Fine selection of minerals from the Panasqueira mines, March 2023

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BV23 - Fluorapatite, Fluorite and Chalcopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite

 
Very nice combination specimen composed of a cubic crystal of Fluorite with an intense violet color  and to 3 cm on edge. It is perched on green crystal of Fluorapatite and accompanied by Chalcopyrite crystals. Great and unusual combination sample from the Panasqueira mines. It is in very good condition, it is contacted on the back where the piece was attached to the mother rock. Very fine combo.

 

Specimen size:  6 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 270€ Available

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BV24 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite

New Fluorapatite specimen from a recent find. It is composed of crystals with a marked color zoning, named as "olho de Boi" ("bull's eye") by the Panasqueira miners. With Siderite coatings. Nice new find in perfect condition. Better in person.

 

Specimen size:  4 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: 140€ Available

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BV25 -  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Fluorapatite specimen from a recent find. It is composed of crystals with a marked color zoning, named as "olho de Boi" ("bull's eye") by the Panasqueira miners. Accompanied by a transparent crystal of Quartz and with Siderite. Nice new find. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3.5 cm

 

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BV26 -  Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite

Large transparent crystal of Fluorapatite, very bright and with a nice green color. It shows color zoning and its is associated to Muscovite.  Excellent Panasquera Fluorapatite in great condition. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 3 cm

 

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BV27 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite
Lilac Panasqueira Fluorapatite

Floater Fluorapatite specimen formed by a group of lustrous crystals, very transparent and nice color. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 3 cm

 

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BV28 -  Fluorapatite with Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Top Panasqueira Cassiterite
Top Panasqueira Cassiterite
Top Panasqueira Cassiterite
Top Panasqueira Cassiterite

Fluorapatite crystal with an unusual color zoning, it has a purple color at the base and a white color at the top. With small crystals of Pyrite scattered on the faces. In very good condition.

 

Specimen size: 2.2 cm x 1.5 cm

 

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BV29 - Fluorapatite with Muscovite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Top Panasqueira Cassiterite
Top Panasqueira Cassiterite
Top Panasqueira Cassiterite
Top Panasqueira Cassiterite

Well formed prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite, between transparent and translucent, with very good brilliance and green color. On matrix of Muscovite. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 4.5 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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BV30-  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Fluorapatite specimen from a recent find. It is composed of a main crystal with a marked color zoning, named as "olho de Boi" ("bull's eye") by the Panasqueira miners. The main crystals measures 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm. It is disposed on matrix of Siderite and associated to transparent crystals of Quartz. The condition is excellent. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 4.5 cm

 

Price: 250€  Available

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BV31-  Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Two translucent to transparent crystals of Fluorapatite with an intense color and brilliance. In very good condition. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 130€  Available

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BV32-  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Transparent crystal of Quartz coated by green crystals of Fluorapatite and Siderite. The condition is very good. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x  2.5 cm

 

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BV33-  Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Group of green Fluorapatite crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges, nice color and good luster. The condition is very good. The matrix is composed by small needles of Schorl Tourmaline and with Calcite crystals on the back.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x  4.5 cm

 

Price: 140€  Available

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BV34- Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira mines Fluorite
Panasqueira mines Fluorite

 

Cubic Fluorite crystals with a larger size than usual for this mine. The crystals have a nice lilac color, are translucent and are disposed on matrix. With lenticular crystals of Siderite. New find from the upper levels of the Panasqueira mines that some times are offering pleasant surprises. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 7.5 cm x  7 cm

 

Price: 380€  Available

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BV35- Fluorapatite and Quartz with inclusions. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Apatite Panasqueira
Apatite Panasqueira

 

Lustrous crystal of Fluorapatite with a nice green color disposed on a group of transparent crystals of Quartz with Sulphide inclusions. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 100€ Available

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BV36 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira apatite
Amazonite
Panasqueira apatite
Panasqueira apatite

Group of prismatic crystals of green Fluorapatites accompanied by crystals of Siderite. The condition is excellent. Floater specimen.

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 140€ Available

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BV37- Ferberite, Quartz with Sulphide inclusions and Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira Ferberite
Panasqueira Ferberite
Panasqueira Ferberite
Panasqueira Ferberite

Combination specimen from the Panasqueira mines. It comprises a very well formed and lustrous Ferberite crystal accompanied by a couple of biterminated crystals of Quartz with Sulphides inclusions clearly visible due to the transparency of the crystals. With small crystals of green Fluorapatites on the back. Floater specimen in excellent condition.

 

Specimen size:  9 cm x 5 cm 

 

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BV38 - Cassiterite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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fabre minerals
Cassiterite Panasqueira
Cassiterite Panasqueira

 

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

 

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BV39 - Cassiterite with Siderite and Schorl. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Cassiterite Panasqueira
Cassiterite Panasqueira
Cassiterite Panasqueira
Cassiterite Panasqueira


 

Group of twinned crystals of Cassiterite, very bright and accompanied by needles of Schorl Tourmaline. Disposed on matrix of well defined crystals of Siderite. Very good Panasqueira specimen in excellent condition, no damage. Much better in person.

 

Specimen size:  7 cm x 6.5 cm

 

Price: 240€ Available

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BV40 - Quartz with Pyrite, Muscovite and Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines,  Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Transparent crystals of Quartz, very bright, and with coatings of Pyrite crystals. They are associated to small crystals of Cassiterite, Muscovite and Siderite. In very good condition

 

Specimen size: cm x cm

 

Price: 130€  Available

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