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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2019 16:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

I continue to post specimens from Italian Alps.
I like isolated crystals, even better if floating. Nevertheless the 90% of my minerals are on matrix.

I hope you like them.
Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191023_164351.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Monte Barbeston (Mont Barbeston), Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 38 x 7,6 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4784 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_164351.jpg



IMG_20191023_165603.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 28 x 12 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4780 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_165603.jpg



IMG_20191023_163855.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Description:
 Viewed:  4784 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_163855.jpg



IMG_20191023_163248.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 9,3 mm
 Description:
Though incredible, it is the same specimen backlit.
 Viewed:  4781 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_163248.jpg



IMG_20191023_172316.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular, Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Gava Valley, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 70 x 39 mm
 Description:
Variety Hessonite.
 Viewed:  4790 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_172316.jpg



IMG_20191022_195700.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl
 Locality:
Pizzo Marcio north dyke, Pizzo Marcio, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Trontano, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 66 x 50 mm
 Description:
Variety Emerald.The size of the biggest crystal is 8,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4784 Time(s)

IMG_20191022_195700.jpg



IMG_20191021_193737.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Monte Fronte Assay, Levico Terme, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 38 x 39 mm
 Description:
A water clear cubic crystal of 9 mm with octahedral modification.
 Viewed:  4781 Time(s)

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IMG_20191023_190955.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Baveno, Maggiore Lake, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 22,5 x 18,5 mm
 Description:
Cubic crystals modified by the dodecahedron.
 Viewed:  4785 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2019 17:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Here are some more specimens from the Italian Alps.

I hope you like them.
Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191023_175305.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside, Grossular (Var.: Hessonite)
 Locality:
Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 37,5 x 39,5 mm
 Description:
Biggest Diopside size: 34 mm.
 Viewed:  4686 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_175305.jpg



IMG_20191023_175411.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside, Grossular (Var.: Hessonite)
 Locality:
Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 37,5 x 39,5 mm
 Description:
Rear view. Biggest Hessonite size: 11 mm.
 Viewed:  4687 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_175411.jpg



IMG_20191023_173303.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Oropa, Biella Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 38 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal size: 22,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4684 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_173303.jpg



IMG_20191021_182221.jpg
 Mineral: Augite (Var.: Fassaite)
 Locality:
Fassa Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 36,5 x 27 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4688 Time(s)

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IMG_20191021_182308.jpg
 Mineral: Sillimanite
 Locality:
Nibbio-Val Faera (Nibbio-Val Fredda) pegmatites, Mergozzo, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 39 mm
 Description:
The crystal size is 40 mm.
 Viewed:  4683 Time(s)

IMG_20191021_182308.jpg



IMG_20191023_180514.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Baveno, Maggiore Lake, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 25 x 16 mm
 Description:
Nice pink colour.
 Viewed:  4690 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_180514.jpg



IMG_20191023_181042.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Baveno, Maggiore Lake, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 25 x 16 mm
 Description:
Each face a different texture and luster.
 Viewed:  4685 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_181042.jpg



IMG_20191023_174714.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite
 Locality:
Cadarese Quarries, Premia gneiss Quarries, Premia, Antigorio Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 38,5 x 30,5 mm
 Description:
The crystal size is 11,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4686 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_174714.jpg



IMG_20191022_201123.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Cadarese Quarries, Premia gneiss Quarries, Premia, Antigorio Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 28 x 21 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4694 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2019 17:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Two specimens from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191107_181754.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Vesuvianite, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Falin Lake, Usseglio, Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 68 x 65mm
 Description:
The size of biggest Hessonite crystal is 9 mm.
 Viewed:  4592 Time(s)

IMG_20191107_181754.jpg



IMG_20191107_184414.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety flos ferri)
 Locality:
Trompia Valley, Brescia Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 47 x 36 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4595 Time(s)

IMG_20191107_184414.jpg



IMG_20191107_184737.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety flos ferri)
 Locality:
Trompia Valley, Brescia Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 47 x 36 mm
 Description:
Other view of the same specimen.
 Viewed:  4596 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2019 17:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

A garnet more from Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191107_182536.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 73 x 59 mm
 Description:
A 12 mm composite crystal, protected in a vug.
 Viewed:  4525 Time(s)

IMG_20191107_182536.jpg



IMG_20191107_183012.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 73 x 59 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4524 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2019 15:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Still garnets from the Italian Alps.

