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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.25.2018 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve posted superb new specimens in this new Bou Azzer Update (click here). A few localities from this famous Moroccan mining district are represented, including the famous Agoudal Mine, which unfortunately has just recently closed.

Roselite on calcite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Roselite on calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 7.7 cm

Roselite, epitactic on beta-roselite, with cobaltausitnite, on cobaltoan calcite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, MoroccoRoselite, epitactic on beta-roselite, with cobaltausitnite, on cobaltoan calcite
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
5.7 cm

Roselite, epitactic on beta-roselite, on cobaltoan calcite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Roselite, exhibiting epitactic orientation on beta-roselite
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Roselite with minor beta-roselite, on calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Roselite with minor beta-roselite, on calcite
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
5.6 cm

Roselite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Roselite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco- 6.3 cm

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 12.0 cm

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 5.3 cm

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 7.9 cm

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 5.9 cm

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Cobaltoan Calcite, Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 4.5 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 9.8 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Field of view 2.0 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Field of view 3.0 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 4.6 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 5.0 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Field of view 4.5 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco – 6.8 cm

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Erythrite, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Field of view 3.0 cm

Gersdorffite, Aït Ahmane Mine,  Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco

Gersdorffite, Aït Ahmane Mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco – 4.6 cm

Skutterudite, Bouismas Mine,  Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco

Skutterudite, Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco – 6.1 cm

Skutterudite, Bouismas Mine,  Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco

Skutterudite, Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco – 4.5 cm

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.30.2014 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

This Democratic Republic of Congo Update (click here) features fine azurites from a new find at Kibwi, an excellent primary malachite from the Tantara Mine and deep pink cobaltoan calcite from Kolwesi.

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 Azurite, Kibwi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo – 4.3 cm

Although the copper deposits of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been famous for a long time, excellent crystallized azurite specimens are uncommon from the DRC (and have often been quite expensive). This lot is from a new find at Kibwi, located approximately 70 km northeast of Lubumbashi on the road to Likasi in Katanga.

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Azurite, Kibwi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo – 4.4 cm

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 Azurite, Kibwi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo – 3.3 cm

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Malachite, Quartz, Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo – Malachite ball is 1.8 cm