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54W-VKKFluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Siderite

Barroca Grande Mine, São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Dimensions: 8.1 cm x 5.8 cm x 6 cm

An almost complete floater specimen, is like a mountain made of arsenopyrite crystals all around. The fluorapatite crystals (to 2.3 cm) are perched dramatically they are only 0.2 cm thick and has a vivid color and superb luster.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 23463     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 1192   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

ERV-79CFluorapatite, Quartz, Cassiterite, Arsenopyrite, Siderite, Tourmaline

Barroca Grande Mine, São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Dimensions: 10 cm x 6.5 cm x 3.6 cm

A complete floater specimen of fluorpatite, quartz, cassiterite and arsenopyrite. This specimen features a green 2.3 cm tall fluorapatite perched upon a plate of arsenopyrite. I have called to this specimen "Panasqueira Garden" because it have all the important minerals from this classic mine in a showy plate. The piece looks good from either side. Perfect crystallization and luster of all species.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 23462     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 990   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

PET-K04Ferberite, Quartz

Barroca Grande Mine, São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

A floater specimen of Ferberite and Quartz. This piece is one of the most well balanced and aesthetic examples I have ever seen for these two minerals. (11 x 5.3 x 2.2cm).
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 23461     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 889   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

TN9-T82Quartz, Hemimorphite, Rosasite

Hozarco Mine, Piñeres, Peñarrubia, Cantabria, Spain

Dimensions: 4 cm x 3.4 cm x 1.9 cm

Quartz aggregate covered with a beautiful iron staining.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 4 x 3.4 x 1.9 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 23414     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 1102   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

VN8-CJUFluorite

Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain

Dimensions: 3.7 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.2 cm

Cluster of transparent Fluorite crystals with {4,2,1} modifications. Overall size of mineral specimen: 3.7 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 22899     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 598   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

5A6-P96Fluorite, Calcite

La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain

Dimensions: 3.6 cm x 3 cm x 2 cm

Interesting cube of Fluorite perched dramatically in a cute twin of Calcite.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 3.6 x 3 x 2 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 22898     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 720   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

EY5-1YYSphalerite, Dolomite, Galena

Las Manforas Mine, Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain

Dimensions: 6 cm x 3.6 cm x 2.2 cm

Crystals of Galena and Sphalerite on curls of white Dolomite. This specimen came from a isolated pocket find many years ago, in the second level of Las Manforas Mine. Very rare. Floater specimen. Looks amazing under magnification.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 6 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 22897     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 618   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

PL3-DNQSphalerite, Dolomite, Galena

Las Manforas Mine, Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain

Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.2 cm

Crystals of Galena and Sphalerite on curls of white Dolomite. This specimen came from a isolated pocket find many years ago, in the second level of Las Manforas Mine. Very rare. Looks amazing under magnification. Floater specimen.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 22896     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 688   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

G1R-805Calcite

La Cuerre Mine, Rionansa, La Florida mining area, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain

Dimensions: 2.5 cm x 1.8 cm x 1.4 cm

Traslucent crystals of golden, nail-head calcite on dolomite covered with sulfides. No damage.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 22585     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 828   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

QNP-KNXFluorite

Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain

Dimensions: 4.2 cm x 2.9 cm x 2.3 cm

Lustrous crystals of yellow fluorite with scattered barites. The fluorite fluoresces white under UV illumination. Great color and clarity. A top specimen for the locality. No damage.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 4.2 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm.
Copyright: © Spanish Minerals      Photo ID: 22584     Uploaded by: Juan Fernandez Buelga   View Count: 612   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 Mpix)
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