I hope you like them.
Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191110_193911.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid)
 Locality:
Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 77 x 36 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 8 mm.
 Viewed:  4435 Time(s)

IMG_20191110_193911.jpg



IMG_20191110_193303.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 77,5 x 60 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 6,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4439 Time(s)

IMG_20191110_193303.jpg



IMG_20191110_193641.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 77,5 x 60 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4434 Time(s)

IMG_20191110_193641.jpg



IMG_20191110_194255.jpg
 Mineral: Almandine
 Locality:
Timmelsjoch (Passo del Rombo), Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 113 x 93 mm
 Description:
The crystal is 97,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4441 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 11, 2019 14:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

I continue with specimens from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191111_114143.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid), asbestos
 Locality:
Sferlùn asbestos Mine, Vallone del Cengiaccio, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 33 x 32 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 5,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4372 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_114143.jpg



IMG_20191111_114343.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 21 mm
 Description:
The crystal is 39,6 mm.
 Viewed:  4366 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_114343.jpg



IMG_20191111_115623.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 50 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 10 mm.
 Viewed:  4369 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_115623.jpg



IMG_20191111_121853.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 50 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4371 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_121853.jpg



IMG_20191111_121701.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 50 mm
 Description:
Another detail where you can observe the polychromy.
 Viewed:  4372 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2019 15:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

A "suite" of minerals from the glorious Brosso Mine, in the Italian Alps.

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IMG_20191112_104256.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 17,6 x 18,2
 Description:
Elongated PYRITOHEDRA ("Horse shoe" shape), with a pleasing bronze patina. Biggest crystal is 12,3 mm.
 Viewed:  4216 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_104256.jpg



IMG_20191112_104712.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite, Baryte, Siderite, Talc
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 49 x 50 mm
 Description:
The pyrite crystal, a PYRITOHEDRON modified by DIPLOID, is 10 mm. Siderite and Baryte measure 4-6 mm.
 Viewed:  4218 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_104712.jpg



IMG_20191112_105034.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite, Baryte, Siderite, Talc
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 49 x 50 mm
 Description:
Back view, where you can observe the pink and taped Barite typical from this mine.
 Viewed:  4217 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_105034.jpg



IMG_20191112_105322.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 58 x 31
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 20,4 mm. This mine gave the best Italian Siderite roses.
 Viewed:  4216 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_105322.jpg



IMG_20191112_110429.jpg
 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 65,6 x 37
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 22,5 mm. This mine, together with the close Traversella Mine, gave the best and biggest Italian Magnetites.
 Viewed:  4219 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_110429.jpg



IMG_20191112_110659.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 75,3 x 52,5 mm
 Description:
Typical association from this mine, which produced also the best Italian OCTAHEDRAL Pyrite. Biggest Pyrite is 22,3 mm; biggest Magnetite is 8,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4216 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_110659.jpg



IMG_20191112_111507.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 43 mm
 Description:
Rare PSEUDOICOSAHEDRON of 16 mm.
 Viewed:  4217 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_111507.jpg



IMG_20191112_110939.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 55 x 48 mm
 Description:
CUBIC crystals with DODECAHEDRAL modifications. Biggest crystal is 16,2 mm.
 Viewed:  4219 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_110939.jpg



IMG_20191112_111820.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrrhotite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 46 mm
 Description:
This specimen, strongly magnetic, is among the few and best ones ever came out from this mine, The biggest rose measures 36 mm.
 Viewed:  4216 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_111820.jpg



IMG_20191112_112329.jpg
 Mineral: Bournonite, Pyrite, Calcite, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 49 mm
 Description:
Nice paragenesis for this scarce mineral. This crystal, which measures 10,6 mm, is among largest and sharpest ever came out from the mine.
 Viewed:  4217 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_112329.jpg



IMG_20191112_112025.jpg
 Mineral: Bournonite, Pyrite, Calcite, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 49 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4215 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_112025.jpg



IMG_20191112_182219.jpg
 Mineral: Bismutinite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 49 mm
 Description:
Another scarce species. The Bismutinite crystals, lying on Siderite, measure till 17,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4216 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_182219.jpg



IMG_20191112_182330.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 79 x 52 mm
 Description:
Nice association. The biggest Baryte crystal, among the largest from this mine, is 65 mm.
 Viewed:  4218 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_182330.jpg



