New selection of nice mineral specimens

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

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AX01 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue Apatite Panasqueira

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

 

Price: 580€

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AX02 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Purple Apatite Panasqueira
Purple Apatite Panasqueira
Purple Apatite Panasqueira
Purple Apatite Panasqueira

Purple prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with an intense color and very bright. This purple/violet Fluorapatites are currently very scarce and difficult to find. This piece comes from the collection of an old Panasqueira miner. It was extracted around 1975. The main crystal is not complete on the back but it is not broken, just healed. Watch the video taking in natural light conditions.

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm

Main crystal size: 3 cm x 1 cm

 

Price:SOLD

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AX03 - Fluorite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira Fluorite
Panasqueira Fluorite
Panasqueira Fluorite
Panasqueira Fluorite

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

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Fine Mineral specimens for collection, MChMinerals

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AX04 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue Apatite Panasqueira
Blue Apatite Panasqueira

Group of prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite with an excellent blue color and high brightness. Accompanied by Siderite. The condition is very good as seen. Much better in person. Watch the video taking in natural light conditions. Notice the colors of these Apatites change depending on the type of lights.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm 

 

Price: 460€ Available

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AX05 - Fluorapatite with Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira apatite
Amazonite
Panasqueira apatite
Panasqueira apatite

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

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AX06 - Amethyst Quartz. Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Tatalia, Veracruz, México.

 

Top Fluorapatite Panasqueira
Panasqueira Top apatite
Panasqueira top apatite
Panasqueira top apatite

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

 

Price: 100€ Available

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AX07- Rhodochrosite with Fluorite. Wutong mine, Liubao, Wuzhou, Guangxi, China.

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite

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

 

Price: 300€ Available

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AX08- Anglesite. Touissit, Touissit-Bou Bekker District, Jerada province, Morocco.

 

Anglesite Toussit
Anglesite Toussit
Anglesite Toussit
Anglesite Toussit

Gemmy crystals of Anglesite with an intense and uniform yellow color that contrasts very well to the Galena matrix. The crystals are completely transparent with a glossy color. The condition is excellent without damage. A Moroccan classic, increasingly scarce. This piece comes from a former collection. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  6 cm x  5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 560€ Available

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AX10- Tanzanite. Lelatema Mts, Manyara Region, Tanzania.

 

Tanzanite
Tanzanite
Tanzanite
Tanzanite
Tanzanite
Tanzanite

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

 

Price: 870€ Available

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AX11- Fluorite. Huanggang mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China.

Red Fluorite Inner Mongolia
Red Fluorite Inner Mongolia
Red Fluorite Inner Mongolia
Red Fluorite Inner Mongolia
Red Fluorite Inner Mongolia
Red Fluorite Inner Mongolia

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€ Available

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AX12- Scheelite with Aquamarine. Pingwu mine, Huya township, Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China.

Scheelite China
Scheelite China
Scheelite China
Scheelite China

Natural etched crystal of Scheelite with an intense and vivid orange color and very bright. Also with a crystal of Aquamarine with very good transparency. Great floater specimen with very nice etchings all around and in excellent condition. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  6 cm x  4 cm x  3.5 cm

 

Price: 230€ available

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AX13-  Dioptase with Plancheite. Mindouli, Pool Department, Republic of Congo.

 

 

Dioptase
Dioptase
Dioptase
Dioptase

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

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AX14- Manganocalcite. Androvo mine, Zlatograd, Smolan Province, Bulgaria

Manganocalcite
Manganocalcite
Manganocalcite
Manganocalcite

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

 

Price:  80€ Available

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AX15-  Manganocalcite. Androvo mine, Zlatograd, Smolan Province, Bulgaria

Manganocalcite
Manganocalcite
Manganocalcite
Manganocalcite

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

 

Price: 75€  Available

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AX16- Fluorite. Frunthorn, Lake Zervreila, Vals Valley, Grisons, Switzerland.

Alpine fluorite
Alpine fluorite
Alpine Fluorite
Alpine Fluorite

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

 

Price: 290€ Available

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AX17- Hubnerite with Quartz. Huayllapón mine, Pasto Bueno, Pallasca, Ancash, Perú

Hubnerite
Hubnerite
Hubnerite
Hubnerite

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

 

Price: 400€ Available

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AX18- Red Beryl. Wah-Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah, USA.

Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah

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

 

Price: 200€ Available

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Fine minerals for collectors for sale, MChMinerals

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AX19- Fluorite with Muscovite. Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Hunza District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Fluorite Pakistan
Fluorite Pakistan
Fluorite Pakistan
Fluorite Pakistan

Group of translucent Fluorite crystals with very well defined octahedral shapes, with excellent pink and green colors and accompanied with a bit of Muscovite matrix. No damage, in very good condition. Fluorite specimen with a great aesthetic. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x 4 cm x 3.5  cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AX20- Fluorite with Muscovite. Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Hunza District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Fluorite Pakistan
Fluorite Pakistan
Fluorite Pakistan
Fluorite Pakistan

Excellent translucent flattened crystal of Fluorite with very well defined faces and edges, with an intense pink color and accompanied by some Muscovite leafs. No damage, in very good condition. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x  4.5 cm x  1.3 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AX21- Brucite. Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan.

Brucite
Brucite
Brucite
Brucite

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

 

Price: 40€ Available

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