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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.



 

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.

 

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.

 
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