IMG_20191112_182834.jpg
 Mineral: Goethite after Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 102 x 81 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal, quite large for the locality, is 78 mm.
 Viewed:  4215 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_182834.jpg



IMG_20191112_183518.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 55,4 x 32 mm
 Description:
Pink and taped crystals till 20 mm.
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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2019 08:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Some more specimens from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191111_164412.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase, Quartz, Epidote, Babingtonite
 Locality:
Baveno, Maggiore Lake, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 64 x 57 mm
 Description:
Largest Orthoclase is 67,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4150 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_164412.jpg



IMG_20191111_164531.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase, Quartz, Epidote, Babingtonite
 Locality:
Baveno, Maggiore Lake, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 64 x 57 mm
 Description:
Different view with Babingtonite.
 Viewed:  4148 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_164531.jpg



IMG_20191111_172040.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 4
 Description:
An hexagonal crystal with a bit of matrix.
 Viewed:  4148 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_172040.jpg



IMG_20191111_172303.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 4
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  4147 Time(s)

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IMG_20191111_172637.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy/Lombardia, Italy
 Dimensions: 37 x 30 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4149 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_103210.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 32 mm
 Description:
The crystal size is 20,3 mm.
 Viewed:  4149 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_103358.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Valfloriana, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 40,5 x 36 mm
 Description:
The crystal measures 26,4 mm.
 Viewed:  4155 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_110701.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 86 x 66 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4150 Time(s)

IMG_20191115_110701.jpg



IMG_20191115_112833.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 86 x 66 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4153 Time(s)

IMG_20191115_112833.jpg



IMG_20191115_104229.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Sabbione Glacier, Formazza, Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 29,5 x 30,5 mm
 Description:
The crystal size is 6,2 mm.
 Viewed:  4155 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_113227.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Sabbione Glacier, Formazza, Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 29,5 x 30,5 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4147 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_114401.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 Locality:
Codera Valley, Novate Mezzola, Valchiavenna, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 34,5 x 31,6 mm
 Description:
The crystal measures 10 mm.
 Viewed:  4150 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_104729.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Vesuvianite, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 54,5 x 41 mm
 Description:
The largest Hessonite is 4 mm. The largest Vesuvianite is 20 mm.
 Viewed:  4153 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_111112.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Vesuvianite, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 54,5 x 41 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4151 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2019 18:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Another sequence of minerals from the Brosso Mine, in the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Pyrite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 88 x 56 mm
 Description:
Biggest octahedral Pyrite crystal is 50 mm.
 Viewed:  4031 Time(s)

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IMG_20191112_184103.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte on Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 64 x 48 mm
 Description:
Biggest Baryte crystal is 12 mm.
 Viewed:  4028 Time(s)

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IMG_20191112_184623.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 54 x 50 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 47 mm. We call this shape "Ali d'Angelo" ("Angel wings").
 Viewed:  4030 Time(s)

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IMG_20191112_190448.jpg
 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 75 x 61 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 19 mm. Crystals have been etched out from Calcite and some of them show an inhibited growth.
 Viewed:  4029 Time(s)

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IMG_20191112_192932.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Baryte, Calcite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 132 x 87 mm
 Description:
Biggest Baryte crystal is 9 mm.
 Viewed:  4027 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_192932.jpg



IMG_20191112_195508.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Baryte, Calcite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 132 x 87 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4030 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_195508.jpg



IMG_20191112_193610.jpg
 Mineral: Ludwigite, Szaibelyite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 125 x 70 mm
 Description:
Biggest Ludwigite crystal is 27 mm.
 Viewed:  4027 Time(s)

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IMG_20191112_194546.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Calcite, Pyrite, Baryte
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 180 x 130 mm
 Description:
The biggest Siderite crystal is 10 mm.
 Viewed:  4025 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_194546.jpg



IMG_20191112_194716.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Calcite, Pyrite, Baryte
 Dimensions: 180 x 130 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4026 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_194716.jpg



IMG_20191112_194351.jpg
 Mineral: Goethite after Siderite, Ankerite, Calcite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 107 x 72 mm
 Description:
Biggest Goethite crystal is 9 mm.
 Viewed:  4025 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_194351.jpg



IMG_20191114_094604.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, 'Chlorite'
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 51,7 x 24 mm
 Description:
The biggest Pyrite crystal is 14 mm.
 Viewed:  4025 Time(s)

