New selection of minerals from the Panasqueira mines, December 2021

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BN01 - Siderite with Chalcopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite

 
Attractive group of lenticular Siderite crystals with very well defined shapes. It is accompanied by brilliant crystals of Chalcopyrite. Aesthetic and excellent quality Panasqueira specimen in great condition as seen. No damage.

 

Specimen size:  11 cm x  7.5 cm

 

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BN02 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite

Large floater crystal of Fluorapatite with a vivid green color and very good brilliance. Unusual size for this mineral specie.  In very good condition. One of the larger Panasqueira Fluorapatite crystal I have seen in the last 20 years.

 

Specimen size:  9.5 cm x 8 cm

 

Price: 260€ Available

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BN03 -  Ferberite with Quartz and Sphalerite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Well formed tabular crystal of Ferberite with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations. With transparent crystals of Quartz and also accompanied by crystals of Sphalerite. Aesthetic and fine combo specimen in excellent condition. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x 6 cm

 

Price: 240€ Available

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BN04 -  Fluorapatite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Group of well developed prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with a marked color zoning. They are settled on the face of a bright crystal of Quartz with good transparency. The specimen is in very good condition, without any noticeable damage. 

 

Specimen size:  7 cm x 6 cm

 

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BN05 - Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Flattened crystal of Fluorapatite with a nice blue color and with a different shape to the most of the Panasqueira Apatites. It is accompanied by a bright crystal of Arsenopyrite. The Fluorapatite also has nice spherical aggregates of Pyrite attached.

 

Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 3 cm

 

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BN06 - Cassiterite, Sphalerite, Siderite, Chalcopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Nice and not so usual combo Panasqueira specimen. It is formed of well defined crystals of Sphalerite and Cassiterite with excellent luster which are disposed on a matrix of tabular crystals of Siderite accompanied by iridiscent Chalcopyrite. Nice Panasqueira specimen.

 

Specimen size:  7.5 cm x 7.5 cm

 

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BN07 - Ferberite, Sphalerite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Other fine combo Panasqueira specimen formed of brilliant crystals of tabular Ferberites accompanied by well developed Sphalerite crystals. They are disposed on matrix of Quartz crystals. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 6 cm

 

Price: 170€ Available

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BN08 - Chalcopyrite with Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Large Chalcopyrite crystals with the typical curvatures seen in Panasqueira specimens, with vivid color and a very good brilliance for the locality. With sharp and lustrous Arsenopyrite crystal and Calcite. As a whole, it is a high level piece both for its perfection and for the quality of the Chalcopyrite crystals, a specie that does not usually yield very good specimens in Panasqueira. In excellent condition. From the upper levels of the Panasqueira mine.

 

Specimen size: 11 cm x 7 cm

 

Price: 280€ Available

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BN09 -  Topaz with Arsenopyrite and Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Group of Topaz crystals with very well defined faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, with very well defined faces and edges, a slightly bluish color and with very sharp. With bright Arsenopyrite crystals, a small Fluorite, leafy Muscovite aggregates and partially coated by Chlorite. From the upper levels of Panasqueira. The Topazs are not usual in Panasqueira and this one is a very good sample with good quality for the mine.

 

Specimen size: 8 cm x 6 cm

 

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BN10 -  Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Aerial octahedral crystal with the edges truncated by the faces of the cube and polycrystalline growths that give it the morphology known as "Aztec pyramid." The octahedral Fluorites are extremely rare at Panasqueira. The crystal measures 2.5 cm x 2 cm and it is translucent and with an intense violet color. It is disposed very aerial on matrix. The specimen comes from a recent find in the upper levels of Panasqueira. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x 7 cm

 

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BN11 - Fluorite, Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Group of Fluorite crystals with an intense purple color implanted on a transparent crystal of Quartz and  accompanied by an aggregate of small tabular crystals of Siderite. Cute Panasqueira specimen

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 4 cm

 

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BN12 -  Siderite, Quartz and Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Well developed tabular crystals of Siderite, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant. They are partially coated by small crystals of Pyrite and white Calcite. The crystals are implanted on a transparent crystal of Quartz. Another cute Panasqueira specimen in excellent condition.

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 70€ Reseved

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BN13 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Complex and unusual Fluorapatite specimen composed by an aggregate of prismatic crystal with a green color and a curious waxen luster. Floater specimen. It comes from a recent find at the first level where only a few similar floater specimens were recovered. This one is a very good sample of these new Apatites never seen before.

 

Specimen size: 7 cm x  4.5 cm

 

Price: 260€ Available

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BN14- Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

One of my last white Fluorapatite specimens coming from the 2018 find. It is composed of a plate of lustrous crystals of Arsenopyrite where are settled several nice crystals of Fluorapatites with white color and light green hues. In very good condition. A last chance to get one of these Panasqueira Apatites.

 

Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 5 cm

 

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BN15 -   Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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


Group of prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with an intense green color and very good brilliance. The condition is perfect, no damage. Excellent small Fluorapatite specimen. Better in person

     

Specimen size: 4 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 100€ Reserved

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BN16 -  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal. 

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

Group of very shape crystals of Sphalerite perched on a matrix of Muscovite and accompanied by a Quartz crystal. The condition is very good, no damage.

 

Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 4 cm

 

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BN17 -   Fluorapatite with Muscovite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

 

Group of Fluorapatites with a very nice purple color and good brilliance. On matrix of Muscovite with coatings of Siderite. Outstanding small Panasqueira specimen from a recent find. This kind of Apatites are very scarce and the most sought-after Panasqueira specimens by the good collectors. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 3.5 cm x  2.5 cm

 

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BN18 -   Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Group of Fluorapatites with a very nice violet color and good brilliance. On matrix of Quartz and Muscovite with coatings of SideriteThese Apatites are the most sought-after Panasqueira minerals by the good collectors. In very good condition, no damage. From a recent find.

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x 4.5 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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BN19 -   Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Aggregate of blue Fluorapatite crystals with lenticular crystals of Siderite and Pyrite. It is in excellent condition without any noticeable damage. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 4.5 cm

 

Price: 150€ Available

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BN20-   Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Aggregate of green Fluorapatites with intense brilliance and vivid color. Accompanied by lenticular crystals of Siderite. Good aesthetic. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 140€  Available

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BN21-  Ferberite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Tabular crystal of Ferberite perched on a Quartz crystal with very good transparency. The condition is very good. 

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: 60€  Available

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BN22-  Siderite with Pyrite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Rhombohedral crystals of Siderite coated by groups of lustrous crystals of Pyrite. Accompanied by a transparent crystal of Quartz. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 110€  Available

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BN23-  Siderite with Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Cute and aesthetic mineral specimen composed of lenticular crystals of Siderite accompanied by small crystals of Pyrite. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 55€ Available

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BN24-  Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals modified by the pyritohedron that produces a slight curvature on the edges. The Pyrite crystals, very bright, are coated by small crystals of Sphalerite and Siderite and are accompanied by Quartz matrix. Unusual Pyrite specimen from Panasqueira.

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x 6 cm

 

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