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Anglesite - gemmy crystal
stock #24.1-187
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
3.1 x 2.6 x 2.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $290


Bright yellow striated main crystal of Anglesite on a thin matrix of other Anglesites and Galena. A very nice thumbnail from the famed and now classic Touissit Mines of Morocco. The other Anglesites are incomplete and have noticeable edge damage, the main crystal is in better shape overall, the termination is very sharp, but is rough on the lower end. Not for perfectionists but still choice, affordable and a very nice gem grade crystal with fine color and luster.

Copper coated by Chrysocolla
stock #24.1-069
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjtane, Anif Cercle, Tingir Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
9.4 x 6.7 x 1 CM (cabinet)
price: $150


Native Copper crystals in a flat, lace-like branching form that are covered with green Chrysocolla. In fine condition as seen, from a locality that has begun to produce some very attractive Copper secondary minerals and an occasional nice Copper like this. The Chrysocolla is a fairly thick outer coating but it is still possible to see the shapes of the underlying copper crystals, including some spinel twin forms. Choice.

Fluorite
stock #16.1-737
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.2 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Pre Tucson

An above average bright yellow Fluorite from Aouli (Morocco). The matrix between the yellow cubes is also Fluorite but a red-orange color and not well crystalized. The matrix gives a very nice color contrast to the main crystals. In very good condition, the corners and edges of the Fluorites are sharp and well-defined. A crack is noted on the largest crystal, it is not repaired and is all natural with no sign of damage. Found about 5 years ago, this has a different look from more recent finds.

Azurite - new find
stock #23.1-111
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjtane, Anif Cercle, Tingir Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.8 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1950
Early summer 2023

A very fine, sharp and lustrous Azurite specimen from a new small find at the Copper mine of Bou Nahas. This find was made in the fall of 2022, and had some very good Azurites and native Copper. This is one of the best Azurites, it is in excellent condition, the largest crystal is perched at the top and is over 2 CM across. This locality has been known for a while for several interesting minerals but these very fine Azurites are something completely new. So far no similar pockets have turned up but we are hopeful. Meanwhile this is a choice piece from anyplace and exceptional for the locality. Even more impressive in person.

Quartz var. Amethyst "finger"
stock #23.1-354
Sidi Rahal, El Kelaa des Sraghna Province
Marrakech-Tensft- El Haouz Region, Morocco
9.3 x 7.8 x5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Spring 23

An unusual but very attractive Quartz specimen from the remarkable lava flow at Sidi Rahal (Morocco). This is a section of a pocket that was lined with sparkling small Amethyst crystals. The main interest however is the finger or tower-like growth that stands up from the rest, and is also covered on all sides with Amethyst crystals. In fine condition and attractive on all sides. This is from an unusual pocket found in 2016. We have not seen other such pieces on the market since.

SOLD Vanadinite crystals on Nerinea (Snail) fossil
stock #SOLD 23.FC-024
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.7 x 2.3 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 23

An incredible Vanadinite. This remarkable specimen is one of the very best from a single small find in 2022. The matrix is a complete elongated snail fossil with clusters of bright red, sizable Vanadinite crystals perched mostly on the tip area. The amazing mines at Mibladen are certainly the world’s best localities for this specie, and the huge quantity of production is amazing. However among tens of thousands of pieces extracted over the past decades, no fossils hosting good Vanadinites like this have ever been seen. We are only aware of a few pieces found two years ago with tiny druses on some marine fossils but those were micro-sized crystals. The Snail hosting these bright red crystals is complete and undamaged. Even in a collection with many Vanadinites this would be really different and a fine fusion of Mineralogy and Paleontology.

Vanadinite crystals on Pholadaomia (Clam) fossil
stock #23.FC-021
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6 x 4.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring 23

An incredible Vanadinite. This remarkable specimen from a very small find in 2022, the matrix is a complete Clam fossil with clusters of bright red Vanadinite crystals. The amazing mines at Mibladen are certainly the world’s best localities for this specie, and the quantity of production is amazing. Among tens of thousands of pieces extracted over the past decades no fossils hosting good Vanadinites like this have ever been seen. We are only aware of a few pieces found two years ago with tiny druses on some marine fossils but those were micro-sized crystals. In excellent condition and complete on all sides.

Gold - spinel twinned crystals
stock #21.FC-029
Aouint, Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.6 x .7 x .3 CM (miniature)
price: $4400
Spring 23

Striking, very sharp and distinct chain of spinel twinned Gold crystals. From the recent amazing find in Morocco, this is a textbook perfect example and far better than average. The chain structure is flattened and has a very bright luster, it displays well from either the front or back side. An exceptional crystalized Gold and a very choice example of what will become a modern classic discovery.