Italy, Liguria, Savona prov., Passo del Faiallo area


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Famous locality in Liguria, well known for rodingites veins. I make a not very proper use of the term "Passo del Faiallo area" because I include adjacent localities

 

 

Andradite var melanite (?)
Black and bright XX up to 1cm long, amongst clinochlore
XX
8x8cm
Rio Tosto, Passo del Faiallo, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.839

Another photo: a bigger view

 

 

Grossular
Bright deep red XX, up to 0.5cm.
The garnets from Liguria are always classified as hessonite, some analysis demonstrate that garnets from the famous sites in Liguria are hydrogrossular (
"I nostri minerali" Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, Sagep ed.) or hibscite (it is a variety of grossular, with hydroxides ions)
14x10cm
Passo del Faiallo, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.39

2nd photo

 

Grossular
Transparent XX - edge up to 0.4cm - with a very strong and brilliant color, with "chlorite"
10x7.5cm
Luvio, Pontinvrea, Passo del Faiallo, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.838

Another photo: a bigger view

 

 

Hessonite
Dark red XX (edge up to 0.7cm) on matrix with  "chlorite"
12x14cm
Passo del Faiallo, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.1285

 

Titanite
Opaque pinkish X, 1.2 cm wide, in an usual shape from this place. In a cavity of rodingite with a lot of well formed vesuvianite XX, up to 1cm long. Not properly Passo del Faiallo area, but closed to it
8.5x4.5cm
Passo Salada, Passo del Faiallo, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.837

 

Titanite
Twinned XX, 3cm wide, posted on the top of the rodingite matrix
8.5x4.5cm
Valle della Gava, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.56

Another photo: back of piece
Another photo: side view

 

Titanite
Semitransparent X, yellowish, 0.5cm long, in a small cavity sourrounded  by "chlorite"(clinochlore?)
8.5x4.5cm
Valle della Gava, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.1129

Titanite
Pink and semitransparent XX, up to 0.5 cm long
4x4.5cm
Valle della Gava, Savona. Italy
Specimen n.1128


 

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