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Giuliano Bettini's Photo Gallery

80M-32JStilbite

Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 1 mm

A classic bowtie-shaped stilbite.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 892099     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2002 x 1502 pixels (3.0 Mpix)

T62-NKPPollucite : (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 3 mm

Almost perfect pollucite crystal.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 891747     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3000 x 2250 pixels (6.8 Mpix)

2U1-1A2Pollucite : (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 3 mm

Partially altered ball-like pollucite crystals.
One of them (posted in another photo) clearly shows crystal faces
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 891746     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3286 x 2465 pixels (8.1 Mpix)

VN8-K8XPetalite : LiAlSi4O10

Multiple photos available
Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 3.4 mm

Etched petalite on matrix.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 890752     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3118 x 2339 pixels (7.3 Mpix)

57K-CKCPollucite : (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 2 mm

A 1.2 mm pollucite crystal. Some well defined faces of trapezohedron are visible.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 890295     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

EVH-P94Pollucite : (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 4 mm


Transparent rounded crystals of pollucite.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 890294     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3958 x 2969 pixels (11.8 Mpix)

3H9-KR5Anatase : TiO2

Multiple photos available
Romito Promontory, Livorno, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 3 mm

Extremely rare to find in this locality, I suppose, because I found only two specimens in almost thirty years of research. They were in a narrow area (2 or 3 meters) located between the green rocks and the red jasper.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 889369     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2994 x 2246 pixels (6.7 Mpix)

D57-XFXAnatase : TiO2

Multiple photos available
Romito Promontory, Livorno, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 3 mm

Extremely rare to find in this locality, I suppose, because I found only two specimens in almost thirty years of research. They were in a narrow area (2 or 3 meters) located between the green rocks and the red jasper.
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 889367     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3024 x 2268 pixels (6.9 Mpix)

CQD-04LManganite : Mn3+O(OH)

Ortano Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 3 mm

Specimen collected by Antonio Viscio in 2004, by searching in rocks exposed during excavations for building construction.
Full specimen size: 7 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm (posted in another photo).
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 884666     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3021 x 2266 pixels (6.8 Mpix)

CQD-04LManganite : Mn3+O(OH)

Ortano Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Dimensions: 7 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm

Specimen collected by Antonio Viscio in 2004, by searching in rocks exposed during excavations for building construction.
On the left in the photo is a small cavity, which contains many manganite crystals (posted in another photo).
Coll. & photo Giuliano Bettini.
Photo ID: 884665     Uploaded by: Giuliano Bettini   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1977 x 1483 pixels (2.9 Mpix)
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