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Gianfranco Ciccolini's Photo Gallery

TUK-RJDBehoite, Natrolite

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

Largest Crystal Size: 4 mm

Reticulated crystal aggregate of behoite on natrolite. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 967362     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

Q04-KQ8Hilairite

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

Largest Crystal Size: 3.2 mm

Aggregate (multiply twinned?) of trigonal, brown, hilairite crystals. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm
Photo ID: 967083     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 51   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

MQ0-4GFAnorthite, Augite (Var: Fassaite)

Sacrofano, Sacrofano Caldera, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Lazio, Italy

Largest Crystal Size: 4.8 mm

In a vug covered with dark brown crystals of augite var. fassaite, a white crystal of "prismatic" anorthite, whose terminal faces reveal the tricline symmetry. Collection and photo by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm
Photo ID: 966491     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 54   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

V2L-GM6Rutile, Muscovite

Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Largest Crystal Size: 2.0 mm

Twin of sagenitic type of acicular crystals from brown to yellow of rutile, grown on a pseudoesagonal muscovite crystal, in turn grown on siderite crystals. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 965975     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 73   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4600 x 3064 pixels (14.1 Mpix)

HUG-AKQEpididymite

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

Largest Crystal Size: 1 mm

Radiated aggregate of colorless, elongated crystals, of epididymite, verified via PXRD at Laurentian University. Ex Modris Baum collection and now Gianfranco Ciccolini collection, author of the photo.
Photo ID: 965625     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 40   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4924 x 3280 pixels (16.2 Mpix)

V6M-MY5Monazite-(Ce), Rutile

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

Largest Crystal Size: 1.3 mm

In the center of the photo, small black shining crystals of rutile. On the right and on the left, two aggregates of crystals of monazite- (Ce) yellow mustard. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 964560     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 75   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

5EQ-E9DOlivenite

Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Ortenaukreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 1.8 mm

Crystals of olivenite of the typical green color, which show two generations of growth. On a tabular crystal, stretched along the "a" axis, more smaller crystals have grown, along the "b" axis. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 963867     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 108   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

9JN-0D5Azurite, Quartz

Multiple photos available
Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Ortenaukreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Largest Crystal Size: 2.8 mm

Beautiful flower-like aggregates whose petals are made of thin, blue, azurite crystals, grown on quartz. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25.
Photo ID: 963363     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 71   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

NA6-9QNCaryopilite, Calcite

Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg ore district, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden

Field of View: 3.5 mm

Brown caryopilite with tiny balls of grey calcite. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25 mm.
Photo ID: 963254     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 59   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)

NCQ-HQEWulfenite

Sidi Amer, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco

Largest Crystal Size: 3.2 mm

Tabular, yellow, wulfenite crystals, with small faces of prism and bipyramides. Collection and photos by Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D750, bellows, Luminar 25.
Photo ID: 963106     Uploaded by: Gianfranco Ciccolini   View Count: 70   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5008 x 3336 pixels (16.7 Mpix)
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