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RM1198   Beaverite-(Cu) with azurite and malachite

Bou Bekker, Touissit, Jerada, Morocco

First appointment for this Moroccan locality. This lead, iron and rich copper sulfate has been analyzed by SEM-EDS, we will send results to the buyer. Beaverite-(Cu) forms yellow earthy masses formed by lenticular crystals. It is accompanied by fibrous malachite crystals and azurite crystal aggregates. In the matrix we have observed the presence of cerussite. Only the combination of colors and species in  this sample is aesthetic itself.


Size: 9.3 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm.
Found in 09/2015.



 

RM1200   Beaverite-(Cu) with azurite and malachite

Bou Bekker, Touissit, Jerada, Morocco

First appointment for this Moroccan locality. This lead, iron and rich copper sulfate has been analyzed by SEM-EDS, we will send results to the buyer. Beaverite-(Cu) forms yellow earthy masses formed by lenticular crystals. It is accompanied by fibrous malachite crystals and azurite crystal aggregates. In the matrix we have observed the presence of cerussite. Only the combination of colors and species in  this sample is aesthetic itself.


Size: 6.0 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm.
Found in 09/2015.



 

RM1818   Malachite and azurite

Bou Bekker, Touissit, Jerada, Morocco

On a matrix of quartz crystals, with azurite, there are numerous fibrous aggregates of malachite crystals. Intense color, good brilliance and silky luster. A very bright piece.


Size: 7.5 x 6.4 x 3.0 cm.
Found in ±1988.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona). No.427.


 

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
Price: 120 € 100 €Buy
 

RM2045   Azurite with malachite and limonite

Bou Bekker, Touissit, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Very brilliant aggregates of azurite crystals, well defined and with the characteristic deep blue color. On an altered chalcopyrite matrix partially covered by a layer of velvety malachite. An good size and old specimen from this Catalan collection.


Size: 10 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm.
Found in ±1980

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de L.)
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM1999   Azurite and Malachite

Bou Bekker, Touissit, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

A nice azurite miniature, with good brightness, intense color and sprinkled with malachite rosettes. An aesthetic old piece from this classic Moroccan locality.


Size: 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm.
Found in 1988.

Col. Manchion #328.
 

RM1010   Malachite after azurite

Bou Bekker, Touissit, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

A rich group of azurite crystals partially replaced by malachite. Azurite crystals show tabular and lenticular shape forming rosettes, with an intense blue color. Malachite shows the shapes of the crystals of azurite those has been partially replaced and fibrous to acicular crystals with a delicate velvety aspect very aesthetic.


Size: 7.0 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM1997   Anglesite with galena

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Aesthetic group of sharp anglesite crystals, very brilliant, transparent and richly faceted. They are disposed on a matrix of galena. An old specimen from the Manchion Collection, very luminous, from this classic Moroccan town.


Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 1987.

Col. Manchion #352.


 

RM1854   Atzurite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

A prismatic crystal that just looks like the typical ones from Touissit, but a more detailed check shows the unusual richness of the termination, with lots of faces. Definition, brilliance, and color are the outstanding features of this sample. This azurite crystal, in the form of a broad spear point, exhibits electric blue highlights, lustre, and numerous step faces on both sides of the of the crystal. It is a magnificent crystal with only one minor ding/contact on one terminal face, otherwise, it is really aesthetic. A very old specimen, very difficult to get nowadays.


Size: 3.4 x 3.1 x 1.4 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Classic locality
Price: 420 €Buy
 

RM1995   Cerussite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Aesthetic sample formed by sharp cerussite crystals, translucent, twinned, with a very good luster, slightly honey tone. They are disposed on a matrix with galena. From the Manchión collection.


Size: 5 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm.
Found in 1987.

Col. Manchion #357
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1485   Malachite with quartz and calcite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Superb and brilliant specimen formed by botryoidal aggregates of malachite, of intense green color, and covered by small hyaline quartz crystals. Quartz gives it this aesthetic brilliance. Matrix is formed by a stockwork of altered chalcopyrite. Malachite specimens from this locality and with this shape are unusual.


Size: 8.7 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm.
Found in 2016.

 

RM1595   Arsenatian Vanadinite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Rich group of so called arsenatian vanadinite showing defined edges and curved faces, barrel-shaped and many of them doubly terminated, with the characteristic color of this variety. These samples appeared on the market in the late 1970s as pyromorphite, until they were correctly determined by XRD and SEM-EDS analysis. This specimen has been analyzed, just for info, showing As 3.3%weight and 9% in V. Old specimen, nowadays rare to find.


Size: 9.2 x 6.5 x 5.2 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 6 mm.
Found in 1980's



 

RM2083   Arsenatian Vanadinite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Rich group of so called arsenatian vanadinite showing defined edges and curved faces, barrel-shaped and many of them doubly terminated, with the characteristic color of this variety. These samples appeared on the market in the late 1970s as pyromorphite, until they were correctly determined by XRD and SEM-EDS analysis. This specimen has been analyzed, just for info, showing As 3%weight and 8.7% in V. Old specimen, nowadays rare to find.


