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X 2008 - Morocco

 

We visit Morocco very often. This time, in October 2008, it was short visit - two weeks only.

During this trip we visited first Bou Azzer area - we were lucky to buy there really nice cobaltocalcites. After this famous, still productive locality, we were moving across Anti-Atlas, visiting fossils and mineral localities. We were able to visit mines in Taouz area (famous vanadinites on psilomelane etc), trilobite reach areas - around Alnif and Erfoud.

Later we moved to Midelt and Mibladen areas, where we visited famous vanadinite, cerusite localities. Than we made a short visit to Kerrouchene - famous locality for agates, but also for azurites and malachites occorring in limestones.

At the end our trip we visited Sidi Rahal - big outcrop of basaltic rocks, with typical pilar jointing, and numerous agates, geodes with amethist etc.

We will be back to Morocco soon!

Krzysztof Dembicz

 

 

Bou Azzer village with mine buildings visible at the hill slope. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Tandross mine near Bou Azzer - another famous cobalt reach minerals locality. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Old, traditional moroccan buildings in Draa Valey. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Outcrops of Devonian limestons with numerous trilobites in Alnif area. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

 

Big plate with Ordovician age trilobites in local museum near Erfoud. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Miner in adit to mine near Taouz. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Looking for azurite and malachite crystals in Kerrouchene. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Azurite and malachite in small pockets in limestones in Kerrouchene workings. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Landscape with Sidi Rahal village at the center of photo. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Outcrops of basalts, with pilar jointing, near Sidi Rahal - famous amethyst and agates locality. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Dealing minerals and fossils is very popular in Morocco, especialy in High Atlas area. Fot. K. Dembicz.




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