IMG_20191114_094604.jpg



IMG_20191112_200708.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Baryte, Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 128 x 37 mm
 Description:
The biggest Baryte crystal is 11 mm.
 Viewed:  4029 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_200708.jpg



IMG_20191112_200500.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Baryte, Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 128 x 37 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  4028 Time(s)

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IMG_20191114_093837.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase), Siderite, Ankerite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 110 x 75 mm
 Description:
The biggest Quartz crystal is 10,5 mm.
 Viewed:  4026 Time(s)

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IMG_20191114_095617.jpg
 Mineral: Arsenic
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 38 mm
 Description:
Coarse crystals.
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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2019 14:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some specimens from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191127_171008.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 119 x 101 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal size is 12 mm.
 Viewed:  3830 Time(s)

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IMG_20191127_171058.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 119 x 101 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3832 Time(s)

IMG_20191127_171058.jpg



IMG_20191127_172414.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety topazolite)
 Locality:
Nero Lake, Usseglio, Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 127 x 91 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 4,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3830 Time(s)

IMG_20191127_172414.jpg



IMG_20191127_172528.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety topazolite)
 Locality:
Nero Lake, Usseglio, Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 127 x 91 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3829 Time(s)

IMG_20191127_172528.jpg



IMG_20191127_173756.jpg
 Mineral: Perovskite
 Locality:
Rocca Sella, Almese, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 70 x 60 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 13 mm.
 Viewed:  3830 Time(s)

IMG_20191127_173756.jpg



IMG_20191127_173705.jpg
 Mineral: Perovskite
 Locality:
Rocca Sella, Almese, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 70 x 60 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3830 Time(s)

IMG_20191127_173705.jpg



IMG_20191127_175135.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Rocca Sella, Almese, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 64 x 63 mm
 Description:
The biggest titanite is 31 mm.
 Viewed:  3829 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2019 17:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi Sante.

Nice details of the garnets.
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2019 08:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi, Firmo.
Thank-you for your comment, I'm happy you like them.

I continue with some specimens from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191130_102553.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite, Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Aurina Valley (Ahrnbach Valley), Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 107 x 49,4 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 15,2 mm.
 Viewed:  3649 Time(s)

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IMG_20191130_103112.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite, Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Aurina Valley (Ahrnbach Valley), Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 107 x 49,4 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3650 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_103112.jpg



IMG_20191130_103602.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite, Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Aurina Valley (Ahrnbach Valley), Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 107 x 49,4 mm
 Description:
Twinnings detail.
 Viewed:  3649 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_103602.jpg



IMG_20191130_104006.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 97 x 58 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 16 mm.
 Viewed:  3643 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_104006.jpg



IMG_20191130_110928.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 97 x 58 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3637 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_110928.jpg



IMG_20191130_110113.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 97 x 58 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3642 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_110113.jpg



IMG_20191130_112218.jpg
 Mineral: Albite, Epidote
 Locality:
Varaita Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 77 x 41 mm
 Description:
The biggest Albite crystal is 23 mm.
 Viewed:  3643 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_112218.jpg



IMG_20191130_113351.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Oropa, Biella Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 44 x 33 mm
 Description:
The crystal size is 15 mm.
 Viewed:  3645 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_113351.jpg



IMG_20191130_113956.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid), asbestos
 Locality:
Franscia Quarry, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 79 x 38 mm
 Description:
Composite crystals to 11,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3645 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_113956.jpg



IMG_20191130_113850.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid), asbestos
 Locality:
Franscia Quarry, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 79 x 38 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3637 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_113850.jpg



IMG_20191130_114105.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid), asbestos
 Locality:
Franscia Quarry, Lanzada, Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 79 x 38 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3644 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_114105.jpg



IMG_20191130_114252.jpg
 Mineral: Heulandite-Ca
 Locality:
Drio le Pale, Buffaure, Moena, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: The biggest crystal is 22,5 mm.
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 22,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3643 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_114252.jpg



IMG_20191130_114345.jpg
 Mineral: Heulandite-Ca
 Locality:
Drio le Pale, Buffaure, Moena, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 96 x 59 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3645 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_114345.jpg



IMG_20191130_112957.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Testa Ciarva, Balme, Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 52 mm
 Description:
The Diopside size is 10,7 mm.
 Viewed:  3642 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_112957.jpg



