Italy, Toscana, Grosseto prov., Fenice Capanne vein


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This is an important mineralized vein in the Massa Marittina area with old mixed sulphides mines (copper, lead, zinc. Activity ended in 1985

 

 

Brochantite
Mineralized matrix covered by needles of brochantite up to 1cm long
7x9cm
Fenice Capanne mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.1031

Another photo: entire piece
Another photo: bigger view

 

Copper 
Thin plate of copper, partially altered and covered by malachite, on mineralized matrix. Probably it comes from Capanne Vecchie, in the Fenice Capanne mine area 
6.2x3.8cm
Fenice Capanne mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.144

Another photo: bigger view

 

Quartz
Group of quartz XX, up to 5 cm long, pale amethist. They have a strange termination, with inverted or fat scepter formation, as it is clearer in the other two photos
10x7.5cm
Fenice Capanne mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.739

Another photo: different view
Another photo: a detail

 

Quartz
Sceptered quartz, 3 cm high, posted on the top of matrix
7.5x6cm
Fenice Capanne mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.1292

 

Rhodochrosite
Pale pink and pearly XX (rhodochrosite-siderite series), edge up to 2cm, with micro-XX of bright calcite and small grains of sphalerite
6.2x3.8cm
Fenice Capanne mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.1211

2nd photo
3rd photo

Sphalerite
Dark malformed (complex?) group of XX, 1.1 cm wide, in a quartz cavity, 4x2cm large. Some cubic pyrite around the piece
7x9cm
Fenice Capanne mine, Grosseto. Italy
Specimen n.1253


 

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