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Gianfranco Ciccolini's Photo Gallery

E1Y-CEMSphalerite, Sulvanite

Fantiscritti, Miseglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 2.8 mm

Orderly growth of tetrahedral crystals of yellow sphalerite with epitaxy of black sulvanite crystals, with "hopper" growth. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 945573     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 49   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

TT0-QQQQuartz

Zovon, Vò, Euganean Hills, Padova Province, Veneto, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 2.4 mm

A crystal of quartz paramorph after tridymite. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 945337     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 60   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

K84-RQYGehlenite

Case Collina, Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 4.8 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm

Light brown, tabular crystals of gehlenite. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 945265     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 68   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

7YM-2L3Pyrite, Galena, Calcite

Multiple photos available
La Facciata Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy

Field of View: 4.4 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2.3 mm

Aggregate of three pyrite crystals, with iridescence and in the lower part, on the left, dendritic formations. Above, a gray galena crystal. All on calcite crystals. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 945165     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 65   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

WV4-N9RThomsonite-Ca

Vitiello Quarry, Terzigno, Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy

Field of View: 7 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 2.8 mm

Tabular, translucent, light orange crystals of thomsonite-Ca, with pyrite crystals altered to dark brown-red oxyhydroxides. Ex Livio Carloni collection and now Gianfranco Ciccolini collection, author of the photo
Photo ID: 945077     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 61   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

6H3-114Thomsonite-Ca

Vitiello Quarry, Terzigno, Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 2.4 mm

Tabular, semitransparent crystals, colorless on the right side and light orange on the left side, of thomsonite-Ca. Ex Livio Carloni collection and now Gianfranco Ciccolini collection, author of the photo.
Photo ID: 945076     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 54   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

X2A-VE0Proustite

Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

Largest Crystal Size: 2.8 mm

Divergent aggregate of prismatic, red, shiny crystals of proustite, terminated by pyramid faces, dull. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 944873     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 75   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

WLA-44DGrimselite

Multiple photos available
Rovnost Mine, Jáchymov, Karlovy Vary District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

Field of View: 2 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 1.1 mm

Prismatic crystals, light yellow, transparent and shiny, arranged also as flower-like aggregates. Collection and photo of Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 16 mm.
Photo ID: 944380     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 61   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

N0T-F4KAncylite Group

Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Field of View: 1.9 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 1 mm

Prismatic crystal, rhombic, of ancylite-(Ce), of pink color. Received by Adriana and Renaro Pagano. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 16 mm.
Photo ID: 944006     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 51   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

Y98-DLRPetarasite

Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Field of View: 2.1 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 1.1 mm

Parallel association of tabular crystals, from pink to purple, of petarasite, on white albite. Collection and photo of Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 16 mm.
Photo ID: 943676     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 51   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)
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