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Legend: Sizes of specimens in cm. Sizes of crystals in mm. Weight in kg. Prices in euros (consider an exchange rate of 1.10 U.S.A. dollars for 1 euro). Reproduction of text and photos prohibited without permission of author. All the specimens are from Italy if not differently specified.


m0165- Phosgenite on galena – Min. Monteponi - Iglesias – Sardegna - Italy. Size 9x7x5 weight 0.7. Cluster of yellow-cream phosgenite crystals with max. size 20 mm. on galena matrix. Yellow fluorescent under U.V. light. Classic specimen now undiscoverable found at 120 meters under the sea’s level. Monteponi mine is now closed and floaded from 1996 and no other specimens can be found. 500 €

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m0101.jpg (236371 byte) m0101- Vesuvianite – Alpe delle Frasse – Val di Susa - Piemonte - Italy. Size 4x3x3 weight 0.15. Brown vesuvianite crystal of 10 mm. and gemmy quality on matrix. 20

m0125- Vesuvianite, grossular var. hessonite – Alpe delle Frasse – Val di Susa – Piemonte - Italy. Size 13x9x4 weight 0.6. Yellow green vesuvianite crystals with max. size 15 mm. on a carpet of grey clinochlore lamellae with orange hessonite crystals with max. size 8 mm. Vesuviante and hessonite are of gemmy quality. 270

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m1850- Vesuvianite – Alpe delle Frasse – Val di Susa – Piemonte - Italy. Size 4x3x2 weight 0.15. Cluster of green vesuvianite crystals with max. size 23 mm. and gemmy quality on matrix. 40

 

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m0767.jpg (165625 byte) m0767- Vesuvianite – Costa del Glantin – Val Chisone - Piemonte - Italy. Size 1,5x1x1 weight 0.05. Beautiful brown brilliant prismatic vesuvianite single crystal without matrix. 15 €

m0771.jpg (76881 byte) m0771- Vesuvianite – Costa del Glantin – Val Chisone - Piemonte - Italy. Size 1,5x1x1 weight 0.05. Beautiful cluster of brown brilliant prismatic vesuvianite crystals with max. size 8 mm. 15 €

m0773.jpg (66577 byte) m0773- Vesuvianite – Costa del Glantin – Val Chisone - Piemonte - Italy. Size 1,5x1,5x1 weight 0.05. Beautiful brown brilliant prismatic vesuvianite single crystal without matrix. 15 €

m0170- Fluorite – Min. Santa Lucia - Fluminimaggiore – Sardegna - Italy. Size 9x9x6 weight 0.8. Cluster of light purple-blue cubic fluorite crystals with max. size 34 mm. on matrix. 45 €

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m0797- Pink fluorite – P.Chistafort – Valle Gesso – Piemonte - Italy. Size 14x10x6 weight 1.2. Plate of pink octaedric fluorite crystals with max. size 5 mm. with a light coat of green chlorite. Uncommon locality for pink fluorites. 80

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m0072.jpg (156555 byte) m0072- Dolomite on mesitine – Mine of Traversella – Valchiusella - Piemonte - Italy. Size 11x10x6 weight 0.75. Interesting specimen with groups of white dolomite crystals with max. size 18 mm., on a carpet of mesitine crystals. 40

m0178- Aragonite – Min. Giumentaro - Enna – Sicilia - Italy. Size 12x12x5 weight 0.95. Beautiful cluster of light green hexagonal aragonite crystals with max. size 12 mm. The aragonite is pink fluorescent under U.V. light (long wave). 100 €

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m0181- Aragonite – Min. Giumentaro - Enna – Sicilia - Italy. Size 12x7x6 weight 0.6. Beautiful cluster of light green hexagonal aragonite crystals with max. size 16 mm. The aragonite is pink fluorescent under U.V. light (long wave). 65 €

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m0518- Cerussite, barite, galena – Les Dalles mine - Mibladen distr. - Morocco. Size 13x6x3 weight 0.7. Big groups of white-grey cerussite crystals with max. size 12 mm. with pink lens of barite crystals and grey bothroidal galena. Crystalized on both sides. Cerussite is yellow fluorescent under U.V. light. 45 €

 

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m0974.jpg (203445 byte) m0974- Siderite – La Mure mine – Isere - France. Size 13x8x5 weight 1.0. Cluster of big yellow-cream siderite crystals with max. size 40 mm. with black sphalerite. 45 €

m1810.jpg (122316 byte) m1810- Aragonite – Emarese – Valle d’Aosta - Italy. Size 10x7x3 weight 0.15. Cluster of big white aragonite crystals with max. size 55 mm. Yellow fluorescent under U.V. light (long wave). 15 €

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