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Vanadinite

TC860EX

Druse, on matrix, of short prismatic Vanadinite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, which form aesthetic palisades and parallel growths, with good luster and a very vivid color. The specimen comes from a 2019 find in Coud'a, made at levels deeper than usual and from which high quality specimens were obtained.

Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 5 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm

Main crystal size: 1.1 x 1 cm

€860 / US$1043 / JPY109910 / AUD$1320

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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth on Calcite

TC160TG

Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp crystals between lamellar and tabular, with bright luster and a sharp hexagonal outline. The analysis, of which we will send a copy to the buyer, indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.

Aďt Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm

Main crystal size: 1.1 x 1 cm

€160 / US$194 / JPY20440 / AUD$240

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Baryte with Calcite

TC220MA

Curious isolated Baryte crystal, with a polycrystalline growth that defines distinct geometric areas with different intensities of luster and color. On matrix covered with white Calcite crystals. Very unusual.

Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Tazenakht, Bou Azzer District, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2015)

Specimen size: 3.7 x 3 x 3.6 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 1 cm

€220 / US$267 / JPY28110 / AUD$330

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Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite

TC180ND

A very unusual piece that comes from Touissit's remote past. Druse of lustrous Sphalerite crystals with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, partially covered by large groups of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. In so many years of going there, I only saw a piece like this once.

Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region Morocco (1997)

Specimen size: 11.7 x 8.9 x 4.8 cm

€180 / US$218 / JPY23000 / AUD$270

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Anglesite on Galena
Anglesite on Galena
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Anglesite on Galena
Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC380ET

Very sharp crystals of Anglesite, transparent, with bright luster and yellow color, on a Galena matrix. Without any damage, which for this locality is very rare.

Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region Morocco

Specimen size: 7 x 6.7 x 4.3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.6 x 1 cm

€380 / US$461 / JPY48560 / AUD$580

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Chalcostibite with Azurite

TC380ED

Aggregate of elongated Chalcostibite crystals with very good terminations, rare in this type of specimen, and with well defined faces and edges. The Chalcostibite crystals are partially pseudomorphed by Azurite, which gives a very vivid color to the surfaces.

Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 4.9 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm

Main crystal size: 4.4 x 2.4 cm

€380 / US$461 / JPY48560 / AUD$580

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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC190TE

Aggregate of elongated Chalcostibite crystals with very good terminations, rare in this type of specimen, and with well defined faces and edges. The Chalcostibite crystals are partially pseudomorphed by Azurite, which gives a very vivid color to the surfaces.

Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 4.8 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm

Main crystal size: 3 x 1 cm

€190 / US$230 / JPY24280 / AUD$290

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Marcasite on Quartz

TC180EMX

Group of very sharp Marcasite crystals, with sharp shiny twins, on a Quartz matrix.

Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 13.4 x 9.8 x 3.7 cm

Main crystal size: 1.6 x 1.5 cm

€180 / US$218 / JPY23000 / AUD$270

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Pyrite
Pyrite
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrite
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC140EK

Aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals with distinct polycrystalline growths, very lustrous, with curved faces and edges.

Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 8.6 x 4.8 x 5.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1.2 x 1 cm

€140 / US$169 / JPY17890 / AUD$210

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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite

TC120EP

Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals that form distinct parallel growths, lustrous, between transparent and translucent, with a uniform sky-blue color and partially covered by Quartz with Pyrite microcrystals.

Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 7.2 x 3.4 x 3.9 cm

Main crystal size: 5.1 x 3.3 cm

€120 / US$145 / JPY15330 / AUD$180

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Calcite with inclusions, Dolomite and Pyrrhotite

TC140NM

Very aerial group of complex Calcite crystals, rich in faces, dominated by the scalenohedron, transparent, with good luster and a very pale yellow color, with abundant inclusions. Dotted with small crystals of Pyrrhotite and a large rhombohedral Dolomite crystal of light brown color. A mine which at the time yielded a few pieces but from which soon thereafter nothing more was heard.

