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Fluorapatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal

 
Fluorapatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Fluorapatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorapatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal

DESCRIPTION:No. 37656
Mineral:Fluorapatite
Locality:Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Description:Flattened cluster of glassy green-gray apatite crystals with scattered mica crystals in areas. The apatite crystals are transparent and have exceptionally lustrous surfaces. The apatite crystals fluoresce yellow under UV illumination.
Overall Size:5x3x1.5 cm
Crystals:4-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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