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Belluno prov. 

 

Aragonite
Needles of XX up to 3cm, in a cavity, 5.5x4.3cm wide. It is a typical to find cavities filled with aragonite in the Triassic sandstone (arenaria, from the so called "Werfen Formation") of this area
10x15 cm
Voltago Agordino, Agordo, Belluno. Italy
Specimen n.192

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Calcite
Complex shaped XX, up to 2cm, on a carpet of dolomite XX. It is known with the local name of focobonite, from the locality it comes from
10x8cm
Val Focobon, Falcade, Belluno. Italy
Specimen n.165

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Calcite
Schalenoedron of yellowish opaque calcite XX up to 4.3 cm
10x8cm
Campo Boaro, Vold di Prą (rifugio Rosetta), Belluno. Italy
Specimen n.1473

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Padova prov.

 

Chalcedony
Big geode of botryoidal masses of chalcedony, a microcrystalline variety of quartz (recently defined as - often - a mixture of quartz and moganite, another silica mineral). There is some green coating of celadonite. This specimen comes from the area of the old perlite quarry
17x14cm
Torreglia, Abano Terme, Padova. Italy
Specimen n.504

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Vicenza prov. 

 

Johannsenite
Mass of needles of this rare manganese mineral. In this pieces the mineral  was found immersed in calcite, removed with acid. It is commonly found in the Monte Civillina manganese deposit (old prospects)
10x7.5cm
Monte Civillina, Recoaro Terme, Vicenza. Italy
Specimen n.499

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Pyrite
Nodule of small pyrite XX, 4.8 x 3 cm wide, in the schist
7x7.5cm
Traforo Schio-Valdagno, Vicenza. Italy
Specimen n.847



Quartz var amethist
Small purple XX

9x6cm
Monte Civillina, Recoaro Terme, Vicenza. Italy
Specimen n.995

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Rodonite
Pink compact rodonite covering globes made of lamellar calcite, in a cavity 5.5x4 cm wide. Another typical sample of the Monte Civillina mg deposit
10x7.5cm
Monte Civillina, Recoaro Terme, Vicenza. Italy
Specimen n.499

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