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12 specimens found
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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.
Fluorite -new find
stock #16.1-768
Hameda, Jorf, Er Rachidia Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.9 x 5.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Spring 2017

Glassy bright yellow Fluorite with sharp transparent cubes in an esthetic cluster. From a new find in the Hamada area that has produced much better than previous specimens. Choice display specimen with distinctive habit and color. All of the main crystals are perfect, undamaged which is rare in a Moroccan Fluorite.
Vanadinite very large single crystal
stock #ALEC-12-205
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.7x 3.1 x 1.9 (miniature)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

An impressive deep red, complete, exceptionally large singe crystal that is undamaged. A complete floater- there is no visible point of attachment, and the architectural structure is remarkable. Displays well on any side (I personally prefer the "back" side. This was found early (in the 1980's when the first important finds were coming out) and is not like anything seen today.
12 specimens found
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