New selection of fine minerals from the Panasqueira mines, December 2021.

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BN25 - Fluorapatite with Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite

Group of prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with good transparency, very bright and vivid green color. The crystals are perched on a Quartz crystal coated by small crystals of Siderite on the front side.It is in excellent condition, without damage. Floater specimen better in person.

 

Specimen size: 14 cm x 7.5 cm

 

Price: 380€ Available

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BN26 - Fluorapatite with Calcite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite

Large group of small crystals of Fluorapatite with an intense green color and high brilliance. The backside is coated by small crystals of Calcite. The condition is very good without any noticeable damage. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 13 cm x 9 cm

 

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BN27 -  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

A biterminated transparent crystal of Quartz is coated by sharp prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with an excellent blue color, good brilliance and good transparency. There is also a flattened Quartz crystal attached to the main Quartz. The condition is overall very good with only some minor chippings present. Fine Panasqueira Fluorapatite at very good price.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 4 cm

 

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BN28 -  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

A small group of Fluorapatite crystals with a very nice violet color and good brilliance are perched on a crystal of Quartz. These violet Apatites are very scarce, very hard to find and one of the most sought-after Panasqueira minerals by collectors. It is in excellent condition. The Quartz crystal is not damaged, it is natural terminated and rehealed in both sides. From a recent find in late 2021.

 

Specimen size:  5.5 cm x 2.5 cm

 

Price: 130€ Available

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BN29 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Cute small Fluorapatite specimen composed by perfect crystals of purple Fluorapatite, very transparent, with excellent color and luster aesthetically settled on matrix. Fine purple Panasqueira Fluorapatite from a recent find.

 

Specimen size:  1.5 cm x 1.5 cm

 

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BN30 -  Fluorite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Biterminated crystal of Quartz with a group of cubic translucent crystals of Fluorite showing a nice lavander color. The Quartz is also partially coated by small Siderite crystals. In excellent condition, without any noticeable damage.

 

Specimen size:  9.5 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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BN31 - Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Fluorapatite specimen from a recent find in 2021. It is composed of a group of Fluorapatites with a very nice violet-purple color and good brilliance. On matrix of Quartz and Muscovite with coatings of SideriteThese Apatites are one of the most sought-after Panasqueira minerals by collectors. In very good condition.

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x  5 cm

 

Price: 190€ Available

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BN32 - Siderite with Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Top Panasqueira Fluorite
Top Panasqueira Fluorite
Top Panasqueira Fluorite
Top Panasqueira Fluorite

Excellent Panasqueira specimen. A sharp aerial crystal of Siderite with very well defined faces and edges is attached to crystallized Arsenopyrite. Also another smaller Siderite crystals are present forming an aesthetic good specimen for collectors of small pieces.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 3 cm

 

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BN33 -  Arsenopyrite with Quartz, Pyrite and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Cluster of crystallized Quartz with Arsenopyrite which are coated by small cubic crystals of Pyrite. Some Quartzs have coatings of Siderite and Pyrite crystals. Good Panasqueira sample in excellent condition. Much better in person.

 

Specimen size: 12 cm x 7 cm

 

Price: 260€ Available

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BN34 -  Fluorite with Arsenopyrite and Fluorapatites. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Another excellent small Panasqueira specimen composed of a showy translucent crystal of Fluorite with a vivid purple color. On a matrix formed by small crystals of green Fluorapatites, Arsenopyrite and white Calcite.  In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size:  4.5 cm x 2.5 cm

 

Price: 80€ Available

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BN35 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Showy Fluorapatite specimen formed by a group of prismatic crystals of green Fluorapatites, translucent to transparent, disposed on matrix of Quartz and Muscovite. Classic Panasqueira Fluorapatite in very good condition, without damage.

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x 6 cm

 

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BN36 -   Fluorapatite with Quartz and Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira Apatite for sale
Panasqueira Apatite for sale
Panasqueira Apatite for sale
Panasqueira Apatite for sale

Two crystals of Fluorapatites of white color with greenish hues are settled on a matrix composed of Muscovite rosettes, a group of bright Arsenopyrite crystals and a transparent crystal of Quartz. In excellent condition. Very good aesthetic.

 

Specimen size:  5.5 cm x 7 cm

 

Price: 170€ Available

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BN37 - Fluorapatite with Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira Apatite for sale
Panasqueira Apatite for sale
Panasqueira Apatite for sale
Panasqueira Apatite for sale

Very interesting combo specimen composed of pale green Fluorapatite crystals and well developed crystals of Cassiterite showing a good luster. Implanted on matrix of brown Siderite and white Calcite. Large specimen in excellent condition. 