IMG_20191130_114900.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside,Clinochlore
 Locality:
Testa Ciarva, Balme, Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 52 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3644 Time(s)

IMG_20191130_114900.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2019 18:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some other minerals from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191201_101716.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl, Muscovite
 Locality:
Piona Peninsula, Colico, Lecco Province, Lombardy/Lombardia, Italy
 Dimensions: 80 x 52 mm
 Description:
The biggest Schorl is 35,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3507 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_101716.jpg



IMG_20191202_195228.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (Tessin), Muscovite
 Locality:
Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 16,4 mm
 Description:
Crystals with Tessin habit.
 Viewed:  3508 Time(s)

IMG_20191202_195228.jpg



IMG_20191201_101909.jpg
 Mineral: Biotite
 Locality:
Monzoni Mountains, Fassa Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 70,6 x 61 mm
 Description:
Some crystals are covered by iron oxides. The biggest crystal is 16,6 mm.
 Viewed:  3508 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_101909.jpg



IMG_20191202_193809.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Chlorite Group
 Locality:
Simplon railway tunnel (south section), Trasquera, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 56,7 x 37,5 mm
 Description:
The main crystal, with Tessin habit, is double terminated and interconnected with a double terminated smaller crystal with prismatic habit.
 Viewed:  3506 Time(s)

IMG_20191202_193809.jpg



IMG_20191201_102045.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 77,6 x 70,2 mm
 Description:
The biggest Hessonite crystal is 7 mm.
 Viewed:  3511 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_102045.jpg



IMG_20191201_102327.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 77,6 x 70,2 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3507 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_102327.jpg



IMG_20191202_191833.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: A citrine crystal with Tessin habit.
 Description:
 Viewed:  3506 Time(s)

IMG_20191202_191833.jpg



IMG_20191201_102543.jpg
 Mineral: Gehlenite
 Locality:
Monzoni Mountains, Fassa Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 60,5 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 14 mm.
 Viewed:  3507 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_102543.jpg



IMG_20191201_102636.jpg
 Mineral: Gehlenite
 Locality:
Monzoni Mountains, Fassa Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 60,5 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3506 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_102636.jpg



IMG_20191202_195146.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Muscovite
 Locality:
Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 29 mm
 Description:
A crystal with Tessin habit.
 Viewed:  3507 Time(s)

IMG_20191202_195146.jpg



IMG_20191201_102819.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Tremogge Peak, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Valmalenco, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 90 x 56 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 66 mm.
 Viewed:  3507 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_102819.jpg



IMG_20191201_102920.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Tremogge Peak, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Valmalenco, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 90 x 56 mm
 Description:
Back view.
 Viewed:  3506 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_102920.jpg



IMG_20191201_103329.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside
 Locality:
Tremogge Peak, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Valmalenco, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 90 x 56 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3506 Time(s)

IMG_20191201_103329.jpg



IMG_20191202_193612.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 81 x 56,4 mm
 Description:
A double terminated crystal with Tessin habit and iridescence.
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 16:41    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

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Not having new photos ready to publish, I take this opportunity to attach some old photos of Brosso specimens.

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Sante



IMG_20191114_095512.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite (variety magnesian)
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 38 mm
 Description:
Quite rare from this mine. The obsolete name was Sideroplesite.
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IMG_20191114_095920.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 27 mm
 Description:
Typical taped crystals to 19,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3420 Time(s)

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IMG_20191114_120604.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Talc, Calcite, Siderite, Baryte
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 22,5 x 14 mm
 Description:
Five species on a thumbnail.
 Viewed:  3421 Time(s)

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IMG_20191115_100328.jpg
 Mineral: Magnetite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 81 x 74 mm
 Description:
The crystal size is 35 mm.
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2019 18:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello

I want to share some curious quartzes from the Italian Alps.
I'd like comments, suggestions and -why not?- corrections.
I hope you like them.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191203_191133.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 35 x 12,5 x 3 mm
 Description:
Double terminated Quartz with Tessin habit is quite scarce. Even more if the crystal is very tabular, as in this case. The right termination, which seems damaged, is actually crudely crystallized (possible attachment point).
 Viewed:  3336 Time(s)

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IMG_20191203_195525.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky), Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 37 mm
 Description:
This specimen, in addition to the faden, shows other two features: a disturbed/interrupted growth on the back side and several small extra faces.
 Viewed:  3337 Time(s)

