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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:  1395 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:  1393 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:  1396 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:  1396 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:  1395 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:  1395 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:  1394 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.
 Viewed:  1395 Time(s)

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:  1283 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:  1282 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:  1284 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:  1284 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:  1284 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:  1283 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:  1283 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:  1285 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:  1283 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:  1283 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:  1283 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:  1236 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:  1233 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:  1234 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:  1233 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:  1233 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:  1233 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:  1233 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:  1233 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:  1232 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:  1234 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:  1233 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:  1232 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).
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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:  1191 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:  1194 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:  1193 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:  1192 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:  1192 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:  1193 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:  1192 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:  1191 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:  1191 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:  1191 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:  1192 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:  1191 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:  1109 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:  1109 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:  1107 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:  1109 Time(s)

IMG_20200921_221559.jpg



IMG_20200920_222025.jpg
 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:  1109 Time(s)

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IMG_20200921_215756.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 61 x 30 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  1109 Time(s)

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IMG_20200920_222642.jpg
 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:  1109 Time(s)

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IMG_20200920_222834.jpg
 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:  1109 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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IMG_20200920_223300.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
Forcioni, Sant'Ilario in Campo, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 41 mm
 Description:
The main crystal measures 16x13 mm.
 Viewed:  993 Time(s)

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IMG_20200922_210751.jpg
 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:  991 Time(s)

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IMG_20200922_210407.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 51 x 42 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  991 Time(s)

IMG_20200922_210407.jpg



IMG_20200922_210952.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 66 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 6 mm.
 Viewed:  994 Time(s)

IMG_20200922_210952.jpg



IMG_20200922_211142.jpg
 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:  991 Time(s)

IMG_20200922_211142.jpg



IMG_20200922_211300.jpg
 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:  992 Time(s)

IMG_20200922_211300.jpg



IMG_20200922_211402.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 37 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  991 Time(s)

IMG_20200922_211402.jpg



IMG_20200922_211521.jpg
 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:  991 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



IMG_20200923_202148.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Colle d'Orano, La Guardia, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 95 x 73 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal measures 7 mm.
 Viewed:  949 Time(s)

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IMG_20200923_202247.jpg
 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:  950 Time(s)

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IMG_20200923_202424.jpg
 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:  949 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_202424.jpg



IMG_20200923_202734.jpg
 Mineral: Jarosite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 87 x 86 mm
 Description:
Detail of a vug.
 Viewed:  949 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_202734.jpg



IMG_20200923_202908.jpg
 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:  949 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_202908.jpg



IMG_20200923_202334.jpg
 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:  949 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_202334.jpg



IMG_20200923_203320.jpg
 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:  951 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_203320.jpg



IMG_20200923_203214.jpg
 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:  950 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_203214.jpg



IMG_20200923_203909.jpg
 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:  950 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_203909.jpg



IMG_20200923_203643.jpg
 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:  949 Time(s)

IMG_20200923_203643.jpg



IMG_20200923_203541.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 76 x 76 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  950 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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Sante



IMG_20200924_192053.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Enfola Cape, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 60 mm
 Description:
A floater specimen with a Carlsbad twinning.
 Viewed:  905 Time(s)

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IMG_20200924_192150.jpg
 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:  905 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_192150.jpg



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:  905 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_200139.jpg



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:  905 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_192559.jpg



IMG_20200924_201217.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 56 x 47 mm
 Description:
Lamellar crystals up to 14 mm.
 Viewed:  905 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_201217.jpg



IMG_20200924_194555.jpg
 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:  905 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_194555.jpg



IMG_20200924_194700.jpg
 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 97 x 59 mm
 Description:
Detail.
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2020 13:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

Some specimens more from Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200924_193530.jpg
 Mineral: Orthoclase
 Locality:
Enfola Cape, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 45 mm
 Description:
The crystal measures 31 mm.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_193530.jpg



IMG_20200924_193909.jpg
 Mineral: Crysocolla
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 39 mm
 Description:
The biggest spherule measures 4,5 mm.
 Viewed:  850 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_193909.jpg



IMG_20200924_193116.jpg
 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 51 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal measures 15 mm.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_193116.jpg



IMG_20200924_200950.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 34 x 26 mm
 Description:
A very sharp crystal with a mirror luster.
 Viewed:  847 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_200950.jpg



IMG_20200924_194457.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 43 mm
 Description:
A radiated formation of 5 mm.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_194457.jpg



IMG_20200924_194422.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 43 mm
 Description:
Closer view.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_194422.jpg



