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Psilomelane - iridescent, on Barite
stock #0345-JM-3890
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
8.8 x 5.8 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Early summer 2021

A complex stalactitic and botryoidal growth of Psilomelane on Barite with colorful iridescence. This looks otherworldly in person like something in a science fiction film. The dark masses of Psilomelane have both a dull and a metallic luster that is impressive with bright lighting. This contrasts well with the cream colored Barites. From Aouli in Morocco, this was in the John Marshall collection since 2000 and is one of the best examples I have seen of the specie from that region.

Fluorite with Barite overgrowths
stock #19.1-090
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
9.3 x 5.9 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
new year 2021

A very attractive cluster of yellow Fluorite cubes with a blanket covering of bright pink Barite. From a small find two years ago in Aouli, Morocco, these were first sold incorrectly as being Rhodochrosites on Fluorite. Despite the wrong information, these Fluorites are very colorful and have unusual color contrast. I have not seen any like this since.

Fluorite - distinct phantoms
stock #16.1-739
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5 x 4.2 x 2.9 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Impressive and clear, these are very sharp purple phantoms inside bright yellow Fluorite cubes. We have seen hundreds of Aouli Fluorites but never this quality of phantom. Overall sharp and displays well but not a piece for perfectionists, there are small nicks and cleaves. Despite that there is strong impact for color, form and the distinct phantoms stand out well.