New website update including a nice selection of varied mineral specimens from all over the world. We highlight the new blue and purple Fluorapatites from the Panasqueira mines, the most sought-after minerals from this famous mine. We complete this update with other very fine mineral specimens at very reasonable prices. 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.
Click on the photos for a much better visualization of the pieces
AX01 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Translucent and bright blue Fluorapatite crystals on a matrix with Siderite crystals. The luster and color of the Apatites are awesome and compose a very aesthetic Panasqueira specimen coming from a recent find. This kind of Fluorapatites are currently very scarce and difficult to find. The condition is very good as seen. Watch the video taking in natural light conditions.
Specimen size: 6 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
Crystal size: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Unusual and very fine Panasqueira Fluorite specimen. It is made up of a group of well formed Siderite crystals coated by crystallized Fluorites with
a vivid color. In excellent condition, no damage. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 5 cm x 3.5cm x 3cm
Price: 170€ Available
AX05 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Nice Panasqueira sample extracted from the third level of the mine. Group of prismatic crystals of green Fluorapatites accompanied by crystals of
Siderite. The condition is excellent, without any noticiable damage. Floater specimen. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 6.5 cm x 4 cm x 2.5 cm
Price: 160€ Available
AX06 - Amethyst Quartz. Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Tatalia, Veracruz, México.
Group of Amethyst Quartz crystals on matrix and with a very well marked color zoning, more concentrated on the terminations. Luster, color and transparency are excellent. No damage. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 6 cm x 5 cm x 1.5 cm
Well formed rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite with nice red color and accompanied by a few nicely contrastings small purple Fluorite crystals, lustrous Pyrites and Feldspar matrix. Mineral specimen with very good aesthetic and composition. In excellent condition, without damage. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
Main crystal size: 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Single gemmy crystal of Zoisite, Tanzanite variety, with very well defined faces, edges and crystalline forms, and with perfect terminal faces. The crystal has a good transparency, it is extraordinarily bright and with a very intense, deep and uniform lavender blue color. The condition is excellent. Video taken in natural light conditions and photos using artificial lights.
Specimen size: 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm x 1 cm
Group of octahedral crystals of Fluorite with nice red color and very well defined faces and edges. From a new find at Huanggang, China. The combination of habit and color is one of the most sought after for this specie. With visible inclusions of Actinolite fibers. This kind of Fluorites has previously come from the Alps and also a few similar pieces from Pakistan. Excellent Fluorite from The Huanggang mine. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 3 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm
Price: 170€ Reserved
Well formed biterminated crystals of Dioptase with well defined faces and edges, intense green color and high luster. On a rocky matrix partially coated by Plancheite aggregates. No damage, in perfect condition. Video taken in natural light and photos using white light lamps.
Specimen size: 7 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm
Main crystal size: 1.7 cm x 1 cm
Price: 230€ Available
Fluorescent Mangano Calcite specimen composed of very well formed scalenohedral crystals. Furthermore the aesthetic shape of the specimen, the color and the luster are very good. Nice specimen in excellent condition. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
Group of very well formed scalenohedral crystals of Manganocalcite with nice pink color and high brightness. The crystals show a striking fluorescece. The aesthetic shape of the specimen, the color and the luster are very good. Nice specimen in excellent condition. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 6 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
A nice translucent Fluorite crystal is settled on a matrix on Feldspar and Quartz. The Fluorite shows an excellent raspberry color, with high luster and great contrast to the matrix. No damage. Watch video.
Specimen size: 3 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Group of very elongated Hubnerite crystals with very well defined parallel growths and very well defined faces and edges. They have a very high luster and a dark red color, with red reflections under a strong light. It is partially coated by small Quartz crystals. A Peruvian classic ingreat condition. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 8 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Nice prismatic crystal of red Beryl, bixbite variety, showing an intense red color and good luster and it is implanted on a matrix of white Rhyolite. In good condition, no damage. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm
Botryoidal aggregates of Brucite whose crystals are very well defined for the species. They are bright and have a vivid yellow color. No damage. Watch the video.
Specimen size: 3 cm x 2 cm x 1 cm
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