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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2020 17:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Most collectors connect the island of Elba to the beautiful pyritohedra accompained by hematite and to the rare elbaite crystals.
But Mindat lists for this island 198 species with 15 type localities (among which Pollucite, Uvite, Elbaite and Ilvaite).
Furthermore, as far as I know, this is the only locality that has given its name to two minerals: Elbaite and Ilvaite (ILVA was the ancient Latin name for ELBA).

Let me show you a part of my Elban sub-collection which I've assembled over 50 years.
As far as pyrite is concerned, I will avoid publishing the classic pyritohedra present in many collections and I will limit myself to the less common habits.

Best regards.
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IMG_20191025_105415.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 33,3 x 24,3 mm
 Description:
A flat, "impossible" pyritohedron with octahedral modifications.
 Viewed:  530 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_105415.jpg



IMG_20191025_113110.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 18 mm
 Description:
A floater, sharp octahedron.
 Viewed:  528 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_113110.jpg



IMG_20191025_115013_BURST001_COVER.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 21 x 19,5 mm
 Description:
A floater pseudoicosahedron.
 Viewed:  529 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_115013_BURST001_COVER.jpg



IMG_20191025_113239.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,7 x 10 mm
 Description:
A floater diploid.
 Viewed:  528 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_113239.jpg



IMG_20191026_140346.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 84 x 68 mm
 Description:
A rare cubic habit for the locality. The biggest cube measures 55 mm.
 Viewed:  528 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_140346.jpg



IMG_20200910_193439.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 56 x 41 mm
 Description:
Sharp crystals up to 48 mm from the type locality.
 Viewed:  529 Time(s)

IMG_20200910_193439.jpg



IMG_20200910_200312.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Muscovite
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 43 mm
 Description:
A transparent crystal with a yellow/green color, accompained by smoky Quartz and Muscovite. The Elbaite measures 10x8 mm. Type locality.
 Viewed:  528 Time(s)

IMG_20200910_200312.jpg



IMG_20200910_200928.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Muscovite
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x43 mm
 Description:
Closer view.
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IMG_20200910_200928.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 15, 2020 01:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi Sante,

wonderful diversity of Elba minerals. I only had three specimens from Elba in my life, two hematites and a pyrite, so I'm not an expert on minerals from that island. But there are several gorgeous Elba specimens on display here at the Marburg Museum, among them an outstanding elbaite on matrix. A friend of mine who collects and deals minerals for 40 years once said during a museum visit that this tourmaline would be the one specimen he would pick if he could take one from the museum's collection.

Sante Celiberti wrote:
Furthermore, as far as I know, this is the only locality that has given its name to two minerals: Elbaite and Ilvaite (ILVA was the ancient Latin name for ELBA).
Elba is great, no question, but I think Tsumeb outnumbers that and gave its name to at least 4 or 5 minerals ;-)

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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2020 16:37    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi, Tobi.

Thank you for your friendly words and for your wonderful picture which enhanced my thread.
And, yes, I agree with you that Tsumeb gave its name to five species; but, since four of these names are composite, I thought only "Tsumebite" could be compared with "Elbaite" and "Ilvaite". However, a marginal issue.
Congratulations on your two very beautiful last acquisitions: I too love the timeless charm of quartz.
Stay well.

Some specimens more from Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191025_110955.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 19,2 x 14,5 mm
 Description:
An odd iron cross. An unusual twinning between crystals with a dominant cubic habit.
 Viewed:  417 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_110955.jpg



IMG_20191026_144032.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 27 x 22 mm
 Description:
An odd iron cross.
 Viewed:  416 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_144032.jpg



IMG_20191026_143604.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 27 x 22 mm
 Description:
Back view of the same specimen.
 Viewed:  416 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_143604.jpg



IMG_20191026_145643.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 18 mm
 Description:
Quite different iron cross.
 Viewed:  417 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_145643.jpg



IMG_20191026_142420.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 56 x 45 mm
 Description:
A classic Elban iron cross, an interpenetration twinnig between negative pyritohedra.
The legend circulates on the island that Napoleon used to collect these "Iron crosses" to decorate his loyal generals who had shared his exile on Elba.
 Viewed:  416 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_142420.jpg



IMG_20191026_142621.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 56 x 45 mm
 Description:
Back view of the same specimen. Note the nice octahedral and diploidal modifications on the corners.
 Viewed:  417 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_142621.jpg



