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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2020 15:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some specimens more from Tuscany.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200615_201356.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety mossottite)
 Locality:
Gerfalco, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 130 x 125 mm
 Description:
Botroidal Aragonite, variety Mossottite, with a pleasing green color.
 Viewed:  2538 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Piemontite
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Vagli Sotto Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 53 x 45 mm
 Description:
Quite large and terminated crystals.
 Viewed:  2539 Time(s)

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IMG_20200616_192933.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony), Magnesite
 Locality:
Monterufoli, Pomarance, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 77 x 52 mm
 Description:
Magnesite crystals on a nearly complete nodule of Chalcedony.
 Viewed:  2540 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Prehnite
 Locality:
Petrognano Quarry, San Romano Garfagnana, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 40 mm
 Description:
A very good piece for the locality.
 Viewed:  2539 Time(s)

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IMG_20200617_203709.jpg
 Mineral: Alum-(K)
 Locality:
Montioni, Suvereto, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 8 cm
 Description:
A very rare specimen (the unique known) of well crystallized Alum-K from a historical mine belonged to Elisa Bonaparte, princess of Piombino and sister of Napoleon, self-collected in 1972.
 Viewed:  2542 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 23, 2020 15:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Pitigliano, also called "tuff city", although located in the extreme south of Tuscany, belongs geologically to the volcanic system of Latium.
Here some species, beside those already posted from the same locality.

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 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 77 x 49 mm
 Description:
A text-book crystal of 28 mm from a locality that provided very good samples of the species.
 Viewed:  2482 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 10 cm
 Description:
The biggest crystal measures 14 mm.
 Viewed:  2479 Time(s)

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IMG_20200526_111928.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite, Liottite
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 40 mm
 Description:
A crystal of 32 mm with white tabular crystals of type-locality Liottite.
 Viewed:  2478 Time(s)

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IMG_20200526_113656.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite, Sanidine
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 41 mm
 Description:
A sharp red Titanite of 12 mm.
 Viewed:  2480 Time(s)

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IMG_20200526_113857.jpg
 Mineral: Titanite, Sanidine
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 41 mm
 Description:
Closer view.
 Viewed:  2477 Time(s)

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IMG_20200526_112918.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 40 mm
 Description:
A composite crystal of 45 mm.
 Viewed:  2479 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Grossular
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 20 mm
 Description:
A translucent crystal of 10 mm.
 Viewed:  2481 Time(s)

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IMG_20200526_120135.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 90 x 60 mm
 Description:
Sharp and lustrous crystals up to 12 mm, self-collected in the seventies.
 Viewed:  2475 Time(s)

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IMG_20200526_122103.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Case Collina (Toscopomici Quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 32 x 25 mm
 Description:
Sharp and translucent to gemmy crystals up to 10 mm, self-collected.
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PostPosted: Jun 24, 2020 15:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Another Tuscan specimen with a rare association.

Warm greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Stibnite, Cinnabar, Quartz
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 8 cm
 Description:
A rare association of Cinnabar and Stibnite on Quartz from a generous Tuscan mine.
 Viewed:  2430 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sibnite, Cinnabar, Quartz
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 8 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2432 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 25, 2020 16:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some specimens from Campiglia Marittima.

Best regards.
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IMG_20200228_182641.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite on Aurichalcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 18,5 x 12 cm
 Description:
Translucent, lamellar Calcite crystals up to 11 mm covering Aurichalcite.
 Viewed:  2376 Time(s)

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IMG_20200226_200048.jpg
 Mineral: Aurichalcite, Rosasite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 6 cm
 Description:
Crystals of Aurichalcite up to 4 mm intermixed with balls of Rosasite up to 3 mm.
 Viewed:  2378 Time(s)

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IMG_20200226_200308.jpg
 Mineral: Aurichalcite, Rosasite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 6 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2377 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rosasite, Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 5 cm
 Description:
Small balls of Rosasite up to 2,5 mm with stellar formations of Hemimorphite.
 Viewed:  2379 Time(s)

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IMG_20200229_193551.jpg
 Mineral: Rosasite, Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 9,5 x 5 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2376 Time(s)

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IMG_20200617_191915.jpg
 Mineral: Aurichalcite, Calcite, Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 13 x 8 cm
 Description:
A lustrous, translucent rombohedral crystal of Calcite among a forest of Aurichalcite mixed with Hemimorphite.
 Viewed:  2378 Time(s)

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IMG_20200617_193701.jpg
 Mineral: Aurichalcite, Calcite, Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 13 x 8 cm
 Description:
Detail. This locality provided among the best Aurichalcites in the world.
 Viewed:  2377 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2020 15:51    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Still from Tuscany.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200602_204947.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campo di Sasso, Maremma, Bibbona, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Gemmy crystals up to 10 mm.
 Viewed:  2326 Time(s)

