Apatite-(Caf), Chalcopyrite, Siderite
Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.8 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen
A superb and classic apatite specimen from Panasqueira, Portugal and the Smithsonian and Dr. Gary Hansen Collections. This two-sided beauty is composed of very glassy and well-striated, green apatite crystals beautifully accented with sparkly, golden chalcopyrite on the edges. A surprise on the back features more chalcopyrite on tiny siderite crystals. This is a superb, near floater specimen.