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Anglesite - gemmy crystals
stock #20.1-291
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
1.7 x 1.1 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $90


A cute thumbnail of light yellow Anglesite crystals in a slightly radiating cluster. These are transparent, glassy and sharp, this is also fluorescent an orange-red in long wave UV. The color is fully natural, some Anglesites were color enhanced in Morocco by dipping into a chlorine bleach. The results were deeper color but also an odd luster, this one is completely real. In good condition, all the terminations are perfect, there is contact/roughness on some of the lower sides only. Touissit has been closed for decades now but it was once a magnificent locale for fine lead secondaries.
Azurite, Malachite etc
stock #20.1-280
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region,
6.2 x 4.4 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $430


Brilliant Azurite crystals up to 2.5 CM on a mixed matrix of Dolomite and Malachite. The Azurites are sharp, flat habit with steep tapering terminations some being very pure, gemmy transparent while others are partly altered to Malachite and are opaque. In fine undamaged condition, from the great finds at Touissit in the 1970's, this displays well and is nicer in person too.
Smithsonite -very fine Moroccan
stock #19.1-374
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
10.6 x 7.3 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $2750


Large cabinet specimen of well crystallized and very lustrous Smithsonite from the Touissit Mine (Morrocco). The crystals are transparent and when magnified many show color zoning and phantom of a reddish core. Botryoidal and "finger" growths are fully covered by sharp, bright crystals. The color is a light green-blue hue and contrasts nicely with the reddish matrix. In fine condition, Smithsonite from this locale have never been very common (the mine has been closed for decades) and now top pieces are quite rare. This is a sizable display specimen with excellent impact, a fine addition to any serious Smithsonite suite or Moroccan collection.
Azurite- slender form, complex cluster
stock #17.1-789
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
6.6 x 4.2 x 2.8 (cabinet)
price: $650
Late Summer 2018

All Azurite crystals with no matrix to speak of. This slender jackstraw habit much like a modern art sculpture was distinctive for the Touissit mine more than twenty years ago. The Azurites are of a complex habit and have several different styles of jagged terminations. In fine condition despite the delicate form, a few bits of adhering gossan are noted in some of the nooks and crannies. A choice and now classic specimen this style Azurite is noticeably unlike any from other localities.
Cerussite -fine silky luster.
stock #AX-18-051
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

A remarkable and fine Cerussite from Touissit with at least 3 generations of crystals and no matrix. The largest are the silky type twins that are optically transparent from some angles and almost opaque from others as they have a "cats eye effect". These contrast with both a black druzy (heavily included by Galena) and small colorless Cerussites. Remarkably this is fully undamaged and pristine from all angles. Touissit is sadly long closed but did in its day produce some of the worlds best Lead secondary minerals and a few of these unique silky luster Cerussites,. This is a very choice example from any angle, and better in person.
Phosgenite- complete complex crystal
stock #15.1-999-(SM3078)
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
3.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Worldwide mix summer

An excellent, well formed complex Phosgenite from Touissit, Morocco. Ex Charles Noll collection, this is crystalized all around, nearly all transparent gem clear and with an elaborate shape. Touissit Phosgenites are only rarely available, they are regarded as some of the worlds best. Much less common on the market than the Sardinian Phosgenites, these were only discovered shortly before the mine closed for good. This is in fine condition as seen, which is also very rare with this delicate and brittle mineral.
Anglesite -gemmy single crystal
stock #17.1-743
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
1.6 x .8 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
Pre Holiday 2017

Perfect, transparent single Anglesite crystal with the top 2/3 rds bright yellow. From the great finds at Touissit that produced the very best Anglesites even found. Choice thumbnail, the color on this is fully natural. Some of these were treated to enhance color in the 1980s but the results left a telltale dull luster. This is a clean glassy, natural thumbnail with no issues!
Anglesite -Unusual form at this locale
stock #16.1-338
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
3.2 x 2.9 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Pre Holiday 2017

Blocky transparent crystals of white Anglesite with inclusions of Galena seen clearly inside. From the mines at Touissit, this is not the well known form, habit or color most often seen. The form is similar to some specimens from Sardinia or Tsumeb. The condition is good with very minor edge chipping on a few areas not very evident.
15 specimens listed
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