Size: 7.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 4 mm.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 80 €Buy
 

RM1855   Wulfenite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

In this specimen we can enjoy groups of tabular crystals showing well defined faces and parallel growths. They are interpenetrated between them and accompanied by small but perfect tabular wulfenite crystals. Some of them present small ding, very common in this samples, but this one is really good. The brilliance is good and in thin parts showing transparence. They are very aerial disposed on the matrix.


Size: 6.3 x 5 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 6 mm.
Found in ±1998

Classic locality
Price: 110 €Buy
 

RM1943   Wulfenite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Rich group of wulfenite crystals, bright, slightly color from yellow to orange. Crystallized in both sides. Most are intact, something unusual in the specimens of this site. From the former collection of J.M. Manchion.


Size: 7.5 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm.
Main crystal: 14 mm.
Found in ±1986.

Col. J.M. Manchion. #293, 01/1987, E. Kucera


Price: 150 €Buy
 

RM1007   Malachite after azurite

Puit IX, Pit No. 9, Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Regi, Touissit, Oujda-Angad, Oriental Region, Morocco

A huge size specimen of malachite that has completely replaced azurite former crystals, preserving its prismatic shape, with visible terminal faces. Malachite has an intense green color, with silky luster due to its acicular shape, fibrous. With a minor rocky matrix. An elegant specimen of a classic mine as Touissit.


Size: 7.5 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 4.2 x 2.0 cm.
Found in 1990's.

 

RM1963   Anglesite

Puit IX, Touissit, Jerada, Región Oriental, Morocco

Excellent gemmy anglesite specimen that shows a group of crystals with a razor-sharp chisel terminations, striated faces characteristic of the species, very sharp and with good transparency and uniform yellow color.
This specimen date to the late 1970s and were found in the well known Moroccan mining area of Touissit. They are considered the world's finest anglesite specimens. Here we offer this "old" specimen from glorious past times.


Size: 6.4 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 13 mm.
Found in 1970's.

Classic locality
 

RM1807   Twinned cerussite

Puit IX, Touissit, Jerada, Región Oriental, Morocco

Excellent cerussite cyclic twin as a star shape in which one of the crystals predominates. Very aesthetic, between transparent to translucent and with very well defined faces and edges. With a mino rocky matrix. Pictures do not do it justice, better in "person". From this classic Moroccan mines.


Size: 5.3 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1805   Twinned cerussite

Puit IX, Touissit, Jerada, Región Oriental, Morocco

An excellent twin of cerussite, partially transparent, with alternating color zoning, slightly smoked. A complete piece, in very good condition for the usual of these specimens, with only a tiny chipping in the upper part and nicks in the base, from my point of view without affecting the beauty of the specimen. Very difficult to find today and really appreciated by collectors.


Size: 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1280   Smithsonite with galena and cerussite

Puit IX, Touissit, Jerada, Región Oriental, Morocco

As exceptional as rare specimen of smithsonita from shaft 9 in Toussit. A matrix with galena is partially covered by numerous sharp rhombohedral smithsonite crystals, delicious bluish color, transparent to translucent, forming aggregates, very showy. They accompanied by cerussite crystals very rich in faces and transparent. Good size and fine quality for a difficult piece to be seen nowadays.


Size: 10.5 x 9.7 x 6.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1385   Anglesite

Puit IX, Touissit, Oujda-Angad, Región Oriental, Morocco

Aesthetic anglesite specimen that shows a rich group of crystals with a razor-sharp chisel terminations, striated faces characteristic of the species, very sharp and with good transparency and colorless. This specimen date to the late 1970s and were found in the well known Moroccan mining area of Touissit.

 


Size: 7.5 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm.
Found in ±1975.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM522   Anglesite with galena

Puit IX, Touissit, Oujda-Angad, Región Oriental, Morocco

Excellent gemmy anglesite specimen that shows a rich group of crystals with a  razor-sharp chisel terminations, striated faces characteristic of the species, very sharp and with good transparency and uniform yellow color.
This specimen date to the late 1970s and were found in the well known Moroccan mining area of Touissit. They are considered the world's finest anglesite specimens. Here we offer this "old" specimen from glorious past times.


Size: 5,5 x 4,4 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 35 x 20 mm.
Found in 1970's.

 

RM523   Anglesite with galena

Puit IX, Touissit, Oujda-Angad, Región Oriental, Morocco

Excellent gemmy anglesite specimen that shows a rich group of crystals with a  razor-sharp chisel terminations, striated faces characteristic of the species, very sharp and with good transparency and uniform toasted honey color.
This specimen date to the late 1970s and were found in the well known Moroccan mining area of Touissit. They are considered the world's finest anglesite specimens. Here we offer this "old" specimen from glorious past times.


Size: 6,0 x 4,7 x 3,4 cm.
Main crystal: 27 x 14 mm.
Found in 1970's.

 
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