Arsenopyrite, Apatite-(Caf)
Panasqueira Mines, Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm
A classic and superb, two-sided, Panasqueira arsenopyrite specimen from the Dave Stoudt Collection. Sharp, metallic-bright, intensely striated, tabular arsenopyrite crystals in parallel-growth are beautifully accented with a scattering of gemmy and lustrous, colorless, hexagonal apatite crystals near the terminations. The Stoudts purchased this piece in 1985, according to their catalogue.