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Azurite from Toussit
Azurite from Toussit
Country  Morocco
Region Oriental
Province Jerada
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,429
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Touissit is a town in Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 3429.[1]

The Touissit-Bou Beker district is the most important Mississippi Valley-Type (MVT) mining district of Northern Africa.[2] Touissit-Bou Beker is well-known among mineral collectors for fine specimens of Anglesite, cerussite, azurite, vanadinite and other minerals.[3]


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. 
  2. ^ S. Makhoukhi et al., 2000, Modelling of an MVT deposit: Touissit-Bou Beker district (eastern Morocco). Journal of Geochemical Exploration Volumes 69-70, June 2000, Pages 109-113. doi:10.1016/S0375-6742(00)00130-8
  3. ^ Toussit district at

Coordinates: 34°28′N 1°46′W / 34.467°N 1.767°W / 34.467; -1.767