• Fluorapatite
  • Fluorapatite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Fluorapatite

$1,600.00   €1,376  £1,160.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21907
The complex of mines known collectively as the Panasqueira Mines are host to an astonishing variety of well crystallised minerals.  These mines have become a true European Classic since first opening in 1898.  The mines are still in production and one particular favourite species amongst collectors is Fluorapatite.  This gorgeous, rather mouth-watering small miniature is formed from three intergrown crystals, the largest is 1.5 cm long by 1.5 cm wide between prism faces at their widest point.  Each smoky sea green hexagonal prism has quite gemmy outer faces which grade to frosted translucent central cores.  The prism faces are mirror smooth while across the base, micro-crystals of pale creamy tan Siderite coat one prism’s lower face.  A beautiful miniature Fluorapatite from the Panasqueira Mines at Covilhã in Castelo Branco District, Portugal.

Details

Dimensions
2.7 × 3.8 × 1.8 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Panasqueira Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorapatite

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