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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2020 04:21    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
One of the best specimens from Niccioleta mine with the rare association of pyrite and sulphur. Does anyone know of other localities? China, for example, is so surprising... I'd like to know.
Mineral: Pyrite, Sulphur, Calcite
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
Dimensions: 10 x 7,5 cm
An outstanding combination and a great specimen, Sante! I have never seen this combination from any locality ... truly rare and superb!
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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2020 17:11    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello, Tobi.
It's very kind of you. Thanks a lot. I'm glad you found it interesting.

Tuscan cinnabar and its associations.

Warm greetings.
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IMG_20200427_122424.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 34 x 23 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1867 Time(s)

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IMG_20191010_171429.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Ripa Mine, Ripa, Seravezza, Seravezza Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 59 x 35 mm
 Description:
The crystal is 9 mm.
 Viewed:  1867 Time(s)

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IMG_20191010_173455.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar on Quartz
 Locality:
Fosso del Confine, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 65 mm
 Description:
The biggest crystal is 8 mm
 Viewed:  1866 Time(s)

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IMG_20191010_174906.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Fosso del Confine, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 68 x 45 mm
 Description:
The tabular crystal is 15 mm.
 Viewed:  1867 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_094815.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Metacinnabar
 Locality:
Bagni San Filippo Mine, Amiata Mountain, Castiglion d'Orcia, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 49 x 37 mm
 Description:
Dark red Cinnabar with spheroidal black Metacinnabar.
 Viewed:  1871 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_145512.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Metacinnabar
 Locality:
Bagnore, Amiata Mountain, Santa Fiora, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10 x 9 cm
 Description:
The biggest Metacinnabar is 2 mm.
 Viewed:  1866 Time(s)

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IMG_20200427_122634.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Baryte
 Locality:
Fosso del Confine, Roccastrada, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 31 mm
 Description:
The biggest Cinnabar is 21 mm.
The biggest Baryte is 12 mm.
 Viewed:  1870 Time(s)

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IMG_20200427_123553.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Gypsum
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 46 x 25 mm
 Description:
Coralloid Gypsum on Cinnabar.
 Viewed:  1867 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_153003.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Marcasite
 Locality:
Monte Labbro Mine, Amiata Mountain, Santa Fiora, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 34 mm
 Description:
Marcasite completely covered by Cinnabar.
 Viewed:  1864 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_153056.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Marcasite
 Locality:
Monte Labbro Mine, Amiata Mountain, Santa Fiora, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 50 x 34 mm
 Description:
Back view.
 Viewed:  1864 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_155709.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar, Calcite
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 10 cm
 Description:
Crusts of Cinnabar on "dog tooth" Calcite till 13 mm.
 Viewed:  1868 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cinnabar on Pyrite
 Locality:
Levigliani Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 92 x 52 mm
 Description:
The biggest Pyrite is 10 mm.
 Viewed:  1867 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_160021.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar on Pyrite
 Locality:
Levigliani Mine, Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna di Stazzema), Apuan Alps, Stazzema Municipality, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 92 x 52 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1869 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_095704.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 66 x 30 mm
 Description:
A curious "box", possible epimorph of a rombohedral crystal of dissolved Calcite.
 Viewed:  1867 Time(s)

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IMG_20191011_100057.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 54 x 50 mm
 Description:
A self-collected nodule found already empty.
 Viewed:  1865 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2020 15:30    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Since I'm on the subject of cinnabar, here is one of the many stories that happen to a collector.
A few years ago, in a Tuscan fair I saw on the table of an exhibitor from Milan a big piece of cinnabar from the Siele mine which attracted my attention.
Unfortunately it was only half of the original specimen. The other half had been sold a few minutes earlier to a collector I knew.
I went in search of him and, in fact, I met him and politely asked if he would sell me back his half. He didn't want to sell, but he preferred to exchange it for another important Tuscan piece.
At this point I was able to bring together again the two pieces and put in my collection the biggest mamillary formation of cinnabar I have ever seen.

Greetings from Tuscany. Stay safe.
Sante



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 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Siele Mine, Amiata Mountain, Piancastagnaio, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 27 x 19 cm
 Description:
The biggest (repaired) Cinnabar "strawberry" I've ever seen.
 Viewed:  1814 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 03:46    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hi Sante,

again you made me speechless with your incredible specimens. Sure, those "strawberry" cinnabars are not that aesthetic, but to have such a specimen of 27 (!) cm in your private collection must be great. I'm sure that many museums envy you for that giant berry, even museums in Italy. Really magnificent, maybe not a beauty, but nevertheless a true stunner you don't see very day!

And the story connected to this specimen makes it even greater. I remember several of such "separated at birth" stories. Rob Lavinsky once had a giant aquamarine from Pakistan (I think it was about 30 cm too) that actually consisted of two halfs and then was by chance discovered as two fitting parts of a giant one. And I know a similiar story about an exceptional giant yellow smithsonite from Sardinia ...

