 9 x 4 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 220€
 

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.

 

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
 

RM477   Vanadinite with barite

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

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 are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial on a lenticular barite crystal matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 5,5 x 2,8 x 1,9 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 8 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM478   Vanadinite with barite

Coud'a area, 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 are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial on a lenticular barite crystal matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 5,8 x 4,0 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM866   Vanadinite with Baryte

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

Specimen with a very good size formed by several vanadinite crystals, with an intense red color, translucent and showing a defined prism truncated by pinacoidal faces. On a rocky matrix and peppering developed barite aggregates in a book shape. Very brilliant specimen.


Size: 12.5 x 8.5 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 7 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.

 

RM483   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: 17 x 15 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM486   Wulfenite with barite

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

Groups of tabular wulfenite crystals of intense orange color, showing parallel growth. If anything distinguishes these wulfenite crystals is its vivid color. The brilliance is excellent and in thin areas show transparence. Disposed very aerial and accompanied by fan-shaped barite crystals.


Size: 6,2 x 4,3 x 3,7 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 10 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

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.

 
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