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IMG_20200602_205142.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campo di Sasso, Maremma, Bibbona, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2330 Time(s)

IMG_20200602_205142.jpg



IMG_20200602_185152.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrrhotite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 34 x 27 mm
 Description:
Tiny Pyrite crystals covering definite crystals of very magnetic Pyrrhotite up to 23 mm.
 Viewed:  2327 Time(s)

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IMG_20200602_215451.jpg
 Mineral: Tetrahedrite, Calcite, Anhydrite, Ankerite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 18 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Small but sharp Tetrahedrite crystals up to 3 mm, with Anhydrite and Ankerite on Calcite.
 Viewed:  2328 Time(s)

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IMG_20200602_215816.jpg
 Mineral: Tetrahedrite, Calcite, Anhydrite, Ankerite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 18 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2329 Time(s)

IMG_20200602_215816.jpg



IMG_20200608_193603.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Quartz
 Locality:
Vorno Valley quartz veins system, Capannor, Monti Pisani, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 98 x 75 mm
 Description:
Siderite up to 28 mm; Quartz up to 36 mm.
 Viewed:  2328 Time(s)

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IMG_20200608_193812.jpg
 Mineral: Siderite, Quartz
 Locality:
Vorno Valley quartz veins system, Capannor, Monti Pisani, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 98 x 75 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  2329 Time(s)

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IMG_20200602_201010.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 9,5 cm
 Description:
Chalcopyrite crystals up to 10 mm.
 Viewed:  2329 Time(s)

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IMG_20200602_201305.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 9,5 cm
 Description:
Detail with spinel twins.
 Viewed:  2326 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2020 15:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some sulfides and sulfosalts from Tuscany.

Warm greetings.
Sante



IMG_20200601_201501.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Quartz
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 9 cm
 Description:
The most classic Italian locality for the species.
 Viewed:  2284 Time(s)

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IMG_20200601_201553.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Quartz
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 9 cm
 Description:
Detail. The crystal measures 12 mm.
 Viewed:  2282 Time(s)

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IMG_20200616_192124.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm
 Description:
Small but sharp crystals from a classic Italian locality.
 Viewed:  2282 Time(s)

IMG_20200616_192124.jpg



IMG_20200616_192305.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm
 Description:
Detail. The biggest crystal measures 6 mm.
 Viewed:  2286 Time(s)

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IMG_20200608_190213.jpg
 Mineral: Meneghinite, Boulangerite
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 10 cm
 Description:
The specimen shows many cavities full of Meneghinite and Boulangerite. The two species tend to appear together, often intermixed.
 Viewed:  2284 Time(s)

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IMG_20200608_185834.jpg
 Mineral: Meneghinite, Boulangerite
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 10 cm
 Description:
Detail of the Meneghinite from the type locality.
 Viewed:  2279 Time(s)

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IMG_20200608_185605.jpg
 Mineral: Meneghinite, Boulangerite
 Locality:
Bottino Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 10 cm
 Description:
Detail of the Boulangerite.
 Viewed:  2281 Time(s)

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IMG_20200617_194653.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Bismuthinite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 5 cm
 Description:
Quite large crystals of Chalcopyrite up to 21 mm with large crystals of Bismuthinite up to 7 mm.
 Viewed:  2281 Time(s)

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IMG_20200617_195847.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite, Bismuthinite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 5 cm
 Description:
Detail of the Bismuthinite.
 Viewed:  2279 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2020 15:38    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Calcites from Tuscan quarries.

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Sante



IMG_20200628_193252.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sovanella Quarry, Sovana, Sorano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21 x 16 cm
 Description:
Floral formations of amber Calcite from a tuff quarry.
 Viewed:  2218 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_195149.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sovanella Quarry, Sovana, Sorano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21 x 16 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2220 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_195231.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sovanella Quarry, Sovana, Sorano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21 x 16 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2219 Time(s)

IMG_20200628_195231.jpg



IMG_20200628_195616.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 18 x 15 cm
 Description:
A star of elongated scalenohedra, from a rubble quarry.
 Viewed:  2219 Time(s)

IMG_20200628_195616.jpg



IMG_20200628_192931.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Montemerano, Manciano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 22 x 20 cm
 Description:
Coralloid formation from a travertine quarry.
 Viewed:  2219 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_193006.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Montemerano, Manciano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 22 x 20 cm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  2222 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_195924.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 16 cm
 Description:
Botroidal, crystallized Calcite from a rubble quarry.
 Viewed:  2221 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_200050.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 16 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2218 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_190608.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Rapolano Terme Municipality, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 28 cm
 Description:
Botroidal, translucent Calcite.
 Viewed:  2224 Time(s)

IMG_20200628_190608.jpg



IMG_20200628_190653.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Rapolano Terme Municipality, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 28 cm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  2220 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_190946.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Rapolano Terme Municipality, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 28 cm
 Description:
Detail.
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2020 05:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Wonderful specimens again! The 22 cm calcite from Montemerano reminds me of a coral :-)
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2020 13:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Tobi.

