Italy, Toscana, Grosseto prov., Boccheggiano mine


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The so-called "Boccheggiano-lode" is a quartz vein with pyrite, chalcopyrite and other sulphides, sizing over 2 km in length. Previously mined for copper (end 19th century), more recently (up to 1994) mined for pyrite.
The village of Boccheggiano is 9 km far from Montieri, nearby the village of Campiano, where the more famous mine is located

 

 

Baryte
White semitransparent XX, with phantoms, posted on a carpet of small siderite-ankerite XX, with globules of calcite. Matrix is compact pyrite
10x5cm
Boccheggiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.870

Another photo: bigger view
Another photo: view on calcite

 

 

Calcite
Elongated XX ("nail formation") on compact calcite
10.5x9cm
Boccheggiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.13

Another photo: bigger view



Pyrite
Nice group of cubic XX, edge up to 1 cm, with small XX of quartz
5.5x4cm
Boccheggiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.275

2nd photo

 

Pyrite 
Group of cubic XX
7.3x6cm
Bocchegiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.216

2nd photo

 

Quartz
Pale amethyst XX of quartz, up to 3cm long, with pyrite
8x4cm
Bocchegiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.1288



 

Quartz var amethyst
Group of XX, strongly colored, up to 2.5cm long
5x2.6cm
Bocchegiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.538

2nd photo


Quartz
Single XX, pale amethyst in the inner part and white externally, 12.5cm tall
12.5x3cm
Bocchegiano mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.221


 

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