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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2019 16:37    Post subject: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.
Let's start this journey through Italy.
Five specimens from five different Italian regions.
I hope you enjoy.
Dante Celiberti



hessonite (elongated) - aosta valley.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite)
 Locality:
Monte Barbeston (Mont Barbeston), Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 7 mm to 23 mm
 Description:
Extraordinarily elongated.
 Viewed:  1990 Time(s)

hessonite (elongated) - aosta valley.jpg



scheelite - piedmont.jpg
 Mineral: Scheelite
 Locality:
Traversella Mine, Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 4,9 cm x 3,8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1989 Time(s)

scheelite - piedmont.jpg



demantoid, asbestos - lombardy;,,.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid)
 Locality:
Sferlùn asbestos Mine, Vallone del Cengiaccio, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1991 Time(s)

demantoid, asbestos - lombardy;,,.jpg



tridymite - veneto.jpg
 Mineral: Tridymite
 Locality:
Euganean Hills (Colli Euganei), Padua, Padua Province, Veneto, Italy
 Dimensions: 5,5 cm x 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1995 Time(s)

tridymite - veneto.jpg



titanite - trentino alto adige.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite
 Locality:
Aurina Valley (Ahrnbach Valley), Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 6 cm x 4,2 cm
 Description:
Biggest crystal 14 mm.
 Viewed:  1991 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 06:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.
I post five specimens from other five Italian regions.
Regards.



Quartz (var. alfa paramorph of beta) - Monteacuto Ragazza, BO.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Monteacuto Ragazza, Grizzana Morandi, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
 Dimensions: 25 mm x 25 mm
 Description:
Quartz ("alpha" paramorph of "beta")
Biggest crystal is 18 mm. The bluish colour is due to magnetite inclusions.
 Viewed:  1861 Time(s)

Quartz (var. alfa paramorph of beta) - Monteacuto Ragazza, BO.jpg



marcasite (floater) - marche.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gola del Furlo, Fossombrone, Fossombrone Comune, Pesaro and Urbino Province, Marche, Italy
 Dimensions: 9.3 cm
 Description:
A perfect floater.Labelled the first time as marcasite, but it is actually pyrite.
 Viewed:  1856 Time(s)

marcasite (floater) - marche.jpg



melanophlogite - tuscany.jpg
 Mineral: Melanophlogite
 Locality:
Fortullino, Rosignano Marittimo, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 5.6 cm x 7.0 cm
 Description:
Biggest spherule is 3,8 mm.
The green/blue mineral is Volkonskoite.
 Viewed:  1861 Time(s)

melanophlogite - tuscany.jpg



vesuvianite - somma vesuvius, campania (type loc.).jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
San Vito Quarry, Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy
 Dimensions: 6.0 cm x 7.0 cm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 10 mm.
A type locality specimen.
 Viewed:  1858 Time(s)

vesuvianite - somma vesuvius, campania (type loc.).jpg



alunite - latium.jpg
 Mineral: Alunite
 Locality:
Allumiere Quarries, Allumiere, Tolfa Mountains, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Lazio, Italy
 Dimensions: 9.0 cm x 12.0 cm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 8 mm.A type locality specimen.
 Viewed:  1862 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 07:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Good morning.
I kindly ask the Administrators if they would change this thread name from "Collection Sante Celiberti" to "A mineralogical trip through Italy".
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 07:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Etrusco wrote:
...I kindly ask the Administrators if they would change this thread name from "Collection Sante Celiberti" to "A mineralogical trip through Italy".
Many thanks.
Regards.

You are in the "Collection photos and Collector's page" so, as you can see https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewforum.php?f=22 every thread there has the collector's name. Anyway, I already changed the thread's name to:

"Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy"

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 13:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello, Mr. Jordi.
Thank you for your time and your help.
The new thread name is ok.
As for my nickname "Etrusco", I'll change it with Sante Celiberti. That's more practical.
As for the correct way to post photos, I'll read again the instructions and I'll try to do my best in the next times.
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 13:43    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
...As for my nickname "Etrusco", I'll change it with Sante Celiberti. That's more practic...

Done Sante, your new user name now is "Sante Celiberti". Please remember to use this new user name when you log in. Your password is the same, no change on it.

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 13:50    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

I apologize, I tried to change my name but I can't.
Strangely I had done the same operation on the spanish Forum and I could.
Would you, please, do it for me when you find time? That's not so urgent.
Thank you again.
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 13:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
I apologize, I tried to change my name but I can't.
Strangely I had done the same operation on the spanish Forum and I could.
Would you, please, do it for me when you find time? That's not so urgent.
Thank you again.
Sante Celiberti


Hello Sante,

I normalized the size data in your second post. FYI, you are unable to change or edit your post after someone else has responded.
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 14:02    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thanks a lot, Michael.
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Sante
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 14:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
I apologize, I tried to change my name but I can't.
Strangely I had done the same operation on the spanish Forum and I could.
Would you, please, do it for me when you find time? That's not so urgent.
Thank you again.
Sante Celiberti

Your previous name, Etrusco, had already been changed by Jordi Fabre. Do you still need another change?
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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2019 14:25    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

No, Carles, moltes gràcies. That's ok.
Me and Jordi were writing in the same time...
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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2019 16:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.
I post other five mineral photos from five other Italian regions. Although a few regions are missing for lack of interesting specimens, with this post I complete the Italy "presentation tour".
As you have seen, I didn't choose species which you would have expected from some region (sulphur from Sicily, phosgenite (or even better covellite or cadmian-smithsonite) from Sardinia, etc. The time for all this will come.
I'll start with alpine minerals, hoping you enjoy them.
Best regards,
Sante



zoisite - liguria.jpg
 Mineral: Zoisite
 Locality:
Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 58 mm x 14 mm
 Description:
The exact locality has not yet been revealed.
 Viewed:  1472 Time(s)