IMG_20200924_193746.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 56 x 36 mm
 Description:
A group of crystals up to 50 mm.
 Viewed:  848 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_193746.jpg



IMG_20200924_192354.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 28 mm
 Description:
Typical "moor's head" crystals. The biggest measures 15 mm.
 Viewed:  849 Time(s)

IMG_20200924_192354.jpg



IMG_20200924_192337.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 28 mm
 Description:
Closer view.
 Viewed:  849 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2020 18:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

Some specimens more from Elba island.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200927_202502.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 38 x 33 mm
 Description:
A complete, robust crystal with a skeletal growth and a mirror-like luster (see my fingers reflected on a face).
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_202502.jpg



IMG_20200927_211600.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74,5 x 55,5 mm
 Description:
Tabular crystals with sub-parallel growing faces up to 35 mm.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_211600.jpg



IMG_20200927_212328.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 6 cm
 Description:
A typical association from this island: lamellar Hematite crystals up to 24 mm with pyritohedra up to 12 mm.
 Viewed:  790 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_212328.jpg



IMG_20200927_212612.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 6 cm
 Description:
Closer view.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_212612.jpg



IMG_20200927_210305.jpg
 Mineral: Cuprite, Brochantite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 57 mm
 Description:
Cuboctahedral crystals of translucent Cuprite up to 3 mm with millimetric crystals of transparent Brochantite.
 Viewed:  790 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_210305.jpg



IMG_20200927_210434.jpg
 Mineral: Cuprite, Brochantite
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 57 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_210434.jpg



IMG_20200927_211026.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine), Schorl, Orthoclase
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 99 x 58 mm
 Description:
Detail of an Aquamarine of 5 mm.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_211026.jpg



IMG_20200927_211146.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine), Schorl, Orthoclase
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 99 x 58 mm
 Description:
Detail of another Aquamarine of 5 mm with Schorls up to 7 mm.
 Viewed:  790 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_211146.jpg



IMG_20200927_205247.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 16 x 7 mm
 Description:
Off matrix crystal. Unfortunately there are many crystals that detach from the matrix during the extraction operations.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_205247.jpg



IMG_20200927_205734.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 4,5 mm
 Description:
A loose crystal.
 Viewed:  790 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_205734.jpg



IMG_20200927_210123.jpg
 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,7 x 7 mm
 Description:
A perfect, double-terminated and sceptered crystal.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_210123.jpg



IMG_20200927_205629.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,7 x 5,6 mm
 Description:
A loose crystal.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_205629.jpg



IMG_20200927_212703.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm
 Description:
A pine cone with dozens of crystals covered by Quartz and iron oxides. Fortunately most of the terminations are free from encrustations. The emerging body of crystals reach 30 mm. Almost all terminations show iridescence. The esthetics could have been improved by eliminating oxidation, but I preferred to leave this ancient type locality Ilvaite natural.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_212703.jpg



IMG_20200927_212750.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

IMG_20200927_212750.jpg



IMG_20200927_212818.jpg
 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm
 Description:
View from the base.
 Viewed:  789 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2020 18:06    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

Elba island is also known for its hematite.
Here's a parade of this "polyhedric", although poor, mineral.

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IMG_20200928_120514.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 10 cm
 Description:
Crystals up to 28 mm with a bit of iridescence.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_120514.jpg



IMG_20200928_122251.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 54 x 35 mm
 Description:
Robust crystals up to 33 mm with a mirror luster.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_122251.jpg



IMG_20200928_115659.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 10 cm
 Description:
A specimen covered all around by lustrous crystals up to 20 mm. Strongly magnetic.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_115659.jpg



IMG_20200928_122756.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 46 x 41 mm
 Description:
An isolated crystal of 12 mm on a matrix of Hematite and Quartz.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_122756.jpg



IMG_20200928_121722.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 37 mm
 Description:
My first Hematite, fifty years old.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_121722.jpg



IMG_20200928_123229.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 28 x 22 mm
 Description:
A small group of crystals up to 20 mm.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_123229.jpg



IMG_20200928_123002.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Description:
A floater group of crystals up to 27 mm, with a bit of iridescence and in parallel growth.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

IMG_20200928_123002.jpg



IMG_20200928_123719.jpg
 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 72 x 49 mm
 Description:
A complete all around specimen with crystals up to 18 mm, showing mirror luster and parallel growth, accompanied by Quartz.
 Viewed:  721 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: 45 x 42 mm
 Description:
Big for the locality and shining crystal, on which other minor crystals have grown.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 36,7 x 27 mm
 Description:
A small miniature showing crystals up to 8 mm with a mirror luster, accompanied by translucent Quartz.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 36,7 x 27 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  722 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 75 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 15 mm with a mirror luster and iridescence.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 75 mm
 Description:
Detail: Quart reflected in Hematite.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 75 mm
 Description:
Detail of a crystal: sharpness, luster and iridescence.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 75 mm
 Description:
Detail of the iridescence.
 Viewed:  721 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2020 16:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

A few specimens more from Elba island.

