Apatite ex Gary Hansen Coll

Panasqueira, Castelo-Branco District, Portugal
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.2 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:23:43 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A CLASSIC, VERY SHOWY mounded cluster of gemmy, lustrous, beautifully striated, color-zoned apatite crystals on matrix from the famous Panasqueira Mine of Portugal. The apatites have textbook, hexagonal form and the large doubly terminated crystal is superbly placed, piggyback, at the top of the piece. The crystals are green in the middle and nearly colorless at the terminations. A single quartz crystal is a nice accent. This is an EXCELLENT, PRISTINE example of the species and well-known locale. Valued $750-950. ex gary Hansen collection from the early 1980s or late 1970s