Italy, Lombardia, Bergamo prov., Zogno (Camissinone) mine


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Zogno mine (more precisely the locality is Camissinone di Zogno and the local name is Camissinone mine, but I rely on the more famous name of Zogno) is an abandoned fluorite mine that offered, in the past, specimens very fine for the contrast: purple fluorite on white quartzitic matrix

 

 

Fluorite
Group of cubic XX, dark purple, edge up to 1cm on quartz matrix
 
7x8.5cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.77

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Fluorite
Two cubic XX, edge up to 0.9cm, on clear quartz matrix
 
5x3.5cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.685

2nd photo: entire piece

 

Fluorite
Giant cubic XX, edge up to 11,8 cm

11.8x10cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1254

2nd photo: a detail of surface

 

Fluorite
Large cubic XX, edge up to 8.3 cm,
with a clear dark phantoms inside, and a tipically corroded surface. Color moves to dark purple inside to pale lilac to green externally
8x8.3cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1255

2nd photo: a bigger view

 

Fluorite
Group of XX grown together 
with nice color from pale lilac to pale green
8.5x7cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1256

2nd photo: a bigger view
3rd photo: a different view



Fluorite
Group of etched and corroded fluorite XX, with phantoms, on a quartz small XX matrix

15x17cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.1499

2nd photo

 

Fluorite
Group of intergrown cubes, edge up to 1.5cm, light purple to pink; Fluorite is grown on a quartz vein, visible in transparency; some small quartz XX are visible externally

7.7x6cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.366

2nd photo
3rd photo
4th photo

 

 

Fluorite
In this piece the white fluorite becomes dark purple externally, with a lot of small cubes faces (edge max is 0.5cm)

5.5x5cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.542

 

Fluorite
Cubic XX up to 0.8cm; there are also some comination of cubes + octahedron (the visible edge is 1cm long, but the XX are not well developed, they are bigger)

11x7.5cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.546

2nd photo: entire piece
3rd photo: bigger view on detail

 

Fluorite
Cubic phantoms XX, with a very good color: pale lilac externally pale green internally; the biggest X in evidence has a 4cm edge

10x9cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.753

2nd photo
3rd photo




Fluorite
Complex XX (cube and dodecahedron), pale lilac

4x4.5cm
Zogno (Camissinone) mine, Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.62

2nd photo

 

Fluorite
Cubic phantoms XX, max edge 1.2cm, semitransparent, on dolomite stone with some baryte and quartz

10x9cm
Zogno (Cammissinone) mine (?), Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.468

The combination of Baryte and Fluorite in this piece resemble the Spanish specimens. It is not self-collected  so I rely upon trust of collector who gave it to me 

 

Fluorite
Combination of cubic phantoms XX, max edge 2.9cm.

6x6cm
Zogno (Cammissinone) mine (?), Zogno Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.495

The combination of Baryte and Fluorite in this piece resemble the Spanish specimens. It is not self-collected  so I rely upon trust of collector who gave it to me 

 

Fluorite
This piece comes from a place not far from Zogno, probably unknown by most people; the piece is slightly poor, but I self collected it when I was 12 years old, so I decided to insert it here.  There are cubic lilac tinged XX, some with green shades, on matrix made of compact fluorite. The XX show some phantoms inside
11x6cm
Bedulita mine, Imagna Valley, Bergamo. Italy
Specimen n.23


 

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