IMG_20191026_120658.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 85 x 83 mm
 Description:
An interestig specimen where all the crystals are twinned. The biggest measures 35 mm.
 Viewed:  417 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_120658.jpg



IMG_20200916_203022.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 79 x 57 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to over 10 mm from the type locality.
 Viewed:  417 Time(s)

IMG_20200916_203022.jpg



IMG_20200916_203114.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 79 x 57 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  416 Time(s)

IMG_20200916_203114.jpg



IMG_20200914_201943.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 42 mm
 Description:
A big crystal from the type locality, formed by a bundle of parallel crystals.
 Viewed:  417 Time(s)

IMG_20200914_201943.jpg



IMG_20200912_202535.jpg
 Mineral: Pollucite
 Locality:
La Speranza, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 27 x 25 mm
 Description:
A loose, gemmy, etched crystal, quite big for the type locality. In my collection since the early seventies.
 Viewed:  416 Time(s)

IMG_20200912_202535.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2020 16:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Still Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191025_111650.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 28,2 x 25,8 mm
 Description:
A complete octahedron on a bit of Hematite matrix.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_111650.jpg



IMG_20191025_112605.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 25,7 x 25,1 mm
 Description:
A complete pyritohedron with a secondary growth. What appear to be abrasions are actually facets.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_112605.jpg



IMG_20191025_121017.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 19 x 18 cm
 Description:
A huge octahedron with sub-parallel growing faces which show a pentagonal-dodecahedral habit modified by the octahedron.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191025_121017.jpg



IMG_20191026_171648.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 13 cm
 Description:
A complete, huge pyritohedron with a secondary growth.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_171648.jpg



IMG_20191026_141910.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 45 mm
 Description:
A roundish pyritohedron of 33 mm on Hematite.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_141910.jpg



IMG_20191026_141634.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 45 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_141634.jpg



IMG_20191026_150742.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 32 x 31 mm
 Description:
Negative pyritohedra in parallel growth.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_150742.jpg



IMG_20191026_145944.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 28 x 26 mm
 Description:
Possible contact twinning?
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_145944.jpg



IMG_20191015_192314.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 68 x 40 mm
 Description:
The major crystal measures 15 mm. Type locality.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191015_192314.jpg



IMG_20191016_174945.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 68 x 40 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20191016_174945.jpg



IMG_20200912_201542.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite, Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 40 mm
 Description:
A complete crystal of 40x30 mm, accompained by Pyrite and Quartz. Type locality.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20200912_201542.jpg



IMG_20200916_202808.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 18 mm
 Description:
A loose crystal from the type locality.
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

IMG_20200916_202808.jpg



IMG_20200914_202236.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 15 x 4,5 mm
 Description:
A small but unique crystal containing at the same time four Beryl varieties: at the base a pale yellow Heliodor followed by a water clear Goshenite, a pale blue Aquamarine and a pale pink Morganite.
Although pale, the colors are clearly distinguishable.
In my collection since the early seventies and obtained in a trade with the Mineralogical Museum of the University of Pisa. (The latter was founded in 1343).
 Viewed:  367 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2020 16:45    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some specimens more from Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20191026_140959.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 50 mm
 Description:
A floater pyritohedron with sub-parallel growing faces modified by the octahedron.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_140959.jpg



IMG_20191026_152906.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 15 mm
 Description:
A pseudoicosahedron of 7 mm on matrix.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_152906.jpg



IMG_20191026_155503.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 54 x 35 mm
 Description:
Parallel growing of negative pyritohedra.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_155503.jpg



IMG_20191026_160129.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 54 x 35 mm
 Description:
Nice octahedral modifications on a pyritohedron.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191026_160129.jpg



IMG_20191030_121115.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 64 mm
 Description:
An elongated pyritohedron with a "horse-shoe" shape.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191030_121115.jpg



IMG_20191030_122740.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 55 x 52 mm
 Description:
It looks like an octahedron, but it is actually a pseudoicosahedron (5 contiguous triangular faces: 3 equilateral and 3 isosceles).
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191030_122740.jpg



IMG_20191030_123711.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
Octahedra up to 58 mm.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191030_123711.jpg



IMG_20191030_124234.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 87 x 73 mm
 Description:
An octahedron of 72 mm.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191030_124234.jpg



IMG_20191030_143150.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 90 x 77 mm
 Description:
An octahedron of 82 mm.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191030_143150.jpg



IMG_20191031_091650.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 34 x 29 cm
 Description:
A huge and complete group of pyritohedra up to 14,5 cm.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20191031_091650.jpg



