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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
 

RM786   Copper with azurite and malachite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A very curious copper specimen pseudomorphed by secondary copper minerals such as malachite and azurite. In this sample we can find a layer of small but brilliant azurite crystals and larger ones very well defined and isolated. Accompanied by small quartz crystals. A piece to enjoy under the magnifying glass.


Size: 6,5 x 4,5 x 3,0 cm.
Found in 2008.

 

RM1669   native copper

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Exceptional native copper specimen from this classic Moroccan locality. This piece stands out for the feather formed by elongated crystals. It is accompanied by numerous crystals with deformed and complex cubic habit. A very aerial and aesthetic specimen.


Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm.
Main crystal: 30 x 6 mm. pluma

 

RM1953   Native copper

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

This specimen shows an arborescent growth with deformed crystalline forms and other idiomorphic in some areas of the specimen, with well defined faces and edges. With good color and brightness which is not very frequent. With small quartz crystals.


Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.

Price: 80 €Buy
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RM1337   Sphalerite with marcasite, pyrite and quartz

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

Unusual specimen for this Moroccan locality formed by a quartz matrix on which stand numerous groups of sphalerite crystals with a toasted honey tone, translucent and bright. They accompanied by brilliant pyrite crystals and very interesting aggregates of twinned marcasite. A piece almost unique.
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 7.0 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM1356   Galena with chalcopyrite, marcasite and quartz

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

Very rich group of cubic-octahedral galena crystals, well defined faces and edges, partially covering the rocky matrix. They accompanied by aggregates of marcasite, some baryte, and brilliant 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: 5.5 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 10 mm. galena
Found in 2013.

 

RM1299   Galena with sphalerite, pyrite, marcasite and quartz

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

Group of good size 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: 8.3 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 12 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

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
 

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 € 120 €Buy
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RM1308   Galena with pyrite and chalcopyrite

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 chalcopyrite. Very brilliant 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: 6.5 x 6.3 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM1354   Galena with pyrite 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, 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 pyrite. Very fine 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: 13.5 x 9.4 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm. gal.
Found in 2013.

Price: 140 € 80 €Buy
 

RM1313   Galena with pyrite,chalcopyrite, baryte and quartz

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

Rich group of galena cube-octahedral to octahedral crystals, some of them complex, with natural 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 chalcopyrite and tabular baryte. Really excellent 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: 9.2 x 6.7 x 5.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM1336   Galena with pyrite, marcasite, and chalcopyrite

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

Probably one of the best galena specimens we are showing in the site. This is formed by a large group of cube-octahedral galena crystals with a remarkable size for the locality and its natural dull luster. Very sharp faces and edges. They are disposed on a matrix with various aggregates of tabular twinned marcasite and, together with crystals disphenoidal chalcopyrite and some pyrite. A more than representative sample for the 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: 9.2 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

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
 

RM1325   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, 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 twinned marcasite sharp crystals, brilliant, with aggregates pyrite. Very fine 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: 13.5 x 8.5 x 6.0 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 6 mm. galena
Found in 2013.

Price: 85 €Buy
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RM1315   Galena with pyrite, marcasite and quartz

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

Group of cubic galena crystals with an exceptional size for the locality, brilliant and very sharp. They are disposed on an matrix partially covered of small quartz crystals. We can observe pyrite and marcasite on the matrix.
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: 5.5 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 55 €Buy
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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: 85 € 60 €Buy
 

RM1788   Malachite with azurite and limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Aesthetic group of elongated, fan-shaped and very well defined prismatic crystals of malachite, it would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. Accompanied by a azurite brilliant crystal. The brightness is excellent, intense green color, forming divergent aggregates. They are disposed filling cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite). Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 6.0 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 2 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1791   Malachite on limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Aesthetic group of elongated, fan-shaped and very well defined prismatic crystals of malachite, it would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. Accompanied by a azurite brilliant crystal. The brightness is excellent, intense green color, forming divergent aggregates. They are disposed filling cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite). Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 5.8 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 1 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1789   Malachite with limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich group of pseudorhombohedral and interpenetrated crystals of malachite, very sharp. It would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. The brightness is good, intense green color, forming aesthetic aggregates. They are disposed into cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite) with quartz. Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 6 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1787   Malachite on limonite

Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich group of elongated and very well defined prismatic crystals of malachite, it would seem to be primary but in my opinion it is a total pseudomorphic substitution after azurite crystals. The brightness is excellent, intense green color, forming divergent aggregates. They are disposed filling cavities of the goethite matrix (limonite). Excellent specimens rarely seen in collections.


Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 2 mm.
Found in 02/2018

 

RM1876   Marcassite on quartz

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

Aesthetic aggregate of very sharp tabular marcasite crystals, brilliant, with very well defined faces and edges. A couple of breaks that are not easy visible, but complete in my opinion. On quartz matrix.


Size: 8.2 x 6.2 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 10 mm.
Found in 2017.

 

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
 

RM1348   Pyrite

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

Exceptional color, brightness, cubic predominant crystals with small octahedral faces, orange reflections, gold lights... We have preserved an area with a brown patina of goethite to contrast the gold color. Golden colored coatings could be due to a thin layer of chalcopyrite. A strange and aesthetic specimen. Very unusual.


Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

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
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