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New mineral specimens from the Panasqueira mines, 2017 October

 

New selection of mineral specimens from the world famous Panasqueira mines in Portugal. As usual we have posted beside the photos of each mineral specimen a video for a much better characterization and visualization of the piece.

 

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Note: Photos taken using white light lamps and videos in conditions of natural light. 

 

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AC01 - Fluorapatite with Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorapatite with Quartz
Panasqueira mines


 

Prysmatic crystal of lilac Fluorapatite perched on a matrix of Quartz crystals. Aesthetic Panasqueira mineral specimen in very good condition. Good transparency, excellent lilac color. A very scarce and difficult to find Panasqueira Fluorapatite. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 390€ Available

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AC03 - Fluorite with Ferberite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Fluorite with Ferberite
Panasqueira mines


 

Very nice aerial crystal of Fluorite with excellent color zoning. It has a vivid violet-blue color in the central area and almost colorless in the outer side. It is set on a matrix with a lustrous Ferberite crystal. No damage. Watch the video. 

 

Specimen size: 3.5 cm x  3 cm

Crystal size: 2.5 cm x 2 cm

 

Price: 90€ Available

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AC05 - Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Fluorapatite
Panasqueira mines

 

Cluster of lilac Fluorapatite crystals. The Apatites show a beautiful lilac color under incandescent light and light blue-purple color in conditions of natural light. This one is an usual feature of this kind of Panasqueira Fluorapatites. The crystals are translucent to transparent and show a strong fluorescence with ultraviolet light. Aesthetic Panasqueira specimen. Watch video. 

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x  2 cm

 

Price: 350€ Available

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AC06 - Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite
Panasqueira mines


 

Great Cassiterite specimen from the Panasqueira mines. It consists of a flawless Cassiterite crystal with very well defined faces and edges and glossy color. Some portions of the crystal shows good transparency. On a matrix of Arsenopyrite and Chalcopyrite. Very good Cassiterite. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x  3.5 cm

 

Price: 150€ Available

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AC07- Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Fluorapatite
Panasqueira mines


 

Group of Fluorapatite composed by 3 crystals with very well marked color zoning and high brightness. They have a core with a green color and an excellent light lilac color in the outer zone. With Pyrite and Arsenopyrite. Strong fluorescence with ultraviolet light. No damage. A classic from Panasqueira. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 4.2 cm

 

 

Price: Reserved

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AC08- Quartz with Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Quartz with Fluorite
Panasqueira mines

 

Nice transparent crystal of Quartz accompanied by a cubic crystal of Fluorite with a deep violet-blue color. Very good Panasqueira specimen in good condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 7.5 cm x  3 cm

 

Price: 50€ Available

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AC09- Fluorite with Siderite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Fluorite with Siderite
Panasqueira mines

 

Sharp cubic crystal of Fluorite with well marked color zoning. It is covered by a group the Siderite crystals and accompanied by a crystallized Quartz. It comes from the first level of the Panasqueira mine. Very nice combination specimen in very good condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 3 cm x  2.5 cm

 

Price: 45€ Available

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AC10- Fluorapatite, Ferberite, Cassiterite and Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Fluorapatite, Ferberite, Cassiterite and Quartz
Panasqueira mines

 

Stunning combination specimen from the world famous Panasqueira mines. It comprises a fine lilac Fluorapatite crystal with very good transparency. It is settled on a lustrous crystal of Ferberite with Cassiterite and Quartz. The specimen is in very good condition. The upper face of the Fluorapatite has a minor chipping that it does not detract from the quality. The Fluorapatite shows a strong fluorescence with UV. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x  5 cm

 

Price: 380€ Available

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AC13- Ferberite and Pyrite.  Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

ferberite and Pyrite
Panasqueira mines

 

Lustrous Ferberite crystals in parallel growth and covered by small crystals of Pyrite. Floater mineral specimen in good condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5.5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 75€ Available

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AC14- Fluorite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Fluorite
Panasqueira mines

 

Nice Fluorite specimen composed by a group of cubic crystals of Fluorite with a deep violet-blue color on matrix. In excellent condition. New find from the first level of the mine. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5.5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 55€ Available

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AC16- Quartz, Siderite, Muscovite and Tourmaline. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.


Quartz, Siderite, Muscovite and Tourmaline
Panasqueira mines

 

Panasqueira specimen composed by a cluster of Quartz crystals coated by Siderite and Muscovite. With inclusions of black Tourmaline needles. No damage. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x  6 cm

 

Price: Sold

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AC19- Fluorapatite with Quartz and Arsenopyrite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Fluorapatite with Quartz and Arsenopyrite
Panasqueira mines

    

Panasqueira specimen composed by a fine lilac Fluorapatite crystal with Quartz and Arsenopyrite. Aesthetic specimen. Fluorescence with ultraviolet light. Watch video. 

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x  2.5 cm

Fluorapatite Crystal size: 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm

 

Price: 60€ Available

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AC20- Quartz with Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Quartz with Fluorapatite
Panasqueira mines

 

Aggregate of Quartz crystals with very good transparency accompanied by lustrous crystals of green Fluorapatites, some of them as inclusions inside the Quartzs. Very interesting mineral specimen. There are some minor damages on a couple of Quartzs, so the price.  Even so it is a very fine Panasqueira specimen. Much better in person. The Apatites show a strong fluorescence with ultraviolet light. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x  2.5 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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AC21- Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 


 

Well formed prismatic crystal of Fluorapatite with nice terminations and a nice lilac color. With a small crystal of white Dolomite. Strong fluorescence with ultraviolet light. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 2 cm x  1.8 cm

 

Price: 25€ Available

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AC23- Fluorite. La Viesca mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain.

 


 

A classic from Spain. A main cubic crystal of Fluorite with very good transparency and vivid color. It shows different hues of violet and blue color composing a very nice Spanish Fluorite from the world famous La Viesca mine. It is partially covered by a thin layer of white Calcite. In very good condition.  Contacted on the back side where the piece was joined to the mother rock. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 150€ Available

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