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 Mineral: Pyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 9,5 cm
 Description:
Sharp and lustrous pyritohedra between Hematite. The biggest crystal measures over 10 cm.
 Viewed:  661 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Schorl
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 30 x 23 mm
 Description:
Terminated crystal of 17x14 mm on Quartz.
 Viewed:  661 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 53,4 x 40,2 mm
 Description:
A small, gemmy crystal of 6x5 mm, with a nice color, from the type locality.
 Viewed:  661 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 53,4 x 40,2 mm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  662 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 53,4 x 40,2 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  661 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz, Pyrite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 9 cm
 Description:
Double-terminated crystals up to 36,5 mm, on Quartz, from the type locality.
 Viewed:  662 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz, Pyrite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 9 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  661 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2020 16:14    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

With this short but representative parade I temporarily suspend the publication of my Elban minerals.
Goodbye, Elba.

Best regards.
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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 32 x 23 cm
 Description:
Huge group, intact and complete all around, of pyritohedra up to over 10 cm. Some of them show iron cross twinning. Identetions and iron oxides spots on the crystal faces testify the total dissolution of Hematite.
 Viewed:  594 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 66 mm
 Description:
Floral composition of lenticular crystals up to 35 mm, accompanied by light amethyst Quartz. The three major "petals" measure 50 mm.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 66 mm
 Description:
Different view. Some Quartz crystals show a red termination due to iron oxides coating.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hematite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 66 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 23 x 10,8 mm
 Description:
Classic "moor's head" Elbaite from the type locality. Frontal view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 23 x 10,8 mm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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IMG_20200929_195153.jpg
 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 23 x 10,8 mm
 Description:
Lateral view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase)
 Locality:
Porticciolo, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 10,5 cm
 Description:
A complete specimen all around with intact crystals up to 38 mm. Color is due to Hedenbergite inclusions. A central crystal is covered by a selective deposition of milky Quartz. Frontal view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase)
 Locality:
Porticciolo, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 10,5 cm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase)
 Locality:
Porticciolo, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12 x 10,5 cm
 Description:
Zenithal view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 72 x 60 mm
 Description:
A complete group all around of intact crystals in fan-like formation, covered by micro-crystallized Quartz, from the type locality. The major crystal measures 54x19 mm.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaita
 Locality:
Torre di Rio, Santa Filomena area, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 72 x 60 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite, Orthoclase, Quartz
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
A classic paragenesis for these two Elbaites from the type locality. The major crystal measures 10 mm.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Elbaite, Orthoclase, Quartz
 Locality:
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  593 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2020 14:11    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

As some of you may have noticed, the thread of my Italian collection has been moved to the section "A mineralogical trip through...". This was necessary to allow me to share on this Forum my collection of foreign minerals without contaminating the Italian topic which, in my opinion, deserved to keep its exclusivity.
So, from today, I will use two threads: one for Italian minerals (to which I am particularly attached since they deserve greater representation in international mineralogy); the other for minerals from all over the world (towards which I seemed to notice a greater interest on the part of users of this Forun, interest due in large part to understandable desire to compare our specimens with those of our colleagues.
This section, unfortunately, excludes the possibility of external interventions in the thread. I'm very sorry for this, since I consider relationships with other users as an indispensable complement to sharing our minerals.
I'll be happy to receive comments and suggestions on my new thread: "Collection of Sante Celiberti".

Today is the first anniversary of my registration.
After six months spent on minerals from the Italian Alps and six months on Tuscan minerals, the time has come to move on to another region.
With this last specimen I great Tuscany.

