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English: Apatite-(CaF), Quartz, Topaz, Zinnwaldite
Locality: Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 7.2 x 7 x 5 cm
Fluorapatite with TOPAZ on Zinnwaldite and Quartz
This material, I am told, came from one pocket in the late 1970s. I have seen only 3 specimens for sale out there. All 3 i have seen feature very unusual wheat-sheaf-like apatite crystals of a pastel yellow hue, in association with small crystals (2-5mm) of faintly blue topaz in association, as this one does scatterred about ! This is an excelleent example of a rare association and with the quartz in the middle is a striking combo piece from an important and now-defunct locality. 7.2 x 7 x 5 cm
Deutsch: Apatit-(CaF), Quarz, Topas, Zinnwaldit
Fundort: Panasqueira, Covilhã, Distrikt Castelo Branco, Portugal (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 7.2 x 7 x 5 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/gha5b.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-34550.html
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