Fluorite on Arsenopyrite
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm

Sparkly sugary purple Fluorite crystals richly blanket the top of a tightly intergrown cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals from Panasqueira, Portugal. The lavender intergrown Fluorites range in size from 1 to 2mm and are incredibly lustrous and capture light light from every angle! One large, bright Arsenopyrite pops through the Fluorite on one end of the piece! On the opposite end, an isolated, metallic yellow Chalcopyrite crystal is perched on the Fluorite. There is a druse of small purple Fluorite crystals on the backside as well along with a few Chalcopyrite crystals. This specimen came in an old collection, and is not from the recent renewed mining for specimens at this historic location.

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