Fluorapatite With Topaz on Zinnwaldite and Quartz
Panasqueira, Portugal
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 7.0 x 5.0 cm
This material, I am told, came from one pocket in the late 1970s. I have seen only 3 specimens for sale out there. All 3 I have seen feature very unusual wheat-sheaf-like apatite crystals of a pastel yellow hue, in association with small crystals (2-5mm) of faintly blue topaz in association, as this one does scatterred about! This is an excelleent example of a rare association and with the quartz in the middle is a striking combo piece from an important and now-defunct locality. (NOTE: Not a Hansen piece, but one I have had from another collection that fits in well here)