Wonderful :-)

Stay safe & keep posting!
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 10:18    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

I think Rob also had a really nice Fluorite specimen which had been separated at some point and he reunited the two parts together.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 17:12    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you very much, Tobi and Don.

Yes, there are many curious stories around these reunions.
In Adalberto Giazotto's collection there is a 40 cm Pakistani beryl that he nicknamed "Pinocchio" (a wooden puppet with a long nose). After buying the main crystal in which only the mark of a smaller crystal remained, he noticed in another very peripheral shop a beryl whose section could coincide with the missing one and for inspiration he bought it. It was really Pinocchio's nose!

Well, my specimens are not remotely comparable with those mentioned in the anecdotes of collecting, but when I come across something unusual, especially if they are from Tuscany, I can't resist.

Here is another modest cinnabar with a small story.

Warm greetings from Tuscany.
Sante



IMG_20191013_143503.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Siele Mine, Amiata Mountain, Piancastagnaio, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 28,5 x 19 cm
 Description:
I bought this specimen in a Tuscan fair.
 Viewed:  1714 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Siele Mine, Amiata Mountain, Piancastagnaio, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm
 Description:
Three years later, in the Rome mineral show, I found this piece on the table of a different exhibitor.
 Viewed:  1716 Time(s)

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IMG_20191013_143839.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Siele Mine, Amiata Mountain, Piancastagnaio, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 28,5 x 19 cm; 27 x 21 cm
 Description:
The two pieces close together.
 Viewed:  1716 Time(s)

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IMG_20191013_144124.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Siele Mine, Amiata Mountain, Piancastagnaio, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 28,5 x 19 cm; 27 x 21 cm
 Description:
The two pieces finally reunited.
 Viewed:  1717 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 16:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Gavorrano is also known, at least in Italy, for its amethystine quartzes.
This piece was a gift from a miner who was about to throw it away.
Forty years ago I accepted it without particular enthusiasm: I didn't like it very much. Today I appreciate it much more.

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Sante



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 Mineral: Quartz, Quartz (variety amethystine; variety scepter), Dolomite, Pyrite, Galena, Sphalerite, Berthierite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 15 cm
 Description:
Scattered crystals of amethystine scepter Quartz till 30 mm, on a bed of smaller milky Quartzes. On the back of the specimen: tiny crystals of cubic Pyrite.
 Viewed:  1672 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Quartz (variety amethystine; variety scepter), Dolomite, Pyrite, Galena, Sphalerite, Berthierite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 15 cm
 Description:
Detail of the amethystine Quartz with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. You can observe the fannel shaped scepters with two reverse scepters.
 Viewed:  1673 Time(s)

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IMG_20200430_190910.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Quartz (variety amethystine; variety scepter), Dolomite, Pyrite, Galena, Sphalerite, Berthierite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 15 mm
 Description:
Detail of a scepter (on the left) and of a reverse scepter covered by Berthierite (on the right). More consistent Berthierite in the geode. Iridescent Chalcopyrite in the middle. Galena and Sphalerite down.
 Viewed:  1672 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 02, 2020 15:49    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

The Pereta mine is known for its good samples of antimony minerals, but it also provided some interesting specimens of secondary sulfur.

Warm greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Sulfur
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 18 x 8 mm
 Description:
Bipyramidal crystal with a skeletal habit due to the fast growth of sublimation.
 Viewed:  1596 Time(s)

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IMG_20191019_192431.jpg
 Mineral: Sulfur
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 39 x 12 mm
 Description:
An empty tubular crystal: another typical fast growth.
 Viewed:  1597 Time(s)

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IMG_20191019_192456.jpg
 Mineral: Sulfur
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 39 x 12 mm
 Description:
Different view where it's possible to observe the tubular shape.
 Viewed:  1595 Time(s)

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IMG_20191020_142808.jpg
 Mineral: Sulfur
 Locality:
Pereta Mine, Pereta, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 29 x 14 cm
 Description:
In this large example both kind of crystals are present. The biggest "tube" is 45 mm.
 Viewed:  1595 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 03, 2020 15:28    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

A cubic pyrite from Gavorrano extracted in the fifties in a survey that proved unproductive for the exploitation of the mineral..!
I saw the piece, only for display, in a barber shop in a city near Gavorrano. The father of the barber, former miner in Gavorrano and still alive, had personally mined it. I managed to talk to him and he told me the story of the survey and of the specimen.
I've never worked so hard to acquire a pyrite of Gavorrano.

Warm greetings.
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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 25 x 16 cm
 Description:
The biggest cube is 90 mm.
 Viewed:  1517 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 03, 2020 16:57    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Sante Celiberti wrote:
Hello.

