New minerals from the Panasqueira mines, July 2021

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BL01 - Fluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite

 
Group of prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with very well defined faces and edges, intense green color and high brilliance. With a lustrous crystal of Arsenopyrite crossing the specimen and also with Muscovite and Siderite. It is in excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x 4 cm

 

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BL02 - Fluorapatite with Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite
Lilac Panasqueira Apatite

Aggregate of acicular crystals of Fluorapatite showing a color zoning, with a main yellow color and a violet color towards the middle of the crystal. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces. With small brilliant crystals of Pyrite scattered through the crystal. The condition is very good.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 2 cm

 

Price: Sold

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BL03 -  Quartz with Cassiterite and Ferberite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

 

Transparent crystals of Quartz partially coated by small white Calcites and with a standing out well formed  crystal of Cassiterite with high luster and accompanied by tabular Ferberite crystals which are very bright as well. The condition is very good as seen..

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x  6 cm

 

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BL04 -  Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

 

Fine small mineral specimen composed by tabular crystals of  Fluorapatite with a very nice lilac color and disposed on a matrix with Arsenopyrite and an aggregate of small Siderite crystals. It is in very good condition, without any noticeable damage. Cute lilac Fluorapatite specimen. 

 

Specimen size:  3.5 cm x 3 cm

 

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BL05 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Main prismatic crystal of Fluorapatite to 2.5 cm x 2 cm with a deep blue-violet color which is very sought-after and difficult to find. With other smaller blue-violet Fluorapatite crystals partially coated by Siderite. The condition is very good, just some natural contacts. It is a nice blue-violet Panasqueira Fluorapatite.

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x 2.5 cm

 

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BL06 - Cassiterite, Quartz, Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Group of translucent crystals of Cassiterite with sharp and very well defined faces and edges and forming complex cyclic twins. They are extraordinarily bright and are on a matrix of Quartz and accompanied by Siderite crystals. A fine and aesthetic sample in perfect condition

 

Specimen size:  3.5 cm x 2 cm

 

Price: 90€ Available

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BL07 - Cassiterite, Quartz, Moscovite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Twinned crystals of Cassiterite disposed on matrix of Muscovite and accompanied by Quartz crystals. In excellent condition. Nice Cassiterite at very good price.

 

Specimen size:  4 cm x 2.5 cm

 

Price: 70€ Available

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BL08 - Fluorite with Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Crystal of Fluorite to 3.5 cm x 3 cm with an intense blue and violet color, depending on the light conditions as seen, and with a very fine color zoning, very visible using backlit. It is settled on group of lustrous Pyrite crystals. The condition is very good, the crystal is contacted on the back where it was attached to the rock. Very nice and unusual Panasqueira Fluorite. 

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x 4.5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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BL09 -  Arsenopyrite with Dolomite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Arsenopyrite crystals with very well defined crystal forms and good terminations. The crystals have an intense metallic luster  and are disposed on matrix of Dolomite crystals with a snowy white color. In very good condition. Unusual  and very nice Panasqueira specimen.

 

Specimen size:  5.5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 130€ Available

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BL10 -  Arsenopyrite with Dolomite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Arsenopyrite crystals with very well defined crystal forms and good terminations. The crystals have an intense metallic luster  and are disposed on matrix of Dolomite crystals with a snowy white color. In very good condition. Unusual  and very nice Panasqueira specimen.

 

Specimen size:   4.5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 90€ Available

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BL11 - Pyrite with Dolomite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals

Sharp cubic crystals of Pyrite with an intense luster disposed on matrix of white Dolomite. In excellent condition. Cute Panasqueira Pyrite.

 

Specimen size:  6 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 75€ Available

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BL12 -   Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

Doubly terminated prismatic crystal of Fluorapatite with concentric zonal growths showing color changes. The crystal is between transparent and translucent, bright and it is implanted on matrix. The condition is very good.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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BL13 - Fluorapatite with Fluorite, Siderite, Pyrite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

 

Prismatic Fluorapatite crystals with a pleasant color between blue and green, depending on the light conditions as usual in this type of Panasqueira Apatites. Accompanied by cubic crystals of Fluorite, Quartz, Siderite and coatings of small lustrous crystals of Pyrite on the back. Nice Panasqueira Fluorapatite. No damage, just a few  natural contacts are present where other crystals were attached. 

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 140€ Available

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BL14- Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

 

Sharp cycling twinning crystals of Cassiterite with very well defined faces and edges, very high brilliance and on matrix coated by aggregates of microcrystalline Quartz crystals. Excellent Cassiterite specimen. In perfect condition, no damage. The twinning measures 2.5 cm x 2 cm.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: Sold

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BL15 -   Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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


 

Complex floater crystal of Fluorapatite with an intense blue color and very good luster. In very good condition without any noticeable damage. Great color and very good crystal size.

     

Specimen size: 6 cm x  5 cm

 

Price: 120€ Available

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BL16 -  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal. 

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

Aesthetic Panasqueira specimen composed of two joined biterminated prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with a nice blue-violet color and good brilliance. Perched on a Quartz crystal partially coated by small crystals of Siderite. It is in excellent condition, no damage. The crystal size is 2 cm x 2 cm. Excellent Panasqueira Fluorapatite.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x  3 cm

 

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BL17 -   Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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

 

Floater Fluorapatite specimen composed of sharp crystals with a different and unusual green color, high brilliance and accompanied by a translucent crystal of Quartz. It is in excellent condition, without any noticiable damage. Fine Panasqueira specimen with very good aesthetic, much better in person.

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x  6 cm

 

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BL18 -   Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Group of sharp prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with very well defined faces and edges, a deep and vivid green color and very high brilliance. With Arsenopyrite and Siderite crystals. It is coated by Calcite on the back. The condition is very good. There are some natural contacts in a couple of crystals where were joined to missing crystals. Fine lustrous Panasqueira Fluorapatite at a really very good price.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x  5 cm

 

Price: Sold

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BL19 -   Fluorapatite with Cassiterite and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Thin plate formed by lustrous Cassiterite crystals and green Fluorapatites partially coated by small Siderites. It is in excellent condition without any noticeable damage. Better in person.

 

Specimen size: 14 cm x  7 cm

 

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BL20-  Siderite with Fluorapatites and Marcasite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Nice combination specimen composed of a main well formed crystal of Siderite, green Fuorapatites and Marcasite with very good brilliance. The condition is excellent without any noticeable damage. This one is a very aesthetic Panasqueira specimen.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 150€  Available

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BL21-  Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Group of green Fluorapatite crystals on matrix. The prismatic crystals have 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: 170€  Available

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BL22-  Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

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

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x  2.5 cm

 

Price: 170€  Available

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BL23-  Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines
Panasqueira mines

Cubic crystals of Fluorite with very well developed faces and edges and an intense violet color, on matrix of Quartz and Siderite. The condition is excellent.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x  5.5 cm

 

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