New selection of mineral specimens for sale, December 2020

 

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BF01 - Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorite China
Fluorite China
Fluorite China
Fluorite China
Fluorite China
Fluorite China

 

Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and show an intense and vivid deep color, between marine blue and violet. The matrix is formed by well crystallized Arsenopyrite coated by Chlorite. This Fluorite specimen came from the upper levels of the Panasqueira mine and it is very different both for quality and aesthetic from the previously known Fluorites from this mine. Cute specimen suitable for demanding collectors of Panasqueira Fluorites. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: Sold

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BF02 - Fluorite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

High quality minerals
High quality minerals
gemmy garnet
gemmy garnet

Cubic crystals of Fluorite implanted on Quartzs that are partially coated by Muscovite and Chlorite. The Fluorite crystals are translucent and show an intense and vivid deep color, between marine blue and violet. This Fluorite specimen came from the upper levels of the Panasqueira mine which ocasionally offer surprising and pleasant novelties like this very nice specimen. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 220€ Available

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BF02 - Fluorite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

High quality minerals
High quality minerals
gemmy garnet
gemmy garnet

Cubic crystals of Fluorite implanted on Quartzs that are partially coated by Muscovite and Chlorite. The Fluorite crystals are translucent and show an intense and vivid deep color, between marine blue and violet. This Fluorite specimen came from the upper levels of the Panasqueira mine which ocasionally offer surprising and pleasant novelties like this very nice specimen. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 220€ Available

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BF03 - Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite and Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Chinese Fluorite
Chinese Fluorite
Fluorite
Fluorite


 

Outstanding Panasqueira specimen composed by highly lustrous twinned crystals of Cassiterite, very sharp and with very well defined faces and edges. They are implated on Arsenopyrite crystals and accompanied by green Fluorapatites. The Cassiterite crystals have a very notable size for the locality. It comes from a Panasqueira miner’s collection, the piece was extracted around 1970. A fine sample of one of the glorious epochs in Panasqueira, suitable for demanding Panasqueira collectors. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x  3 cm

 

Price: 280€ Available

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BF04 - Quartz with inclusions and Fluorapatite, Marcasite, Muscovite and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Mineral show
Mineral show
Bulgaria galena
Bulgaria galena

 

Unusual and very good Panasqueira specimen. It is composed of completely transparent glossy crystals of Quartz with very visible and remarkable inclusions of Muscovite and Calcite cloud-like inside. The Quartzs are acompanied by green Fluorapatite crystals and Marcasite that forming "cockscomb" twinnings. Very attractive and rare Panasqueira specimen. The condition is excellent as seen.

 

Specimen size: 9.5 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: 440€ Available

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BF05 - Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Mineral show
Mineral show
Rhodochrosite Bulgaria
Rhodochrosite Bulgaria

 

Group of well formed prismatic Fluorapatite crystals with a vivid and intense purple color, the most sought-after Panasqueira Apatites. They are settled on a large crystallized Arsenopyrite matrix  and accompanied a large rounded crystal of Fluorite. The main crystal is 2 cm x 1 cm in size. Specimen in perfect condition.

 

Specimen size: 15 cm x 9 cm

 

Price: 480€ Available

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BF06 - Cassiterite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

fabre minerals
fabre minerals
Bulgaria Chalcopyrite
Bulgaria Chalcopyrite

 

Twinned crystal of Cassiterite, very sharp and with well developed faces and edges. It has a very high brilliance and a very notable size for the locality, the dimensions of the twinning are 2 cm x 1.8 cm. It is perched on Quartz crystals with visible and remarkable inclusions and phantoms inside. Aesthetic Panasqueira specimen. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 7 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: 260€ Available

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BF07 - Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira mines Portugal
Panasqueira mines Portugal
Bulgaria Galena
Bulgaria Galena

Large cluster of Quartzs with a group of well developed crystals of Fluorapatite with intense green color and high brilliance. The main Fluorapatite crystal is 3.5 cm in size. Specimen in excellent condition, without any noticiable damage.

 

Specimen size: 20 cm x 15 cm

Main crystal size: 3.5 cm

 

Price: 950€ Available

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BF08 - Quartz with Fluorapatite, Calcite and Tourmaline. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Fine mineral for collector
Fine mineral for collector
Fine mineral for collector
Fine mineral for collector

Large main biterminated crystal of Quartz, very bright, and accompanied by other smaller lustrous Quartz and with some groups of small Fluorapatite crystals scattered along the Quartzs. With visible inclusions of needles of Tourmaline variety Schorl and small crystals of Calcite. The Quartzs have very good transparency and nice striations on the faces. Very nice large Panasqueira specimen in excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 25 cm x 9 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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BF09 - Fluorite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Pyromorphite China
Pyromorphite China
Pyromorphite China
Pyromorphite China
Pyromorphite China
Pyromorphite China

 

Small spheroidal aggregates of cubo-octahedral Fluorite crystals with a color between blue and lilac and disposed on Quartz crystals. It comes from the upper levels of Panasqueira. Very good Fluorite specimen in excellent condition.

