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Mixed Minerals


Mixed Minerals

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Somma-Vesuvius, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
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Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
4 × 3 × 4 cm

This group includes 21 samples, all TL of Vesuvius Monte Somma. Some are really rare and make this group of minerals precious on their own. The dimensions vary from MM to TN to Miniature to small Cabinet, the weight is about 900 grams.

In the pictures: Aphtitalite, Anorthite, Challacolloite, “Humite”, Magnesioferrite, Microsommite, Sarcolite, Sylvite, Tenorite

1. Anorthite: complex colorless and transparent crystals, San Vito, Ercolano, Naples

2. Aphtitalite: analyzed, tabular granules or crystals with a hexagonal contour, Cratere Vesuvio, Ercolano, Napoli

3. Challacolloite: small branch-shaped structures, white 30X, Crater Vesuvius 1944, Herculaneum, Naples

4. Cotunnite: small flat and elongated crystals 30X, Crater Vesuvius 1944, Herculaneum, Naples

5. Cuspidine: pink spearhead crystals, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

6. "Davyne": squat white, silky crystal, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

7. Fluor-potassicrichterite: elongated blue-green crystals, Lagno Amendolare, Sant’Anastasia, Naples

8. Forsterite: crystals or orange granules with black spinel, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

9. "Humite": brown crystals with spinel, vesuvianite and orange "garnet", ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

10. Kaliophillite: light brown elongated crystals in some cavities, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

11. Leucite: geminato of gray icositetraedron crystals, Eremo al Vesuvio, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

12. Magnesioferrite: rough metal octahedra, Lagno Amendolare, Sant’Anastasia, Naples

13. Meionite: colorless and transparent prismatic crystals, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

14. Microsommite: analyzed, white crystals in parallel association, Cava Vitiello, Terzigno, Naples

15. Montesommaite: colorless and transparent truncated bipiramids with Merlinoite , 30X, Cava Vitiello, Terzigno, Naples

16. Nepheline: hexagonal prismatic crystals, white, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

17. Periclase: octahedral crystals or green granules, San Vito, Herculaneum, Naples

18. Sarcolite: analyzed, colorless and transparent complex crystal, visible to the naked eye, San Vito, Ercolano, Naples

19. Sylvite: crust of octahedral crystals or colorless complexes, Crater Vesuvius 1944, Herculaneum, Naples

20. Tenorite: delicate metallic crystals, area below the "yellow spot", ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

21. Vesuvianite: brown-green prismatic crystals, ex coll. Panunzi, Somma Vesuvio, Naples

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