Apatite on Quartz (classic locale)

Panasqueira Mine, Castelo-Branco District, Portugal
Cabinet, 11.6 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An outstanding, classic, CABINET, combination specimen from the famous 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, with only minute termination and edgewear to the quartz. The apatite crystals are pristine and the three, flat-lying crystals are doubly terminated. Valued at $1000

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