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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2020 15:03    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Two specimens more from Niccioleta mine.

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IMG_20200622_171424[1].jpg
 Mineral: Gypsum, Sulphur
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11 x 4 cm
 Description:
A floater text-book crystal of Gypsum including Sulphur.
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 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite (pseudo after Anhydrite)
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 17 x 10 cm
 Description:
Cubic crystals of Pyrite up to 4 cm, some of which with skeletal growth, accompanied by tabular crystals of Calcite pseudomorph after Anhydrite.
 Viewed:  887 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite (pseudo after Anhydrite)
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 17 x 10 cm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  887 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite (pseudo after Anhydrite)
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 17 x 10 cm
 Description:
Closer view of the skeletal Pyrite.
 Viewed:  886 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2020 15:04    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Three specimens from Campiano mine.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Anhydrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 10 cm
 Description:
Crystals up to 145 mm. I have no knowledge of larger crystals from this locality, although I do not rule out that there may be.
 Viewed:  808 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Anhydrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 10 cm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  808 Time(s)

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IMG_20200716_211810.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite (variety manganoan), Dolomite, Anhydrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 18 x 13 cm
 Description:
Scalenohedral fluorescent crystals of manganoan calcite up to 65 mm, with epimorphic Dolomite, scattered by acicular Anhydrite.
 Viewed:  810 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Ankerite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 16,5 x 15,5 cm
 Description:
Crystals up to over 10 cm with trigonal termination, some of which sceptered, scattered by Ankerite.
 Viewed:  809 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Ankerite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 16,5 x 15,5 cm
 Description:
Detail of a scepter and a reverse scepter.
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2020 15:16    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Three specimens more from the Campiano mine.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200716_213332.jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21,5 x 11,5 cm
 Description:
Pearly, saddle-shaped Dolomite with intermixed hyaline Quartz.
 Viewed:  722 Time(s)

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IMG_20200716_213924.jpg
 Mineral: Dolomite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21,5 x 11,5 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  722 Time(s)

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IMG_20200717_090641.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 9 cm
 Description:
A spray of crystals up to 11 cm.
 Viewed:  722 Time(s)

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IMG_20200717_091023.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 9 cm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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IMG_20200717_092013.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Pyrite, Tetrahedrite, Quartz, Anhydrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 80 x 51 mm
 Description:
Water clear, lustrous and transparent crystals up to 18 mm with Pyrite inclusions, accompanied by Pyrite, Tetrahedrite, Quartz and Anhydrite.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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IMG_20200717_092241.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Pyrite, Tetrahedrite, Quartz, Anhydrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 80 x 51 mm
 Description:
Closer view. Anhydrite in the lower left.
 Viewed:  722 Time(s)

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IMG_20200717_093241.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Pyrite, Tetrahedrite, Quartz, Anhydrite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 80 x 51 mm
 Description:
Detail of a Tetrahedrite of 5 mm with a possible epitaxial small Pyrite crystal. Some iridescence on Fluorite.
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2020 09:01    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
Hello.

Another Tuscan specimen with a rare association.

Warm greetings.
Sante


Hello: is this cinnabar or metastibnite??
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2020 13:55    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

jfc035 wrote:
Sante Celiberti wrote:
Hello.

Another Tuscan specimen with a rare association.

Warm greetings.
Sante


Hello: is this cinnabar or metastibnite??
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This is cinnabar, although Pereta mine is well known for its beautiful metastibnites, like those I've posted at page 7.

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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2020 16:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Three rare Tuscan sulfosalts from their type locality.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200712_191552.jpg
 Mineral: Versiliaite
 Locality:
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 30 mm
 Description:
Quite big crystals up to 4 mm from the type locality.
 Viewed:  534 Time(s)

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IMG_20200712_191748.jpg
 Mineral: Versiliaite
 Locality:
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 30 mm
 Description:
Different side.
 Viewed:  534 Time(s)

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IMG_20200712_191441.jpg
 Mineral: Versiliaite
 Locality:
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 30 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  534 Time(s)

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IMG_20200712_192319.jpg
 Mineral: Apuanite
 Locality:
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 32 x 28 mm
 Description:
Interconnected and corroded crystals up to 4 mm from the type locality.
 Viewed:  534 Time(s)

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IMG_20200712_192340.jpg
 Mineral: Apuanite
 Locality:
Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 32 x 28 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  535 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_092525.jpg
 Mineral: Carducciite, Argentotennantite-(Zn), Pyrite
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 92 x 48 mm
 Description:
Huge crystal of Carducciite with 11 mm from the type locality, accompanied by a mass of Argentotennantite-(Zn) and Pyrite.
 Viewed:  535 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_092805.jpg
 Mineral: Carducciite, Argentotennantite-(Zn), Pyrite
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 92 x 48 mm
 Description:
Detail of the Carducciite.
 Viewed:  534 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_092704.jpg
 Mineral: Carducciite, Argentotennantite-(Zn), Pyrite
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 92 x 48 mm
 Description:
Detail of the Argentotennantite-(Zn).
 Viewed:  534 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 24, 2020 16:33    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Three more rare Tuscan sulfosalts.