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IMG_20191203_195811.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety faden), Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 37 mm
 Description:
The string.
 Viewed:  3337 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_114759.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety faden), Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 37 mm
 Description:
Back view with the disturbed growth due to the presence of chlorite.
 Viewed:  3341 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_111203.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety faden), Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 37 mm
 Description:
Parallel extra X faces. Although usual on gwindel, they are scarce on faden.
 Viewed:  3342 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_112830.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety faden), Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Les Grandes Jorasses Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 37 mm
 Description:
Even rarer extra S faces.
 Viewed:  3336 Time(s)

IMG_20191204_112830.jpg



IMG_20191204_121343.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 46 x 12 x 4,5 mm
 Description:
I see in this floater and tabular crystal a scepter and a reverse scepter. Is it possible?
 Viewed:  3337 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_121033.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Chlorite (Group)
 Locality:
Brenva Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 27 mm
 Description:
Tessin habit. In this front view: a phantom due to a second generation of hyaline Quartz which covered a previous crystal (in turn covered by Chlorite).
 Viewed:  3341 Time(s)

IMG_20191204_121033.jpg



IMG_20191204_120725.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, (Chlorite Group)
 Locality:
Brenva Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 27 mm
 Description:
Back view. What seemed to be a first generation crystal has actually grown on a previous milky crystal (in turn covered by Chlorite). So the final crystal is a Quartz of third generation (not counting the Chlorite depositions).
 Viewed:  3336 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_123732.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 41,6 x 35,5 x 3,4 mm
 Description:
A very tabular crystal nearly complete. I suspect a rehealed shard, though no evidence.
 Viewed:  3335 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_124936.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 41,6 x 35,5 x 3,4 mm
 Description:
Another view with another light. As you can see, it is completely crystallized except on a lower right portion, which could be a possible attachment point. If so, the hypothesis of a rehealed shard becomes hard to accept.
 Viewed:  3335 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_192453.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 35 x 14 mm
 Description:
Front view: apparently a prismatic crystal.
 Viewed:  3335 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_191851.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 35 x 14 mm
 Description:
Back view: just two "faces" of a prism!? I rejected the idea of an interrupted growth or a dissolution.
 Viewed:  3336 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_192223.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 35 x 14 mm
 Description:
I suspected two tabular crystals randomly grown up like that. Their thickness goes from 0,3 to 3,25 mm.
 Viewed:  3336 Time(s)

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IMG_20191204_192210.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky)
 Locality:
Monte Cervandone, Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 35 x 14 mm
 Description:
"Randomly"..? But they share the only common edge between two possible M faces. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2019 16:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some specimens from the Italian Alps purchased in Rome last Saturday at the 41th annual Mineral Fair.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191214_112431.jpg
 Mineral: Prehnite
 Locality:
Delà Mount, Champorcher, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 106 x 45 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3079 Time(s)

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IMG_20191214_120944.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 36,7 x 23,6 mm
 Description:
Quite big, double-terminated crystal.
 Viewed:  3079 Time(s)

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IMG_20191214_190138.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 7 mm
 Description:
Floater crystal with faden shape.
 Viewed:  3080 Time(s)

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IMG_20191214_182756.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 48 mm
 Description:
Three-dimentional crystals to 9,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3079 Time(s)

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IMG_20191214_182045.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 48 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3080 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_182045.jpg



IMG_20191214_121411.jpg
 Mineral: Ilmenite
 Locality:
Burgum Alp, Vizze Valley, Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 38,7 mm
 Description:
Quite scarce material from this locality.
 Viewed:  3078 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_121411.jpg



IMG_20191214_113437.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote, Quartz
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 76,7 x 58 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3078 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_113437.jpg



IMG_20191214_114701.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote, Quartz
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 76,7 x 58 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3078 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_114701.jpg



IMG_20191214_121710.jpg
 Mineral: Glaucophane, Muscovite (variety fuchsite), Pyrite, Rutile
 Locality:
Oremo River, Chiavolino, Pollone, Biella Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 76,8 x 62,3 mm
 Description:
Blue Glaucophane from a classic Italian locality.
 Viewed:  3079 Time(s)

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IMG_20191214_183311.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 106,6 x 65 mm
 Description:
The biggest Hessonite crystal is 6,5 mm.
 Viewed:  3082 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_183311.jpg



