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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 €Buy
 

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 €Buy
 

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.

 

RM506   Globular vanadinite with goethite

Taouz area, Filon 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

These globular vanadinite aggregates, formed by hexagonal crystals, were collected Taouz mine few days before our visit. These groups, which are sometimes partially covered by calcite, are very brilliant, translucent and they are disposed on the matrix covered by lenticular goethite. A new Taouz curiosity.


Size: 7,4 x 5,2 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x6 mm (aggr.).
Found in 02/2013.

 

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


Price: 75 €Buy
 

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


Price: 80 €Buy
 

RM520   Azurite with Malachite after azurite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant and sharp azurite crystal with prismatic forms and defined terminal faces. With good color, luster and some transparency, which is partly substituted by malachite. Disposed in a cavity of the rocky matrix.
In Kerrouchen, a classic Moroccan mineral locality, each miner has his own "hole" and get its samples. T
here are several mines aligned on a particular stratigraphic level, with low gallery development. Miners obtain the specimens by hammering, so obtaining them in matrix it is not easy.


Size: 8,0 x 6,8 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 10 mm.
Found in 02/2013.

 

RM521   Azurite with Malachite after azurite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant and sharp azurite crystals that have growth in separate vugs, with prismatic forms and defined terminal faces. With good color, luster and some transparency, one of them is partly substituted by malachite. Disposed in two cavities of this hard rocky matrix.
In Kerrouchen, a classic Moroccan mineral locality, each miner has his own "hole" and get its samples. T
here are several mines aligned on a particular stratigraphic level, with low gallery development. Miners obtain the specimens by hammering, so obtaining them in matrix it is not easy.


Size: 7,5 x 6,0 x 4,5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 10 mm.
Found in 02/2013.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

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
 

RM531   Malachite after azurite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant and sharp azurite crystal with prismatic forms and defined terminal faces. With good color, luster and some transparency, which is partly substituted by malachite. Disposed in a cavity of the rocky matrix. It is accompanied by another crystal, also partially pseudomorphed, having a fracture due to the contact with the enclosing matrix.
In Kerrouchen, a classic Moroccan mineral locality, each miner has his own "hole" and get its samples. This one was estracted in our visit in February 2013.


Size: 6,5 x 4,4 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 16 x 8 mm.
Found in 02/2013.

 

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
 

RM1719   Cerussite with galena and baryte

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

A definitive specimen of Mibladen cerussite. Transparent to translucent crystals, with an exceptional brightness, unusual, with numerous and aesthetic perfect cyclic twins. Closely observed, it becomes a crystallographic pleasure. One of the best cerussite specimens of Mibladen I've seen... With label from former Manchion collection.


Size: 7.0 x 5.0 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 15 mm.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No.237 (C. Curto, 04/1986)
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

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
 

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
 

RM1220   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. 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: 14.0 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 12 mm. twin
Found in 01/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1860   Galena

Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Curious specimen of a classic locality formed by numerous galena cube octahedrons. They have very defined forms, idiomorphic crystals but hollow inside. They upholster the dolomite matrix. for lovers of the curiosities from Moroccan mines. An old sample.


Size: 8.8 x 7.5 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm.
Found in ± 1987.

Classic locality


Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM622   Vanadinite

Mine ACF, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Floater formed by of complex group of vanadinite crystals showing parallel growth with curious hoppered forms to add interest to this specimen. The color varies from orange, reddish to beige. The luster is excellent. A small nick that doesn't affect the overall aesthetics. Rare are these crystals of this classic Moroccan mine, uncommon...


Size: 2,7 x 2,0 x 1,8 cm.
Found in 10/2012.

 

RM915   Vanadinite

ACF mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very rich group of vanadinite crystals showing a parallel growth, with defined hexagonal forms and short prism. The color varies between an intense red to the orange. Very brilliant and translucent, which reveals its spectacular color. Less common for the species. This specimen is from ACF mine, near to the Coud'a puits, in Mibladen mining area.


Size: 4.7 x 3.7 x 2.0 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 10 mm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM931   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen with a very good size formed by several groups of vanadinite crystals, with an intense red to brownish red zoning color, translucent, very brilliant and showing a defined prism truncated by pinacoidal faces. On a rocky matrix. Different than usual.


Size: 13.0 x 12.4 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 6 mm.

Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM916   Vanadinite

ACF mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Huge size floater of vanadinite crystals showing defined hexagonal forms. The color varies between an intense red to the orange. It presents very brilliant faces, while others are more dull and with an orange to brown tone. This specimen is from ACF mine, near to the Coud'a puits, in Mibladen mining area.


Size: 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 15 mm.

 

RM864   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen with a really good size formed by several groups of vanadinite crystals, with an intense red zoning color, translucent, very brilliant and showing a defined prism truncated by pinacoidal faces. On a solid rocky matrix. A fine specimen from this classic locality.


Size: 12.7 x 8.0 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 12 mm.

 

RM865   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Spectacular specimen with a very good size formed by several vanadinite crystals, with an intense red color and translucent. Very aerial disposed on a rocky matrix. Very displayable and unusual specimen.


Size: 9.0 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 6 mm.

 

RM1771   Vanadinite

ACF Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Excellent specimen of vanadinite formed by several medium-sized crystals, on which groups of larger crystals have been grown. They show the shapes of the hexagonal prism, with slightly striated faces, and with smooth pinacoidal faces. The brilliance and color are more than exceptional. It presents a very intense garnet red color in the central areas of the prism and a redder tone in the pinacoids. Under the incident light it is spectacular. This specimen comes from the ACF shaft, in Mibladen, and was mined on February 6, 2018 and we were very lucky to be there. Pieces with this crystal size and quality are very unusual...
Enjoy the specimen in YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/pmpvMTamxPU


Size: 10.5 x 8.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 19 x 10 mm.
Found in 6/Febr/2018



 

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.

 

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.

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