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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:  621 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:  622 Time(s)

IMG_20191023_165603.jpg



IMG_20191023_163855.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Description:
 Viewed:  622 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:  621 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:  621 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:  622 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:  622 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
 Description:
Cubic crystals modified by the dodecahedron.
 Viewed:  621 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, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 37,5 x 39,5 mm
 Description:
Biggest Diopside size: 34 mm.
 Viewed:  524 Time(s)

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IMG_20191023_175411.jpg
 Mineral: Diopside, Grossular (Var.: Hessonite)
 Locality:
Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 37,5 x 39,5 mm
 Description:
Rear view. Biggest Hessonite size: 11 mm.
 Viewed:  524 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:  523 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:  524 Time(s)

IMG_20191021_182221.jpg



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:  525 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:  525 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:  526 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:  525 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:  528 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, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 68 x 65mm
 Description:
The size of biggest Hessonite crystal is 9 mm.
 Viewed:  432 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:  433 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:  433 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, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 73 x 59 mm
 Description:
A 12 mm composite crystal, protected in a vug.
 Viewed:  364 Time(s)

IMG_20191107_182536.jpg



IMG_20191107_183012.jpg
 Mineral: Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 73 x 59 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  364 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:  276 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:  277 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:  276 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:  277 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:  208 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:  208 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:  209 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:  208 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:  209 Time(s)

IMG_20191111_121701.jpg


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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, Torino 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:  58 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_104256.jpg



IMG_20191112_104712.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite, Baryte, Siderite, Talc
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_104712.jpg



IMG_20191112_105034.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite, Baryte, Siderite, Talc
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_105034.jpg



IMG_20191112_105322.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 58 x 31
 Description:
Biggest crystal is 20,4 mm. This mine gave the best Italian Siderite roses.
 Viewed:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_105322.jpg



IMG_20191112_110429.jpg
 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_110429.jpg



IMG_20191112_110659.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_110659.jpg



IMG_20191112_111507.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Magnetite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 43 mm
 Description:
Rare PSEUDOICOSAHEDRON of 16 mm.
 Viewed:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_111507.jpg



IMG_20191112_110939.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 55 x 48 mm
 Description:
CUBIC crystals with DODECAHEDRAL modifications. Biggest crystal is 16,2 mm.
 Viewed:  58 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_110939.jpg



IMG_20191112_111820.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrrhotite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_111820.jpg



IMG_20191112_112329.jpg
 Mineral: Bournonite, Pyrite, Calcite, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_112329.jpg



IMG_20191112_112025.jpg
 Mineral: Bournonite, Pyrite, Calcite, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 49 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_112025.jpg



IMG_20191112_182219.jpg
 Mineral: Bismutinite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_182219.jpg



IMG_20191112_182330.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte, Siderite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino 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:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_182330.jpg



IMG_20191112_182834.jpg
 Mineral: Goethite after Pyrite
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 102 x 81 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal, quite large for the locality, is 78 mm.
 Viewed:  57 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_182834.jpg



IMG_20191112_183518.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 55,4 x 32 mm
 Description:
Pink and taped crystals till 20 mm.
 Viewed:  58 Time(s)

IMG_20191112_183518.jpg


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