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Mineralpedia Details for Panasqueiraite

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Panasqueiraite

Panasqueiraite

Named for the type and only locality at the Panasqueira tin-tungsten deposit in Portugal. This rare mineral occurs “in vein selvages in a hydrothermal Sn-W deposit” in association with fluorapatite, wolfeite, topaz, muscovite, sphalerite, quartz, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, siderite, arsenopyrite, chlorite, vivianite, althausite, and thadeuite. Under an electron beam, Panasqueiraite produces a blue cathodoluminescence.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/panasqueiraite.pdf

Formula
CaMgPO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Silky - Pearly 
Color
white, pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Panasqueiraite from Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco dist., Portugal

Panasqueiraite
            from Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco dist., Portugal

Salmon pink to pinkish brown, finely crystalline Panasqueiraite associated with Ferberite. A very rare phosphate found at only one locality worldwide.

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