Italy, Lombardia, Bergamo prov., other areas


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Calcite
Rhombohedron, semitransparent, similar to a cube (see my 431 specimen in the Indian calcite section), edge 1 cm. It is posted on white micro-crystalline dolomite, in a dolomitic rock intensely fractured: calcite has been deposited within the fractures and formed some well shaped XX. The locality - a dolomite quarry - is not well known from the mineralogical community, 15 Km far from Bergamo
5.5x4cm
Zandobbio, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.876

Another photo: a different view

 

Pyrite
Bright pyritoedron, 1 cm wide, extracted from the compact metamorphic rock; there are some quarries around Carona
6x5cm
Carona, val Brembana, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.922

 

Pyrite
Complex X, 1.2 cm wide, in the metamorphic rock
3.7x5cm
Carona, val Brembana, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.923

2nd photo

 

Pyromorphite
Large quartz piece covered by small XX of pyromorphite, from a road cut along the way to Piani di Bobbio. It comes from a locality where mines activity dates from Middle Ages up to 2nd World War; in the upper Val Brembana, north-west of Bergamo
23x28cm
Lingua Bona, Valtorta, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.512

Another photo: entire piece
Another photo: back of piece

Another photo: a bigger view on pyromorphite




Sphalerite
Intense red semistransparent X of sphalerite, on a compact sphalerite matrix. It is 1 cm wide
5x5
cm
Gorno, Val del Riso, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1494

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Wulfenite
Wulfenite X on matrix, 0.8 cm wide
5x7cm
Gorno, Val del Riso, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1341

Wulfenite
Wulfenite X, 0.4 cm wide, with a castle shape
5x5cm
Gorno, Val del Riso, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1336


 

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