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New assorted mineral specimens from the Panasqueira mine, 2017 May

 

We have posted a new selection of fine minerals coming directly from the world famous Panasqueira mine in Portugal. Although the mine is hardly working for months owing to the low prices of the metals, we picked up again very fine minerals. We present in this new edition a selection on these new finds as well as a couple of high quality pieces coming from a former collection and a few specimens from our inventory, all of them at affordable and reasonable prices. As usual we have published, beside the photos, a video of each piece taken in natural light conditions in order to check out perfectly the features of each sample. The photos have been taken using a source of intense white lights while the videos were taken beneath natural daylight.

 

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FUND01 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

purple Apatite from the Panasqueira mines
purple apatite from the Panasqueira mine
Purple Apatite

 

Panasqueira specimen composed by a stepped and parallel growth of Fluorapatite crystals with great purple to blue-green color. The crystals show excellent luster and stunning colors, featuring an aesthetic Fluorapatite specimen. It is partially coated by Siderite crystals on the backside. In excellent condition, no damage. Notice that the color of the Panasqueira Apatites usually changes slightly depending on the type of light. Photos taken using bright white lights and video in natural daylight conditions. Stunning Panasqueira Fluorapatite. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND02 - Fluorapatite with Calcite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

purple Apatite from the Panasqueira mines
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Large and uncommon Panasqueira Apatite. It comprises a flattened crystal of Fluorapatite covered by Calcite crystals on the backside. It shows different hues of green color as well as sections with nice pink color. The luster is really very high, the Apatite crystal glows by itself a lot. Much better in person. It is in excellent condition, no damage. A great choice for any demanding mineral collector. Watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x 8.5 cm

 

Price: 550€ Available

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FUND03 - Fluorapatite with Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

A pleasing mineral specimen from Panasqueira composed by two very well defined Fluorapatite crystals perched on a lustrous Quartz  crystal which is partially coated by small crystals of Siderite on one side. The Apatites show a great blue color zoning, very good transparency and high brilliance. Specimen in excellent condition as seen. Notice the color of the Panasqueira Apatites usually varies slightly depending on the type of light. Photos taken using a source of bright white lights and the video in natural daylight conditions. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 3.5 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm x 0.7 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND04 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Apatite Panasqueira mine

 

Cluster composed by hexagonal prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite, up to 2 cm in size, with very well defined faces and edges. Excellent green color combined with a very high brilliance. With great color zoning as well.  The lustrous Apatites crystals are nicely perched on a matrix of Muscovite. Overall in excellent condition as seen with a fantastic frontal display view. A high quality Panasqueira Apatite suitable for advanced collectors. Please watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 8 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND05 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Apatite from Panasqueira
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Cluster of hexagonal Fluorapatite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. Very nice green color. The Apatites are perched on a matrix of Muscovite. The crystals are translucent to transparent and the highlight feature is the high brightness. Overall in very good condition as seen. Only one crystal on the periphery has minor damage. Great aesthetic with a fantastic frontal display view. Excellent and aesthetic Panasqueira Apatite specimen. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 5  cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND06 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Group of Fluorapatite crystals composing an exceptional specimen suitable for advanced collectors. They show an excellent blue color beneath a source of intense white lights changing to a blue-green color in natural daylight conditions, this one is an usual feature of these Panasqueira Apatites. Old Fluorapatite piece coming from the first level of the mine, circa 1980. It belonged to a former Panasqueira miner. Excellent specimen in very good condition. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 3 cm x 2.5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND07 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Blue Panasqueira Apatite
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Group of Fluorapatite crystals suitable for advanced collectors. They show an excellent blue color beneath a source of intense white lights changing to a blue-green color in natural daylight conditions, as usual in this variety of Panasqueira Apatites. This one is an old Fluorapatite piece belonged to a former Panasqueira miner and extracted from the first level of the mine circa 1980. The crystals are in very good condition, only minor bruises on the edge which don't detract from the high quality of the piece. Very good main crystal size to 4 cm. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND08 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira Apatite
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Two transparent to translucent Fluorapatite crystals in parallel growth and partially coated by Siderite crystals on the bottom of the piece. Very nice olive-green color with good luster. Flattened prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals are terminated by pyramidal faces. Accompanied by crystals of Siderite. Great aesthetic with nice display viewes. The condition is fair, only minor damage on the edge of the rear crystal that doesn't detract from the aesthetic of this specimen. Nevertheless this out of the view when it is correctly displayed. Floater mineral specimen. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 130€ Available

