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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2013 07:24    Post subject: Visit to eastern Sicily  

I would like to locate vendors of mineral specimens in the Catania/Messina region of Sicily for my upcoming visit. Are there any "classic" species known from the Mt. Etna region (besides sulfur)?
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2013 06:37    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

Hi Richard! First of all you have to remember this is not a commercial forum. About your problem, I think you can achieve more information at the local museum of natural history in Catania itself. I recommend that you NOT TRUST mineral sellers you may find on the road. I saw some people selling common copper sulfate declaring it as "covelline"! I hope I was useful for you.
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I would like to locate vendors of mineral specimens in the Catania/Messina region of Sicily for my upcoming visit. Are there any "classic" species known from the Mt. Etna region (besides sulfur)?
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PostPosted: May 01, 2013 14:56    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

Riccardo

Thanks for the advice. I will avoid the roadside vendors for sure. I'm really going for the food! My wife and our other two traveling companions will not tolerate too much mineral hunting while we are on vacation.

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PostPosted: May 13, 2013 14:32    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

And remember to tell us about your trip. I'll be visiting Rome next week but for following year I have Sicily in my mind :-)

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PostPosted: May 13, 2013 14:47    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

Certainly! Even if there are no minerals involved :-)

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PostPosted: May 15, 2013 07:39    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

arturo shaw wrote:
And remember to tell us about your trip. I'll be visiting Rome next week but for following year I have Sicily in my mind :-)

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Hi Arturo!
Are you visiting Rome? Then don't forget to have a visit to the volcanic lakes surrounding the city! They are very very interesting for minerals!
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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2015 10:02    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

Riccardo,

Do you have any suggestions for Puglia as well?
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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2015 05:10    Post subject: Re: Visit to eastern Sicily  

Hi Tmcombs!
Ok Puglia is a very beautiful land, with nice typical cities and towns, like Bari, Brindisi, Lecce, Ostuni etc., the Gargano mountain and the very particular village Alberobello with its conic buildings ("trulli"). From a mineralogical point of view it does not offer so many possibilities unfortunately, but for dome jasper in the Gargano and fossils in the lands close to Bari and Taranto. But... never say never! And of course enjoy your trip to Puglia if you are intentioned to come there!
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