Acanthite, Baryte
Imiter Mine, Boumalne-Dades, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
An excellent thumbnail of acanthite from the MAJOR MOROCCAN find shown at the 2005 St. Marie Show in France. The piece consists of medium luster, etched, octohedral acanthite crystals to 9 mm with a few Baryte blades. These acanthites come from the Imiter Mine in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Seasoned European collectors liken these pieces to classic Freiberg acanthite, which were never common. Many collectors and dealers expect these to become an instant classic. 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm