Italy, Trentino Alto Adige, Trento prov., minerals from fluorite mines


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Trento prov., Cinquevalli mine. Old Pb-Zn mine

 

Azurite
Small XX of azurite, partially transformed in green malachite (see the 3rd photo), in a vug of compact quartz. It is an old specimen from this mine
8x3.5cm
Cinquevalli mine, Roncegno, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.1294

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Fluorite
Group of cubic XX, edge up to 2.6 cm, with some small quartz XX. The color is a mixture of green, brown and yellow, darker in the bigger X

6x5.4cm
Cinquevalli mine, Roncegno, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.806

 

Mimetite
Rounded mass of needles on a black iron oxides surface, up to 0.4cm. From a 2005 finding in a gallery of this old mine
4.5x2cm
Cinquevalli mine, Roncegno, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.708

Another photo: a bigger view

 

Pyromorphite
Thin needles of pyromorphite, scattered amongst pale purple fluorite XX
6.5x5cm
Cinquevalli mine, Roncegno, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.731

Another photo: wider view
Another photo: entire piece

Trento prov.,Vignola mine. Fluorite, galena, sphalerite ore deposit embedded in paragneiss, in the contact area with an intrusive complex

 

Adamite var cobaltoan adamite
Microcrystalline globular formations of cobaltoan adamite, on quartz
15.5x8cm
Vignola mine (4° livello), Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.822

Another photo:a bigger view

 

 

Ankerite
Pale orange XX of ankerite (dolomite?) on a plate made of fluorite and sphalerite. In the middle there is a nice fluorite X, pale green and transparent
11.5x12cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.984

2nd photo: entire piece

 

Baryte  
Glassy XX, edge 2/2.5cm, partially covered by iron oxides; some inclusions of pyrite micro-XX
15.5x8cm

Vignola mine (4° livello), Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.721

Another photo:a bigger view

 

Erythrite
Thin XX up to 0.2 cm on quartzitic matrix; I like erythrite from Vignola (old fluorite mine) for the contrast with the matrix (see the 3rd photo for a close-up view on erythrite)
11x6cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.516

2nd photo

3rd photo: close-up view 

 

Fluorite
A thin matrix, made of mineralized rock, is totally covered by cubes of fluorite (edge up to1.4cm). The brownish color is due to the limonitic coating on the matrix, under fluorite 
19.5x13cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.910

Another photo: a bigger view of entire piece

 

Fluorite
Cubic XX, max edge 2.8cm, brown to yellow colored

12x10cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.427

 

Fluorite
Cubic XX, edge max 4.2cm partially covered by small quartz XX. The fluorite is semi-transparent, pale green to grey. There is some baryte on the back, also with good shaped XX, completely transparent. This piece comes from the pocket inside the mine, found in 2002 

9.5x9cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.720

 

Fluorite
Beautiful green fluorite came From Vignola mine; here a detail of a specimen is represented: a cubic X 2.2 cm wide, with a phantom dark line 

10x8cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.972

Another photo: entire piece

 

Fluorite
In this X the phantom is more visible, dark and thin. The piece is backlit

8.5x6.5cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.981

Another photo: entire piece

 

Fluorite
The phantom in this piece is very light. Edge up to 4 cm
 
8x7cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.982

 

Fluorite
Big XX, edge up to 10cm, partially covered by quartz small XX

10.5x9cm
Vignola mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.964

2nd photo

Trento prov., Cima d'Orno . Old abandoned mines and veins with quartz, calcite and fluorite; between Vignola (south) and Falesine (north)

 

Fluorite
Cubic XX, pale pink, very transparent, edge up to 1 cm. The XX are scattered on a surface of micro-crystalline quartz, that stands on a vein of compact green Fluorite. The piece comes from a road cut in a mineralized vein

8.5x9.5cm
Cima d'Orno, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.719

 

Hemimorphite
Small XX of hemimorphite, in the typical shape, transparent and yellowish for mineralized inclusions. Hemimorphite has been deposited within quartz fractures
12.5x8cm
Orno mount mine, Vignola-Falesine, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.54

Another photo: bigger view
Another photo: entire piece

Trento prov., Tingherla mine . Upper val dei Mňcheni, around Palů del Fersina; several ancient and abandoned mines, Tingherla is the most known, a quartzitic vein with fluorite and sulphides




Malachite
 Tuft of malachite needles (1 cm long) in a quartz cavity, a typical specimen from this mine. There are others malachite XX; a cavity of oxidates quartz host aurichalcite small tufts (0.1 cm or less): see the 6th photo
10x8cm
Tingherla mine, Palů del Fersina, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.1479

2nd photo: another malachite tuft
3rd photo
4th photo: other malachite tufts
5th photo: entire piece
6th photo: aurichalcite

 

Malachite
Small and thin needles of malachite (1x0.8 cm wide) in a quartz cavity
7.5x5.5cm
Tingherla mine, Palů del Fersina, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.875

Another photo: a wider view

 

Quartz
Group of XX, coated with black sulphides (?). piece not cleaned to maintain the original appearance

12x7.5cm
Tingherla mine, Palů del Fersina, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.719

Trento prov., other areas

Fluorite
Cubic XX, pale blue and opaque, on limonitic ore matrix

10x8.5cm
Vetriolo, Panarotta locality, Trento. Italy
Specimen n.489


 

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