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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.

 

RM726   Phosphohedyphane with quartz

Taouz mine, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

These curious specimens from Taouz mine were collected in February 2013. These cavities are covered by hexagonal prismatic crystals of greenish to yellow color, opaque to translucent, forming nice aggregates. Interestingly, some of the cavities are coated by brilliant small quartz crystals, giving an excellent contrast to the specimen. Iniatilly, these crystals were identified as pyromorphite, but after new SEM-EDS analysis, we can confirm that these crystals contain calcium, with chlorine, phosphorus and lead.

This is the first citation of this species in Taouz.


Size: 5,5 x 5,5 x 4,4 cm.
Found in 02/2013.



 

RM732   Phosphohedyphane with quartz

Taouz mine, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

These curious specimens from Taouz mine were collected in February 2013. These cavities are covered by hexagonal prismatic crystals of greenish to yellow color, opaque to translucent, forming nice aggregates. Interestingly, some of the cavities are coated by brilliant small quartz crystals, giving an excellent contrast to the specimen. Iniatilly, these crystals were identified as pyromorphite, but after new SEM-EDS analysis, we can confirm that these crystals contain calcium, with chlorine, phosphorus and lead.


Size: 5,0 x 4,5 x 2,8 cm.
Found in 02/2013.

 

RM908   Phosphohedyphane with vanadinite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

After a trip to Morocco in 2013, we analyzed few samples of a mineral similar to mimetite species. Results indicated that it was phosphohedyphane. From the same mine we have obtained some specimens of the zone in which came out in 2013 original ones, but now they showed marked differences. After a careful analysis, results indicate that these were also phosphohedyphane, but with a different shape but similar to the pyromorphite appearance. They are covering cavities of the limonite matrix, small hexagonal crystals slightly barrel-shaped, with green to a yellowish tones. Accompanied by brilliant quartz and vanadinite, some rich in arsenic. It seems that they form part of a pyromorphite-phosphohedyphane series. Analysis results will be delivered to the buyer.


Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 2 x 2 mm. aggr.
Found in 2014.



 

RM909   Phosphohedyphane with vanadinite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

After a trip to Morocco in 2013, we analyzed few samples of a mineral similar to mimetite species. Results indicated that it was phosphohedyphane. From the same mine we have obtained some specimens of the zone in which came out in 2013 original ones, but now they showed marked differences. After a careful analysis, results indicate that these were also phosphohedyphane, but with a different shape but similar to the pyromorphite appearance. They are covering cavities of the limonite matrix, small hexagonal crystals slightly barrel-shaped, with green to a yellowish tones. Accompanied by brilliant quartz and vanadinite, some rich in arsenic. It seems that they form part of a pyromorphite-phosphohedyphane series. Analysis results will be delivered to the buyer.


Size: 4.5 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1 x 1 mm aggr.
Found in 2014.



 

RM1737   Goethite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very brilliant specimen of goethite, from this classic Moroccan mine. It presents an aesthetic botryoidal aggregate, with an intense metallic luster and a deep black color.


Size: 6.7 x 6.0 x 4.8 cm.

 

RM504   Goethite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A very nice specimen of goethite showing stalactitic-habit with botryoidal forms. Exterior color is olive green, with very curious terminations. In the base we can observe that these growths are formed by several goethite crystals in radial disposition. A quality specimen for this Moroccan mine. 


Size: 5,0 x 4,0 x 2,5 cm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM505   Goethite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A very nice huge size goethite specimen showing stalactitic-habit, well developed, with aesthetic botryoidal forms. Exterior color is olive green, with very curious terminations, very thin. We can observe that these growths are formed by several goethite crystals in radial disposition. A high quality specimen for this Moroccan mine.


Size: 8,4 x 8,2 x 3,6 cm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM1897   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: 10 x 6.5 x 5 cm.
Found in 2018.

 

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 €Buy
 

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: 60 €Buy
 

RM473   Vanadinite with siderite and goethite (limonite)

Taouz area, Vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

This specimen was collected a few days before our visit to the mine. A group of vanadinite crystals with a hexagonal shape and forming nice globular aggregates. The color is orange to reddish, with good transparency and disposed on vugs in the compact limonite matrix, covered by small goethite lenticular crystals. A not very common specimen from this classic mine.


Size: 5,5 x 4,3 x 4,2 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 4 mm.
Found in 02/2013.

 

RM506   Globular vanadinite with goethite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

These globular vanadinite aggregates, formed by hexagonal crystals, were collected Taouz mine few days before our visit. These groups, which are sometimes partially covered by calcite, are very brilliant, translucent and they are disposed on the matrix covered by lenticular goethite. A new Taouz curiosity.


Size: 7,4 x 5,2 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x6 mm (aggr.).
Found in 02/2013.

 

RM341   Goethite-Hematite

Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilet, Morocco

A very aesthetic group of stalactitic goethite-hematite growth showing a very aerial disposition from this classic Moroccan locality. We can observe reddish radiated growths in fractured stalactites on the matrix.


Size: 8,8 x 8,3 x 7,1 cm.

 

RM363   Vanadinite with Coronadite and Goethite

Mine Four man, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilet, Morocco

Two generations of vanadinite crystals. A good-sized brilliant crystals, with echeloned growths and defined faces and edges. With good color yellow and peppered by deep black coronadite globular aggregates. Another generation shows small crystals (<1 mm) but with a nice luster, transparence, and yellowish tone. Both are on a matrix of goethite.


Size: 6,2 x 4,2 x 3,4 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 6 mm
Found in 04/2012

 

RM370   Vanadinite with Coronadite and Mottramite

Mine Four man, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilet, Morocco

A group of very curious yellowish vanadinite hexagonal crystals disposed on a layer of botryoidal coronadite acicular aggregates which are covering the goethite vugs. Accompanied by small but defined mottramite crystals forming clusters partially covering vanadinite crystals. They show a honey to brown color and dipyramidal faces and skeletal growths. A nice sample to be enjoyed on the display and under the microscope.


Size: 7,8 x 4,3 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 5 mm.
Found in 04/2012

 

RM366   Vanadinite with Coronadite and Mottramite

Mine Four man, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilet, Morocco

In this excellent specimen we can observe different vanadinite crystals phases. The first is formed by botryoidal aggregates of small vanadinite crystals. Brilliant, translucent and with a yellow to greenish tones. On a second generation, we have huge size and brilliant crystals, with yellow to orange color, which show rounded faces and edges, one of them having a drop shape. One of the cavities of the goethite matrix is covered by very sharp and brilliant lanceolated prismatic crystals of mottramite. Also accompanied bybotryoidal coronadite. Novelty in SMM-2012.


Size: 9,5 x 5,2 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 10 mm.
Found in 04/2012

 

RM1494   Vanadinite with coronadite, mottramite and goethite

Mine Four man, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilet, Morocco

Two generations of vanadinite crystals. A good-sized brilliant crystals, with echeloned growths and defined faces and edges. With good color yellow and peppered by deep black coronadite globular aggregates and covering the matrix. Another generation shows small crystals (<1 mm) but with a nice luster, transparence, and yellowish tone. Both are on goethite with mottramite crystals.


Size: 8.5 x 7.7 x 4.6 cm.
Found in 2012

Price: 55 €Buy
 
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