If you like that coral-like calcite, a similar specimen (for size and locality) is waiting for you, as a friendly gift, when you plan your holidays in Tuscany. A warm greeting.

Here a large plate of pyrite with sulphur from Niccioleta mine.

Best regards.
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IMG_20200628_192246.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Sulphur
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 29,5 x 22 cm
 Description:
Pyrite crystals up to 44 mm with Sulphur crystals up to 9 mm.
 Viewed:  2134 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite, Sulphur
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 29,5 x 22 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2135 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2020 14:56    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

A huge specimen from Campiglia Marittima.

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IMG_20200628_181647.jpg
 Mineral: Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 31 x 25 cm
 Description:
Aurichalcite included by tiny crystals of Hemimorphite on Limonite.
 Viewed:  2064 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 31 x 25 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2064 Time(s)

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IMG_20200628_183906.jpg
 Mineral: Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 31 x 25 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  2064 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2020 05:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Again two true museum pieces, really impressive!
Sante Celiberti wrote:
If you like that coral-like calcite, a similar specimen (for size and locality) is waiting for you, as a friendly gift, when you plan your holidays in Tuscany.
Thank you so much, Sante, I hope I can plan such a holiday in the near future! :-)

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2020 15:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Tobi.
I wait for you.

Here is a typical aragonite from Boccheggiano mines.

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IMG_20200701_121239.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety Sr rich aragonite), Calcite
 Locality:
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
Acicular crystals of strontium-rich Aragonite on green Calcite, both with a very vivid red fluorescence. More information on Mindat at "Boccheggiano".
 Viewed:  1966 Time(s)

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IMG_20200701_121452.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety Sr rich aragonite), Calcite
 Locality:
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
Zenithal view.
 Viewed:  1970 Time(s)

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IMG_20200701_121606.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety Sr rich aragonite), Calcite
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1966 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2020 15:27    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Still quartzes. What a passion!

Best regards.
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IMG_20200702_190412.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Manganese oxides
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
Skeletal Quartz on Manganese oxides.
 Viewed:  1899 Time(s)

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IMG_20200701_123323.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Manganese oxides
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1898 Time(s)

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IMG_20200702_192009.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Manganese oxides
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
Detail of a reverse scepter.
 Viewed:  1900 Time(s)

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IMG_20200702_195402.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety scepter), Pyrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 8 cm
 Description:
The sceptered crystal is 11 cm.
 Viewed:  1899 Time(s)

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IMG_20200702_195758.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety scepter), Pyrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 8 cm
 Description:
Detail of the scepter with some Pyrite.
 Viewed:  1899 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2020 15:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Two specimens more from Tuscany.

Best regards.
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IMG_20200704_191439.jpg
 Mineral: Lazulite
 Locality:
Monte Folgorito, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 52 x 29 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 4,5 mm.
 Viewed:  1835 Time(s)

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IMG_20200704_194033.jpg
 Mineral: Geocronite, Quartz
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 52 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal of this rare sulfosalt is 5 mm.
 Viewed:  1830 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2020 16:00    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Until a few years ago, in a weekly village market, among stalls with fruit, fish, clothes... there was one with costume jewelery with some common minerals for tourists. The owner did not have the slightest knowledge of minerals. On the stall there was always a box full of bits of scrap that he sold at 50 cents each. If you bought more that ten pieces the price went down to 25 cents.
Well, among so many isolated quartz points from Monte Leoni I found (also...) this small treasure at 25 cents.
Needless to say, being a Tuscan mineral collector, I would have been willing to pay for that one-off piece a thousand times as much.

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IMG_20200703_114833.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Leoni Mountain, Sticciano, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 31 x 27 mm
 Description:
Floater Quartz with a particular shape of Japan law twinning rarely seen worldwide. The only known twinned specimen from this locality.
 Viewed:  1764 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2020 16:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

The Fenice Capanne mine, after its closure in 1985, produced many and quite good sulphates. Here are some.

