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c463.jpg (35394 byte) Scheelite – Mine of Traversella - Valchiusella – Piemonte - Italy. Size 5x4x4 cm. Exceptional old specimen found in 1955. Big bipiramidal perfect yellow XX of 40 mm. on a mixed matrix of talc and green chlorite. Very blue fluorescent at U.V. light (short wave).
c260.jpg (18327 byte) Quartz twined with the Japan’s law with mesitine – Mine Traversella – Valchiusella - Piemonte – Italy. Size 7x5x5. Old specimen found many years ago and now very rare to find. Cluster of quartz XXs with yellow mesitine. The two XXs twined with the Japan’s law are 22 mm. in lenght.
c045.jpg (26127 byte) Bismutinite on hematite – Mine of Brosso (Salvere section) – Piemonte - Italy. Size 9x4x3. Aggregate of black brilliant XXs with max. lenght 40 mm. on hematite and pyrite matrix. Classic old specimen found around 1950.
c364.jpg (38172 byte) Pyrite with arsenopyrite – Mine of Traversella – Valchiusella – Piemonte - Italy. Size 10x7x5 cm. Beautiful hedgehog of brilliant pyrite XXs with max. size 15 mm. mixed with arsenopyrite XXs with max. size 3 mm.
c205b.jpg (32335 byte) Bournonite, dolomite - Mine Brosso (San Giuseppe section) – Piemonte - Italy. Size 13x10x6. Spray of grey bournonite XXs with max. size 4 mm. and the typical gear shape on a carpet of white dolomite. Old specimen found in 1970.
c361.jpg (33689 byte) Magnesite var. mesitina – Mine of Traversella – Valchiusella - Piemonte - Italy. Size 17x13x8 cm. Big carpet of yellow lenticolar XXs with max. size 20 mm. on matrix with some grey quartz XX of 30 mm.
c003b.jpg (19145 byte) Quartz var. amethyst – Mine Traversella – Valchiusella - Piemonte - Italy. Size 7x2x1. Very rare specimen from the unique finding in 1959 in this mine. Dark violet biterminated amethyst crystal without matrix.
c476.jpg (35797 byte) Pyrite – Mine of Brosso (Salvere section) – Piemonte - Italy. Size 14x13x10 cm. Incredible group of big intersected pentagonododecaedric XXs with max. size 40 mm.
c514.jpg (45535 byte) Pink Barite – Mine of Brosso (Giariniere section) – Piemonte - Italy. Size 12x10x4 cm. Group of pink tabular XXs with max. size 7 mm. on matrix. Exceptional barite's colour for this mine.
c462b.jpg (38866 byte) Galena – Mine of Traversella - Valchiusella – Piemonte - Italy. Size 13x8x6. Cluster of grey galena crystals with max. size 15 mm. on white lenticolar mesitine and colourless quartz.
c009.jpg (39565 byte) Pyrite on magnetite – Mine of Brosso (Salvere section) – Piemonte - Italy. Size 20x10x9 cm. Giant specimen with octaedric brilliant pyrite XXs with max. size 25 mm. on black magnetite.

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