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6GQ-NDJQuartz : SiO2

Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

A twinned, sceptered quartz crystal (cm 4,5 x 2,5) with a skeletal growth clearly visible through to the clay infiltrated in the body, plus few spots filled with water.
On the top of the main crystal, in the middle of the termination, you can see a sort of "conifer tree", a nice effect owed to the skeletal growing.
The vein where all of those crystals have been found, were very tiny and fragile, so many of the specimens were without matrix, recrystalized, doubly terminated or, more rarely joined with beautiful small, but very gemmy, clusters.

Sarah Sudcowsky find, photo and collection.
Copyright: © Sarah Sudcowsky      Photo ID: 202727     Uploaded by: Sarah Sudcowsky   View Count: 387   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 463 x 624 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

7RR-U59Quartz : SiO2

Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

"THE BOSS", a cm 11 of lenght skeletal, doubly terminated quartz with minor crystals and smaller water inclusions scattered in few spots inside the core of the prism.
Very interesting because of size, perfection and unusual termination.
Here is a particular of the main termination (cm 2,5 x 2 wide).

Sarah Sudcowsky find, photo and collection.
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NU6-99WQuartz : SiO2

Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Water inclusions in minerals (generally we can speak about quartz) are rare and appreciated by collectors: they make them even more impressive than Mother Nature (such an artist when creates her "crystal-artworks", so unique and perfect) already made them.
This quartz specimen shows just one of this kind of inclusions, almost hidden by a dense "skeletal" growth but, after all, finely shown by the classic BEAD OF AIR which sparkles into the space filled of water.
The specimen is cm 3,5 x 3, and its beauty is given by the gemminess of the crystals, which makes even more evident the nice water inclusion.

Sarah Sudcowsky find, photo and collection.
Copyright: © Sarah Sudcowsky      Photo ID: 202722     Uploaded by: Sarah Sudcowsky   View Count: 454   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 856 x 652 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

HR1-AETQuartz : SiO2

Procchio, Marciana, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Water inclusions in minerals (generally we can speak about quartz) are rare and appreciated by collectors: they make them even more impressive than Mother Nature (such an artist when creates her "crystal-artworks", so unique and perfect) already made them.
This quartz specimen shows just one of this kind of inclusions, even showing a "cristal in the crystal" (that is a negative crystal inside a bigger one, which includes indeed water, and this is quite visible at the eye thanks to the classic BEAD OF AIR in the middle of it).
The specimen is cm 4 x 3, and its beauty is given by the gemminess of the crystals, which makes even more evident the nice water inclusion.

Sarah Sudcowsky find, photo and collection.
Copyright: © Sarah Sudcowsky      Photo ID: 202719     Uploaded by: Sarah Sudcowsky   View Count: 660   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 495 x 652 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

MAT-P8GBeryl (Var: Aquamarine) : Be3Al2Si6O18, Muscovite : KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2

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Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

A classic matrix specimen from Pakistan: a gemmy cluster of aquamarine crystals up to cm 5 x 3 on muscovite matrix. Whole specimen about cm 13 x 10.
The surface is scattered with silverish muscovite leaves, where, on a side of the rock, cut off a couple of clear blue aquamarine crystals with complex termination. The matrix and the beryls are both recrystalized on a side, where smaller crystals of mica and aqua have grown in a more recent time.

Sarah Sudcowsky photo and collection.
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WYR-1Y8Beryl : Be3Al2Si6O18

Malpensata pegmatitic dyke, Piona Peninsula, Colico, Lecco Province, Lombardy, Italy

A greenish beryl of 4,5 cm of lenght per 1,7 cm wide.
The fact that the crystal is on matrix, plus it's finely terminated with complex edges, makes it an unusual find for the locality, as, from Piona Olgiasca as much as for the nearby mines, most of beryls have found broken, without ends, and often off matrix too.
Sarah Sudcowsky find, photo and collection.
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J5K-A7RElbaite : Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH, Fluorapatite : Ca5(PO4)3F, Albite : Na(AlSi3O8)

Easter Vein, Catri, Sant'Ilario in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

I called this small jewel "LA MEDUSA", because of its impressive shape: around the base of a vivid "brazil-green" elbaite, several prismatic "apatite" crystals are scattered in every direction like they was a lot of crazy snakes, and, beside them, a light albite "sphere", composed by many smaller crystals...
Size of the specimen is cm 2 x 1,3 x 1,2.
Elbaite is cm 1,9 x 0,8. The match between the kind lilac-rose of the fluorapatites and the intense , trasparent green of the elbaite, make it something rare and beautiful: in fact, this is the lonely specimen i ever found with such a combining. Most of time, "apatites" are not so close to elbaite crystals, as i've learnt in collecting to Elba island. This is a LUCKY ONE! Found and collected by Sarah Sudcowsky.
Fluorapatite fino a cm 0,3.
Collezione Sarah Sudcow
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C76-1C1Olenite : NaAl3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(O3)OH, Quartz : SiO2

Curiglia, Curiglia con Monteviasco, Veddasca Valley, Varese Province, Lombardy, Italy

This lovely thumbnail is cm 1 x 1 x 1. The finely, oddly formed olenite crystal is mounted on a white quartz-feldspar matrix, and measures cm 0,6 x 0,5 x 0,2. Found and collected by Sarah Sudcowsky and Luca Gervino.
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P6J-QTMOlenite : NaAl3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(O3)OH, Beryl : Be3Al2Si6O18, Muscovite : KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2, Quartz : SiO2

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Curiglia, Curiglia con Monteviasco, Veddasca Valley, Varese Province, Lombardy, Italy

This is a superb specimen from this recent find. The size is cm 7 x 6 x 3, and that's a plate covered by tens of finely crystalized prism of the rare tourmaline species of OLENITE, up to cm 1. Adding importance to the specimen, two well formed white beryls, one of them even perfectly TERMINATED. These beryls are surely the biggest ones collected in this vein: they are up to cm 1 x 0,5. They are finely visible: one of them is displayed by the big exagonal section among the olenite crystals, while the terminated one is on the left side, close to the bottom of the specimen. Found and collected by Sarah Sudcowsky.
Copyright: © Sarah Sudcowsky      Photo ID: 93596     Uploaded by: Sarah Sudcowsky   View Count: 650   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 571 x 567 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

G9F-JGWK Feldspar (Var: Adularia) : KAlSi3O8, Lepidolite, Feldspar Group

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Easter Vein, Catri, Sant'Ilario in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

The Easter vein is one of the few elba pegmatite veins which host a good number of usual "alpine species" plus the most popular elban ones: tourmaline, beryl, etc. This rare mineralogy is due to its particular host rock: serpentine. Among these species, this is a very nice sample of adularia crystals on matrix, matched with lepidolite blades. The specimens measures cm 3,5 x 2,5 x 2. Found and collected by Sarah Sudcowsky.
Copyright: © Sarah Sudcowsky      Photo ID: 93352     Uploaded by: Sarah Sudcowsky   View Count: 966   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 685 x 567 pixels (0.4 Mpix)
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