Alpine Regions, western area, Piemonte, Torino prov., Brosso and Traversella area


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Andradite
Brown X of andradite (andradite-grossular series, maybe) 0.5 cm long. Detail of a piece covered by XX
5x4.5cm
Pian del Gallo, Traversella. Italy
Specimen n.1302

Another photo: bigger view



Arsenopyrite
Group of arsenopyrite XX, metallic and bright
5.5x3.5cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1357

2nd photo

 

Baryte
Piece with white phantoms baryte XX up to 2 cm. This specimen comes from a finding in the 80's (Giariniere or Giacinta mine level) 
10x6cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.465

 

Canavesite
Acicular XX of canavesite, in formations up to 0.3 cm wide, with spheres of dypingite
8x5cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.824

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Ludwigite
Group of radial dark XX, with small masses of unidentified mineral, white and granular (some local collectors said it is szaibelyite. Also talc - same  appearance - comes from this mine, even if it seem to me that it is more frequently associated with magnetite)
9x7cm
Brosso mine (Sez. Salvere livello 365), Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.57

2nd photo




Ludwigite
Typical XX of ludwigite: there is some arsenic small grey masses (see the 3rd photo)
11x8.5cm
Brosso mine (Sez. Salvere livello 365), Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1585

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Pyrite
Octaedric XX, corroded,  on compact magnetite and talc. Max edge is 3.5 cm
19x10cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.342

2nd photo: entire piece




Pyrite
Bright pyritohedron partially covered by small quartz XX
10x10cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1634

2nd photo




Quartz
Fine transparent double terminated XX of quartz, on a small piece of matrix
4x4cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.1639

2nd photo

 

Quartz
Piece with a lot of quartz XX, up to 3.5cm long; the 3rd photo shows a scepter X
19x10cm
Cavallaria mt quarry, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.178

2nd photo
3rd photo: the scepter X

 

Siderite
Group of brown XX of siderite - up to 1.2 cm long - on the mineralized matrix
9x5cm
Brosso mine, Brosso, Torino. Italy
Specimen n.490

2nd photo


 

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