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Varese prov.



Ankerite
Small XX of ankerite (I am not sure) on matrix with some smoked quartz XX
7.5x8cm
Cuasso al Monte, Varese. Italy
Specimen n.953

2nd photo

 

Quartz
Scepter quartz, 5 cm tall, smoked, with pale amethyst tips. It is worth to say that inside one tip there is a fluid inclusion, and it is easy to see water (and gas?) moving in the internal cavity (about 0.5/0.7 cm long)
5.5x3cm
Cuasso al Monte, Varese. Italy
Specimen n.518

 

Calcite
Perfect rhombs of calcite, on matrix. The one in evidence is 3.8 cm wide and is on the top of smaller calcite XX, in a sort of mushroom-like formation. The piece comes from an old (forgotten) quarry, north of Varese, that provided very nice specimens
6x4cm
Bisuschio, Varese. Italy
Specimen n.877

2nd photo: entire piece
3rd photo
4th photo

Brescia prov.

 

Bismuthinite
Thin prismatic XX up to 0.6 cm, malformed and contorted, extracted from a calcite vein in a quartz massive block
4x4.5cm
Baitello mine, Pisogne, Brescia. Italy
Specimen n.783

2nd photo: bigger view

Stenhuggarite
Microcrystalline orange aggregate of this rare mineral. From the sistematic corner of my collection
3x4cm
Passo dell'Alpe, monte Suvretta, Valfurva, Sondrio. Italy
Specimen n.385

Sondrio prov.

 

Calcite
Yellowish semi-transparent X -1,7 cm wide. It comes from a landslide that occurred in 2004
4x4cm
Frana della Thurwieser, val Zebrý, Sondrio. Italy
Specimen n.563

2nd photo: a different view

Quartz
Group of quartz XX, fat but undamaged, covered by a yellow coating, with iridescent reflections
4x4cm
Valle Spuga, Sondrio. Italy
Specimen n.1013


 

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