Best regards.
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethystine)
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 38 x 20 cm
 Description:
A sculpture of nature, with intact and double-terminated crystals up to 23 cm with no attachment points. This is the most superb specimen from Gavorrano mines and I purchased it, fifty years ago, directly from the miner who extracted it. For sure, the pride of my Tuscan collection.
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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2020 15:09    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

Sardinia is another mineralogically generous Italian region.
Mainly exploited for lead minerals. it produced an incredible variety of species, some with great quality, amongst which: anglesite, phosgenite, smithsonite (cadmian), covellite, hemimorphite (calamine). Also more common minerals, as baryte, fluorite, malachite etc., are well represented in this region.
Let's start a trip through my Sardinian collection.

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 Mineral: Aragonite (variety cuprian)
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 15 x 14,5 cm
 Description:
Radiated, translucent and lustrous, interconnected crystals with a pleasing sky blue color. Collected in the sixties.
 Viewed:  419 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite (variety cuprian)
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 15 x 14,5 cm
 Description:
Same specimen backlit.
 Viewed:  419 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 07, 2020 15:09    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

More from Sardinia.

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 Mineral: Laumontite
 Locality:
Crastu Muradu Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 13 x 8 cm
 Description:
Crystals up to 12 mm in stellar formation.
 Viewed:  372 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 8 cm
 Description:
Floater and intact group of crystals up to 70 mm with a color between yellow and pale green. Specimen of the sixties.
 Viewed:  372 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 8 cm
 Description:
Same specimen with direct lighting. Two cleavage planes enphasize the difference in light transmission between the cube and the inscribed octahedron.
 Viewed:  372 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2020 15:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

More from Sardinia.

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 Mineral: Hemimorphite (calamine)
 Locality:
Sa Duchesa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 93 x 65 mm
 Description:
An old European classic.
 Viewed:  315 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Analcime
 Locality:
Crastu Muradu Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 c 42 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 13 mm. Sardinia provided many and good samples of this species.
 Viewed:  316 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Anglesite
 Locality:
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 36 x 30 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 15 mm. A small but precious miniature for the greenish color of crystals.
 Viewed:  316 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2020 15:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

More from Sardinia.

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IMG_20201009_190248.jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite (variety flos ferri)
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
This mine provided very good samples of coralloid Aragonite.
 Viewed:  258 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 x 46 mm
 Description:
Sharp, lustrous, semi-transparent, complete and intact twinning with a bit of matrix.
 Viewed:  259 Time(s)

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IMG_20201009_191846.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 63 X 46 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  258 Time(s)

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IMG_20201009_205734.jpg
 Mineral: Analcime
 Locality:
Iscoba Mountain, Nulvi, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 50,6 x 49 mm
 Description:
Transparent crystals up to 4 mm.
 Viewed:  258 Time(s)

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IMG_20201009_205324.jpg
 Mineral: Analcime
 Locality:
Iscoba Mountain, Nulvi, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 50,6 x 49 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  258 Time(s)

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IMG_20201009_192027.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 67 x 40,5 mm
 Description:
Transparent crystals with a delicate color. The biggest, a scepter, measures 20 mm.
 Viewed:  258 Time(s)

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IMG_20201009_192125.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 67 x 40,5 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  258 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2020 16:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti  

Hello.

More from Sardinia.

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 72,5 x 46 mm
 Description:
Twinned scalenohedra.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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IMG_20201010_191543.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 58,7 x 55 mm
 Description:
Translucent twinned rombohedra.
 Viewed:  199 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Seddas Moddizzis Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 88 x 80 mm
 Description:
Scalenohedra with the scarce "bishop's miter" twinning.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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IMG_20201010_184033.jpg
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 53,5 x 35,7 mm
 Description:
A spray of 19 mm in Goethite.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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IMG_20201010_192342.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite, Marcasite
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 67,5 x 53 mm
 Description:
"Nail head" crystals up to 42 mm on Marcasite.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite, Quartz
 Locality:
Santa Lucia Mine, Fluminimaggiore, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 42,6 x 33 mm
 Description:
Parallel growth of "nail head" crystals accompanied by hyaline Quartz.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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IMG_20201010_193120.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Gonnesa, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 60 x 55 mm
 Description:
Gemmy crystal, with a honey color, of 52 mm.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena, Fluorite, Smithsonite
 Locality:
Santa Lucia Mine, Fluminimaggiore, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 35 x 23 mm
 Description:
Cubic Galena up to 12 mm with Fluorite and Smithsonite.
 Viewed:  199 Time(s)

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IMG_20201010_185318.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 44,6 mm
 Description:
Crystals of transparent Fluorite up to 7 mm with a cubic habit bevelled by dodecahedron.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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IMG_20201010_185622.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 44,6 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  200 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 44,6 mm
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