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RM1896   Pyurolusite replacing manganite

Imini mine, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

From what has been analyzed, Imini pyrolusites are partially replaced by manganite. This specimen is not at all common, since it shows us shapes in sheaf that remind us the German manganite specimens. Intense black color, very defined crystalline aggregates, with some isolated crystals... An exceptionally rare sample. On baryte matrix.


Size: 8.4 x 6.5 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 4 mm.
Found in 2017

Price: 90 €Buy
 

RM1461   Calcite

Agoudal Mines, Bou Azer, Agoudal, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very aesthetic calcite specimen showing groups of scalenohedral sharp crystals, with transparence that allow to see reddish geometric inclusions. On a matrix with chalcopyrite and marcassite. Ver unusual for the locality.


Size: 7.5 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 10 mm.
Found in 2016

Price: 65 € 45 €Buy
 

RM1427   Skutterudite with dolomite

Aït Ahmane, Bou Azer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very brilliant group of interpenetrated cube-octahedral skutterudite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges. They are included in a matrix with pinkish dolomite, NOT acidified. Very aesthetic and sized.


Size: 5.5 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 14 mm.
Found in 2015.

Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM1945   Skutterudite and dolomite

Aït Ahmane, Bou Azer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very brilliant group of interpenetrated cube-octahedral skutterudite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges. They are included in a matrix with pinkish dolomite, NOT acidified. Very aesthetic and sized.


Size: 6.0 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 10 mm.
Found in 2015.

Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM591   Gersdorffite

Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of octahedral crystals of this unusual nickel sulfoarsenide. It shows very bright faces and defined edges. The luster, tet me emphasize, is exceptional. Disposed very aerial on a matrix of calcite. This specimen has NOT been acidified to remove calcite as is usual in many specimens what may compromise their future stability. A good choice.


Size: 6,8 x 3,5 x 1,8 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 8 mm.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 80€
 

RM1767   Gold with malachite and bornite

Bleida Far West, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Novelty obtained on my last trip to Morocco (02/2018). These are brilliant aggregates of gold formed by numerous crystals rich in faces, curved faces and disposed on a matrix of quartz. The SEM-EDS analyzes show that this gold contains a small percentage of silver (<1% weight). They are accompanied by fibrous aggregates of malachite and gray bornite crystals. This specimen stands out for the contrast between the brilliant gold and the green/gray matrix. An exceptional piece. Bleida is a mine located on the eastern rim of the Bou Azzer district.


Size: 4.8 x 4.0 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 2 mm.
Found in 01/2018

Price: 170 €Buy
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RM1766   Gold with malachite and bornite

Bleida Far West, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Novelty obtained on my last trip to Morocco (02/2018). These are brilliant aggregates of gold formed by numerous crystals rich in faces, curved faces and disposed on a matrix of quartz. The SEM-EDS analyzes show that this gold contains a small percentage of silver (<1% weight). They are accompanied by fibrous aggregates of malachite and gray bornite crystals. This specimen stands out for the contrast between the brilliant gold and the green/gray matrix. An exceptional piece. Bleida is a mine located on the eastern rim of the Bou Azzer district.


Size: 8.0 x 5.0 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 2 mm.
Found in 01/2018



 

RM1914   Gold with malachite and bornite

Bleida far West, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

These are brilliant aggregates of gold formed by numerous crystals rich in faces, curved faces and disposed on a matrix of quartz. The SEM-EDS analyzes show that this gold contains a small percentage of silver (<1% weight). They are accompanied by fibrous aggregates of malachite and gray bornite crystals. This specimen stands out for the contrast between the brilliant gold and the green/gray matrix. An exceptional piece. Bleida is a mine located on the eastern rim of the Bou Azzer district.


Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm.
Found in 01/2018

 

RM1765   Silver cubic crystals

Aït Ahmane (filon 53), Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

This specimen stands out for showing arborescent growths of very well defined silver cubic crystals. In addition, the piece comes from a Moroccan mine from which few samples of this type and quality have been collected. To add more importance to the piece, it must be said that the calcite has been partially removed by mechanical procedures, without acids that could cause the silver to blacken. Well defined, extremely brilliant and isolated silver crystals are not very common, usually appear deformed or in complex growths. An excellent and good sized specimen (several photos attached).


Size: 10.5 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm.



Price: 380 €Buy
 

RM1857   Talmessite with cobaltoan calcite

Agoudal, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very curious globular aggregates formed by prismatic crystals that vary their composition according to the zone, although the XR diffraction study shows that it is talmessite, without discarding that in some parts of the aggregate a higher cobalt content is observed. These aggregates are disposed on a matrix of cobaltoan calcite, together with manganese oxides. Very interesting.


