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RM1311   Libethenite

Mina de Miguel Vacas, Miguel Vacas Mine, Conceição, Vila Viçosa, Évora District, Portugal, Conceição, Vila Viçosa, Évora, Portugal

A good sized specimen partially covered by several libethenite crystals, very bright and accompanied by pseudomalachite. Under loupe we can observe pseudo-octahedral crystals, with transparency and intense green color. From a classic Portuguese mine exploted since Roman times.


Size: 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm.

 

RM1918   Libethenite and pseudomalachite

Mina de Miguel Vacas, Miguel Vacas Mine, Conceição, Vila Viçosa, Évora District, Portugal, Conceição, Vila Viçosa, Évora, Portugal

Specimens of libethenite from Miguel Vacas mine are seen in the market, but with this size of crystal, brilliance, sharpness and color not really many of them can be find, but rather few. You do not need a magnifying glass to enjoy the pseudo-octahedral crystals of this phosphate. It is accompanied by pseudomalachite, as is usual for the locality, and on a quartz matrix. A first quality one, yes!


Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 - 2 mm

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