New Finds at Panasqueira, Portugal

By admin • Crystallized Classics, Special Updates • 8 Jul 2015
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I recently had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of nice specimen from a new find at the Panasqueira Mine, Portugal, from one of the mine geologists. It is exciting to hear of a new find at this classic and important European locality, and I’m pleased to offer you some some specimens, mainly thumbnails and miniatures, from this find at reasonable prices. Enjoy!! -Philip

P-01: Fluorapatite, Muscovite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $45.00

A nice group of green crystals to 2 cm. measuring 4 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm. overall. Luster is dull but still a very good piece for the price.

P-02: Fluorapatite, Muscovite, Fluorite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $80.00

A nice group of lustrous green crystals to 2.2 cm., measuring 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm. overall. Small fluorite crystals on the apatite faces. Classic!

P-03: Fluorapatite, Siderite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $150.00

A very nice group of lustrous green crystals to 4 cm., with siderite crystals, measuring 4.1 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm. overall. In great condition with good luster and color. Classic!

P-04: Fluorapatite, Muscovite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $100.00

A nice lustrous green crystals measuring 3.4 cm., with great luster, color and form, mounted on a small lucite base for display. 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm. overall. Classic!

P-05: Fluorapatite, Quartz, Muscovite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $100.00

Lustrous green apatite crystals to 1 cm. on a matrix of clear quartz crystals with dolomite and muscovite. Much better in person; very aesthetic. 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm. overall. Classic!

P-06: Fluorapatite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $50.00

Lustrous greenish blue color-zoned apatite crystals to 3 cm. with minor peripheral contacting but still displays very nicely from the front. Better in person; very aesthetic. 3 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm. overall. Classic!

P-07: Fluorapatite, Ferberite, Muscovite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $150.00

An excellent, color-zoned, very sharp 3.2 x .9 cm. Fluorapatite crystal attached to minor ferberite and muscovite. Great aeathetics and about as nice a thumbnail as you could ask for!

P-08: Fluorapatite, Muscovite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $200.00

An excellent group of lustrous, very gemmy green apatite crystals to 2.5 cm. in an interlocking group with no matrix. Much better in person; very aesthetic. 3.3 x 3 x 2.6 cm. overall. Classic!

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P-09: Fluorapatite, Calcite, Quartz, Schorl: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $85.00

Lustrous green apatite crystals to 1.2 cm. on a matrix of clear Calcite crystals with quartz, schorl, and muscovite. Better in person; very aesthetic. 6.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. overall. Classic!

P-10: Cassiterite, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $130.00

This specimen features a sharp, lustrous 1.5 cm. Cassiterite crystal on a matrix of lustrous Arsenopyrite crystals with siderite and musvovite. A nice combination specimen for the locality; better in person. 7.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm. overall. 

P-11: Cassiterite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrite: Panasquiera Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal: $55.00

 A sharp brown Cassiterite crystal on arsenopyrite crystals make for a great thumbnail with perfect aesthetics. 3 x 1.3 x 2 cm. Classic!

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