Alpine Regions, western area, Piemonte, Cuneo prov.


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Albite
Group of XX, up to 1.5 cm long, transparent, without damages
5x5cm
Pence Mt., Val Varaita, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.1390

2nd photo

 


Albite
Cluster completely covered with tabular brilliant XX, max size 2cm; in the 2nd photo a view on a sort of rosette formation. It is green for byssolite (actinolite var byssolite) inclusion
9x6cm
Pence Mt., Val Varaita, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.645

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Artinite
Thin needles of artinite, up to 1.3 cm wide, from the same mine of carlosturanite (following picture); with some globes of idromagnesite
5x6cm
Auriol mine, Sampeyre, Val Varaita, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.640

2nd photo
3rd photo: entire piece

 

Carlosturanite
Fibrous coating of carlosturanite on matrix, from the type locality (an abandoned asbestos mine)
8x5cm
Auriol mine, Sampeyre, Val Varaita, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.362

 

Epidote
Dark green brilliant XX, radiated, up to 2.5cm long; on matrix of white albite. In this isolated valley (between Italy and France) an extraordinary system of fissure was discovered in 1985 and than in 1998
7x6cm
Roc della Niera, Val Varaita, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.364

2nd photo 

 

Nepouite
Microcrystalline green coating of this nickel rich minerals (lizardite-nepouite series), on rodingite matrix

4x5cm
Cassera Sbiassere, Pian Melz (Pian della Regina), Crissolo, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.367

2nd photo

 

Pyrite
Former pyritoedron - up to 1.4 cm wide - deeply altered; I could classify it as limonite
16x8cm
Lausetto mine, Valdieri, val Gesso, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.103

2nd photo: entire piece

 

Quartz
XX up to 3 cm long, orange colored, on compact quartz
6x7cm
Cima del Piano della Casa, val Gesso, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.857

 

Quartz var amethist
Typical sample from this alpine locality

16x8cm
Cima del Piano della Casa, val Gesso, Cuneo. Italy
Specimen n.644

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Torbernite
Vivid green tabular XX from this classic old Italian locality
7x2cm
Bric Colm, San Giacomo, Cuneo. Italy

Specimen n.530

Another photo: a bigger view


 

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