Mineral Specimens For Sale From Portugal

 

 

OKN-781

OKN-781    Ferberite with Quartz     Panasqueira, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm example with a couple large, blocky, lustrous ferberites.  Lightly striated on their largest faces.  Termination on large crystal is really nicely developed.  No damage except on backside matrix contact.  Stands upright nicely.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-928

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OKN-928    Fluorapatite     Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro, da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, astelo Branco District, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Transparent green crystals to 2.5 cm each in a 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm grouping that is mounted on an acrylic base.  All crystals are well formed and double terminated.  Minor arsenopyrite.  One crystal has a couple tiny chips otherwise in excellent condition.  Excellent luster and arrangement.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-929

OKN-929    Fluorapatite     Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro, da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, astelo Branco District, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A single large, 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm crystal with one smaller interpenetrating crystal.  Spectacular luster with entire upper regions being glassy and transparent.  Much better in hand.  No damage.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-930

OKN-930    Fluorapatite     Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro, da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, astelo Branco District, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Small 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm example with attractive zoned growth crystals on mica and siderite.  One crystal on one end has damage but could be easily trimmed off to create a fine TN sized specimen.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-931

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OKN-931    Fluorapatite     Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro, da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, astelo Branco District, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large example with double terminated crystals to 2.2 cm each.  There is a large contact/ damaged area that is distracting from the piece's overall appearance.  Still a good example with many excellent damage free crystals as well. 7 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm with minor pyrite.   $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-932

OKN-932    Fluorapatite     Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro, da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, astelo Branco District, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  5.1 x 3 x 2.5 cm miniature with large crystals standing on edge off matrix.  Excellent color, luster, etc.  One tiny chip on big crystal, top backside.  Very nice example.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-933

OKN-929    Fluorapatite     Panasqueira Mine, Couto Mineiro, da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilha, astelo Branco District, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  3.3 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm piece.  Nice crystals as seen.  No damage, back edge contact on largest crystal  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-957

OKN-957     Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite, Mica and Quartz     Panasqueira, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A beautiful, lustrous, damage free miniature of mixed species measuring 4.4 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm.  Sits nicely for display and views well from any direction.   $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-954

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OKN-954     Arsenopyrite with Dolomite     Panasqueira, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Large, very well defined, high luster crystal of arsenopyrite.  All crystals are nice with contact on base with display surfaces being free of damage.  Views nicely from front, sides, back and top.  Domical form and dolomites are mostly on what I would refer to as the back.  5.2 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm.  Very aesthetic compared to most.  $230

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-337

OKN-337      Arsenopyrite    Panasqueira, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A nice example with no damage and only the smallest of contacts (base).  Bar like crystals with tiny pyrites on their surfaces, muscovite accessory.  5 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm.  Nice!  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-184

OKN-184    Fluorapatite and Sphalerite on Quartz      Panasquera, Portugal.  An attractive plate of crystals, all with high luster.  The fluorapatites are interesting in that they are clear!  7.7 x 7.2 x 2.2 cm.  No damage.  Nice.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-828

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OKM-828     Wolframite    Panesquevies, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Thick 5.2 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm compound crystal.  It has a stable crack down center (only shows from one side) and a cleave to a rider crystal but otherwise in good condition.  Mica crystal overgrows and some calcite.  Calcite crystals cover base (not shown).  Floater.  Nice in hand, good luster and interesting form.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-153

OKM-153     Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Sphalerite, Siderite      Panasqueira, Portugal.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large specimen for the location that measures 13 x 9 x 8 cm.  Good mix of species, all except the sphalerite are very lustrous (and the sphalerite is okay).  One quartz point is broken of otherwise clean of problems.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-160

OKK-160    Fluorapatite    Panasqueira, Porugal.  Ex. Ed Swaboda collection.  This famous collector was well known for his eye and this specimen reflects that.  The blocky crystals have excellent translucence and areas of transparency.  6.6 x 4.8 x 3 cm overall with largest crystal measuring a respectable 2.3 cm across.  A excellent apatite group with good views from any side...only base contact.  No damage.  $390

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-903

OKH-903    Cassiterite on Muscovite, Pyrite, Unkown, and Siderite      Panasqueira, Portugal.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  An interesting TN sized piece with lots of diversity.  The cassiterite is nicely formed, highly lustrous and has a pyrite crystal perched on one face.  It rests among the many accessories including an acicular unknown that looks like jamsonite needles.  2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm with a primary cassiterite measuring 1.1 cm in diameter.  Very nice!  $75

 

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