IMG_20191214_183154.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 106,6 x 65 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3075 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_183154.jpg



IMG_20191214_184518.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Diopside, Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 106,6 x 65 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3079 Time(s)

IMG_20191214_184518.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2020 16:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some more minerals from the Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200111_180149.jpg
 Mineral: Albite
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 44 x 39 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 13 mm. The color is due to Byssolite inclusions.
 Viewed:  2539 Time(s)

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IMG_20191230_112526.jpg
 Mineral: Perovskite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Rocca Sella, Almese, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 58,4 x 47,5 mm
 Description:
The biggest Perovskite crystal is 3,8 mm. The biggest Mgnetite crystal is 15 mm.
 Viewed:  2539 Time(s)

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IMG_20191230_114933.jpg
 Mineral: Perovskite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Rocca Sella, Almese, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 58,4 x 47,5 mm
 Description:
Detail of the red, translucent Perovskite.
 Viewed:  2543 Time(s)

IMG_20191230_114933.jpg



IMG_20191231_120133.jpg
 Mineral: Braunite
 Locality:
Prabornaz Mine, Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 37 x 33 mm
 Description:
Rare crystal of 16 mm.
 Viewed:  2536 Time(s)

IMG_20191231_120133.jpg



IMG_20191231_121517.jpg
 Mineral: Axinite
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 33 x 32 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 23,5 mm.
 Viewed:  2536 Time(s)

IMG_20191231_121517.jpg



IMG_20191231_114903.jpg
 Mineral: Molybdenite
 Locality:
Cadarese Quarries, Premia gneiss Quarries, Premia, Antigorio Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 39,5 mm
 Description:
The crystal is 6 mm.
 Viewed:  2536 Time(s)

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IMG_20200108_094425.jpg
 Mineral: Tungstenite
 Locality:
Crevoladossola Quarry, Crevoladossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 36,5 x 20,5 mm
 Description:
Quite rare species.
 Viewed:  2538 Time(s)

IMG_20200108_094425.jpg



IMG_20200108_094633.jpg
 Mineral: Tungstenite
 Locality:
Crevoladossola Quarry, Crevoladossola, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 36,5 x 20,5 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2536 Time(s)

IMG_20200108_094633.jpg



IMG_20191231_120755.jpg
 Mineral: Perovskite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 96 x 50 mm
 Description:
The biggest Perovskite is 9,85 mm. The biggest Magnetite is 7,5 mm.
 Viewed:  2537 Time(s)

IMG_20191231_120755.jpg



IMG_20200111_175824.jpg
 Mineral: Perovskite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 96 x 50 mm
 Description:
Detail of a possible epitaxy.
 Viewed:  2538 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 04:52    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi Sante,
I like your collection and your choice to specialize in Italian minerals. Beautiful crystals, for example the Titanites and Magnetites and those different garnet varieties. I envy you for your surroundings, because I live in Holland, a country which almost completely lacks collectible minerals.

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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 16:07    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Rob, for your kind comment.
I also really like your beautiful world collection, the quality of your photos and, above all, the fact that you share your passion with Mrs. Annemieke. Unfortunately my wife, despite being the daughter of a miner -or precisely because of this-, doesn't love minerals.
Yes, I'm lucky to live in Italy, a rich country in minerals among other things.
Actually I collect minerals from all over the world (over ten thousand), althogh my focus is on Italian minerals and particularly on the Tuscan ones since I live in Gavorrano.
For the moment I've decided to post only Italian specimens on this forum.
Warm greetings.
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 16:26    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

More from Italian Alps.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200111_180600.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Quartz
 Locality:
Spluga Valley, Valchiavenna, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 46,3 x 33 mm
 Description:
The biggest Siderite is 25 mm.
 Viewed:  2355 Time(s)

IMG_20200111_180600.jpg



IMG_20191231_121256.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 9,5 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2353 Time(s)

IMG_20191231_121256.jpg



IMG_20200201_191511.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Falin Lake, Usseglio, Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 4 mm
 Description:
Small, gemmy crystal with a pleasant dichroism.
 Viewed:  2354 Time(s)

IMG_20200201_191511.jpg



IMG_20200201_191405.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Falin Lake, Usseglio, Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 4 mm
 Description:
Other view.
 Viewed:  2353 Time(s)

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