Alpine Regions, western area, Piemonte, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola prov., Baveno


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A small selection of minerals from the granite quarries of Baveno

 

 

Fluorite
Octahedron, edge 0.2cm, in a cavity of granite with small zinnwaldite thin plates (mica group, no longer a species, a series of micas). The X is clear and very transparent (it is one of my smaller pieces, I found it when I was 12 years old) in a quarry near the lake
9x4cm
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.202

2nd photo: a view on the geode

 

Fluorite
Cube of fluorite, edge up to 1.2 cm. The X is transparent, pale blue, on a granite matrix with orthoclase small XX
4.5x3cm
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1330

2nd photo

 

Laumontite
Group of elongated XX of laumontite
6x3.6cm
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1327

2nd photo




Orthoclase
Group of pink twinned X; the biggest is 4x2 cm. There is some smoked quartz XX
7x7.5cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1334

Other photos

 

Orthoclase
Fine X 2,8 cm tall, with smoked quartz
5x7.5cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1331

2nd photo: entire piece

 

Orthoclase
Twinned XX, with smoked quartz
5.5x4.5cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1324



Orthoclase
Group of XX,
up to 4 cm long
6x4.5cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1531

2nd photo

 

Orthoclase
Group of XX, with a coating of hematite
5.5x4cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1328

 

Pyrite
Small cube of deeply altered pyrite, edge up to 0.8 cm, in the granite
6x4cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1326

2nd photo

Quartz
X of smoked quartz, 3.5 cm long, on granite
7x7cm
Baveno, Montecatini quarry, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.Italy
Specimen n.1332

2nd photo: entire piece


 

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