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FUND09 - Fluorapatite with Fluorite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Apatite from Panasqueira
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Very interesting Panasqueira specimen. It is formed by small spheroidal aggregates of cubo-octahedral Fluorite crystals, with a nice lilac color, coating a group of Fluorapatite hexagonal crystals, one of them clearly dominant. The main aerial Apatite is 2.5 cm in height showing very good transparency, luster and nice color. No damage. This piece is much better in person. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 2.7 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND10 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Apatite from Panasqueira
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Group of blue-lilac Fluorapatite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The color varies depending on the type of light source, as usual in this class of Panasqueira Apatites. The Apatites show a great blue color beneath powerful white light bulbs, and blue-grey in conditions of natural light. Excellent miniature Panasqueira specimen. The condition is good with a few minor contacts which don't detract from the quality of this piece. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 2.7 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND11 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira apatite
Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Fluorapatite,Panasqueira mine


Excellent group of Fluorapatite crystals with an excellent deep olive-green color and very high luster. The crystals are hexagonal prisms terminated by the flat pinacoid with some pyramidal faces. The condition is very good with only minor natural damage around the periphery and the rear where the piece was joined to the mother rock. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 4.7 cm x 4 cm

Main crystal size: 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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FUND12 - Fluorite with Quartz, Siderite and Chlorite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine

Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine


Nice miniature specimen formed by a main aerial crystal of Fluorite accompanied by Quartz, Siderite and Chlorite aggregates. The Fluorite has nice purple color with complex terminations on its faces. In excellent condition. Please, watch video in HD.


Specimen size: 2.5 cm x 2 cm

 

Price: 35€ Available

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FUND13 - Fluorite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorite,Panasqueira mines
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine

 

Nice group of cubic Fluorite crystals perched on a crystal of Siderite. The crystals are translucent with a nice purple color. The condition is very good, only a couple of minor bruises on the edges. Please, watch video.

 

Specimen size: 3.8 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND14 - Fluorite with Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine
Fluorite,Panasqueira mine


Very aesthetic combination specimen composed by cubic Fluorite crystals with an intense bluish-lilac color disposed on a matrix of crystallized Quartzs which are coated by small lenticular crystals of Siderite. Specimen in excellent condition. Great Panasqueira specimen. Please, watch video in HD.


Specimen size: 7 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND15 - Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue apatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Apatite,Panasqueira mine


Aerial bluish-lilac Fluorapatite crystal nestled on a matriz of leafy aggregates of Muscovite crystals and accompanied by a transparent crystal of Quartz. The bluish-lilac Fluorapatite crystal shows a slight color zoning. The specimen is in excellent condition. Please, watch video in HD.


Specimen size: 3.7 cm x 3.5 cm

Apatite crystal size: 1.7 cm x 1 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND16 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Blue apatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Apatite,Panasqueira mine

 

A plate composed by prismatic crystals of Fluorapatites up to 1 cm in size with nice blue color zoning. Specimen in very good condition. Please, watch the video in HD

 

Specimen size: 5cm x 4 cm

 

Price: Sold

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FUND17 - Fluorapatite, Siderite and Quartz. Panasqueira mine, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Blue apatite,Panasqueira mine
Blue Apatite,Panasqueira mine

 

Very nice blue Fluorapatite specimen from Panasqueira. A main crystal of Fluorapatite with a great blue color zoning and very high brightness is settled on a matrix composed by Siderite crystals, Quartz and white Calcite coatings. In pristine condition. The Apatite crystal size is 1.8 cm x 1 cm. Please, watch video in HD.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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Fine minerals for collectors for sale, MChMinerals

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