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RM1306   Pyrite with marcasite and quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Huge size and very brilliant specimen formed by numerous polysynthetic growths of octahedral pyrite crystals. The golden color is superior and brilliance, as we said before, is really excellent. With white milky quartz and some marcasite. A fine piece from this locality.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 9.7 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 10 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM1322   Quartz var. amethyst with orthoclase, epidote and actinolite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Druse formed by a group of quartz var. amethyst crystals, showing defined faces and edges, from translucent to transparent. One has a small notch in its upper face. They are disposed on a matrix of feldspar, probably orthoclase, with prismatic crystals of green epidote and fibrous actinolite.


Size: 6.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm.

Price: 50 € 30 €Buy
 

RM1345   Galena with sphalerite, pyrite, marcasite and quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of aesthetic cube-octahedral galena crystals, defined faces and edges, and with a better quality than usual for the locality. They are disposed on a matrix covered by brilliant quartz crystals. Accompanied by aggregates of honey color sphalerite complex crystals. With pyrite and flattened twinned marcasite. A huge size displayable specimen.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 13.0 x 11.5 x 5.8 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 11 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 145 € 100 €Buy
 

RM1298   Baryte with marcasite, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Good size parallel growth of tabular crystals of barite, very sharp and with very well defined faces and edges. They show a pale blue to grey color, translucent and very bright and have flattened crystals of marcasite showing the twin known as "cockscomb". On a quartz crystal matrix with cubic pyrite and minor chalcopyrite.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 8.4 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 18 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 60 € 45 €Buy
 

RM1349   Arfvedsonite with zircon and feldspar

Jebel Ewargizen, Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of prismatic arfvedsonite crystals, showing parallel growth, one of the predominant and elongated. With striated faces and polycrystalline terminal faces. Dark green color, near black, in a feldspar matrix with very small prismatic zircon orange crystals.


Size: 6.5 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 62 x 15 mm.
Found in 2011.

Price: 40 €Reserved

 

RM1329   Arfvedsonite with feldspar

Jebel Ewargizen, Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of interpenetrated prismatic arfvedsonite crystals, showing parallel growth. With defined faces and polycrystalline terminal faces. Dark green color, near black, in a feldspar matrix with very small prismatic zircon orange crystals.


Size: 4.3 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 42 x 20 mm.
Found in 2011.

Price: 35 €Reserved

 

RM1351   Pyrite with quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very brilliant specimen formed by numerous polysynthetic growths of octahedral pyrite crystals. The golden color is superior and brilliance, as we said before, is really excellent. With white milky quartz. A fine piece from a not well represented locality.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 8.0 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 50 € 40 €Buy
 

RM1335   Baryte with marcasite

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Good size parallel growth of tabular crystals of barite, very sharp and with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and accompanied by very bright and small marcasite.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 7.9 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 40 € 35 €Buy
 

RM1350   Galena with sphalerite, pyrite, marcasite and quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of aesthetic cube-octahedral galena crystals, defined faces and edges, and with a better quality than usual for the locality. They are disposed on a matrix covered by brilliant quartz crystals. Accompanied by aggregates of honey color sphalerite complex crystals. With pyrite and flattened twinned marcasite.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 7.4 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 75 € 65 €Buy
 

RM1300   Baryte with marcasite, siderite and quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Elongated baryte crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright, with a brownish-yellow color and with darker selective micro-inclusions on some of the faces. On a pyrite matrix with marcasite twins, orange micro-siderite and quartz crystals.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 7.7 x 6.4 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 40 x 14 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 55 €Reserved

 

RM1301   Galena with pyrite, marcasite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A very rich group of cube-octahedral galena crystals, brilliant, nice luster, defined faces and edges, and with a better quality than usual for the locality. They are disposed on a matrix covered by brilliant quartz crystals and small honey color sphalerite. Accompanied by aggregates of golden pyrite crystals, bright and sharp, flattened brilliant marcasite and chalcopyrite.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 9.3 x 7.0 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 5 mm. Galena
Found in 2013.

Price: 60 €Reserved

 

RM1357   Baryte and marcasite

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Huge size parallel growth of tabular crystals of barite, very sharp and with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and very bright and have flattened crystals of marcasite showing the twin known as "cockscomb".
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 10.7 x 7.3 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 34 x 27 mm.
Found in 2011.

Price: 75 € 60 €Buy
 

RM1312   Galena with pyrite, marcasite and quartz

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Rich group of galena cube-octahedral crystals, some of them complex, good luster, defined faces and edges, and with a better quality than usual for the locality. They are disposed on a matrix covered by small and brilliant quartz crystals. Accompanied by several aggregates of golden pyrite sharp crystals, brilliant, with aggregates of flattened and twinned marcasite. Very fine specimen with crystals in both sides.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 10.4 x 9.2 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 13 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 75 € 55 €Buy
 

RM1355   Pyrite

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very brilliant specimen formed by numerous polysynthetic growths of octahedral pyrite crystals. The golden color is superior and brilliance, as we said before, is really excellent. A fine piece from a not well represented locality.
These mines are located approximately 50 km south of Alnif, near the border with Algeria. This area was already mined in medieval age for the extraction of copper. In the 60s of the last century, French companies expanded shafts and mineral extraction.


Size: 7.5 x 6.4 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 45 € 35 €Buy
 

RM1265   Japan law quartz twin

Mundo Nuevo mine, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrión, La Libertad, Perú

Druse of brilliant hyaline quartz crystals, with transparence and well-developed prism. Some of them showing the Japan-law twin, flattened, transparent to translucent. From a classic Peruvian locality which was inaccurated located in Pasto Bueno district, Pallasca province.


Size: 9.5 x 5.6 x 4.9 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm.
Found in 2015.

Price: 65 € 50 €Buy
 

RM981   Baryte

Rambla de la Voltada, Zona Campos de Golf, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Atamaría, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Group of stalactitic aggregates of barite crystals. They are very aerial disposed and formed by bladed crystals with chisel-shaped terminations. With a really good brilliance, some transparence and white color. A good size specimen. A notable recent find from this Mediterranean mining area that never stops to surprise us.


Size: 11.2 x 6.0 x 5.7 cm.
Main crystal: 22 x 15 mm. aggreg.
Found in 12/2014.

 

RM980   Baryte

Rambla de la Voltada, Zona Campos de Golf, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Atamaría, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Group of stalactitic aggregates of barite crystals. They are very aerial disposed and formed by bladed crystals with chisel-shaped terminations. With a really good brilliance, some transparence and white color with yellowish tone. A good size specimen. A notable recent find from this Mediterranean mining area that never stops to surprise us.


Size: 9.7 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm.
Main crystal: 26 x 12 mm. aggreg.
Found in 12/2014.

Price: 45 €Reserved

 

RM977   Baryte

Rambla de la Voltada, Zona Campos de Golf, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Atamaría, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Group of stalactitic aggregates of barite crystals. They are very aerial disposed and formed by bladed crystals with chisel-shaped terminations. With a really good brilliance, some transparence and white color. A good size specimen. A notable recent find from this Mediterranean mining area that never stops to surprise us.


Size: 8.8 x 6.5 x 5.4 cm.
Main crystal: 26 x 12 mm. aggreg.
Found in 12/2014.

Price: 55 € 35 €Buy
 

RM974   Baryte

Rambla de la Voltada, Zona Campos de Golf, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Atamaría, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Group of stalactitic aggregates of barite crystals. They are very aerial disposed and formed by bladed crystals with chisel-shaped terminations. With a really good brilliance, some transparence and white color. A notable recent find from this Mediterranean mining area that never stops to surprise us.


Size: 8.8 x 7.0 x 5.3 cm.
Main crystal: 25 x 12 mm. aggreg.
Found in 12/2014.

Price: 55 € 40 €Buy
 

RM793   Skutterudite with calcite

Mine de Bouismass, Bouismass, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco

Group of skutterudite crystals those show a very intense luster, with a grey characteristic color and well defined faces and edges. They are accompanied by white calcite. One of them near to be a complete crystal. Nice miniature.


Size: 3,9 x 3,7 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.

Price: 40 € 30 €Buy
 

RM418   Anglesite with galena

La Cruz mines, Mesa de Valdelloso, Linares, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain

Into a galena matrix vug we can see some anglesite crystals well defined, with brilliance and richly faceted. They show a good transparence and striated faces. They are accompanied by galena crystals those have grown on faces other small crystals of the same species. A sample from a great classic Spanish locality.


Size: 6,0 x 4,7 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 5 mm.

Price: 45 €Reserved

 
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