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8 specimens found
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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 #18-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-SM-3078
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.
Wulfenite
stock #18.1-276
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
5.5 x 3.8 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $375
Worldwide mix summer

Intense bright yellow Wulfenite crystals with minimal matrix in a complex cluster. The crystals show several different edges including beveled, flat and recrystallized jagged edges. Not perfect but in very good condition, there are some tiny chips that do not stand out on display, minimal for such a delicate piece and not distracting. From the great Touissit mines that have been closed for decades now, they once produced some exceptional specimens and this is a choice and richly colored example of one.
Barite- delicate blue bladed
stock #18-AX-32-080
Jebel Ouichane, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador
Oriental Region, Morocco
6 x 4.4 x 3.7CM (cabinet)
price: $775
Worldwide mix summer

For the past 2 years there have been some very attractive blue Barites coming from Jebel Ouichane, these have been big news in the mineral world. However, most are quite damaged and those with great condition and fine esthetics are quite prized. This piece is very fine, has minimal minor edge chipping (very rare) and the form, color and presentation are excellent. A very strong piece with a good balance of form and condition. Selected from hundreds of good pieces as a top example. We have several others in this size range at lower prices but for display quality this is far better and more impressive in person.
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.
Tarnowitzite with Cerussite and Galena
stock #15.1-1040-(SM2831)
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
8.7 x 5.5 x 6.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Spring 2014

A superb Tarnowitzite cabinet specimen from Touissit that has no damage and great esthetics. The matrix is nearly all Tarnowitzite, with minor clear Cerussite and Galena. All the smaller crystals are perfectly transparent, the larger ones are typical milky and very sharp. Touissit has been closed for decades but for a short while it produced some of the worlds finest Plumbo- Aragonites rivaling the best from Tsumeb.This is an especia;lly choice specimen that displays well from all sides. Ex Charles Noll collection with several additional old labels included.
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