Apatite-(Caf), Siderite
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
A matrix consisting of tabular rhombs of lustrous, tan siderite, to .6 cm across, hosts aesthetically perched crystals, to 2.5 cm across, of glassy and gemmy, light green fluorapatite. A very nice combo specimen with great presentation of the major crystal! Some very small damage only and overall a fine piece from the 1970s heyday here. From the collection of James E. Moresby White. Ex. Carnegie Museum Collection.