- Apatite on Quartz
- Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm
- Panasqueira, Portugal
- Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen
This is from old finds of the 1970s at this classic locale. Unusual yellowish-colored apatite crystals, to 2.4 cm across, are aesthetically perched on glassy and gemmy, colorless quartz crystals to 5 cm in length. The fluorapatite crystals are among the most unusually colored crystals I have seen from Panasqueira, where most are shades of gray-green-blue or colorless. The overall composition is very aesthetic, as well. Ex. Gary Hansen collection.