Alpine Regions, western area, Piemonte, Torino prov., other areas


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Torino prov., Val di Susa

 

Andradite var topazolite (?)
XX of andradite, I suppose of the topazolite variety, up to 0.5cm wide, with "chlorite"
7.5x3.5cm
Civrari mt, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1161

 

Diopside
Aggregate of parallel XX, up to 1.6cm, on a rodingite matrix with hessonite. A typical piece from this place (left orographic side of Val di Susa) that is a top minerals locality for rodingite veins inside serpentine masses
9x8cm
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.433

 

Grossular var hessonite
XX up to 0.5cm with some diopside elongated XX
10x6.5cm
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa. Torino. Italy
Specimen n.375

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Grossular var hessonite
X 0.4cm wide on a clinoclore matrix
4x6cm
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa. Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1202

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Magnetite
Dodecahedral XX of magnetite, with metallic luster, up to 1.1 wide, immersed in the rock
7.6x6cm
Rocca Sella, Almese, Val di Susa. Torino. Italy
Specimen n.712

2nd photo

 

Perovskite
Cubic XX, edge up to 0.9cm, on  serpentinic matrix. A magnetite X (dodecahedron) is not visible in the photo
6x5cm
Rocca Sella, Almese, Val di Susa, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.668

 

Vesuvianite
Specimen with some vesuvianite XX up to 2.5cm long, few hessonite XX, on carpet of clinoclore. The vesuvianite XX are semi-transparent with red-brown tips
14x7cm
Laietto, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.349

2nd photo: a bigger view
3rd photo: a different view on the X
4th photo: entire piece

 

Grossular var hessonite
Rodingite matrix fully covered by small XX of hessonite, bright and red-orange. There is also a nice vesuvianite brownish X 1.5cm long, posted on hessonite. The X has square section, as it is possible to see in the 4th photo
14x7cm
Laietto, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.970

2nd photo
3rd photo: vesuvianite
4th photo: vesuvianite

Torino prov., Val di Vił

 

Epidote
Detail of a surface covered by  olive-green XX of epidote, up to 0.9cm long; some dark green diopside up to 0.3cm
8x6cm
Falin lake, Usseglio, Val di Vił, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.415

 

Epidote
Brown-green XX on matrix; the one in evidence is 1.7x1.1cm wide
9x5cm
Falin lake, Usseglio, Val di Vił, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.131

Another photo: entire piece

 

Prehnite
Greenish semitrasparent aggregates of prehnite XX, posted on the rock
8x6.5cm
Margone area, Usseglio, Val di Vił, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1250

2nd photo
3rd photo
 

 

Quartz
XX up to 2.3cm with "chlorite" inclusions
6.5x4cm
Grange Ciapč Alp area, Margone, Usseglio, Val di Vił, Torino. Torino. Italy
Specimen n.969

2nd photo
 

Torino prov., other areas

 

Epidote
Complex X 0.2 cm long, on a piece of rock covered by small epidote XX and some clinoclore
7x3cm
Val Chisone, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1133

 

Grossular var hessonite
Bright red XX up to 0.6cm, with clinochlore
9x5cm
Carboneri, Torre Pellice, Val Pellice, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.363

 

Grossular var hessonite
A lot of XX, up to 0.5cm long, with a dark and bright colour, transparent. Some clinochlore
8x6cm
Val d'Ala, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1136

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Grossular var hessonite
Group of semitransparent XX, up to 0.4cm wide, with some XX of diopside
6.5x5cm
Val d'Ala, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.736

2nd photo

Grossular var hessonite
Dark-red brilliant XX, max. size 1 cm, with green clinochlore lamellae on rodingite matrix
10x6.5cm
Carboneri, Val Pellice. Torino. Italy
Specimen n.390

2nd photo


 

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