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Kuno Stoeckli's Photo Gallery

QL3-HTKRhodochrosite MnCO3

Multiple photos available
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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

Field of View: 100 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 100 mm
Weight: 145 g

A slide of a stalagtite, photo published in the new ExtraLapis 56 (Rhodochrosite) from July 2019
Copyright: © Kuno Stöckli      Photo ID: 966303     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 25   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2372 x 1965 pixels (4.7 Mpix)

X89-PEHRhodochrosite MnCO3

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Santa Rita Mine, Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

Field of View: 100 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 100 mm
Weight: 100 g

A fragment ingrown and healed, very special
Copyright: © Kuno Stöckli      Photo ID: 966302     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 25   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2149 x 1611 pixels (3.5 Mpix)

JH6-VDVFlint

Multiple photos available
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Gargano Promontory, Foggia Province, Apulia, Italy

Field of View: 120 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 55 mm

Gargano is famous for silex/flint sources since prehistoric times. Numerous spheric balls and other forms are discovered. By locals the spheres are called "rucioli".
An artist in Carpino maintains a showroom.
The diameters of the smaller balls are 48 mm (140 g) and 40 mm (88 g), the halves of the bigger one 121 g and 82 g (diameter is 55 mm).
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 963227     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 87   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1852 x 1852 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

The area on day 19 of June 2019

Multiple photos available
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Sidelhorn, Aargrat, Oberaar lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland

The minerals are hidden under a lot of snow (early summertime)
Copyright: © Kuno Stöckli      Photo ID: 962737     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 36   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Historic tunnel near Santa Rita mine

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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

A modern photo from a historic tunnel. The Jesuits mined for metals, not yet for Rhodochrosite.
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 880872     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 43   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Old mine entry and dumps

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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

On the way to the Santa Rita mine (Capillitas) they are old dumps and tunnels from the Jesuits (17th/18th century)
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 880871     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 43   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Ruins from the Jesuits

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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

The Jesuits mined for Silver, Copper and other metals in the 17th and 18th century.
In the background old mining sites are visible
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 880870     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 39   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Old ruins below Santa Rita mine

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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

In the 17th and 18th century the Jesuits mined for Silver, Copper and other metals, not yet for Rhodochrosite.
The old ruins are located on the way between the Refugio del minero and the Santa Rita mine
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 880869     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 37   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2279 x 1709 pixels (3.9 Mpix)

The long way to the mines

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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

The small and long way from Andalgala to Capillitas in the beautyful green mountains
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 880686     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 81   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Between Andalgala and Capillitas

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Capillitas mining district, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

The 58 kilometers between the city of Andalgala and the Mines Capillitas are difficult after heavy rain (nearly 3 hours with local driver)
Copyright: © Kuno Stoeckli      Photo ID: 880685     Uploaded by: Kuno Stoeckli   View Count: 75   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)
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