Size: 6.8 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 11 mm aggr.
Found in 2018.



 

RM1858   Vladimirite

Aït Ahmane (filon 53), Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Vladimirite specimens from Aït Ahmane are among the world's best for the species. It is a rare arsenate that forms aesthetic rosettes of tabular to fibrous crystals, very sharp and colorless. They are accompanied by white aragonite and pink talmessite and erythrite. These specimens were found in the walls near the entrance of the galleries of the 53rd vein of this Moroccan mine. Good sized sample. The SEM-EDS analysis will be sent to the buyer.


Size: 6.3 × 4.2 × 4 cm
Main crystal: 2 mm.
Found in ± 2008

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM1797   Vladimirite

Aït Ahmane (filon 53), Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Vladimirite specimens from Aït Ahmane are among the world's best for the species. It is a rare arsenate that forms aesthetic rosettes of tabular to fibrous crystals, very sharp and colorless. They are accompanied by white aragonite. These specimens were found in the walls near the entrance of the galleries of the 53rd vein of this Moroccan mine. The SEM-EDS analysis will be sent to the buyer.


Size: 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.
Found in ca. 2003.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1816   Vladimirite with Talmessite

Aït Ahmane (filon 53), Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Vladimirite specimens from Aït Ahmane are among the world's best for the species. It is a rare arsenate that forms aesthetic rosettes of tabular to fibrous crystals, very sharp and colorless. They are accompanied by white aragonite and pink talmessite. These specimens were found in the walls near the entrance of the galleries of the 53rd vein of this Moroccan mine. The SEM-EDS analysis will be sent to the buyer.


Size: 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm.
Found in ca. 2003.

 

RM1484   Calcite and quartz with goethite inclusions

Tizi-n-Tichka, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very curious aggregate of calcite crystals, forming a rosette, which are disposed very aesthetically on a matrix of quartz crystals. We can observe numerous acicular aggregates of goethite included in the quartz and even coming out of it and penetrating the calcite. An unusual Moroccan piece as is its locality. From the Gustav Beck collection.


Size: 4.8 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm.

Col. Gustav Beck


Price: 20 €Buy
 

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
 

RM1596   Gold, var. electrum

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

A novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (2017). These specimens show a matrix formed by associated sulphides and arsenates of cobalt and iron. We can observe on both the presence of arborescent, filiform and laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis has shown that this is a variety of gold rich in silver (20-24%weight): electrum. Under the loupe we can enjoy that some of these aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic shape of the precious metal. We can think a secondary genesis for this gold electrum. We have analyzed these specimens observing that the brilliant metallic matrix corresponds to skutterudite and other sulphides-arsenides. We will send all analysis to the buyer. The gold and electrum in Bou Azer was already described, but the quality of these specimens we offer surpasses what was known. A very rich gold specimen, with good size and aesthetic.


Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 18 mm.
Found in 2017

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM1755   Gold, var. electrum and Erythrite

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

These specimens show a matrix formed by arsenates such as erythrite and associated sulphides and arsenates of cobalt and iron. We can observe on both the presence of arborescent, filiform and laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis has shown that this is a variety of gold rich in silver (23-24%w): electrum.
Under loupe, we can enjoy that some of these gold aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic forms. We can theorize a secondary genesis for this gold-electrum. We have analyzed the matrix of these specimens observing that the bright metallic matrix corresponds to a mixture of cobalt arsenides, probably skutterudite, and other sulphides. We will send all analyzes to the buyer. The deposit where the electrum appeared has been totally covered by mine lands, so more samples can not be obtained on the field. A very rich gold-electrum specimen.


Size: 5.0 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm.
Found in 01/2018.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM1666   Gold, var. electrum and Erythrite

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

These specimens show a matrix formed by arsenates such as erythrite and associated sulphides and arsenates of cobalt and iron. We can observe on both the presence of arborescent, filiform and laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis has shown that this is a variety of gold rich in silver (23-24%w): electrum.
Under loupe, we can enjoy that some of these gold aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic forms. We can theorize a secondary genesis for this gold-electrum. We have analyzed the matrix of these specimens observing that the bright metallic matrix corresponds to a mixture of cobalt arsenides, probably skutterudite, and other sulphides. We will send all analyzes to the buyer. The gold and electrum in Bou Azer was already described, but the quality of these specimens we offer surpasses what was known. A very rich gold-electrum specimen.