 

Specimen size:  10 cm x 8 cm

 

Price: 150€ Available

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BF10 - Fluorapatite with Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Rubellite Mogok
Rubellite Mogok
Rubellite Mogok
Rubellite Mogok
Rubellite Mogok
Rubellite Mogok

 

A noveltie from Panasqueira. Group of elongated pale yellow Fluorapatite crystals accompanied by cubic crystals of Fluorite with a violet color and disposed on a heavy matrix of Arsenopyrite, Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite. This specimen is completely different from those ones had been known so far in Panasqueira and it comes from a small geode where only a few pieces were extracted.

 

Specimen size:  12 cm x 8 cm

 

Price: 250€ Available

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BF12 - Fluorite, Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Top Bournonite
Top Bournonite
Top Bournonite
Top Bournonite

 

Two well formed cubic crystals of Fluorite with an intense violet color are perched on a large crystal of Quartz partially coated by small Siderite crystals. From the first level of the mine. No damage.

 

Specimen size:  9 cm x  3.5  cm

 

Price: 150€ Available

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BF13 - Fluorapatite with Ferberite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Cinnabar Almaden
Cinnabar Almaden
Cinnabar Almaden
Cinnabar Almaden

 

Excellent Panasqueira specimen composed of very well formed crystals of Fluorapatite, one of them clearly dominant and with good size for the specie. The crystals show very well defined faces and edges and and are settled on a Ferberite crystal. The Fluorapatites have a pleasing color zoning showing lilac hues depending on the light conditions as ususal for the Panasqueira Apatites. Stunning Panasqueira specimen in excellent condition without any noticiable damage.

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x  5.5 cm

Main Apatite crystal size: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

 

Price: 730€ Available

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BF14 - Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Alpine Fluorite
Alpine Fluorite
Alpine Fluorite
Alpine Fluorite

 

Rare and unusual Fluorite specimen from the Panasqueira mines showing a globular shape and an intense color between marine blue and violet.

 

Specimen size:  4.5 cm x  3.5  cm

 

Price: 70€ Available

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BF15 - Rhodonite. Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz

 

Excellent Rhodonite with with an intense and vivid red color and between transparent to translucent. The crystal is flat with sharp outline and faces, bright and of an extraordinary color. Like most of the crystals found here, this one is a partial crystal, the result of extremely tight veins with little space to grow. The quality is rare for the species.

 

Specimen size: 1.7 cm x 1 cm

 

Price: 170€ Available

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BF16 - Rhodonite. Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz

 

Excellent Rhodonite with with an intense and vivid red color. The crystal has sharp outline and faces, translucent, bright and of an extraordinary color.  Like most of the crystals found here, this one is a partial crystal, the result of extremely tight veins with little space to grow. The quality is rare for the species.

 

Specimen size:  1.3 cm x  1 cm

 

Price: 110€  Available

 

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BF18 - Rhodonite. Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz
Mexico topaz

 

Excellent Rhodonite with with an intense and vivid red color and between translucent to transparent. The crystal is flat with sharp outline and faces, bright and of an extraordinary color. Like most of the crystals found here, this one is a partial crystal, the result of extremely tight veins with little space to grow. The quality is rare for the species.

 

Specimen size:  1.4 cm x  0.8 cm

 

Price: 110€  Available

 

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BE19 - Quartz with Rutile and Hematites. Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil.

Brookite
Brookite
Brookite
Brookite

 

Very sharp acicular crystals of Rutile which are really bright and have a golden yellow color. The Rutile crystals are epitaxic on laminar Hematite. They are included in bright biterminated transparent crystals of  Quartz. A fine specimen of Rutilated Quartz. No damage.

 

Specimen size:  7 cm x  2.5 cm

 

Price: SOLD

 

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BF20 - Spessartine Garnet with Quartz. Tongbei, Yunxiao, Fujian Province, China.

Wulfenite
Wulfenite
Wulfenite
Wulfenite

This piece consists of a Feldspar crystal matrix that hosts  a lot of  small orange Spessartine Garnets and dozens of transparent, glassy, smokey Quartz crystals. The Garnets have sharp edges and well defined growth patterns on the faces. The condition is excellent.

 

Specimen size:  10 cm x  7 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: 260€  Available

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