Warm greetings.
Sante



IMG_20200723_093133.jpg
 Mineral: Sterryite, Quartz, Baryte
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 52 mm
 Description:
Sterryite included in Quartz and in Baryte, as it often occurs in this locality.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_093036.jpg
 Mineral: Sterryite, Quartz, Baryte
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 52 mm
 Description:
Detail. The Quartz measures 20 mm.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_093352.jpg
 Mineral: Sterryite, Quartz, Baryte
 Locality:
Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 52 mm
 Description:
Detail. The Baryte measures 12 mm.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_093700.jpg
 Mineral: Rouxelite
 Locality:
Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 32 mm
 Description:
Huge crystals up to 17 mm from a mine in the same municipality of the type locality.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_093844.jpg
 Mineral: Rouxelite
 Locality:
Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 32 mm
 Description:
Detail. The specimen was adquired directly by the geode discoverer, dr. Magnanelli (Magnanelliite), who assured me it was one of best samples among the few found.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_094628.jpg
 Mineral: Robinsonite
 Locality:
Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 41 mm
 Description:
This exceptional discovery of Robinsonite, in the Tunnel S. Olga of Monte Arsiccio mine, has set a new worldwide standard for the species.
This specimen, for the richness and size of the crystals which exceed 15 mm, is considered the best ever found.
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IMG_20200723_095442.jpg
 Mineral: Robinsonite
 Locality:
Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 41 mm
 Description:
Closer view.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

IMG_20200723_095442.jpg



IMG_20200723_095529.jpg
 Mineral: Robinsonite
 Locality:
Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 41 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  483 Time(s)

IMG_20200723_095529.jpg



IMG_20200723_095616.jpg
 Mineral: Robinsonite
 Locality:
Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 41 mm
 Description:
Detail.
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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2020 01:59    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello Sante

congrats; these are really very nice specimens of these truly rare sulfosalts.
The rouxelite is indeed exceptionnal.

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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2020 16:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello, JF.

I really appreciate your compliments, coming from a sulfosalts collector.

The mineralogical club of Siena organizes an annual fair in Colle Val d'Elsa (April), and the club of Florence holds it in Scandicci (October). Both have been canceled this year. But it would be possible to find good samples of rouxelite and other rare Tuscan sulfosalts there next year (Covid-19 permitting). Contact me if you are interested. Greetings.

Here two more Tuscan specimens of quite common species.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200723_092125.jpg
 Mineral: Serpentine (Subgroup)
 Locality:
Monte Vaso, Chianni, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 45 mm
 Description:
Of course nothing exceptional but, despite being a common species, you seldom see it in collections.
 Viewed:  215 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_092324.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety flos ferri)
 Locality:
Castagno Mine (Migliarini e Forra), Gambassi Terme, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 70 mm
 Description:
Branches with a silky luster due to tiny crystals of second generation.
 Viewed:  215 Time(s)

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IMG_20200723_103229.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety flos ferri)
 Locality:
Castagno Mine (Migliarini e Forra), Gambassi Terme, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 70 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  215 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 12:48    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

How can you distinguish between Rouxelite and Robinsonite?
Kind regards
Marhias.

PS: great specimen.
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 13:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

X-ray diffraction: the only solution to identify unambiguously acicular (fibrous) sulfosalts....
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 13:19    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
Hello, JF.

I really appreciate your compliments, coming from a sulfosalts collector.

The mineralogical club of Siena organizes an annual fair in Colle Val d'Elsa (April), and the club of Florence holds it in Scandicci (October). Both have been canceled this year. But it would be possible to find good samples of rouxelite and other rare Tuscan sulfosalts.there next year (Covid-19 permitting). Contact me if you are interested. Greetings.

Here two more Tuscan specimens of quite common species.

Best regards.
Sante



Thanks Sante! Best regards, jf
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 15:31    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

jfc035 wrote:
X-ray diffraction: the only solution to identify unambiguously acicular (fibrous) sulfosalts....
best regards
jf


In fact, these specimens have been analyzed one by Dr. Magnanelli (an authority for Tuscan sulfosalts) who found them and from whom I purchased them.
A visual ID is useless and the basic tests are almost impossible to achieve.

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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 15:35    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Here are some miniatures from Tuscany.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200802_192327.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm
 Description:
Sharp rombohedra of translucent Calcite to 13 mm on a contrasting limonitic matrix.
 Viewed:  112 Time(s)

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IMG_20200802_192805.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Aragonite (variety strontian)
 Locality:
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 35 mm
 Description:
Sprays of white needles of Strontian-aragonite, with a vivid red fluorescence, on a base of cubic Pyrite.
 Viewed:  112 Time(s)

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IMG_20200802_192531.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Aragonite (variety strontian)
 Locality:
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x30 mm
 Description:
Small balls of Strontian-aragonite, with a pleasing blue color and a vivid red fluorescence, on a base of cubic Pyrite.
 Viewed:  112 Time(s)

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IMG_20200802_193630.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Fosso del Confine, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 47 x 32 mm
 Description:
A beautiful stepped and curved crystal of over 1 cm.
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 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Fosso del Confine, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 47 x 32 mm
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 21:10    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Greetings Sante,

These 4 miniatures are simply beautiful.

Congratulations .

Take care.

Don Lum

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