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RM2453   Azurite with dolomite and beaverite-(Cu)

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

Azurite crystal of intense color and brightness, disposed very aerially on a matrix with dolomite crystals and yellow-green concretions of beaverita-(Cu). This sample was acquired in 1989 by Joan Astor from Enrique Kucera, a well-known mineral dealer in Barcelona.


Size: 5.6 c 3.5 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.3 cm.
Found in ca. 1989.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona).
Price: 60 €Reserved

 

RM2451   Tarnowizite, lead-bearing aragonite

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

Group of tarnowizite crystals, a variety of aragonite with a certain lead content, very characteristic of this Moroccan locality. Bright and with well-defined crystals on a galena matrix. An old piece belonging to the Astor collection (Barcelona).


Size: 5.8 x 3 x 2.7 cm.
Found in ca. 1996.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


Price: 45 €Reserved

 

RM2424   Metazeunerite

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

Tabular metazeunerite crystals, of a pale green color, forming aggregates in a cavity of the matrix. On one of these aggregates, an aggregate of pale yellow methanováčekite crystals is disposed. It belongs from this classic Moroccan mine. The uranium-rich zone (vein 2) of the quarry had been covered.


Size: 3.9 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm.
Found in ca. 2006.

Presents radioactive activity.
Price: 35 €Reserved

 

RM2449   Fluorapatite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A really interesting good size and gemmy fluorapatite crystal. We can observe perfectly the combination of the first and second order prisms; very sharp terminal faces, with first order hexagonal dipyramid. A specimen to enjoy crystallography and aesthetics.
Crystal shows excellent brilliance, transparence and a vivid yellow color with green tones. The specimen is from a Moroccan classic mine located in the Imilchil mountains area.


Size: 2.6 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm.
Found in ca. 2012.

Classic locality
Price: 30 €Reserved

 

RM2439   Quartz

Boulemane area, Fès-Meknès, Morocco

Druse of quartz crystals, milky to hyaline at the tips, with a certain reddish hue. It comes from a Moroccan locality unknown in collections, located in the Boulemane area, north of Aouli. Formed in volcanic rocks.


Size: 8.2 x 7 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 0.8 x 0.7 cm.
Found in 03/2020

Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2477   Smithsonite

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

Hemispherical aggregate of smithsonite crystals, of good size, luster and with a very curious orange-brown color. On the label of the A. Trigo (Mataró) collection it indicates that he bought this specimen from a Moroccan dealer (1989) as "tornuisite", a term for which we have not found references, unless it was wrongly confused with "tarnowizite". Touissit specimens of globular smithsonite are known but rare.


Size: 5.6 x 4.5 x 3 cm.
Found in ca. 1989.

Col. Antonio Trigo (Mataró).


Price: 65 €Reserved

 

RM2473   Fluorite

El Hammam Mine, Djebel el Hammam, Meknès, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, with good brilliance, transparence and a very characteristic green color. From this classic Moroccan mines. With the label of the former collection Trigo (Mataró).


Size: 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 2.2 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV


Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2437   Pyrolusite replacing manganite

Boulemane area, Fès-Meknès, Morocco

These specimens of manganite partially replaced pyrolusite, come from a locality not yet described in the mineralogical bibliography. This deposit is located in the province of Boulemane, in the Fez-Meknés region, about ten kilometers from the well-known Aouli mines. It is a formation very similar to that of Imini (near Ouarzazate). These manganese deposits, both in Imini and in the Boulemane area, were formed in a karst system. Associated with shallow marine dolomites of the Cretaceous age and that currently form sub-horizontal mantles cutted by erosion, overlaping areas of volcanic rocks. Manganese minerals are found in dolomite breccia and ferruginous clays. We have carried out X-ray diffraction studies showing us the presence of both species: manganite and pyrolusite.


Size: 7.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 cm.
Found in 03/2020

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 50 €Reserved

 

RM2438   Pyrolusite replacing manganite

Boulemane area, Fès-Meknès, Morocco

These specimens of manganite partially replaced pyrolusite, come from a locality not yet described in the mineralogical bibliography. This deposit is located in the province of Boulemane, in the Fez-Meknés region, about ten kilometers from the well-known Aouli mines. It is a formation very similar to that of Imini (near Ouarzazate). These manganese deposits, both in Imini and in the Boulemane area, were formed in a karst system. Associated with shallow marine dolomites of the Cretaceous age and that currently form sub-horizontal mantles cutted by erosion, overlaping areas of volcanic rocks. Manganese minerals are found in dolomite breccia and ferruginous clays. We have carried out X-ray diffraction studies showing us the presence of both species: manganite and pyrolusite.