A cubic pyrite from Gavorrano extracted in the fifties in a survey that proved unproductive for the exploitation of the mineral..!
I saw the piece, only for display, in a barber shop in a city near Gavorrano. The father of the barber, former miner in Gavorrano and still alive, had personally mined it. I managed to talk to him and he told me the story of the survey and of the specimen.
I've never worked so hard to acquire a pyrite of Gavorrano.

Warm greetings.
Sante


OUTSTANDING Pyrite and Story, Sante. Hope you got a good haircut. Our barbershops are closed here. ;-(

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PostPosted: May 04, 2020 02:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Don Lum wrote:
Sante Celiberti wrote:
A cubic pyrite from Gavorrano extracted in the fifties in a survey that proved unproductive for the exploitation of the mineral..! I saw the piece, only for display, in a barber shop in a city near Gavorrano. The father of the barber, former miner in Gavorrano and still alive, had personally mined it. I managed to talk to him and he told me the story of the survey and of the specimen. I've never worked so hard to acquire a pyrite of Gavorrano. Warm greetings. Sante
OUTSTANDING Pyrite and Story, Sante. Hope you got a good haircut.
Our barbershops are closed here. ;-( Don

REALLY OUTSTANDING, I agree - another impressive museum piece from your collection, Sante. And again connected with a great story from the past, your thread is becoming more and more a digital museum of Italian minerals and mining history :-)

(P.S. Barbershops in Germany reopened today)
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PostPosted: May 04, 2020 18:09    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Thank you, Don, for your kind words. I'm happy you like it.
That was the only time I didn't care the haircut quality: I was focused only on pyrite and how many months I had to give up smoking and coffee in order to pay for it. I'm joking. :-) :-) :-)
Receive my sincere greetings and take care.

Hello, Tobi. I much appreciate your friendly comment.
I'm quite satisfied with the Italian section of my collection which occupies the 70% of the total.
I guess you also, as most of us, have a greater attraction as well as easier accessibility to minerals of your country. I remember how dertermined you chased your galena from Neudorf...
My best greetings. Stay safe.

Sulphur is reported in dozens of Tuscan localities. Although not always aesthetic, the Italian collectors appreciate it very much.

Greetings.
Sante



IMG_20191020_135340.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Larderello, Pomarance, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 20 x 15 cm
 Description:
Larderello is a small city on the "Tuscan Metalliferous Hills", with a great history.
Its territory is characterized by the presence of boraciferous geysers.
It produces 10% of the world's geothermal energy.
In 1905 it made the first experience in the world for the production of electricity through the use of terrestrial heat.
In 1988 the Records Book reported that Larderello had drilled a 4093 meters well.
Among other things, it is the type locality for six mineralogical species.
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 Mineral: Sulphur, Calcite (ps. a. Anhydrite), Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 18 x 17 cm
 Description:
Big crystals of Calcite till 95 mm replacing Anhydrite, covered by a crystallized layer of Sulphur.
 Viewed:  1416 Time(s)

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IMG_20191019_195841.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur, Quartz, Calcite
 Locality:
La Facciata Quarry, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 12,5 x 6,5 cm
 Description:
The Sulphur is 9 mm. The biggest Quartz is 20 mm.
 Viewed:  1416 Time(s)

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IMG_20191019_191218.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Saturnia, Manciano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 83 x 66 mm
 Description:
The town of Saturnia, in addition to having Etruscan archaeological remains, has sulphurous thermal waters used since the ancient Romans.
 Viewed:  1417 Time(s)

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IMG_20200502_121745.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur, Pyrite, Calcite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 70 x 60 mm
 Description:
Bipyramidal Sulphur till 8 mm on Calcite and Pyrite. The only Sulphur I've seen from this mine.
 Viewed:  1418 Time(s)

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IMG_20200502_122147.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur, Pyrite, Calcite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 70 x 60 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1416 Time(s)

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IMG_20200502_123117.jpg
 Mineral: Sulphur
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 30 x 25 mm
 Description:
The crystal is 21 mm.
 Viewed:  1417 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 05, 2020 15:36    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

A calcite from Gavorrano.

Warm greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Nuova Bartolina Quarry, Giuncarico, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 14 cm
 Description:
Not from the mine.
 Viewed:  1342 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Nuova Bartolina Quarry, Giuncarico, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 24 x 14 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1342 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 06, 2020 16:14    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Some specimens from Tuscany.