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IMG_20200706_192916.jpg
 Mineral: Epsomite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Fibrous translucent crystals up to 4 cm.
 Viewed:  1682 Time(s)

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IMG_20200706_192806.jpg
 Mineral: Epsomite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11 x 7,5 cm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  1682 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Botryogen, Pickeringite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 35 mm
 Description:
Lustrous and gemmy crystals with a nice reddish color, accompanied by white Pickeringite.
 Viewed:  1682 Time(s)

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IMG_20200706_194506.jpg
 Mineral: Botryogen, Pickeringite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 35 mm
 Description:
Back side.
 Viewed:  1683 Time(s)

IMG_20200706_194506.jpg



IMG_20200401_170652.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 80 and 70 mm
 Description:
Two self-collected specimens with different color, although coming from a same geode.
 Viewed:  1683 Time(s)

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IMG_20200401_193719.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite, Pickeringite, Halotrichite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 16,5 x 10 cm
 Description:
A specimen with three different sulphates: blue Chalcantite covered by white acicular Pickeringite and yellowish fibrous Halotrichite.
 Viewed:  1683 Time(s)

IMG_20200401_193719.jpg



IMG_20200401_180254.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 31 x 28 mm
 Description:
A small specimen, but an explosion of colors.
 Viewed:  1680 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2020 16:22    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

I think none of us loves secondary sulphates, mainly because of their perishable nature.
But how can you resist putting crystals like these in a regional collection?
Especially if self-collected.

Warm greetings.
Sante



IMG_20200707_201515.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing)
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 15 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Crystallized Fe-bearing Chalcantite with crystals up to 5,5 cm. The blue color with green tendency is a sign of Fe presence.
Self-collected 12 years ago.
 Viewed:  1596 Time(s)

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IMG_20200707_201604.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing)
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 15 x 5,5 cm
 Description:
Rear side. The yellowish zones indicate a dehydration start. Specimen to be conserved in a box.
 Viewed:  1596 Time(s)

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IMG_20200707_201030.jpg
 Mineral: Melanterite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 18,5 cm
 Description:
A back-light composite crystal. This is the most difficult sulphate to preserve. Self-collected 12 years ago and displayed in a transparent polycarbonate box.
 Viewed:  1596 Time(s)

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IMG_20200707_201249.jpg
 Mineral: Melanterite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 18,5 cm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  1599 Time(s)

IMG_20200707_201249.jpg



IMG_20200707_202811.jpg
 Mineral: Epsomite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 32 x 23 cm
 Description:
A huge crystal self-collected 12 years ago and well preserved outdoors.
 Viewed:  1596 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2020 17:42    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi Sante.

Nice couple of Chalcantites blue and green 80 and 70mm high.

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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2020 15:13    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Firmo.
I hope to find a small duplicate to send to you in the next days toghether with the rest. :-)

Here are other specimens from the same exceptional find. Todate these are the best examples ever found in the mine.

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IMG_20200707_202137.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing)
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 38 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
A self-collected crystallized stalactite of Fe-bearing Chalcantite.
 Viewed:  1475 Time(s)

IMG_20200707_202137.jpg



IMG_20200707_202240.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing)
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 38 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
Detail of the crystals.
 Viewed:  1474 Time(s)

IMG_20200707_202240.jpg



IMG_20200708_081256.jpg
 Mineral: Epsomite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 39,5 x 13 cm
 Description:
A self-collected, crudely crystallized Epsomite stalactite.
 Viewed:  1476 Time(s)

IMG_20200708_081256.jpg



IMG_20200708_082019.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing)
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21 x 12,5 cm
 Description:
A self-collected, well crystallized Fe-bearing Chalcantite with crystals up to 12,5 cm.
 Viewed:  1477 Time(s)

IMG_20200708_082019.jpg



IMG_20200708_082154.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing)
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21 x 12,5 cm
 Description:
Rear view where you can observe, on the base, the small attachment point to the rock.
 Viewed:  1475 Time(s)

IMG_20200708_082154.jpg



IMG_20200708_081815.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcantite (Fe-bearing), Melanterite
 Locality:
Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 10 cm
 Description:
One of my two transparent policarbonate cases, where I conserve these delicate specimens since 12 years.
 Viewed:  1477 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2020 14:34    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Two Tuscan calcites in floral formation.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200712_194314.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Montemerano, Manciano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 6 cm
 Description:
The flower of scalenohedral Calcite (3th generation) measures 40 mm. Specimen highly fluorescent and luminescent in yellow.
 Viewed:  1317 Time(s)

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IMG_20200712_194626.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Roccalbegna, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 60 mm
 Description:
The flower of nail head Calcite measures 30 mm.
 Viewed:  1321 Time(s)

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