Fluorapatite

Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 3.2 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $210

Item Description

This is a nice pair of stacked, lustrous, gemmy to translucent, variegated green Fluorapatite crystals from the tungsten-tin mines of Panasqueira, Portugal. Each of the sharp, hexagonal crystals measure 3 cm across and are well-formed with darker green, translucent zoning in the center with a 3 mm or so outer, more transparent and brighter green zone. The flat pinacoid and side prism faces of the crystals are super lustrous and in excellent condition. It is in fact almost a floater, only with the bottom crystal showing some contacting patterns on one side and the back from what was adjacent Fluorapatite crystal growth, but is not damage. A fine duo of crystals from this mine that has produced some of the best Fluorapatite crystals in the world. A highly displayable classic!

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$210 01/26/2023 6:19:31 pm (CST)
$200 * 01/26/2023 5:33:21 pm (CST)
$200 * 01/26/2023 5:33:21 pm (CST)
$169 01/21/2023 11:06:05 am (CST)
$159 01/21/2023 11:06:05 am (CST)
$135 01/20/2023 8:01:43 am (CST)
$125 01/20/2023 8:01:43 am (CST)
$70 01/19/2023 9:43:07 pm (CST)
$60 01/19/2023 9:43:07 pm (CST)
$35 01/19/2023 8:54:02 pm (CST)
$30 01/19/2023 8:54:02 pm (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 7:29:30 pm (CST)
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