Size: 6.3 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 03/2020

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 30 €Buy
 

RM2436   Pyrolusite replacing manganite

Boulemane area, Fès-Meknès, Morocco

These specimens of manganite partially replaced pyrolusite, come from a locality not yet described in the mineralogical bibliography. This deposit is located in the province of Boulemane, in the Fez-Meknés region, about ten kilometers from the well-known Aouli mines. It is a formation very similar to that of Imini (near Ouarzazate). These manganese deposits, both in Imini and in the Boulemane area, were formed in a karst system. Associated with shallow marine dolomites of the Cretaceous age and that currently form sub-horizontal mantles cutted by erosion, overlaping areas of volcanic rocks. Manganese minerals are found in dolomite breccia and ferruginous clays. We have carried out X-ray diffraction studies showing us the presence of both species: manganite and pyrolusite.


Size: 7 x 4 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 1.8 cm.
Found in 03/2020

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2435   Pyrolusite replacing manganite

Boulemane area, Fès-Meknès, Morocco

These specimens of manganite partially replaced pyrolusite, come from a locality not yet described in the mineralogical bibliography. This deposit is located in the province of Boulemane, in the Fez-Meknés region, about ten kilometers from the well-known Aouli mines. It is a formation very similar to that of Imini (near Ouarzazate). These manganese deposits, both in Imini and in the Boulemane area, were formed in a karst system. Associated with shallow marine dolomites of the Cretaceous age and that currently form sub-horizontal mantles cutted by erosion, overlaping areas of volcanic rocks. Manganese minerals are found in dolomite breccia and ferruginous clays. We have carried out X-ray diffraction studies showing us the presence of both species: manganite and pyrolusite.


Size: 8.4 x 5 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3.3 cm.
Found in 03/2020

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 60 €Reserved

 

RM2434   Pyrolusite replacing manganite

Boulemane area, Fès-Meknès, Morocco

These specimens of manganite partially replaced pyrolusite, come from a locality not yet described in the mineralogical bibliography. This deposit is located in the province of Boulemane, in the Fez-Meknés region, about ten kilometers from the well-known Aouli mines. It is a formation very similar to that of Imini (near Ouarzazate). These manganese deposits, both in Imini and in the Boulemane area, were formed in a karst system. Associated with shallow marine dolomites of the Cretaceous age and that currently form sub-horizontal mantles cutted by erosion, overlaping areas of volcanic rocks. Manganese minerals are found in dolomite breccia and ferruginous clays. We have carried out X-ray diffraction studies showing us the presence of both species: manganite and pyrolusite.


Size: 5.3 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.
Found in 03/2020

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 50 €Buy
 

RM2284   Vanadinite on matrix

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Contrasting on a solid rocky matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 10 x 8.5 x 7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 450 €Buy
 

RM2283   Stalactitic Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 5 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 380 €Reserved

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RM2282   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 11 x 7 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2281   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. On a solid rocky matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Really amazing specimen!!!


Size: 15 x 12 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 2,2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2280   Stalactitic Vanadinite "Coud'a Star"

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. A stalactitic growth shows that there is nothing inside...Curious. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 7.2 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2279   Stalactitic Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 5.7 x 3 x 1.8 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 210 €Buy
 

RM2278   Vanadinite stalactitic

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this Moroccan mining area, we found these stalactitic specimens of vanadinite with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in the Coud'a shafts area. They have a really good brilliance. Crystals show attractive stalactitic growths, also uneven developments in the directions of the prism, very well defined, interpenetrated and with some color zoning. Vanadinite specimens from Mibladen area are well known iworlwide and although we have seen many, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens.


Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 3 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 220 €Buy
 

RM2277   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Contrasting on a solid rocky matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 8.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Price: 460 €Buy
 

RM2276   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. They contrast on a solid matrix. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens!


Size: 9 x 5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2275   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Amazing specimens!


Size: 9 x 8.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

 

RM2274   Vanadinite

Coud'a 24m↓, Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

On a recent trip to this mining area, we found these new specimens with incredible aesthetics. They were found in a singular cavity, opened in the depths of a 24-meter well, in Coud'a shafts. They have a more than exceptional brilliance, probably due to a last phase of crystallization in which a thin layer of almost transparent vanadinite was deposited. Crystals are very well defined, with staggered axial growths in the prism and with color zoning, more orange than red. Vanadinites from the Mibladen area are well known worldwide and although we have seen many of them, they never cease to amaze us. Exceptional specimens!


Size: 18 x 10 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 2.3 cm.
Found in 02/2020.

Classic locality
Price: 950 €Buy
 

RM2273   Galena and Baryte

Mibladen, Midelt, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Galena crystals from the Mibladen mines are not easy to see today, least of all with this definition. They are cubic crystals, with well-marked faces and edges. Some interpenetrated, some very aerial. They are arranged on a matrix with baryte rosettes.


Size: 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.
Found in ca. 1980.

Col. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona)
Classic locality
 

RM2268   Azurite

Sidi Ayed, Boulemane, Morocco

Specimen of azurite with a very special, intense color, formed by numerous small crystals, very brilliant. On baryte matrix. They belong to the mine that exploits the immense Marabout vein, located in the north of Sidi Ayed. The coordinates of the mine are 32°53'23''N, 4°38'33''W. Near from Mibladen but in the other side of the mountains.


Size: 6.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm.
Found in 02/2018.



 
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