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RM511   Twinned cerusite with barite and galena

Mine des O, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

In this huge size specimen we observe groups of tabular lenticular aggregates of barite with a delicate reddish tones, along with gray galena that has been almost completely substituted and covered by nice cerussite crystals. Taking a look under the microscope, cerussite shows long striated prisms terminated by pyramidal faces. Also note several cyclic star twins, well defined and spectacular. See the huge size twinned crystals of cerussite, close to the mineralized areas. Different specimens from Mibladen.

The large mine of Les O is mined under the town of Mibladen. It has been worked during generations of miners in search of specimens, usually galena cerussite, barite and some wulfenite. Few weeks before my visit in February 2013 were found some mineralized veins and vugs with the specimens we offer. When those cavities were formed they had been filled by cube octahedral crystals of galena and barite. Due to the hydrothermal fluids galena was partially or totally corroded to favor the formation of cerussite.


Size: 10,3 x 7,7 x 6,0 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 3 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

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.

 

RM510   Twinned cerusite with Baryte and galena

Mine des O, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

In this huge size specimen we observe groups of tabular lenticular aggregates of barite with a delicate reddish tones, along with gray galena that has been almost completely substituted and covered by nice cerussite crystals. Taking a look under the microscope, cerussite shows long striated prisms terminated by pyramidal faces. Also note several cyclic star twins, well defined and spectacular. See the huge size twinned crystals of cerussite, close to the mineralized areas. Different specimens from Mibladen.

The large mine of Les O is mined under the town of Mibladen. It has been worked during generations of miners in search of specimens, usually galena cerussite, barite and some wulfenite. Few weeks before my visit in February 2013 were found some mineralized veins and vugs with the specimens we offer. When those cavities were formed they had been filled by cube octahedral crystals of galena and barite. Due to the hydrothermal fluids galena was partially or totally corroded to favor the formation of cerussite.


Size: 11,0 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 15 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

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.

 

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.

 

RM486   Wulfenite with barite

Mine des Dalles, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Groups of tabular wulfenite crystals of intense orange color, showing parallel growth. If anything distinguishes these wulfenite crystals is its vivid color. The brilliance is excellent and in thin areas show transparence. Disposed very aerial and accompanied by fan-shaped barite crystals.


Size: 6,2 x 4,3 x 3,7 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 10 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

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.

 

RM472   Vanadinite with barite

Coud'a, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

One of the specimens with a exceptional color, excellent brilliance, a real gem. Very rich group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Main crystals size are remarkable. Covering the barite matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 5,3 x 4,9 x 2,7 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 9 x 4 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 220€
 

RM471   Vanadinite with barite

Coud'a, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Excelent group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Main crystal size and thickness are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial and isolated on a lenticular barite crystal matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 4,7 x 4,4 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 x 4 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM480   Cerussite with barite

Mine des O, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

The large mine of Les O is mined under the town of Mibladen. It has been worked during generations of miners in search of specimens, usually galena cerussite, barite and some wulfenite. Few weeks before my visit in February 2013 were found some mineralized veins and vugs with the specimens we offer. When those cavities were formed they had been filled by cube octahedral crystals of galena and barite. Due to the hydrothermal fluids galena was partially or totally corroded to favor the formation of cerussite.

In this specimen we observe groups of tabular lenticular aggregates of barite with a delicate reddish tones, along with gray galena that has been almost completely substituted and covered by nice cerussite crystals. Taking a look under the microscope, cerussite shows long striated prisms terminated by pyramidal faces. Also note several cyclic twins, well defined and spectacular. Different specimens from Mibladen.


Size: 6,5 x 5,0 x 2,5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 5 mm (cerussite).
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM483   Wulfenite with barite

Mine des Dalles, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

In this specimen we can observe some groups of tabular wulfenite crystals of  intense, very intense orange color, showing defined faces and parallel growth. If anything distinguishes these wulfenite crystals is its vivid color. The brilliance is excellent and in thin areas show transparence. Some of the dominant crystals are disposed very aerial and accompanied by groups of barite crystals. If you observe closely the specimen under the microscope you will see numerous perfect tabular crystals of wulfenite. Very aesthetic specimen.


Size: 7,5 x 5,7 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 15 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM478   Vanadinite with barite

Coud'a area, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Excelent group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Main crystals size are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial on a lenticular barite crystal matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 5,8 x 4,0 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM477   Vanadinite with barite

Coud'a area, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Main crystals size are remarkable. They are disposed very aerial on a lenticular barite crystal matrix. The presence of this barite matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

This sample was collected from one of these shafts where berber (amazigh) miners are working hard during months till they found a vug. This extended area, called Coud'a (Coudia), is located about half mile from well known ACF mine, but it is not the same mine.
The vanadinite veins mined in Coud'a, which are approximately 30 to 50 feet deep, are not the same than ACF mine and their particular mineralogy.


Size: 5,5 x 2,8 x 1,9 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 8 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

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.

 

RM462   Erithryte

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco

On a heavy Co-As primary minerals matrix are disposed a rich group of acicular prismatic erythrite crystals. They form the usual globular aggregates but, in this specimen, disposition and this pink to orange color give to the specimen a different touch. A classic from this Moroccan cobalt locality.


Size: 6,0 x 5,8 x 5, 8 cm.
Main crystal: 7 mm. aggreg.

 

RM461   Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco

On a rich Co-As primary minerals matrix are disposed several groups of acicular crystals of erythrite forming colloquially called: hedgehog aggregates. They are partially covering the matrix, as isolated groups or like a velvet. The pink to fuchsia colors are remarkable and confers to the specimen an excellent aesthetics.


Size: 10,0 x 5,3 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm. aggreg.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

RM137   Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco

The Bou Azzer's Erythrite is usually found as flattened tabular crystals but sometimes we can enjoy these needle like Erythrite specimens showing spherical aggregates formed by thin tabular crystals with an intense pink to purple color and excellent brilliance. A really good specimen from this Moroccan cobalt mine.


Size: 6,7 x 4,4 x 4,2 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 9 mm. (aggr.)
Found in 03-2009

 
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