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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.


m1120- Grossular var. hessonite – P.Faiallo - Liguria - Italy. Size 8x8x3 weight 0.4. Carpet of dark red brilliant hessonite crystals with max. size 4 mm. and gemmy quality on rodingite matrix. 30 €

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m1419- Zircon, aegirine, quartz – M.Malosa – Zomba - Malawi. Size 3x2x1 weight 0.05. Cluster of pink prismatic zircon crystals with max. size 2 mm. with dark green aegirine crystals and smoky quartz. 11 €

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m1445.jpg (89241 byte) m1445- Grossular var. hessonite – Lago Falin – Val di Vił - Piemonte - Italy. Size 7x4x3 weight 0.25. Group of red brilliant hessonite crystals with max. size 3 mm. and gemmy quality on rodingite matrix. 22 €

m1476.jpg (178931 byte) m1476- Grossular var. hessonite – Roch Neir – Val d’Ala - Piemonte - Italy. Size 4x2x2 weight 0.1. Cluster of brilliant red hessonte crystals with max. size 4 mm. and gemmy quality on rodingite matrix. 10 €

m0035.jpg (191312 byte) m0035- Axinite, apatite – Glacier of Miage – M.Bianco – Valle d’Aosta – Italy. Size 10x8x2 weight 0.4. Plate of tabular brown brilliant axinite crystals with max. size 20 mm. with white apatite crystals on matrix. 110 €
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m0108- Grossular var. hessonite – Alpe delle Frasse – Val di Susa – Piemonte - Italy. Size 10x10x2 weight 0.55. Baeutiful carpet of red-orange brilliant hessonite crystals with max. size 6 mm. and gemmy quality on rodingite matrix. 110 €

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m0283- Clinozoisite – Torrente Sessi – Val di Susa - Piemonte - Italy. Size 7x6x5 weight 0.3. Group of yellow clinozoisite crystals with max. size 15 mm. on matrix. 20 €

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m0672- Anorthite – M.Monzoni – Val di Fassa – Trentino - Italy. Size 8x6x3 weight 0.2. Group of pink-salmon anorthite crystals with max. size 15 mm. on matrix. 25 €

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