David K. Joyce

Morocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite

Ait Ahmane is the mine where lots of the good skutterudite crystals come from. These specimens are rich, interesting specimens of some of the ore minerals at Ait Ahmane. Most are very heavy and inexpensive. Extra postage will apply in most cases to destinations outside of North America.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 19% or multiply by 0.81.

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SkutteruditeMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #11496
  • Skutterudite
  • 11.7x10.5x10.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $75.00
  • Ait Ahmane Mine
  • Bou Azer
    Morocco
  • This specimen is composed motly of small crystals of skutterudite embedded in calcite. The crystals are all sharp cubes modified by the octahedron. Extra postage on this one since it is so heavy and large. Rich!
ErythriteMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #19183
  • Erythrite
  • 8.4x5.6x6.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $140.00
  • Bou Azer
  • Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Tafilalet
    Morocco
  • Beautiful, lustrous, intense red erythrite crystals are present in a vug in quartz matrix along with tiny botryoids of pinkish erythrite. The erythrite crystals are very acutely pointed crystals with high luster. From one of the best localities for erythrite crystals!
SkutteruditeMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #20404
  • Skutterudite
  • 7.0x5.4x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00
  • Bou Azer

  • Morocco
  • Nice crystals of skutterudite are exposed in white calcite on this specimen. The crystals show cube-octahedron and have bright, metallic luster. R
Gersdorffite, NickelineMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #20710
  • Gersdorffite, Nickeline
  • 11.5x9.5x5.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 23mm
  • $750.00
  • Ait Ahmane
  • Bou Azer, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • The top and front of this gersdorffite-nickeline matrix is covered with large, sharp, octahedral crystals of gersdorffite. Through the matrix are smaller cavities with smaller gersdorffite crystals and massive nickeline. Really very excellent specimen! Difficult to get better. Displays very well with support.
Wendwilsonite, NickelaustiniteMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #21203
  • Wendwilsonite, Nickelaustinite
  • 5.5x4.6x3.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $80.00
  • Aghbar, Bou Azer
  • Tazenakht, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • The vug at the top of this specimen has some bright red, gemmy wendwilsonite crystals in it, along with some olive-green nickelaustinite, lining the cavity in dolomite. Nice looking specimen of this unusual mineral! t
ErythriteMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #21204
  • Erythrite
  • 2.7x2.92.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $40.00
  • Aghbar Mine
  • Aghbar, Bou Azer Antiatlas Mts
    Morocco
  • A cluster of deep, magenta-red erythrite crystals with some small calcite crystals attached. Many of the erythrite crystals are damaged but there are some really nice ones, as well. t
GersdorffiteMorocco, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azer, Safflorite, Skutterudite, Gersdorffite
  • Item #21853
  • Gersdorffite
  • 5.2x4.3x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $150.00
  • Ait Ahmane
  • Bou Azer, Ouarzazate
    Morocco
  • A super specimen of very sharp, octahedral crystals of grey-metallic gersdorffite, intermingled with calcite and annabergite and, perhaps, some other rock-forming minerals. Excellent miniature! TAK