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Ferdinando Giovine's Photo Gallery

XM8-0D4Aragonite CaCO3 , Calcite CaCO3

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Giumentaro Mine, Capodarso, Enna, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy

Field of View: 40 mm

Twinned pseudohexagonal crystals of aragonite, deep pink under UV light, on calcite
Twinned minerals collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex coll. Roberto Mancini
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1062090     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 11   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 686 x 768 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

271-D7DGahnite ZnAl2O4

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Migiandone Mine, Ornavasso, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

Little deep blue gahnite crystals
Ferdinando Giovine collection, ex coll. Roberto Mancini
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1062086     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1162 x 766 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

AUY-PX5Spinel (Var: Pleonaste) (Mg,Fe)Al2O4

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San Vito Quarry, San Vito, Ercolano, Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

Perfect crystal of spinel var. pleonaste
Volcanic collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex coll. Roberto Mancini
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1062085     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 798 x 822 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

LGX-2LXStibiconite Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH) , Cervantite Sb3+Sb5+O4 , Stibnite Sb2S3

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Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine, Chiusdino, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy

Dimensions: 45 mm x 40 mm

Stibiconite and little yellow spheres of cervantite on stibnite crystals
Ferdinando Giovine collection, ex coll Roberto Mancini
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1062084     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 883 x 879 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

W4V-EAPVesuvianite Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

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Case Collina, Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 5 cm

Vesuvianite crystals in pumice
Volcanic minerals collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex coll. Roberto Mancini
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1062083     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1056 x 732 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

HLM-CCCTitanite CaTi(SiO4)O

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Ahrntal, Puster Valley District, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 8 mm

Yellow-green gem titanite crystal twinned on (100)
Twinned minerals collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex Michele Contucci collection
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1057035     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 53   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 815 x 786 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

CJG-DG8Titanite CaTi(SiO4)O

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Ahrntal, Puster Valley District, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 4 mm

Titanite twinning on (100)
Twinned minerals collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex coll Michele Contucci
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1057030     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 952 x 804 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

G48-R9XTitanite CaTi(SiO4)O

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Ahrntal, Puster Valley District, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 4 mm

Extremely rare lamellar twinning on (221) of titanite. The crystal is twinning on (100) also.
Twinning minerals collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex coll Michele Contucci
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1057025     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 66   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 576 x 1024 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

A23-TEUNatrolite Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O , Tacharanite Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36

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Palagonia, Metropolitan City of Catania, Sicily, Italy

Dimensions: 12 cm x 8 cm

Natrolite as soft balls of acicular crystals in a vug of palagonite
Zeolite's collection of Ferdinando Giovine ex coll Michele Contucci
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1057018     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

REW-83CStilbite-Ca NaCa4[Al9Si27O72]·nH2O

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Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

Field of View: 40 mm

Spheres of stilbite-Ca resemblig the stilbite-Ca var. puflerite in form
I don't know for the other forms of the Miage "stilbite", but all stilbite spheres analized by me in SEM are stilbite-Ca
Zeolites collection of Ferdinando Giovine, ex Michele Contucci collection, with old label of a minerals seller
Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine      Photo ID: 1056686     Uploaded by: Ferdinando Giovine   View Count: 102   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 543 x 743 pixels (0.4 Mpix)
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