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calcite - apulia.jpg
 Mineral: Cajcite
 Locality:
Apricena Quarries, Gargano Mountains, Apricena, Apricena Municipality, Foggia Province, Apulia, Italy
 Dimensions: 98 mm x 75 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1474 Time(s)

calcite - apulia.jpg



IMG_20191011_165713.jpg
 Mineral: Almandine
 Locality:
Fosso d'Acri, Luzzi, Cosenza Province, Calabria, Italy
 Dimensions: 25 mm x 25 mm
 Description:
Largest crystal is 22 mm.
 Viewed:  1470 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_165713.jpg



IMG_20191011_165307.jpg
 Mineral: Analcime
 Locality:
Etna Volcanic Complex, Aci Trezza, Aci Castello, Metropolitan City of Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
 Dimensions: 53 mm x 47 mm
 Description:
A type locality specimen.
 Viewed:  1473 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_165307.jpg



IMG_20191011_165534.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Giovanni Bonu Mine, Sarrabus Mountains, San Vito, Sarrabus-Gerrei, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia, Italy
 Dimensions: 15 mm x 10 mm
 Description:
Over 50 years old specimen.
 Viewed:  1476 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2019 16:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.
I start with Alpine minerals.
I like, in my cabinets, the variety in sizes...
My best regards,
Sante



IMG_20191011_173650.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside (variety chromian diopside)
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone diopside deposit, Monte Cervandone area, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 23 mm x 4,2 mm
 Description:
Gemmy and well terminated quite big crystal for the locality.
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_173917.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 120 mm x 83 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1472 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2019 05:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello Sante,
Nice specimens especially the Silver and for one time a specimen that is not from Norway.
Have a nice day.
Dany.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2019 16:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Dany.
I'm happy you like it.
Have a good night.
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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2019 16:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

A nice and interesting alpine quartz.

In addition to color, trasparency and iridescence I counted -only on the main crystal- at list 15 extra faces, some more some less visible. Even the minor crystal has extra faces.

I hope you like it.
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IMG_20191011_174609.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
A text-book crystal with a side-car.
Nice and uniform color. A big extra X face,
in the upper left part of the front face of the prism, has a small (triangular/trapezoidal) fold (X or S face?).
 Viewed:  1164 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_174609.jpg



IMG_20191011_180655.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
Transparence.
 Viewed:  1170 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_180655.jpg



IMG_20191011_175803.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
Iridescence.
 Viewed:  1172 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_175803.jpg



IMG_20191011_174822.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
The small fold on the X face is surmounted by a rhombohedral S face.
 Viewed:  1170 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_174822.jpg



IMG_20191011_175008.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
At the bottom of the same M face, on the opposite edge, an etched (for chlorite dissolution?) and quite big S face.
 Viewed:  1166 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_175008.jpg



IMG_20191011_180415.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
The previous S face is surrouded by other facets.
 Viewed:  1162 Time(s)

IMG_20191011_180415.jpg



IMG_20191016_173219.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
The X face with its small fold.
 Viewed:  1168 Time(s)

IMG_20191016_173219.jpg



IMG_20191016_175734.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
A different M face with an X face on the upper left edge.
 Viewed:  1164 Time(s)

IMG_20191016_175734.jpg



IMG_20191016_175622.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 26 mm
 Description:
A lustrous S face on the opposite edge at the bottom.
 Viewed:  1173 Time(s)

IMG_20191016_175622.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2019 14:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Something else from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191021_175945.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 3,5 x 28 mm
 Description:
A gemmy text-book well terminated.
 Viewed:  932 Time(s)

IMG_20191021_175945.jpg



IMG_20191021_180400.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 54 x 27 mm
 Description:
A smoky crystal with nice X extra faces: 3 on the left upper alternated M faces and 3 on the lower right of remaining M faces. One edge of the close-up X face is longer than the rest of M face edge!
 Viewed:  929 Time(s)

IMG_20191021_180400.jpg



IMG_20191021_190625 - Copia.jpg
 Mineral: Brookite
 Locality:
Bregaceto Mountain, Borzonasca, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 71 x 42 mm
 Description:
The largest crystal size is 7 mm.
 Viewed:  928 Time(s)

IMG_20191021_190625 - Copia.jpg



IMG_20191021_195514.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Arbaz, Challand-Saint-Anselme, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 92 x 41 mm
 Description:
The largest crystal is 39 mm.A classic from Italian Alps.
 Viewed:  930 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2019 00:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello Sante,

a nice collection of Italian minerals. The diopside from Bellecombe looks like an elbaite at first sight, nice transparent crystal!

Please more!
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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2019 15:08    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Tobi.
You too have a beautiful collection.

Three candies from Bellecombe.
For the moment, still thumb-nails. The cabinet sized specimens will come...

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IMG_20191022_203354.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite)
 Dimensions: 10 x 8,2 mm
 Description:
Hessonite variety.
Loose gemmy crystal with a wonderful color.
No apparent attachment point.
 Viewed:  826 Time(s)

IMG_20191022_203354.jpg



IMG_20191022_200246.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 30 x 5 mm
 Description:
A rare "faden".
 Viewed:  829 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite)
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 6,7 mm
 Description:
Hessonite variety.
Three crystals in parallel growth.
No apparent attachment point.
 Viewed:  822 Time(s)

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Sante Celiberti




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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2019 05:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Another candy from Bellecombe.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 8 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  747 Time(s)

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