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RM534   Orthoclase with clinozoisite

La Batllòria, Montseny-Montnegre Mts., Sant Celoni, Vallès Oriental, Catalunya, Spain

Group of huge size orthoclase crystals, showing the complex faces of the baveno twin together with complex prisms and false rhombohedrons. Nice slightly orange color and defined edges and faces. It is accompanied by small crystals of light green clinozoisite, some quartz and limonitized pyrite. It was collected many years ago near of the Montseny massif; this area was well known for orthoclase mineral collectors. A classic from a classic collection. Mr. Daunis and Mrs. Ruscalleda (wife) collection were specialized in Spanish quartz and orthoclase specimens.


Size: 13,0 x 11,0 x 6,5 cm.
Main crystal: 45 x 43 mm.
Found in 1970's.

Ex-coll. Daunis-Ruscalleda
Price: 140 €Buy
 

RM523   Anglesite with galena

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

Excellent gemmy 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 uniform toasted honey 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: 6,0 x 4,7 x 3,4 cm.
Main crystal: 27 x 14 mm.
Found in 1970's.

 

RM522   Anglesite with galena

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

Excellent gemmy 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 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: 5,5 x 4,4 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 35 x 20 mm.
Found in 1970's.

 

RM530   Twinned cerussite

Tsumeb (Tsumcorp) mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto region, Namibia

A classic from Tsumeb mines. It shows a group of very sharp cerussite crystals forming this aesthetic cyclic twinned rosette. Excellent brilliance, good transparency and color from yellow to grayish tones, according to the light striking them. They are aerial disposed on the matrix and accompanied by other small cerussite crystals. It is unusual to get these twins on matrix.


Size: 6,5 x 5,4 x 4,5 cm.
Main crystal: 3,0 x 2,5 x 1,5 cm. (aggr)

 

RM532   Twinned calcite

Montorgueil (Leffe) Quarry, Leffe, Dinant, Namur, Belgium

Almost floating calcite crystal, with yellowish color, transparent and very rich in faces. We can observe the complex twinning formed by rhombohedral crystals. This limestone quarry has provided beautiful calcite twins which have made enjoy during years the crystallography mineral collectors. Currently access is not allowed.


Size: 5,0 x 4,2 x 3,2 cm.
Found in 2011.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 40€
 

RM529   Fluorapatite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A really interesting gemmy fluorapatite crystal. We can observe perfectly the combination of the first and second order prisms; very sharp terminal faces, with first order hexagonal dipyramid, truncated by the pinacoid. A specimen to enjoy crystallography.
Crystal shows good brilliance, transparence and a yellow color with green tones. These specimens with this quality are not common on the market, the small ones are used for gem cutting. The specimen is from a Moroccan classic mine located in the Imilchil mountains area.


Size: 2,8 x 2,0 x 1,7 cm.
Found in 03/2012.

 

RM527   Fluorapatite

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

A really interesting good size and gemmy fluorapatite crystal. We can observe perfectly the combination of the first and second order prisms; very sharp terminal faces, with first order hexagonal dipyramid, truncated by the pinacoid. A specimen to enjoy crystallography and aesthetics.
Crystal shows excellent brilliance, transparence and a vivid yellow color with green tones. These specimens with this quality and size are not common on the market, the small ones are used for gem cutting. The specimen is from a Moroccan classic mine located in the Imilchil mountains area. A chance to get a good representative for the species and locality.


Size: 4,1 x 2,5 x 2,3 cm.
Found in 03/2012.

 

RM1245   Cobaltoan calcite

Oumlil mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

In this specimen we can enjoy some groups of rhombohedral cobaltoan calcite. With good pink to purple color, translucent and which are disposed randomly on the matrix. The color is excellent.


Size: 5,5 x 3,7 x 2,8 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 13 mm.

 

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.

 

RM503   Cobaltoan calcite

Oumlil mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Druse of divergent prismatic cobaltoan calcite crystals showing flattened rhombohedral terminal faces, with marked geometric pink color zoning. Translucent and very showy. We can observe original calcite as brown transparent crystals, with a thick layer of intense pink color. Very interesting and different.


Size: 6,8 x 4,5 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

 

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
 

RM502   Cobaltoan calcite

Oumlil mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Druse of cobaltoan calcite crystals, with an excellent brilliance, transparence and showing very sharp terminal rhombohedral faces ad edges. Color is really good, a gemmy specimen.


Size: 6,0 x 4,8 x 2,8 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

 

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
 

RM505   Goethite

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

A very nice huge size goethite specimen showing stalactitic-habit, well developed, with aesthetic botryoidal forms. Exterior color is olive green, with very curious terminations, very thin. We can observe that these growths are formed by several goethite crystals in radial disposition. A high quality specimen for this Moroccan mine.


Size: 8,4 x 8,2 x 3,6 cm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM504   Goethite

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

A very nice specimen of goethite showing stalactitic-habit with botryoidal forms. Exterior color is olive green, with very curious terminations. In the base we can observe that these growths are formed by several goethite crystals in radial disposition. A quality specimen for this Moroccan mine. 


Size: 5,0 x 4,0 x 2,5 cm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

RM494   Axinite-(Fe)

Puiva deposits, Saranpaul, Tyumenskaya Oblast, Siberia, Russia

This is one of the gemmy axinite-(Fe), that came out in the late 1980s from this remote mining region, in the North Urals.Brilliance and transparence is excellent, with internal reflections and lights. Perfectly defined triclinic faces and marked edges. Good size and quality.


Size: 7,0 x 3,5 x 1,7 cm.
Found in 1980`s.

 

RM493   Microcline, variety amazonite

Pikes Peak, Teller Co., Colorado, United States

Elegant crystal of amazonite, a variety of microcline, good size, from a classic American locality. This crystal shows many faces delimited by triclinic pinacoids, along with growth in the upper faces. Good color and transparency when the light hits on the edges.


Size: 5,2 x 4,8 x 3,5 cm.

 

RM499   Smithsonite

San Antonio mine, Santa Eulalia, Municipio de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

Botryoidal aggregates of smithsonite, with a good green color, showing possible rhombohedral forms. If we look carefully we can see several crystals of this zinc carbonate forming this forms. We emphisize on the quality of this specimen.


Size: 7,8 x 5,4 x 4,5 cm.

 

RM498   Mottramite

Ojuela mine, Mapimí, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

A very rich botryoidal growths of mottramite, with an excellent dark green color and velvety. These mottramite specimens were recently found in the mina Ojuela and for their quality could be considered a good representative for the species and, of course, the best specimens from this mine. A huge size specimen for the more selected display.


Size: 14,5 x 10,5 x 5,5 cm.
Found in 2012.

 

RM496   Cuprian adamite

Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

A very rich specimen of cuprian adamite, formed by several very sharp pseudooctaedral crystals, with an excellent brilliance and transparence. Color is different than usual for the species and mine, with a green to bluish tones. Adamite crystals are partially covering a vug in the goethite matrix. A display huge size specimen and a very good aesthetics. From this classic classic Mexican mine.


Size: 8,5 x 7,2 x 4,7 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM486   Wulfenite with barite

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

Groups of tabular wulfenite crystals of intense orange color, showing parallel growth. If anything distinguishes these wulfenite crystals is its vivid color. The brilliance is excellent and in thin areas show transparence. Disposed very aerial and accompanied by fan-shaped barite crystals.


Size: 6,2 x 4,3 x 3,7 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 10 mm.
Found in 01/2013.

 

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.

 

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.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 220€
 

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.

 

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
 
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