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Museo Eusebio's friends - Alba's Photo Gallery

DDX-G00Uranophane

Preit uranium deposit, Preit & Marmora Valleys, Maira Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 1.5 mm

Uranophane, acicular crystals millimetric, with autunite.
Collection Civic Museum F. Euseio - Alba

This picture is on page 400 of the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta." - Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba
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N1V-TNRChernikovite

Bric Colmè, I Cardin, San Giacomo, Roburent, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 1 mm

Chernikovite, aggregate of 1 mm.
Collection E. Dellapiana.

This picture is on page 107 of the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta." - Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba
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XNU-5DJAutunite

Montefallonio Prospect, Peveragno, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Dimensions: 7 cm x 5 cm

Remarkable sample of autunite in tabular crystals in square and rectangular section.
Private collection.

This picture is on page 48 of the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta." - Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba
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7AR-H3WAutunite

Montefallonio Prospect, Peveragno, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Dimensions: 5 cm x 3 cm

Remarkable sample of autunite in tabular crystals in square and rectangular section.
Private collection.

This picture is on page 48 of the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta." - Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba
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CK6-7VNAutunite

Lurisia Mine, Lurisia, Roccaforte di Mondovì, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Dimensions: 5 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm

Autunite specimen from Lurisia personally collected by A. Pelloux (01.12.1868 - 23.02.1948) and preserved in his collection, along with other similar specimens from the same locality, with the accompanying words "material for study".

This "material for study", offered for sale by his heirs, was bought by Renato and Adriana Pagano in July 1970.
It was recently donated to the Civic Museum "F. Eusebio", Alba, where it enriches the collection of minerals of the province of Cuneo.

This picture is shown in the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta", page 51.



Ref.: Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.

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Lurisia - The main adit where radioactive water sources were discovered

Lurisia Mine, Lurisia, Roccaforte di Mondovì, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

The interior of the main Lurisia mine working, a 330-m-long adit that was driven southeastwards from the face of the former Nivolano stone quarry on the right bank of Lurisia stream, in a vintage postcard. As reported by Pelloux (1934), various autunite and torbernite mineralised areas and radioactive water sources were evidenced.
Ennio Prato archives.

This picture is shown in the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta" at page 50.




References:
- Pelloux A. (1934): I minerali uraniferi e le sorgenti di acque radioattive della miniera di Lurisia presso Roccaforte di Mondovì. Atti Soc. Ligustica Sci. Nat., 13, 1-2, 137-170.
- Piccoli G. C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.


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Lurisia - Health Resort - Radioactive Water Source

Lurisia Mine, Lurisia, Roccaforte di Mondovì, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

The mine tunnel, excavated during the 1920s in the face of the Nivolano stone quarry, was transformed into a health resort thanks to the sources of radioactive water. Postcard of 1936.

This image is the same picture shown as Fig. 451, page 277, in the book "I minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo".



Ref.: Piccoli, G.C. (2002): I minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 362 pp.
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8GY-UACMonazite-(Ce)

Vinadio, Stura Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 4 mm

Monazite-(Ce), Vinadio
Collection T. Pernigotti

This picture is on page 258 of the book "Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta." - Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba
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X1F-XUVQuartz, Gramaccioliite-(Y)

Sambuco gramaccioliite site, Sambuco, Stura Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 10 cm

Hyaline quartz, crystals of 10 cm in length. On the surface of the crystals, and more rarely included in them, are numerous lamellar crystals blacks of ex "Davidite" ( Gramaccioliite-(Y) ). Sambuco sito storico, 1977. Collezione Piccoli.

This picture shows the same sample of image 259, page 165, of the book "I minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo." - Piccoli, G.C. (2002) - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba.
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1L8-AP4Anatase, Quartz

Pianche, Vinadio, Stura Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 3.5 mm

anatase, crystal translucent amber colored 3.5 mm on quartz. Walloon of the Bagni di Vinadio, 1997. Collection Pernigotti.

This picture shows the same sample of image 294, page 183, of the book "I minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo." - Piccoli, G.C. (2002) - Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba.
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