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III 2012 – Morocco, part III

  

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Another unknown locality - Anemzi is located close to Thirrist. Google Maps.

 

On the way to Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

On the way to Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

On the way to Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

View to the Anemzi village. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

In the Anemzi village. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

View to the mountain with apatite locality Anemzy. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Climbing to the mountain with apatite locality. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Syenitic intrusion in Lower Jurassic sedimentary rocks. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Apatite workings, Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Apatite workings, Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Apatite workings, Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Apatites on feldspar from Anemzi. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Apatite with calcite and hematite - typical paragenesis for this locality. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

When we visited the locality the weather changed into heavy rain... G. Sobieszek photo.

 

... and was getting worse every minute! G. Sobieszek photo.

 

When we staredt to drive rivers were so high that we couldn`t cross them. T. Praszkier photo.

 

When we staredt to drive rivers were so high that we couldn`t cross them. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Finally when the rivers` level dropped we came back to Mibladen. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

This time one of our goals was to map all outcrops in the area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Examining one of the outcrops in Boul El Maden. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Baryte vein in limestones. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Examining other outcrop... G. Sobieszek photo.

 

... rich in baryte. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Baryte which is very common in the area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

 

Vegetation, makes nice contrast. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

We walked to the western part of Coudya. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Visiting wokings. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Miner`s house. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

And again weather wasn`t very pretty. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

So we hid in the little miner`s house. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

When the rain left we visited another workings. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

I bet it is very nice down there after a heavy rain. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Interesting ventilation system in one of the shafts. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Another miners house. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Bucket made with tires! G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Head frame of the old incline of the ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Head frame of the old incline of the ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Look at the old shaft of ACF mine.

 

Look at the old shaft of ACF mine - diggers go down there about 80 meters!

 

And then crawl in the small tunnels.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of pocket with vanadynite crystals in situ in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

Unique photos of vanadynite crystals in situ in the pocket in ACF mine.

 

About 30-cm big specimen of vanadyinte from the pocket shown above in one of stores in Midelt. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Flat of vanadynite specimens from ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Interesting 2-generation specimens of vanadynite from ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Close-up of one of the 2-generation vanadynites. G. Bijak photo.

 

High quality vanadynites from ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

High quality vanadynite from ACF mine, size 6 cm. G. Bijak photo.

 

Specimens from ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Vanadynite on hematite from ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Specimen with huge crystals from ACF mine. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Exeptional speicmen of vanadynite from ACF mine. M. Oleszczuk collection. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

After geological days we spend some time on tourist visit... almost tourist. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

View to the High Atlas. T. Niedopytalski photo.

 

We checked accessibility of the road going to Kerrouchene locality for the Mindat.org Conference (indicated by an arrow). G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Boy on the donkey. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Agates are very common in the area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Going back from the locality we visited a small school. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

In the school. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

In the school. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

 

Kid from the school. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Kid from the school. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Kid from the school a little bit shy. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Donkeys are one of the most important means of transport in the area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Donkeys are one of the most important means of transport in the area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Strokes at the electric pole. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Trendy boys with a fancy car :-) G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Track full of coal. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Chicken store :-) G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Chicken afterwards... G. Sobieszek photo.

 

And of course coffee with milk and sugar. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

 

High Atlas, in the Azilal area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

High Atlas, in the Azilal area. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Ouzoud waterfall. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Ouzoud waterfall. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Interesting raft, Ouzoud waterfall. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Ouzoud waterfall is a very touristic plase so the bridge has to be unique! G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Ouzoud waterfall. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

On the way to Marrakech we stopped in Sidi Rahal to prepare some details for the Conference. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Workings in Sidi Rahal. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Amethysts from Sidi Rahal. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

And interesting pseudostalactites. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Close-up of the specimen above. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Finally Marrakech! G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Jemaa el-Fnaa -the main square of Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Jemaa el-Fnaa - main square of Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech is a very colorful city. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

You can buy yourself a tea set - if you have not had enough of tea for the next 10 years after visiting Morocco :-) G. Sobieszek photo.

 

A stand of plumber on the street of Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

  Marrakech from above. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

A small nap at the barber. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Moroccan cat. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

and more colors. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Buying spices. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Souvenirs from Morocco. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Souvenirs from Morocco. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Main square of Marrakech. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Yummy! G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night, Moroccan lamps are really beautiful. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

           

        Interesting manequines. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night, delicious food on Jemaa el-Fnaa. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night, delicious food on Jemaa el-Fnaa. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

Marrakech by night. G. Sobieszek photo.

 

And finally we had to go home, we flew to Warsaw from Casablanca. Google maps.

 

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  Comments

Excellent reportage, amazing photos and instructive comments. Bravo Tomasz!
geozen
2012-04-29 02:19:01

Thank you for working out many of the details for the Mindat Conference in Morocco. It looks like it will be a fantastic trip. My friends and I are defnitely looking forward to it!

dmlowe
dlowe
2012-04-30 10:28:47

thank you very much, I am happy you like it, I hope that the conference will be a really successful event, and everybody will be very happy with it!
tomek (admin)
2012-05-01 09:48:01

Thank`s a lot for reports,
it`s make me dream.
Carry on !
franck69
2012-06-01 15:48:19

Bravo, molto bello. Bellissime le foto, e complimenti per l`iniziativa, per i prossimi viaggi chiamami!!!
molto bravo.
IX INVICTA
2012-11-13 09:49:22

Bravo, very nice. Beautiful photos, and congratulations for the initiative. Call me the next trips!
really good.
Giuseppe Passeri (Roma)


IX INVICTA


IX INVICTA
2012-11-13 09:51:22


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