 

Specimen size: 13 cm x 9 cm

 

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BN38-  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Cassiterite top Panasqueira
Cassiterite top Panasqueira
Cassiterite top Panasqueira
Cassiterite top Panasqueira

A large terminated crystal of Quartz with very good transparency is coated by a group of very nice crystals of Fluorapatite which are bright and have a nice pale green color. With crystallized Ferberite and also with Siderite coatings. The Fluorapatites are in great condition, without any noticeable damage. The Quartz is not damaged and the Ferberites present contact surfaces were the crystals were attached to the mother rock, but out of view in the display position. Great Panasqueira specimen.

 

Specimen size: 14 cm x 6.5 cm

 

Price: 310€ Available

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BN39 -   Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 top Panasqueira Blue Apatite
 top Panasqueira Blue Apatite
 top Panasqueira Blue Apatite
 top Panasqueira Blue Apatite


Classic Panasqueira Fluorapatite formed by a transparent crystal with an intense green color and very bright. It is on matrix of Muscovite with Quartz crystals. The Fluorpatite has some chipping, hence its price. Nevertheless it is a very good Panasqueira sample. The crystal size is 3 cm x 0.7 cm.

     

Specimen size: 6 cm x  5.5 cm

 

Price: 90€ Available

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BN40 -  Quartz with Sulphide inclusions. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal. 

 

Fluorite ball fried eggs
Fluorite ball fried eggs
 top Panasqueira Blue Apatite
 top Panasqueira Blue Apatite

Curious crystal of Quartz with very good transparency and very bright that shows a lot of inclusions of Sulphides with different shapes and hues. Very nice Quartz. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 8 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: 120€ Available

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BN41 -   Fluorapatite with Sphalerite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Top Fluorapatite Panasqueira
Top Fluorapatite Panasqueira
Top Fluorapatite Panasqueira
Top Fluorapatite Panasqueira

Another white Fluorapatite specimen from the 2018 find. It comprises several crystals with very defined faces and edges and accompanied by Sphalerite and Arsenopyrite crystals. White colors with greenish hues as usual ofthe Apatites from the 2018 find.  No damage. 

 

Specimen size: 9.5 cm x 7 cm

 

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BN42 -   Fluorapatite with Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Biterminated transparent crystal of Quartz partially coated by Siderite and with two gemmy prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with pyramidal faces and the pinacoidal termination. They are very bright, transparent and with an excellent blue color. No damage.

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x  3.5 cm

 

Price: 120€ Available

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BN43 -   Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Fluorapatite specimen from a very recent find. It is composed of a group of Fluorapatites with a very nice violet color and good brilliance. On matrix of Quartz and Muscovite with coatings of SideriteThese Apatites are very scarce and one of the most sought-after Panasqueira minerals by collectors. In good condition.

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x  5.5 cm

 

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BN44-  Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Small Fluorapatite specimen composed of a main transparent crystal with an excellent purple color and accompanied by Siderite crystals on the backside. The condition is very good. Aesthetic Panasqueira specimen.

 

Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 2 cm

 

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BN45-  Fluorapatite with Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Outstanding Panasqueira specimen. Group of blue Fluorapatite crystals disposed on a transparent Quartz with some Siderite crystals. The prismatic Fluorapatites are very bright and show an excellent deep blue color.  Although it is not in perfect condition, the tip of the Quartz is damaged, is even so an excellent Fluorapatite from Panasqueira. If it weren't for that condition we would be talking about a specimen over 1000€.

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x  3.5 cm

 

Price: 300€  Available

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BN46- Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Twinned Cassiterite crystal with high brilliance and good size for Panasqueira. Nice Cassiterite sample at very good price.

 

Specimen size: 2.5 cm x  2.5 cm

 

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BN47 Ferberite, Fluorapatite, Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Ferberite crystal very bright and with nice striations. On matrix of Muscovite with Quartz and with a nice green Fluorapatite. Fair condition, good price.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x  5.5 cm

 

Price: 90€ Available

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BN48-   Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Two crystals of Fluorapatite in parallel growth with a showy blue color and high brilliance. In excellent condition, without any noticeable damage. Great blue Fluorapatite specimen.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x  2.5 cm

 

Price: 230€

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