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Mauro Rapazzini's Photo Gallery

HJW-7LKAstrophyllite

Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia

Dimensions: 10.0 cm x 5.5 cm x 11.0 cm

A fine specimen of radiating brown-red metallic crystals of astrophyllite on matrix.

Finding : about 1975

Overall piece size : 10.0 x 5.5 x 11.0 cm
Diameter of the bigger radiating cluster : 5.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 925348     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1852 x 1618 pixels (3.0 Mpix)

T6U-KACChalcopyrite, Baryte

Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Dimensions: 8.0 cm x 3.5 cm x 8.0 cm

" Old time " creamy white specimen with tabular blades of baryte and iridescent , brassy chalcopyrite crystals from well known , classic european locality .

Finding : about 1968

Overall piece size : 8.0 x 3.5 x 8.0 cm
Size of the bigger chalcopyrite crystal : 1.0 x 0.8 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 925347     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 41   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1873 x 1575 pixels (2.9 Mpix)

2UR-X1PFluorite, Siderite

Weardale, Co. Durham, England, UK

Dimensions: 20.0 cm x 9.0 cm x 11.0 cm

Large "old time " specimen of lustrous , pale yellow , transparent , cubic fluorite crystals on matrix with partial coating of brown crystallized
siderite . Vivid strong purple fluorescence under UV long wave

Finding : about 1967

Overall piece size : 20.0 x 9.0 x 11.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 925346     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1930 x 1376 pixels (2.7 Mpix)

QJG-D8JAragonite

Sefrou, Sefrou Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco

Dimensions: 10.0 cm x 5.5 cm x 9.5 cm

Specimen of pseudo-hexagonal , reddish-brown , transparent to translucent , terminated aragonite crystals.

Finding : about 1983

Overall piece size : 10.0 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 924418     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 44   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1590 x 1546 pixels (2.5 Mpix)

16E-PYWQuartz

Corinto, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 9.0 cm x 8.5 cm

"Old time" elegant specimen of bright , transparent , colorless , terminated quartz crystals. Very nice any way you look.

Finding : about 1970

Overall piece size : 13.5 x 9.0 x 8.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 924417     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 56   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1751 x 1271 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

9UD-2NNGold

Ballarat, City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Dimensions: 10.0 cm x 6.5 cm x 5.5 cm
Weight: 405 g

" Old time " specimen of native gold on massive , white quartz matrix .

Finding: about 1970

Overall piece size: 10.0 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm . Weight 405 grams

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 924416     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 49   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1985 x 1309 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

60Y-5GTRhodochrosite

Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș, Romania

Dimensions: 13.0 cm x 4.5 cm x 7.5 cm

" Old time " specimen of fairly lustrous , pink , small , lenticular rhodochrosite crystals .

Finding: about 1970

Overall piece size: 13.0 x 4.5 x 7.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 923227     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 48   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2072 x 1344 pixels (2.8 Mpix)

Q9U-UWCGypsum

Mnagueur, Ouargla Province, Algeria

Dimensions: 12.0 cm x 5.5 cm x 7.0 cm

Specimen of interpenetrating gypsum crystals with the typical appearance and light-brown colour due to the inclusion of desert sand .

Finding: about 1987

Overall piece size: 12.0 x 5.5 x 7.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 923226     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 43   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2141 x 1564 pixels (3.3 Mpix)

9KQ-JAGAragonite

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

Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 6.0 cm x 15.0 cm

"Old time" large specimen of pale green, translucent, terminated, pseudo-hexagonal aragonite crystals. Very fluorescent under long-wave U.V. light with a deep pink color. Very difficult to find nowadays.

Finding: about 1971

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 923225     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 52   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1428 x 1566 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

URU-CCMLimestone

Florence Province, Tuscany, Italy

Dimensions: 18.0 cm x 6.0 cm x 9.5 cm

Nice polished specimen of pale gray, green-yellow, yellow-brown ornamental stone named in Italian "verde d'Arno". It is a variety of "pietra paesina" very difficult to find nowadays with the size and quality of this specimen. It has this name because it was found in pebbles in the Arno river in the area of Florence (Tuscany). The perimeter of the specimen is indeed roundish.

Finding: about 1964

Overall piece size: 18.0 x 6.0 x 9.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 921745     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 57   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1360 x 856 pixels (1.2 Mpix)
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