Colourless spheres of melanophlogite. Ex Bernie Day Collection. Width of view 17.25mm. Stack of 30 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Green demantoid andradite garnets nestled in pinkish-white chrysotile (asbestos). Precise locality not known. There are a few possibilities: Dossi di Franscia and the Sferlùn asbestos mine amongst others. Ex Jo Price Collection. Width of view...
Four spheres with a slight pinkish hue. Width of view 19mm. Stack of 63 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Type Locality for monteponite. Tan smithsonite with yellow and brown monteponite. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 30 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
Type Locality for clinocervantite. Acquired by Joan Lamond from Peter Elliott for $5.00.
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1997 from a Swiss Collection for $1.00.
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1999 from Bernie and Margaret Day at the Castlemaine Gemkana for $4.00.
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 2000 from Peter Elliott at the Ballarat Gemboree for $4.00.
Ex Joan Lamond Collection.
5727 Lafossaite, La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Type Locality. Tiny yellow cubes of this rare thallium species. Width of view 3.5mm. Stack of 60 images.
5721 Steropesite, La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Type Locality. Pale yellow crust of this rare thallium species.
20066 Lavoisierite, Punta Gensane, Col San Giovanni, Viù, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Type Locality. Orange fibrous laths frozen in matrix. Width of view 18mm. Stack of 120 images.
Orange to red hessonite garnet showing a combination of dodecahedron and hexoctahedron forms with green curving worms of clinochlore. Width 18.5mm. Stack of 300 images.
In slag. Colourless octahedral crystals of senarmontite, and yellow sulphur(?) crystals in other cavities. Maybe rosickýite? Senarmontite: Width 9mm. Stack of 54 images. “Sulphur”: Width 1.55. Stack of 16 images. I had to overexpose the...
9022 JP2363 Synchisite-(Ce), Hematite, Quartz, Montecrestese, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Hexagonal pale-coloured prism of synchisite (label says Ce, but Mindat shows this as questionable), with silver hexagonal plates of hematite. Width 4.5mm. Stack of 56 images. Ex Jo Price Collection.
Two small anatase crystals and albite on matrix. Video best viewed full screen.
Orange-brown crystal aggregates. White unknown fluoresces pink
Type Locality, Helmut Braith
ex Joan Lamond Collection
ex Joan Lamond Collection
Type Locality. ex Joan Lamond Collection
10033 Protochabourneite, Arsiccioite, Pyrite, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Type Locality for both species. This relatively NEW SPECIES was approved in 2011 but has only recently reached the mineral market (October 2014). Protochabourneite occurs as black micro granular aggregates sparely scattered in quartz/pyrite matrix,...
4626 Tavagnascoite, Esperance superiore tunnel, Tavagnasco Mine, Tavagnasco, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Type Locality. A couple of tiny white crystals on matrix. Approved 2015.
Type Locality. Tan crystals on matrix. Approved 2014.
Jim Ferraiolo 6/2005
Robert Kurcbart 4/2005
Collected Nov 1993
2842 Ambrinoite, Orpiment, Cumbe Surde quarry, Signols Quarries, Signols, Oulx, Susa Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Type Locality. Red patches of ambrinoite with yellow orpiment.
A single 0.5mm or so yellow-green xl on matrix. 15mm across.
6053 Cervandonite-(Ce), Mt Cervandone (Scherbadung), Devero Alp, Baceno, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Type locality. Aggregate of black curved crystals
Type locality. Ex Willard Perkins. Green and pink zoned crystal
Probably Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
2405 Uranmicrolite, Alpe Rosso, Orcesco, Druogno, Vigezzo Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Single crystal on matrix. Name discredited in 2010. Insufficient uranium to warrant a separate species.
1159 Klebelsbergite, Sulphur, Stibnite, Pereta Mine, Pereta, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
White needles of klebelsbergite with yellow sulphur on stibnite. Have previous Jrgen label.
Tiny fibrous pale-yellow tufts and crust. This was the second locality for alwilkinsite-(Y), named after good friend, Al Wilkins in 2016. It could have been very different. The Italian one was first described (as an...
Prismatic and acicular topaz crystals, with opal coating tridymite, and also capping one of the topaz crystals, from the Conca Cannas quarry, Masullas, Mt. Arci, Oristano Province, Sardinia, Italy.