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Sante Celiberti




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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2020 15:35    Post subject: An ancient Tuscan fair.  

Hello.

The Massa Marittima mineral fair, although small (no more than 50 exhibitors), is one of the oldest in Italy.
The 52nd edition was held on last Saturday and Sunday, with all the precautions and limitations due to the Covid-19.
After six months of mineralogical abstinence, I was finally able to spend a day of full immersion.
Here are some of the minerals that I purchased.

Best regards.
Sante



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The show was held in this magic medieval atmosphere.
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The cloister of Sant'Agostino (year 1410).
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Little turnout in the early morning and observance of the safety distance.
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 Mineral: Adamite (var. cuprian)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 77 x 44 mm
 Description:
Crystals up to 7 mm.
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 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Sakoany deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 13 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
The specimen, complete all around, doesn't show attachment points. Although Celestines of this deposit are already in my collection, I couldn't resist in front of this prismatic crystal of about 8 cm.
 Viewed:  3409 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Silver, Silver (after Pyrargyrite)
 Locality:
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
 Dimensions: 55 x 37 mm
 Description:
Masses of small wires and crystals.
 Viewed:  3411 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Silver, Silver (after Pyrargyrite)
 Description:
The pseudomorphed Pyrargyrite measures 10 x 6 mm.
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 Mineral: Stibnite, Senarmontite
 Locality:
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 66 x 25 mm
 Description:
A floater specimen of Stibnite with sharp octahedra of Senarmontite up to 7 mm.
 Viewed:  3405 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stbnite, Senarmontite
 Locality:
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 66 x 25 mm
 Description:
Rear view.
 Viewed:  3411 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Pizzo Marcio north dyke, Pizzo Marcio, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Trontano, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 72 mm
 Description:
The emerald measures 15 x 8 mm.
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Pizzo Marcio north dyke, Pizzo Marcio, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Trontano, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 72 mm
 Description:
Closer view.
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Pizzo Marcio north dyke, Pizzo Marcio, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Trontano, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 72 mm
 Description:
Backlight.
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 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
Elbaite from its type locality.
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 Mineral: Elbaite, Quartz, Orthoclase
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 82 x 45 mm
 Description:
Detail.
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2020 07:04    Post subject: Re: An ancient Tuscan fair.  

Nice finds Sante! I particularly like the stibnite/senarmontite and the combo piece from Elba. I hope the show was a success for the dealers, despite the crowd restrictions.
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2020 12:01    Post subject: Re: An ancient Tuscan fair.  

Chris Rayburn wrote:
Nice finds Sante! I particularly like the stibnite/senarmontite and the combo piece from Elba. I hope the show was a success for the dealers, despite the crowd restrictions.


Thank you, Chris, for your appreciated comment.

Also for me they are the two preferred specimens: the elbaite for being one the major Italian classics and the stibnite/senarmontite for having paid only 5 euros, beyond its beauty and mineralogical importance (this happens when a seller is not an expert!).

The 52nd Massa Marittima mineral fair was one a very few authorized this year in Italy.
All the major shows (Bologna, Verona, Torino, Genova and even Roma held back in December) have been suppressed due to the crowd restrictions.
So, surely the show was a success, in terms of hobby pleasure, for the visitors. But also for the exhibitors, given that all of them were private sellers (not professional dealers) and the majority came from the Tuscany itself.

Here are other specimens purchased for my Alpine and Tuscan sub-collections.

Warm greetings from Tuscany.
Sante



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 Mineral: Magnetite
 Locality:
Vizze Valley, Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
 Dimensions: 37 x 30 mm
 Description:
A sharp, well exposed octahedron of 12 mm.
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 Mineral: Grossular (varierty hessonite), Clinochlore
 Locality:
Faiallo Pass, Urbe, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy
 Dimensions: 48 x 36 mm
 Description:
A 6 mm crystal with a rare dominant cubic habit. Also in this case, a different seller didn't notice the peculiarity of the specimen.
 Viewed:  3114 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid), asbestos
 Locality:
Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 73 x 59 mm
 Description:
An Italian classic. A complete all around nodule.
 Viewed:  3115 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Andradite (variety demantoid), asbestos
 Locality:
Malenco Valley (Valmalenco), Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 73 x 59 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3114 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Codera Valley, Novate Mezzola, Valchiavenna, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 61 mm
 Description:
Two gemmy crystals up to 10 mm.
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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Codera Valley, Novate Mezzola, Valchiavenna, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy
 Dimensions: 78 x 61 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3110 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
San Clemente, Monterenzio, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
 Dimensions: 43 x 41 mm
 Description:
A floater composite cube with octahedral modifications.
 Viewed:  3112 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dolomite
 Locality:
Rapolano Terme Municipality, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 47 x 37 mm
 Description:
A floater specimen, from a unique find of last year, with a dominant crystal of 44 mm.
 Viewed:  3117 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Ekanite, Titanite, Fluorite, Diopside
 Locality:
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana, Italy
 Dimensions: 45 x 21 mm
 Description:
A green bipyramidal crystal of the quite rare Ekanite, measuring 4 mm.
 Viewed:  3112 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety goshenite)
 Locality:
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 44 mm
 Description:
A sharp group of 8 mm from the Elban pegmatites.
 Viewed:  3107 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite after Pyrrhotite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 9,5 cm
 Description:
Crystals up to 5,5 cm of Pyrite pseudomorph after Pyrrhotite casts.
 Viewed:  3113 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Pyrite after Pyrrhotite
 Locality:
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 9,5 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3111 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 9 cm
 Description:
A colorfull specimen with shades of blue.
 Viewed:  3118 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Locality:
Cape Calamita, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 14 x 9 cm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  3111 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Dolomite
 Locality:
Rapolano Terme Municipality, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
 Dimensions: 62 x 39 mm
 Description:
A floater specimen with crystals up to 40 mm.
 Viewed:  3110 Time(s)

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