Size: 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.
Found in 2017

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM1590   Gold, var. electrum and Erythrite

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

A novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (2017). These specimens show a matrix formed by arsenates such as erythrite and associated sulphides and arsenates of cobalt and iron. We can observe on both the presence of arborescent, filiform and laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis has shown that this is a variety of gold rich in silver (23-24%w): electrum.
Under loupe, we can enjoy that some of these gold aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic forms. We can theorize a secondary genesis for this gold-electrum. We have analyzed the matrix of these specimens observing that the bright metallic matrix corresponds to a mixture of cobalt arsenides, probably skutterudite, and other sulphides. We will send all analyzes to the buyer. The gold and electrum in Bou Azer was already described, but the quality of these specimens we offer surpasses what was known. A very rich gold-electrum specimen, with good size and aesthetic.


Size: 7.5 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 10 mm.
Found in 2017

 

RM1591   Gold, var. electrum and Erythrite

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

A novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (2017). These specimens show a matrix formed by arsenates such as erythrite and associated sulphides and arsenates of cobalt and iron. We can observe on both the presence of arborescent, filiform and laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis has shown that this is a variety of gold rich in silver (20-24%w): electrum.
Under the loupe we can enjoy that some of these aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic shape of the precious metal. We can think a secondary genesis for this gold electrum. We have analyzed these specimens observing that the brilliant metallic matrix corresponds to skutterudite and other sulphides. We will send all analysis to the buyer. The gold electrum in Bou Azer was already described, but the quality of these specimens we offer surpasses what was known. A very rich gold specimen, with good size and aesthetic.


Size: 11.5 x 7.8 x 6.5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 mm
Found in 2017

 

RM1597   Gold, var. electrum and Erythrite

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

A novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (2017). Matrix formed by sulphides, arsenites and arsenates of Co like erythrite, with some crystals, accompanied by several wire to laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis shows that it is a rich silver gold, variety electrum, unusual. Silver content is similar in all specimens we have analyzed and varies between 20-24% weight.
Under loupe, we can enjoy that some of these gold aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic forms. We can theorize a secondary genesis for this gold-electrum. We have analyzed the matrix of these specimens observing that the bright metallic matrix corresponds to a mixture of cobalt arsenides, probably skutterudite, and other sulphides. We will send all analyzes to the buyer. The gold and electrum in Bou Azer was already described, but the quality of these specimens we offer surpasses what was known. A very nice miniature with several wire and laminar electrum.


Size: 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm.
Found in 2017

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM1598   Gold, var. electrum and Erythrite

Taghouni mine, Taghouni, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

A novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (2017). Matrix formed by sulphides, arsenites and arsenates of Co like erythrite, with some crystals, accompanied by several wire to laminar gold aggregates. SEM analysis shows that it is a rich silver gold, variety electrum, unusual. Silver content is similar in all specimens we have analyzed and varies between 20-24% weight.
Under loupe, we can enjoy that some of these gold aggregates are formed by small crystals of octahedral to cubic forms. We can theorize a secondary genesis for this gold-electrum. We have analyzed the matrix of these specimens observing that the bright metallic matrix corresponds to a mixture of cobalt arsenides, probably skutterudite, and other sulphides. We will send all analyzes to the buyer. The gold and electrum in Bou Azer was already described, but the quality of these specimens we offer surpasses what was known.


Size: 6.0 x 4.7 x 2.4 cm.
Found in 2017

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM491   Cobaltoan calcite

Oumlil mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Druse of divergent prismatic cobaltoan calcite crystals showing rhombohedral terminal faces, which is not usual, perfectly defined and with good brilliance and translucent. The color varies between pink and tile red . Some of these crystals are partially covered on prism by small and brilliant minute calcite. This color zoning can be seen in the fractured area of the sample. From a Moroccan classic locality.


Size: 6,7 x 6,0 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm.

 

RM502   Cobaltoan calcite

Oumlil mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Druse of cobaltoan calcite crystals, with an excellent brilliance, transparence and showing very sharp terminal rhombohedral faces ad edges. Color is really good, a gemmy specimen.


Size: 6,0 x 4,8 x 2,8 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

 

RM503   Cobaltoan calcite

Oumlil mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Druse of divergent prismatic cobaltoan calcite crystals showing flattened rhombohedral terminal faces, with marked geometric pink color zoning. Translucent and very showy. We can observe original calcite as brown transparent crystals, with a thick layer of intense pink color. Very interesting and different.


Size: 6,8 x 4,5 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

 
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