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ITA-N38 SCHORL

"SCHORL""SCHORL""SCHORL""SCHORL""SCHORL""SCHORL"

San Piero, Isola Elba, Livorno, Italy - A nicely terminated 1.4 cm long schorl shows on this pegmatite matrix. The rystal is perfectly terminated and shows greatly on this rock. At the base it has a narural contact on the matrix and no damage ! Nice crystal from Elba ! overall size is 3.5x3x2.5 cm

Unit price: EURO 50,00

ITA-N39 ELBAITE

"ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE"

FORCIONI, SANT ILARIO, ISOLA ELBA, LIVORNO, ITALY - Forcioni dike has been one of the most prolific areas for elbaites. It was characterized by green elbaites with a red core in most cases. cONTACT AND etching to the upper termination due to the idrothermal activities that this area had during its stabilization. This specimen is from the last 2005 finding from this area and shows a terminated elbaites. The crystal is 1.2 cm long ! a real nice old timer ! overall size is 3.8x3.5x2 cm

Unit price: EURO 50,00
"MELANOPHLOGITE""MELANOPHLOGITE""MELANOPHLOGITE""MELANOPHLOGITE"

Fortullino, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy - This is an uncommon mineral that occurs in a very few location all over the world. This specimen hosts a large amount of waterclear spheoids of melanophlogite  formin clusters of 1-2 mm. There are spheroids on both sides of the specimen. Overall size is 6x5x3 cm.

Unit price: EURO 25,00

ITA-N41 ELBAITE

"ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE"

San Piero, Isola Elba, Livorno, Italy - A very nice couple of off-matrix elbaite crystals. The color is pink with some violet tones in the top of the smaller one. Great terminated crystals of 2.5 an 1 cm in size. The smaller one, with the violet top, has a cluster of quartz crystals nicely perched on one side of the crystal. Such loose crystals are not do frequent on the market. These 2 are from my personal collection of elbaites found in more than 20 years of field trips. Very esthetic.

Unit price: EURO 150,00

ITA-N42 SPESSARTINE

"SPESSARTINE""SPESSARTINE""SPESSARTINE""SPESSARTINE""SPESSARTINE""SPESSARTINE"

San Piero, Isola Elba, Livorno, Italy - Anold timer from the 1996 finding. This specimen hosts half a dozen of bright orange spessartine nicely located on feldspars ! The spessartine are up to 0.4 cm in sizeand show greatly ! A classic, nowadays almost rare to find ! overall size is 6x3.5x2.5 cm

Unit price: EURO 250,00

ITA-N43 ELBAITE

"ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE""ELBAITE"

San Silvestro dike, San Piero, Isola Elba, Livorno, Italy - San Silvestro has been one of the oldest pegmatite vein worked at the San Piero area, aftwer the Speranza quarry. Now it is exausted and almost no traces are left of its location. This specimen is from my personal collection. There are 3 perfectly terminated elbaites ! the main crystals are 0.5 cm in size and show a deep brown/green color while the top is light green. The smallest elbaite is located just below the other 2 crystals, with the same aspect. Very nice thumbnail. Great esthetics ! overall size is 2.2x2.2x1.8 cm.

Unit price: EURO 200,00

ITA-N88 VESUVIANITE

"VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE"

45Pitigliano quarry, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy - An old specimen probably from late 80ies when the quarry was still operating. The rock hosts a number of brown  vesuvianite crystals nicely located on and among grossulars The vesuvianites are up to 1 cm in size. Overall size is 5.4x4x3.5 cm

Unit price: EURO 45,00

ITA-L84 HEMATITE

"HEMATITE""HEMATITE""HEMATITE""HEMATITE"

Bacino mine, Rio Marina, Isola Elba, Livorno, Italy - Large and rich of crystals specimen from this famous locality. There are dozens of bright hematite crystals to the size of 1.3-1.8 cm. A classic from Italy. Overall size is 7x6x4.5 cm

Unit price: EURO 45,00

ITA-N89 VESUVIANITE

"VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE"

Pitigliano quarry, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy - An old specimen probably from late 80ies when the quarry was still operating. The rock is entirely composed by a grossular rich matrix that hosts a large vesuvianite crystal. The vesuvianite is 1x0.5x1 cm in size and stands on the edge of a cavity filled by 1-2 mm grossular crystals. Overall size is 6.5c5.5x4 cm.

Unit price: EURO 45,00

ITA-N75 VESUVIANITE

"VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE""VESUVIANITE"

Pitigliano quarry, Grosseto, Italy - A very old specimen, found during summer 1980. The specimen is composed by a grossular crystalline matrix in which there are vesuvianite masses. On one side thre are a couple of vesuvianite crystals and the largest is 1.7x1.5 cm wide ! a quite rare finding today since the quarry is no more operated and is dismissed. Overall size is 4x4x3.5 cm. Weight is 92 gr.

Unit price: EURO 50,00
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