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Lhamda Fluorite Mine.

Posted by Karel Bal  
Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
July 20, 2008 03:10PM
Lhamda Fluorite Mine, Touroug, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.

Small Fluorite Mine about 5km. southeast of Touroug (Ksar de Touroug; Ba Touroug).
Google Earth: 31° 33' 41 N / 04 43' 03 W

Bicolored large Fluorite cubes with well defined internal zones of yellow green and olive green color on Quartzite matrix. The crystals are mostly penetration twins with growth patterns on the cube faces, have phantoms and sometimes hematite inclusions .

Ref: Geonieuws 33(3), maart 2008
Raymond Dedeyne / Marokko 2007 / Deel 2

Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
July 20, 2008 03:25PM
Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
July 20, 2008 05:59PM
Great job Chester, Thanks !

Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
March 13, 2012 08:59AM
Dear Mr. Chester,

I have been checking the position of the Lhamda mine (that I visited in 2009) and the description given by Mr. Dedeyne in : Geonieuws 33(3), maart 2008 (Raymond Dedeyne / Marokko 2007 / Deel 2) and it is clear that there is a lot of missunderstanding about this mine.

The real location should be:

Lhamda Fluorite Mine, Touroug, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.

some other fluorites of this mine are willfully mislabeled on mindat as:

-Hameda quarry, Jorf El Melha, Sidi Kacem Province, Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen Region, Morocco

(Hameda is realy Lhamda) and Is not "Jorf El Melha" but just "Jorf", because the mine is between the localities of Touroug and Jorf (Er Rachidia Province).

Could you please let me know if I have to add more information?

Best regards,

Iván Blanco

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2012 09:01AM by Iván Blanco (2).
avatar Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
March 13, 2012 10:02AM
Name of the mine is Hameda. It is located between Jorf and Touroug
coordinates are: 31°30'41.65"N, 4°36'22.74"W
You can see mine on google maps.

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
March 13, 2012 12:46PM
OK, Thanks Tomek, so you confirm that it is in Er Rachidia Province and not in Sidi Kacem Province. Thanks again .

Iván Blanco
Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
March 13, 2012 01:08PM

Indeed you're right, the mine is located in the Rachidia Province, I shall change it.
Perhaps I'll see you Sunday at the Nautilus Show / Ghent.

Re: Lhamda Fluorite Mine.
December 08, 2012 11:32PM
I've transferred the data and photos from [www.mindat.org] to

[www.mindat.org] should go.


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