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RM2192   Azurite, cerussite and dolomite

Puit IX, Touissit, Jerada, Región Oriental, Morocco

Aggregates of parallel crystals of azurite crystals, very bright, with an exceptional color. They are accompanied by small crystals of cerussite and dolomite. A small but aesthetic piece.


Size: 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 30 €Reserved

 

RM2187   Azurite partially pseudomorphed by malachite and dolomite

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

A very aesthetic azurite specimen formed by several elongated prismatic crystals, forming a kind of sheaf. They are partially pseudomorphized by malachite. The blue color of the azurite is exceptional, with very good brilliance. A nice miniature from a classic Moroccan locality.


Size: 3.9 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Classic locality
 

RM2159   Blue baryte with goethite

Jebel Ouichane, Sagangane, Nador, Oriental region, Morocco

Aesthetic group of tabular crystals of baryte, with a delicate bluish color, brilliant and transparent. With a good size, they stand out on a matrix of goethite. A extinc classic.

 

 


Size: 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.2 cm.
Main crystal: 4.5 x 3.8 cm. aggr.
Found in 2017.

Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM2171   Anglesite

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

Aesthetic and gemmy anglesite specimen that shows a group of crystals with a razor-sharp chisel terminations, striated faces, characteristic for the species, very sharp and with good transparence 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: 4 x 3.4 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 3.0 x 1.3 cm.
Found in ±1989.

#432, JV, Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Classic locality


 

RM2173   Endlichite, Arsenatian vanadinite

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

Rich aggregate of arsenatian vanadinite crystals "endlichite", with good-sized crystals, interpenetrated, curved faces and edges and good brightness. A Moroccan classic, nowadays it is not easy to find available.


Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 1.7 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Price: 55 €Reserved

 

RM2115   Pyrolusite

Imini mine, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very aesthetic stalactite of goethite totally covered with sharp lanceolated pyrolusite crystals, disposed in a very aerial shape, with an intense luster, colour between metallic gray to almost black. A notable specimen for the species and the locality.


Size: 6.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.

 

RM2145   Vanadinite on goethite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Curious specimens of vanadinite showing yellow, slightly orange, hexagonal prismatic crystals, on which a thin layer of goethite has been deposited. At the same time, on this layer another generation of vanadinite and calcium-rich pyromorphite (phosphohedyphane), such as the attached analyzes show, we will send to the buyer. They are disposed on a matrix of goethite. Very interesting and different specimen from this classic Moroccan mine. Take a look to the SEM image of second generation crystals with an unusually rich facet...


Size: 8.5 x 7.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2144   Vanadinite on goethite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Curious specimens of vanadinite showing yellow, slightly orange, hexagonal prismatic crystals, on which a thin layer of goethite has been deposited. At the same time, on this layer another generation of vanadinite and calcium-rich pyromorphite (phosphohedyphane), such as the attached analyzes show, we will send to the buyer. They are disposed on a matrix of goethite. Very interesting and different specimen from this classic Moroccan mine. Take a look to the SEM image of second generation crystals with an unusually rich facet...


Size: 10.5 x 6 c 5.5 cm
Main crystal: 1 cm.
Found in 2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2139   Picropharmacolite, Pharmacolite, Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich specimen formed by several white (transparent) acicular crystals of picropharmacolite and pharmacolite, accompanied by velvety pinkish Mg-rich erythrite mixed with them. Some sinfeldite crystala ggregates are present. On a nickelskutterudite matrix. Collected in Bou Azer mine in february 2018. Analyzed by SEM-EDS.


Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 5.5 cm.
Found in 02/2018.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM2140   Picropharmacolite, Pharmacolite, Erythrite

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich specimen formed by several white (transparent) acicular crystals of picropharmacolite and pharmacolite, accompanied by velvety pinkish Mg-rich erythrite mixed with them. Some sinfeldite crystala ggregates are present. On a nickelskutterudite matrix. Collected in Bou Azer mine in february 2018. Analyzed by SEM-EDS.


Size: 6.8 x 6.7 x 3.5 cm.
Found in 02/2018.

Analyzed specimen with report
 

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 €Reserved

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RM2068   Roselite and cobaltoan calcite

Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Druse of roselite crystals, with good color and defined forms. They are accompanied by pink crystals of cobaltoan calcite.


Size: 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM2072   Acanthite and quartz

Imiter mine, Imiter, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Exceptional specimen of acanthite that shows the skeletal growths of octahedral crystals of this silver sulphide, with an exceptional brilliance, sharp faces and edges, and on matrix, something unusual. Very nice also under magnifying glass. A fine piece of this Moroccan mine.


Size: 9 x 6.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm. 17 mm aggr.
Found in 2002-2004

Price: 180 €Reserved
 

RM2058   Hematite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant botryoidal hematite specimen. In the back side we observe very esthetic concentric growths of different colours, fibrous, of hematite. These pieces have been cleaned in origin with sand which eliminates the surface oxide layer to let us see these spherical forms of good size. Very curious Moroccan novelty.


Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 60 €Reserved

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RM2057   Hematite

Taouz mine, Tadaout, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Good botryoidal specimen of hematite. In the back side we observe very esthetic growths of different tones, fibrous, of hematite. These pieces are usually cleaned at the origin with sand, but in this case and because of the luster, we do not believe that it was. Very curious Moroccan novelty.


Size: 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 50 €Reserved

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RM2051   Erythite with quartz

Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Rich group of fan-shaped tabular erythrite crystals in parallel growth; very brilliant, of intense color and disposed very aerial on the matrix with quartz crystals. A fine specimen from Bou Azer.


Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.

 

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 €Reserved

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RM2035   Malachite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A very aerial malachite aggregate, showing fibrous crystals, intense colour, with zoning, and good luster. On a matrix with dolomite small crystals. A very aesthetic specimen from this classic Moroccan mines.


Size: 5 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm
Main crystal: 3 cm

Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2026   Fluorite with quartz

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

Druse of fluorite crystals, with cube shapes, translucent and of a green color. They are partially covered by small quartz crystals that show forms of corrosion. With intense fluorescence activity under LW-UV light. Very curious. From the Manchion Collection.


Size: 10 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm.
Found in ±1986.

Col. Manchion #219, 01/1986,
Fluorescent under long wave UV


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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.

 

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.


 

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.
 

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


Price: 65 €Reserved

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RM1979   Vanadinite with Baryte

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

Floater specimen. 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. Crystals size is remarkable. A piece with two faces. One of them, crystals are disposed in an isolated way on a barite lenticular rosette crystals. In the other, they are forming rich crystalline groups. The presence of this baryte matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.


Size: 9.4 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 mm.
Found in 2013.

Classic locality


Price: 110 €Buy
 

RM1955   Native copper

Bou N'hass Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

An aesthetic native copper of good size and very aerial, which shows an arborescent growth formed by flattened crystals. It is partially coated with copper salt species, together with cuprite. A very displayable piece.


Size: 11.6 x 6.2 x 2.4 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 95 €Reserved

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