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RM1494   Vanadinite with coronadite, mottramite 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 and covering the matrix. Another generation shows small crystals (<1 mm) but with a nice luster, transparence, and yellowish tone. Both are on goethite with mottramite crystals.


Size: 8.5 x 7.7 x 4.6 cm.
Found in 2012

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM1509   Wulfenite and baryte

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

In this good size specimen we can observe a group of tabular wulfenite crystals showing well defined faces and parallel growths. They are interpenetrated between them and accompanied by small but perfect tabular wulfenite crystals on matrix. The brilliance is excellent and in thin parts they show transparence. They are very aerial disposed on a matrix of baryte crystals, with cerussite and dolomite.


Size: 9.8 x 7.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 15 mm.
Found in 12/2012.

 

RM1461   Calcite

Agoudal Mines, Bou Azer, Agoudal, Ouarzazate, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Very aesthetic calcite specimen showing groups of scalenohedral sharp crystals, with transparence that allow to see reddish geometric inclusions. On a matrix with chalcopyrite and marcassite. Ver unusual for the locality.


Size: 7.5 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 10 mm.
Found in 2016

 

RM1430   Baryte

Jebel Ouichane, Sagangane, Nador, Oriental region, Morocco

Very aesthetic group of tabular baryte crystals, with a delicate blue color, brilliant and transparent. Damage free. Very aerial disposed on the matrix.


Size: 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 28 x 20 mm. aggr.

 

RM1383   Fluorapatite with hornblende

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of sharp fluorapatite crystals of good size showing parallel growth, an elongated prism with vertical striations, and multiple terminal faces truncated by the pinacoid. Good brilliance, translucent and a very distinctive greenish yellow color. They present numerous inclusions of flattened prismatic deep black crystals, also vertically striated and opaque. SEM-EDS analyses indicate that they probably belongs to the hornblende group, most likely magnesio-ferri-hornblende. We will send analysis to the buyer. A very aesthetic and aerial shape specimen.


Size: 7.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm.
Found in 2016.



 

RM1384   Fluorapatite with hornblende

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of sharp fluorapatite crystals of good size showing an elongated prism with vertical striations, and multiple terminal faces truncated by the pinacoid. Good brilliance, translucent and a very distinctive greenish yellow color. They present numerous inclusions of flattened prismatic deep black crystals, also vertically striated and opaque. SEM-EDS analyses indicate that they probably belongs to the hornblende group, most likely magnesio-ferri-hornblende. We will send analysis to the buyer. A very aesthetic and aerial shape specimen.


Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 13 mm.
Found in 2016.



 

RM1385   Anglesite

Puit IX, Touissit, Oujda-Angad, Región Oriental, Morocco

Aesthetic anglesite specimen that shows a rich group of crystals with a razor-sharp chisel terminations, striated faces characteristic of the species, very sharp and with good transparency and colorless. This specimen date to the late 1970s and were found in the well known Moroccan mining area of Touissit.

 


Size: 7.5 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm.
Found in ±1975.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM1319   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: 6.8 x 5.2 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.
Found in 2013.

Price: 50 € 30 €Buy
 

RM1314   Baryte with inclusions and marcasite

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

Pure brilliance, pure aesthetics. Group of tabular crystals of baryte showing curved shape with a slightly yellowish tone. Transparent to translucent, with zoned inclusions. It is accompanied by twinned and brilliant crystals of marcasite. A true delicacy.


Size: 6.0 x 5.2 x 3.0 cm.
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.

 

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.

 

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
 

RM1321   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: 8.5 x 6.8 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 40 x 28 mm.
Found in 2011.

 

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
 

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
 

RM1353   Pyrite with galena and marcasite

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

A miniature but very aesthetic specimen formed by a globular aggregate of pyrite crystals, cubic appearance and striated faces. It is disposed very aerial on a matrix with nice crystals of galena and 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: 5.1 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 18 mm. py
Found in 2013.

 

RM1334   Quartz var. Amethyst with inclusions

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Druse of quartz crystals var. amethyst, well defined faces and short prism. Transparent to translucent with inclusions of acicular prismatic crystals, probably epidote.


Size: 6.5 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm.

Price: 40 €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: 60 € 40 €Buy
 

RM1331   Arfvedsonite with actinolite and feldspar

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

Group of prismatic arfvedsonite crystals, showing parallel growth. With well defined striated faces and polycrystalline terminal faces. Dark green color, near black, in a feldspar crystal matrix with small needles of atinolite. Nice miniature.


Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 18 mm.
Found in 2011.

 

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: 55 € 35 €Buy
 

RM1330   Arfvedsonite with zircon and feldspar

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

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


Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 12 mm.
Found in 2011.

 

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.

 

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.

 
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