IMG_20200912_200522.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 80 x 74 mm
 Description:
A dozen of translucent crystals up to 15 mm with a coffee color.
 Viewed:  327 Time(s)

IMG_20200912_200522.jpg



IMG_20200914_201754.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 37 mm
 Description:
Rare crystals, pseudomorph after Azurite, up to 5 mm.
 Viewed:  326 Time(s)

IMG_20200914_201754.jpg



IMG_20200914_201501.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 48 x 38 mm
 Description:
On the Elba island it is easier to find a good Elbaite than a good Azurite. This rare specimen hosts sharp crystals up to 8 mm, which is an exceptional size for the locality.
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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2020 17:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

Some quartzes from Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200920_221158.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase)
 Locality:
Porticciolo, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 61,5 x 37 mm
 Description:
The main crystal measures 37 mm. The color is due to Hedenbergite inclusions. The prase Quartz from Elba is a classic in the Italian collections.
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IMG_20200920_221158.jpg



IMG_20200920_221043.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase)
 Locality:
Porticciolo, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 98 x 53 mm
 Description:
A big prase Quartz for the locality with a secondary deposition of milky Quartz.
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

IMG_20200920_221043.jpg



IMG_20200920_221317.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 39,5 x 24 mm
 Description:
The main crystal, which is double-terminated, measures 32 mm.
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

IMG_20200920_221317.jpg



IMG_20200921_221456.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Calcite
 Locality:
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
Double-terminated crystals on lamellar Calcite. Both terminations (the one "window" and the other "reverse sceptered") of the main crystal are transparent.
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IMG_20200921_221456.jpg



IMG_20200921_222926.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Calcite
 Locality:
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

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IMG_20200921_221559.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Calcite
 Locality:
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
Detail of the "window".
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 30 mm
 Description:
A floater and transparent crystal with a "Jacaré" habit,
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 30 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 60 x 34 mm
 Description:
Hyaline Quartzes with brillant micaceous Hematite.
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Ilvaite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 55 x 30 mm
 Description:
Odd globular Quartzes (perhaps Opal) accompanied by small crystals of Quartz and by Ilvaite. The biggest globule measures 28 mm.
 Viewed:  245 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2020 15:55    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

Some specimens more from Elba island.

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 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Forcioni, Sant'Ilario in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 41 mm
 Description:
The main crystal measures 16x13 mm.
 Viewed:  128 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 42 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal measures 15x9 mm.
The crystal with a clear termination measures 15 mm.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 42 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 66 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 6 mm.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 35 mm
 Description:
A very old specimen of crystallized native Copper.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 37 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 8 mm with a silky luster.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 37 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Hematite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 47 mm
 Description:
A group of crystals up to 35 mm covered by Hematite and iron oxides.
 Viewed:  127 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 23, 2020 15:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

A few specimens more from the Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Colle d'Orano, La Guardia, Marciana, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 95 x 73 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal measures 7 mm.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 42 x 40 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal measures 8 mm.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Jarosite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 87 x 86 mm
 Description:
A plate completely covered by sub-millimetric crystals.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Jarosite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 87 x 86 mm
 Description:
Detail of a vug.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Erythrite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 70 x 62 mm
 Description:
A scarce species on the island.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Plancheite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 87 x 40 mm
 Description:
A scarce species on the island.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 49 x 45 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 35 mm. A worldwide classic.
 Viewed:  86 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 49 x 45 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 9,5 cm
 Description:
A plate of fibrous Goethite with a beautiful luster.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 76 x 76 mm
 Description:
The biggest Hematite crystal measures 10 mm.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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IMG_20200923_203541.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 76 x 76 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  85 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2020 16:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

More from Elba island.

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 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Cape Enfola, Portoferraio, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 60 mm
 Description:
A floater specimen with a Carlsbad twinning.
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilmenite
 Locality:
Grotta d'Oggi Quarry, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 64 x 51 mm
 Description:
A rare crystal of 10 mm.
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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IMG_20200924_200139.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Malachite, Calcite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 56 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 9 mm, very scarce on the island.
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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IMG_20200924_192559.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Malachite, Calcite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 56 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 56 x 47 mm
 Description:
Lamellar crystals up to 14 mm.
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 97 x 59 mm
 Description:
This shape came out over 50 years ago. We used to call it "organ pipe Goethite".
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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IMG_20200924_194700.jpg
 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 97 x 59 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  41 Time(s)

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