Warm greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Galena, Sphalerite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 7 cm
 Description:
Cuboctahedra crystals of Galena till 30 mm, associated with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
 Viewed:  1286 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena, Sphalerite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14,5 x 7 cm
 Description:
Detail of a spinel twin.
 Viewed:  1285 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Anhydrite, Ankerite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 13,5 cm
 Description:
Good Fluorites are scarce in Tuscany. This locality provided quite nice specimens of water clear crystals almost always associated with blades of Anhydrite.
 Viewed:  1286 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Anhydrite, Ankerite
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13,5 x 13,5 mm
 Description:
Detail. The biggest Fluorite is 18 mm.
 Viewed:  1286 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite, Calcite
 Locality:
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 10 cm
 Description:
A floater, sculptural specimen of cubic crystals of Pyrite till 68 mm covered, on the back, by tiny crystals of Calcite.
 Viewed:  1286 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 07, 2020 15:53    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Still from Tuscany.

Greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Anapaite
 Locality:
San Giovanni Valdarno, Valdarno (Val d'Arno), Arezzo Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 9 x 9 cm
 Description:
A classic for Italian collections.
 Viewed:  1222 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 42 x 18 mm
 Description:
A cubic-dodecahedral, water clear, stepped Fluorite of 12 mm on Quartz.
 Viewed:  1224 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite, Aragonite (variety Boccheggiano-type aragonite)
 Locality:
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 98 x 49 mm
 Description:
Cubic crystals till 56 mm covered by a light blue crust of Aragonite (very rich in Sr and very fluorescent in vivid red) typical of this mine and for which was proposed the denomination "Boccheggiano-type Aragonite". (See Mindat)
 Viewed:  1222 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 08, 2020 03:39    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Superb specimens as usual. That 14 x 10 cm pyrite from Niccioleta Mine is a killer, I also love that fluorite from Campiano Mine!

Great show, please let it go on :-)

Regards & stay safe!
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PostPosted: May 08, 2020 17:23    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello, Tobi.

Thank you for your kind words. Greetings from Gavorrano.

Still from Tuscany.

Stay safe.
Sante



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 Mineral: Millerite
 Locality:
Futa Pass area, Firenzuola, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 48 x 34 mm
 Description:
Biggest crystal 12 mm. Quite rare species for this locality.
 Viewed:  1123 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Vivianite
 Locality:
Santa Barbara Mine, Cavriglia, Valdarno (Val d'Arno), Arezzo Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 13 x 6 cm
 Description:
Fan shaped, dark green crystals, extremely large for this mine.
 Viewed:  1122 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety manganoan calcite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 25 cm
 Description:
Pinkish, fluorecent scalenohedra of Calcite till 75 mm, with epimorphic Dolomite on Pyrite.
 Viewed:  1121 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety manganoan calcite), Dolomite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 26 x 25 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1123 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 09, 2020 15:32    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Three small specimens from Tuscany.

Greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 46,4 x 45 mm
 Description:
A pentagonal-dodecahedral crystal with sub-parallel facets of an interrupted growth.
 Viewed:  1054 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 37 x 35 mm
 Description:
A rare species from this locality, known mostly for its beautiful Ilvaite and Aurichalcite.
 Viewed:  1052 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethystine)
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine area, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 42 x 37 mm
 Description:
Though Gavorrano is mostly known for its Pyrite, the Italian collectors are more excited by its amethystine Quartz.
 Viewed:  1053 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 10, 2020 16:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Something more from Tuscany. Apologize for the bad quality of the photos, but I wasn't able to do better.

Warm greetings.
Sante



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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 35 mm
 Description:
A floater group of lustrous and sharp crystals till 11 mm with clear Quartz. Despite being Elba island the type locality for Ilvaite, Campiglia Marittima provided specimens with the same, if not better, quality.
 Viewed:  962 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Quartz
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 40 x 35 mm
 Description:
Rear side.
 Viewed:  964 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Montecastelli Pisano, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 57 x 27 mm
 Description:
A bow-tie with no apparent attachment point.
 Viewed:  962 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 74 x 42 mm
 Description:
Lustrous crystals till 30 mm with a cubic habit modified by dodecahedron and diploid, quite common in this mine.
 Viewed:  964 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 33,7 x 33,3 mm
 Description:
A cube with octahedral modifications.
 Viewed:  962 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
Gavorrano Mine, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 33,7 x 33,3 mm
 Description:
Detail of an octahedral face.
 Viewed:  962 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 11, 2020 16:24    Post subject: Re: Collection of Sante Celiberti - A mineralogical trip through Italy  

Hello.

Two specimens from Livorno Province.

Best regards.
Sante



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 Mineral: Aurichalcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 65 mm
 Description:
The most classic Italian locality for the species.
 Viewed:  886 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aurichalcite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 65 x 65 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  885 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 32,5 x 34,2 mm
 Description:
A floater specimen. Together with Elba island, this locality provided the best Italian Ilvaite.
 Viewed:  884 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 32,5 x 34,2 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  883 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ilvaite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 32,5 x 34,2 mm
 Description:
Different view.
 Viewed:  885 Time(s)

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