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Mauro Rapazzini's Photo Gallery

G2H-M2YRutile, Hematite

Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 4.0 cm x 5.5 cm

Specimen of acicular , lustrous , golden yellow rutile crystals with bright , black , metallic , hematite crystals on small matrix .

Finding: about 2006

Overall piece size: 7.5 x 4.0 x 5.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 920218     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 29   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2049 x 1488 pixels (3.0 Mpix)

QPF-YRQNatrolite, Calcite

Sipi caves, Mount Elgon, Manafwa District, Eastern Region, Uganda

Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 5.0 cm x 7.5 cm

Uncommon specimen of acicular , white natrolite crystals associated with red- brown , fairly lustrous calcite grown together in petrified wood from Uganda .

Finding: about 2013

Overall piece size: 12.5 x 5.0 x 7.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 920217     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 36   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2028 x 1312 pixels (2.7 Mpix)

1CE-AH3Dolomite

Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 7.0 cm

"Old time" specimen of pink , lustrous , saddle-shaped dolomite crystals on gray matrix .

Finding: about 1969

Overall piece size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 7.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 920216     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 23   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1653 x 1581 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

5F5-Q7HK Feldspar (Var: Adularia), Epidote

Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Dimensions: 12.0 cm x 9.5 cm x 9.0 cm

Large specimen of white and green , lustrous , terminated , aggregate crystals of adularia associated with lustrous , dark green-brown epidote crystals . The bigger adularia is doubly terminated .

Finding: about 2005

Overall piece size: 12.0 x 9.5 x 9.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 918661     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 35   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1853 x 1448 pixels (2.7 Mpix)

F34-2X9Muscovite, Albite

Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 9.0 cm x 13.0 cm

Aesthetic specimen of twinned , pearly-pale yellow , fairly lustrous muscovite crystals on white albite matrix . Also known as star-muscovite for its star-shaped crystals .

Finding: about 1997

Overall piece size: 16.5 x 9.0 x 13.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 918660     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1861 x 1488 pixels (2.8 Mpix)

PQ2-EM2Galena, Dolomite

Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 8.0 cm x 7.0 cm

Aesthetic nice specimen of cubic , metallic luster , steel gray , very large galena crystal on limestone matrix with crystallized dolomite from classic well known locality .

Finding: about 1994

Overall piece size: 10.5 x 8.0 x 7.0 cm
Size of the bigger galena crystal: 6.0 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 918659     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 27   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1832 x 1649 pixels (3.0 Mpix)

K8A-Q46Galena

Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 10.0 cm x 8.0 cm x 5.5 cm

Aesthetic nice specimen of cubic , metallic luster , steel gray , large galena crystals on limestone matrix from classic well known locality .

Finding: about 1994

Overall piece size: 10.0 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm
Size of the bigger galena crystal: 4.0 x 4.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 917601     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 33   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1974 x 1704 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

RPR-HWYQuartz (Var: Amethyst)

Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay

Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 10.0 cm x 14.0 cm

Specimen of dark purple , very lustrous , gemmy quartz amethyst crystals on basalt matrix .

Finding: about 2014

Overall piece size: 13.5 x 10.0 x 14.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 917245     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1569 x 1685 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

2CP-VMAFluorapophyllite-(K)

Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India

Dimensions: 28.0 cm x 10.0 cm x 9.0 cm

Nice specimen of lustrous , transparent ,colorless fluorapophyllite crystals growing on elongated , stalactitic white chalcedony from typical locality .

Finding: about 2005

Overall piece size: 28.0 x 10.0 x 9.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 917244     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 35   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2000 x 1304 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

5LH-AKGGalena, Sphalerite, Quartz

Krushev dol mine, Madan ore field, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Dimensions: 15.0 cm x 9.0 cm x 10.0 cm

Fine specimen of very bright , lustrous , dark steel gray galena crystals with black sphalerite and thin quartz . Nice and very appreciated gift received from my friends Dr. Luigi Geroli and Dr. Maurizio Casazza !

Finding: about 2003

Overall piece size: 15.0 x 9.0 x 10.0 cm

Mauro Rapazzini private collection.
Copyright: © Mauro Rapazzini 2018      Photo ID: 916304     Uploaded by: Mauro Rapazzini   View Count: 36   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2132 x 1673 pixels (3.6 Mpix)
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