Italy, Emilia Romagna


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Piacenza prov.




Anatase
Brown semi-transparent XX on anatase (truncated prism),  up to 2cm long, on a jasper matrix with reddish small quartz XX
9.5x5m

Solaro, Ferriere, Val di Nure, Piacenza. Italy
Specimen n.800

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Baryte
Baryte X on septaria, from an old (the '70) classic italian locality, nearly forgotten
12x9m

Vernasca, Piacenza. Italy
Specimen n.466

 

Calcite
Group of calcite XX (form of scalenohedron very thin) - 2.5x2 cm wide - grown on a 1st generation yellow calcite. In a septaria formation, from a place near the more known locality of Vernasca, in the Northern Apennines region, famous for the septaria concretions found there
6x4cm
Torrente Chiarone, Pianello Val Tidone, Piacenza. Italy
Specimen n.210

 

Calcite
Another piece with thin scalenohedrons up to 2.1 cm wide, well posted on limestone matrix. From a random finding in a roadcut 
6.5x7cm
Bardi, Piacenza. Italy
Specimen n.786

Reggio Emilia prov.




Datolite
Semitransparent XX of datolite,up to  long
8x5cm
Cerezzola, Reggio Emilia. Italy
Specimen n.498

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Quartz
Couple of biterminated XX, up to 2.7 cm long, on anhydrite matrix,  black for bitumen inclusion. From the triassic anhydrite and gypsum occurrences along the Secchia Valley. Repaired
9x5.5cm
Monte Rosso, Castelnovo ne' Monti, Reggio Emilia. Italy
Specimen n.1533

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Bologna prov. 

 

Gypsum
Giant twinned XX showing the "fishtail" formation, typical for gypsum. From an old place that now is a protected area
40x14cm
Cava Farneto, Farneto, S.Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna. Italy
Specimen n.521

 

 

Gypsum
Big XX of gypsum, very transparent, with inclusion of small piece of gray lime
21x7.5cm
Cava Farneto, Farneto, S.Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna. Italy
Specimen n.748

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Gypsum
Intersecting of prismatic XX, resembling a "cross" formation
5X3.7cm
Farneto, S.Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna. Italy
Specimen n.155


 

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