Apatite-(Caf), Quartz
Panasqueira Mines, Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Cabinet, 11.6 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
An outstanding, classic, cabinet, combination specimen from the Panasqueira Mine of Portugal. Very glassy, pearlescent, hexagonal apatite crystals to 2.8 cm, are strikingly set on the side of a complete-all-around, lightly frosted quartz crystal. Tiny marcasite crystals are embedded on and included in both the quartz crystal and the apatite crystals. The striking combination piece is essentially pristine. The apatite crystals are pristine and the three, flat-lying crystals are doubly terminated.