Quartz, Pyrite, Calcite
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm
Panasqueira Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
A lustrous and gemmy, smoky quartz crystal with distinct phantoms, measuring 7.7 cm in length, is encrusted on the back side by a druse of splendent, brassy yellow pyrite which itself is encrusted by a later generation of drusy white calcite. An absolute gem of a specimen with multiple layers and contrasts! THis is a unique old pocket from the mine, and I have seen only a few of them in the past. It is very sparkly and bright, in a case.
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