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14 specimens listed
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Vanadinite on Geothite stalactite
stock #18.1-185
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province,
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.9 x 2.8 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Spring 2020

Amazing form and with very bright red color, Vanadinite crystals scattered on slender stalactites or rods of Geothite. A small find in late 2018 produced a few of these with better form and color than usually seen, these are not found very often unlike the well known (but very different) Vanadinites from Mibladen. In fine condition the individual crystals of Vanadinite are on all sides of these "fingers" and can be displayed from any angle. Sharp lustrous and vivid red in person, the contrast with the black Geothite is remarkable and the overall esthetic is impressive. This is a delicate specimen as can be seen, but it can be shipped with some special packaging.
Azurite -Jackstraw crystals
stock #18-AX-19-069
Kerrouchene, Kenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.3 x 4.6 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2020

Slender Azurite crystals in a jumbled mass with electric bright color. With many fine Azurites available now from several world localities, most collectors have a few at least. However this delicate slender habit from Kerrouchene is quite different and has a unique esthetic. These do stand out. All of these crystals are translucent at the ends, with backlight they really glow. This is not photographed with backlight to give a good sense of the look in a typical display, however with some modern lighting the effect is far more impressive. In very good condition overall, there is some contacting mostly on the back and a few small imperfections.
Apatite (CaF) on Pericline
stock #13.1 -163
Anemzi Village, Midelt Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 4 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

The sort of gemmy Apatite that is sometimes called "asparagus stone". Set on a complex Feldspar matrix, there are a few small Apatites there as well. The main crystal is textbook sharp, transparent and depending on the lighting looks either lemon yellow or asparagus green. Close exam reveals what looks to be a repair, if so it is well done. Of course the price is adjusted for that. A choice display piece regardless the contrast is especially nice.
Vanadinite -fine deep red
stock #6.2-775
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.1 x 3.4 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $725
Worldwide mix summer

A super bright red Vanadinite from Mibladen. This remarkable locale for almost 40 years has produced Vanadinite, all dug laboriously in tiny hand excavated crawlways. The best of these are with this electric red color and habit. The luster and condition of this piece are very fine, far better than average, with crystals to 1.4 CM across, on a contrasting matrix. Better in person, a very good value for this quality. Mined in 2006 and with excellent display impact.
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.
Cerussite on Barite
stock #A-12-481
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.9 x 3.4 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $135
Pre Holiday 2017

One of the best values in todays mineral market are the Cerussites on orange Barite from Mibladen. This is a especially fine example with no damage, transparent and complete Cerussite crystals and a nice composition. Compared with a similar Cerussite from any other locale, these are super inexpensive and a good value. This specimen is quite above average with no issues or detractions.
Vanadinite on Barite
stock #15.1-400
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

Vanadinite with outstanding intense color and bright luster set on contrasting white Barite blades. This combination is the least common and the most desirable. These specimens are laboriously dug without power tools by small teams in cramped artisenal mines and require years of labor to reach a good pocket. Choice and in excellent condition, Vanadinite of this high quality is one of the best mineral values available today. The color is hard to appreciate on a computer, in person it is brilliant.
Vanadinite with Barite -large hoppered / branching cluster
stock #Alec-12-203
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.1 x 3.2 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $725
Spring 2017

A complex cluster of deep red hoppered and elongated Vanadinite in epitaxial arrangements perched nicely on a base of Barite blades. An older Mibladen specimen, the branching, tree-like form makes it very eyecatching. Undamaged by naked eye but magnification does find some small chipped spots. An unusual piece that is quite elegant and well composed.
14 specimens listed
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