Iouriren Mine (AGM Mine), Akka, Tafraout, Tiznit Province, Souss-Massa Region Morocco (2004)

Specimen size: 9.9 x 5.9 x 4.5 cm

Main crystal size: 9.9 x 3.2 cm

€140 / US$169 / JPY17890 / AUD$210

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Erythrite

TC180VM

Group of very sharp Erythrite crystals, with great luster and an intense and uniform color, on matrix. A Moroccan classic of excellent quality that has passed through three great collections.

Bou Azzer (Bou Azzer District), Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco

Specimen size: 8.3 x 6.4 x 5.8 cm

Main crystal size: 2.1 x 1 cm

Former collection of Albert Botella - Former collection of Jaume Vilalta - Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga

€180 / US$218 / JPY23000 / AUD$270

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Löllingite with Calcite and Actinolite

TC80NX

Spheroidal aggregates of lenticular Löllingite crystals, with bright luster, on matrix, with deformed scalenohedral Calcite crystals and small bundles of acicular Actinolite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Tazenakht, Bou Azzer District, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (07/2015)

Specimen size: 8.2 x 4.6 x 5.6 cm

Main crystal size: 0.2 x 0.1 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€80 / US$97 / JPY10220 / AUD$120

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Löllingite with Quartz

TC80ML

Elongated aggregates of sharp and very flattened lenticular crystals of Löllingite, with bright luster, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Tazenakht, Bou Azzer District, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (08-09/2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 x 3.2 x 4.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.2 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€80 / US$97 / JPY10220 / AUD$120

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Proustite

TC230TE

Elongated aggregates of sharp and very flattened lenticular crystals of Löllingite, with bright luster, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Aďt Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 1.5 x 0.7 x 1.4 cm

Main crystal size: 0.7 x 0.2 cm

€230 / US$279 / JPY29390 / AUD$350

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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite and Hematite

TC740EB

Druse of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) translucent, shiny, and partially covered by two generations of what appear to be Calcite crystals, a first generation with hexagonal outlines, polycrystalline surfaces and a reddish color due to the presence of abundant Hematite crystals, and covered by a second generation of Calcite which formed pale yellow equant crystals.

Mojarra Quarry, La Bolsa area, Artigas Department Uruguay (15/01/2007)

Specimen size: 14.8 x 9.7 x 9.6 cm

Main crystal size: 7.5 x 5 cm

€740 / US$898 / JPY94570 / AUD$1140

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Quartz (variety amethyst)

TC280EV

Druse of translucent Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), very shiny and with a very deep and intense violet color.

Santa Ana Quarry, Artigas Department Uruguay (03/2007)

Specimen size: 12.7 x 10.4 x 8.8 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.6 cm

€280 / US$339 / JPY35780 / AUD$430

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Carrollite with Calcite

TC180EV

Very sharp cubo-octahedral crystal of Carrollite, with brilliant luster, on a snow-white Calcite matrix.

Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba) Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2002)

Specimen size: 6.5 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 1.4 cm

€240 / US$291 / JPY30670 / AUD$370

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Variscite with Albite and Rockbridgeite

TC90TC

Spheroidal aggregates of Variscite, one of them clearly dominant, with good luster and an intense and uniform pink color, something uncommon in the species. They sit on an Albite matrix with small Rockbridgeite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Boa Vista (Eduardo) Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais Brazil (2006)

Specimen size: 9.5 x 9 x 4.6 cm

Main crystal size: 0.5 x 0.4 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€90 / US$109 / JPY11500 / AUD$130

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Childrenite with Roscherite

TC140EE

Childrenite crystals with very sharp terminations, translucent, lustrous, and brown in color, on matrix, with spheroidal aggregates of Roscherite. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Lavra Poço Dantas, Piauí Valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais Brazil (09/2006)

Specimen size: 5.6 x 4 x 2.7 cm

Main crystal size: 1.4 x 0.5 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€140 / US$170 / JPY17660 / AUD$220

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