Moroccan Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

 

   

Although Morocco may be most famous for its amazing vanadinites and azurites, there are many other examples of fine crystallized species from this exotic location.  We almost always have a nice selection of great specimens from Morocco.

 

 

Cerussite from the classic location, Mibladen Mine in Morocco.  Fine floater crystals which show extensive etching or unusual growths such as skeletal and reticulated forms.   Cerussite from the Mibladen Mine, Morocco

 

  Vanadinite from the Mibladen Mine, Morocco

 

 

 

 

OKN-951

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OKN-951     Azurite, Malachite, Cerussite     Touissih (near Oujda), Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine, damage free grouping of partially to fully pseudomorphed azurite crystals.  The largest is partially altered while the ones on the back are, for the most part, entirely altered.  Specimen measures 3.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm.  Stands nicely for display.  Excellent luster and very nice for this material.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-945

OKN-945     Aragonite     Minglanilla, Cuenca, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A purple and green zoned single crystal measuring a respectable 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.  Nice luster and no damage.  once more common now seldom seen for sale.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-109

OKL-109     Acanthite      Imiter Mine, Imiter Djebel Saghro, Ouazazate Prov., Morocco.  Sharp octahedrons to 1.6 cm each compose this 2.9 x 2.4 x 2 cm group of metallic gray crystals.  No damage and attractive from any side.  One small natural contact near base on side.  Mounted in a perky box.  A very fine example of this material.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-110

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OKL-110     Acanthite      Imiter Mine, Imiter Djebel Saghro, Ouazazate Prov., Morocco.  Sharp octahedrons to 1.4 cm each compose this 2.9 x 2.7 x 2 cm group of metallic gray crystals.  No damage and attractive from any side.  Mounted in a perky box.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-111

OKL-111     Acanthite      Imiter Mine, Imiter Djebel Saghro, Ouazazate Prov., Morocco.  Somewhat crude octahedrons to 1.3 cm each compose this 3.2 x 2.9 x 2 cm group of metallic gray crystals.  No damage and attractive from any side.  Mounted in a perky box.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-114

OKL-114     Acanthite      Imiter Mine, Imiter Djebel Saghro, Ouazazate Prov., Morocco.  Somewhat crude partial and complete octahedrons to 1.7 cm each compose this 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm group of metallic gray crystals.  No damage and best views are from front and sides.  Mounted in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-883

OKM-883    Aragonite    Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  3.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm cluster of mostly clear crystals.  Nice form, luster and no damage.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-998

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OKM-998      Quartz     Tizirine, Oudrzazate, Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 84 By Harold Dibble.  A fine stalactite from an unusual locale.  This specimen measures 11.5 x 4.8 x 4 cm.  Very high luster (better than my images indicate), zero damage, sits on end (at an angle leaning forward, however), and displays great.  There is minor, lustrous calcite overgrowths near the terminations of stalactites.  The quartz looks light purple but is actually clear and the purple seems to be below the largest, final coating of crystals.  The crystals of quartz are included by goethite needles adding to the aesthetics of the specimen.  This specimen will include a custom engraved acrylic base.  A great looking specimen!  $950

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-144

OKM-144     Skudderudite    Bou Azzer, Morocco.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A small domical plate of crystals to 2 c, each.  3.5 x 2.7 x 2 cm overall.  Second generation of much smaller crystals in some regions.  No damage... very clean, on an acrylic plate.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-576

OKL-576   Quartz with Goethite    Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.  This example is an aesthetic geode shaped piece totally filled with short, stocky Herkimer diamond like, single and double terminated crystals that are transparent and high in luster.  They are often included by sprays of acicular brown to tan colored goethite crystals with the goethite extending out of the quartz in many instances.  The effect of this mineral combination is pleasing and to a quartz collector this material is certainly desirable.  I have not seen much of this material available (only with one other dealer at Tucson this year, 2014) so I am assuming it remains uncommon. 11 x 9 x 6 cm overall and totally damage free.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-910

OKK-910     Acanthite    Imiter Mine, Ouarzazarte Province. Morocco.  This crystal grouping is a flat gray color, measures 3.3 x 2.5 x 1. 5 cm and has one, partially formed, large crystal over 2 cm in size.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-917

OKK-917     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 4.1 x 4 x 3.2 cm.  It's damage free, slightly domical and very attractively colored.  A small but very fine example.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-519

OKK-519     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 4.9 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm.  It is a deep pink, almost purple color which seems to be more desirable (for reasons beyond my understanding).  The crystals are very large, attractive and damage free.  If you want a smaller example of very high quality this could be the one.   $200

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-923

OKK-923     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 4.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  It is a nice even pink color with well formed, lustrous crystals.  Slightly domical and damage free.  Nice!  $65

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-792

OKK-792     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 7.5 x 6.2 x 4 cm and is domical in form.  It views well from all sides showing no contact except for the base on which it sits.  Well formed crystals to almost a cm each.  Very high quality for this material.  Rich, rose quartz pink on front and more brownish pink on back.  I see one small cleaved crystal with magnification.  Exceptionally clean and displays damage free.  $295

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-793

OKK-793     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 8.6 x 5.4 x 2.4 cm overall.  No damage.  This plate has flattened crystal of great color that have stepped growth.  Exceptional luster for this material.  Very nice!  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-794

OKK-794     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 6.1 x 4.8 x 1.5 cm.  Even medium pink (a very true pink color) with well formed crystals.  Nice luster, displays great, and is damage free.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-796

OKK-796     Cobalto Calcite     Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco.  These bright pink to purple calcites were one of the few things that we could say was relatively new at this year’s Tucson show.  They have been available in the past but never in quantities that the general collector would find “comfortable” for price or would lend themselves to the wholesale market.  This one is an impressive example measuring 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm.  It is large, impressive, very three dimensional but has more edge damage from removal than some would like (this is clear in the pictures.  The main body of crystal are nicely colored, of good luster and are in good condition but not totally free of damage.  A very nice display piece.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-951

OKJ-951    Wulfenite    Touissit, Oujda, Morocco.  Ex Dawne and Pual Dunning collection.  This TN sized piece is a fantastic piece measuring 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm overall.  The primary crystal is 1.6 cm on edge and it sits up high off the matrix in an aesthetic manner.  Very minor chipping along one edge visible at 10x and small crystals show some damage.  Really however, the overall quality is quite high.  $250

 

 

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