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Titanite at Variante quarry, Poggio Corbolone, Livorno (Tuscany, Italy).

Last Updated: 1st Nov 2013

By Giuliano Bettini

Beautiful Titanite at Poggio Corbolone. Multifaceted glowing crystals, very small (0.2 - 0.5mm), with various form.
Two words about the photo.
I like very much the photos, but I do not want to have to deal with complicated equipment.
My very simple hardware is:
a binocular microscope;
a Canon IXUS 115 HS (100 Euro);
camera held "freehand" on the eyepiece of the microscope.
Often, for small specimens, I get pictures whose quality is not sufficient. Obviously I do a lot of shots and choose the best one, but often the images do not have a photographic quality enough to be posted on Mindat.org Galleries.
So (expecially if I have many specimens) a way to post them is to put them together, at lower resolution.

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