Italy, Toscana, Livorno prov., Campiglia Marittima area


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Temperino mine. Skarn polymetallic deposit in Valle del Temperino, near Campiglia Marittima. Now a restricted area with a geo-mineral park

 

Aragonite
Another "flos ferri" aragonite view, from a piece with botryoidal formations, as it is possible to see from the 2nd photo. An old finding 
18x13cm
Temperino mine, Campiglia Marittima, Livorno. Italy
Specimen n.895

Another photo: entire piece

 

Aurichalcite 
Tufts of typical acicular blue XX, in a limonitic cavity
5.5x5cm
Temperino mine, Campiglia Marittima, Livorno. Italy
Specimen n.129

Another photo: entire piece

 

Quartz
Scepter 3.8cm long, surrounded by small quartz XX, on mineralized matrix

9.5x7cm
Temperino mine, Campiglia Marittima, Livorno. Italy
Specimen n.869

2nd photo

 

Quartz
Quartz XX, up to 4 cm long, covered by a black coating of oxides; I decided not to clean it

10x6.5cm
Temperino mine, Campiglia Marittima, Livorno. Italy
Specimen n.1273

2nd photo 

Maffei quarry. Granite quarry on Mt Spinosa, that interests the contact rocks with limestone and skarn

 

Scapolite
Elongated XX, up to 2cm long. A small mass of violet fluorite on the left (see the 3rd photo), it seems to me an unusual association. The specimen comes from a calcite vein (someone told me that it could be meionite, I have some doubts)
9x7.5cm
Maffei cave, Campiglia Marittima, Livorno. Italy
Specimen n.470

2nd photo
3rd photo


 

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