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New mineral update with a selection of nice mineral specimens from the Panasqueira mines. This edition is completed by a selection of fine pieces from other locations. As usual we have posted beside the photos of each specimen a video for a much better characterization and visualization of the piece. Please, don't hesitate to contact us for any inquiry or question.
Note: Photos taken using white light lamps and videos in conditions of natural light.
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AQ01 - Mimetite. Ojuela mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Botroydal groups of Mimetite crystals on matrix with a nice yellow color. In very good condition as seen. Watch video.
Specimen size: 11 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm
Price: 260€ Available
Cabinet sized Bournonite specimen coming from a recent find in the Canutillos mine. It is composed of metalic silvery crystals of Bournonite, one of them clearly dominant, forming cyclic twins with very well defined faces and edges and displaying the classic cogwheel shape. On matrix with small lustrous crystals of Pyrite. Fine Bournonite in fair condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 10 cm x 9 cm x 4 cm
Main crystal size: 2.5 cm x 1 cm
Group of Fluorapatite prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals show a very good blue color zoning with lustrous faces and great aesthetic. With Siderite crystals. Notice these Apatites vary their colors depending on the light conditions. Much bluer color under artificial white lights. In excellent condition. Better in person. Watch video.
Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 5 cm. 3.5 cm
Main crystal size: 2 cm x 1.5 cm x 1 cm
Price: 440€ Available
Large prismatic crystal of Fluorapatite with glossy green color and very well defined faces and edges. The condition is very good, only some minor bruises are present. The Fluorapatite shows a strong fluorescence with UV. Unusual crystal size. Watch video.
Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm
A limited number of Cassiterite specimens were extracted in the first level of the mine in late 2018. These specimens stand out for the unusual crystal size for the Panasqueira mines as well as for the high brilliance. This one is a excellent sample from that discover. It is formed of a large cyclic twinning of Cassiterite that measures 2.5 cm x 2 cm and with a very intense luster. It is disposed on a crystal of Quartz. In perfect condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
Cassiterite crystal size: 2 cm x 2 cm
Unusual combination mineral specimen composed of a group of cubic crystals of purple Fluorites, prismatic crystals of yellow Fluorapatites and small transparent crystals of Topazs. On a matrix of Siderite. In very good condition without any noticiable damage. Nice piece from Panasqueira. Watch video.
Specimen size: 9 cm x 6 cm x 5.5 cm
Cluster of translucent Fluorite crystals with a nice purple color and coated by lustrous Pyrite. In excellent condition without damage. Panasqueira specimen with a very good aesthetic. Watch video.
Specimen size: 7 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm
Group of Fluorapatite crystals with a satured blue color and high luster. Notice these Apatites change colors depending on the type of lights. In very good condition. From a recent find in the first level. Watch video.
Specimen size: 4 cm x 2.5 cm x 2 cm
Tabular prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite on matrix. Transparent crystals with nice green color. Fine Panasqueira specimen in good condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 5 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Main crystal size: 2.5 cm x 2 cm
Cabinet sized Panasqueira specimen composed of a group of well formed tabular crystals of Ferberite with Quartz crystals. Specimen in excellent condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 12 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm
Price: 410€ Available
Group of prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite from the 2018 find in the Panasqueira mines. These Apatites have not been seen before in Panasqueira and it was an exclusive discover. With a white color and green hues, look like porcelain. A nice piece in good condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 3 cm
Cluster of Fluorapatite crystals with nice light blue color and good luster. In very good condition. Notice these Apatites change color depending on the light conditions. Fluorescent crystals with UV lights. Watch video.
Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm x 1.8 cm
Group of lustrous Ferberite crystals with small Siderite crystals on the back. Very well formed crystals with good brilliance. The condition is very good as seen. Watch video.
Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 6 cm x 4.5 cm
Aerial crystal of Sphalerite to 2.5 cm x 2 cm in size, with Chalcopyrite and Siderite crystals and needles of Tourmaline variety Schorl. Great combination specimen in excellent condition. Much better in person. Watch video.
Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 4 cm
Flattened crystals of Ferberite with lustrous faces and disposed on a matrix of Siderite and Muscovite. In excellent condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 5 cm x 2 cm
Aerial prismatic crystal of Aquamarine with very well defined faces and edges, deep color and very good brilliance. 3 cm in height. Disposed on matrix of Albite and accompanied by Siderite crystals on the backside. In perfect condition. Watch video.
Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Well positioned large translucent crystal of Vivianite with nice green color on matrix. It is in excellent condition, no damage. A very fine Vivianite with good size. Watch video.
Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 6 cm x 4 cm
Price: 480€ Available
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