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4C3-WAPEuxenite-(Y) (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6

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Val di Crana pegmatites, Val di Crana, Toceno, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Field of View: 60 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 10 mm

Euxenite-(Y) crystal of 10 mm on matrix. Found in 1989. Pegmatite del Bosco, Val di Crana, Arvogno.
Photo and collection: Mauro Savia
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 976948     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 17   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

24E-G6LXenotime-(Y) Y(PO4) , Gadolinite-(Y) Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10 , Allanite-(Ce) {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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Val di Crana pegmatites, Val di Crana, Toceno, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Dimensions: 40 mm x 40 mm x 38 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 12 mm

Yellow-brownish xenotime-(Y), up to 12 mm, with green gadolinite-(Y) and black allanite-(Ce) from the so-called Pegmatite del Bosco, Arvogno, Val di Crana.
Photo and Collection: Mauro Savia
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 971814     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1972 x 1992 pixels (3.9 Mpix)

571-5VUGoethite α-Fe3+O(OH)

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Cascine Machetto, Quittengo, Cervo Valley, Biella Province, Piedmont, Italy

Field of View: 5 mm

Ball of goethite in vug

photo and collection Mauro Savia

Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 943374     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 974 x 693 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

TU2-9V7Baryte BaSO4

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Agogna Alp mine, Gignese, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Field of View: 15 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 7 mm

Barite crystals to 7 mm in vug

Photo and Collection: Mauro Savia
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 920514     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1526 x 1246 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

DHW-C60Jordanite Pb14(As,Sb)6S23

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Piano dei Camosci, Formazza, Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Field of View: 12 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 4 mm

Crystal of 4 mm on vug
Collected in 1989

Photo and collection Mauro Savia
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 905052     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 31   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2185 x 1562 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

3RR-EEAChrysoberyl BeAl2O4

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Ornavasso pegmatite, Ornavasso, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Dimensions: 42 mm x 40 mm x 38 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 18 mm

Chrysoberyl twin crystals on pegmatite with manganese oxide
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 904618     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 40   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2611 x 1972 pixels (5.1 Mpix)

Mine entrance

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Cani Mine, Vanzone con San Carlo, Anzasca Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Tunnel entrance with water collection (blue piping) for pharmaceutical use.
The ferruginous arsenic waters of the so-called «Fonte dei Cani» spring originate from ancient gold mines and contain 65 metallic elements. Acqua Vanzonis is the name given to the water of this source, presently commercialized at Casa Vanzonis.
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 904028     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 184   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 768 x 1024 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

View of the mine

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Cani Mine, Vanzone con San Carlo, Anzasca Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

The mine is distributed on the ridge with several tunnels, most of them closed and flooded. Above the ruins of buildings for miners.
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 904027     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 26   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 768 x 1024 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

GPV-R5NRutile TiO2 , Armenite BaCa2Al6Si9O30·2H2O

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Isenwegg, Wasen Alp, Ganter valley, Simplon pass area, Brig, Valais, Switzerland

Field of View: 5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

Rutile crystal 2 mm with armenite
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 903325     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

3MU-EG6Baryte BaSO4

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Candoglia marble quarries, Candoglia, Mergozzo, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

Field of View: 5 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

Baryte crystals

Photo and collection: Mauro Savia
Copyright: © Mauro Savia      Photo ID: 901505     Uploaded by: Mauro Savia   View Count: 36   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1810 x 1099 pixels (2.0 Mpix)
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