Apatite-(Caf), Quartz, Muscovite
Cabinet, 10.9 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm
Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
A large and fine combination specimen from Panasqueira. Gemmy quartz crystals, long and slender, have been wrapped in a blanket of olive-colored muscovite - with their glass-clear tips sticking out at the ends. The quartzes are surrounded by three large, translucent green apatites (the largest measures 3.5 cm across) .