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La Fossa Crater, Vulcano Island, Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
0.05 × 0.12 × 0.1 cm

One of the last, if not the last, available specimens of brontesite from the unique find in 2008 at the Vulcano crater fumaroles. Brontesite shows as colorless, blocky tabular crystals up to 70 micron across, best viewed in the SEM images. Individually analyzed, with typical significant Br content (analytical data available on request).

Tiny matrix specimen with alunite and minor adranosite sprays, mounted on pencil lead in micro box.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock


Type Locality: 
La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

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Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps

Seller's terms and conditions

We offer rare minerals to systematic collectors worldwide, doing our best to ensure accurate identification and provide adequate information and pictures.

Through extensive field search and contacts with trusted sources, we manage to provide the best in newly found species and classic type-locality minerals. Should your item prove to be different we offer an immediate refund of purchase.

Items may be returned within 15 days of receipt, please note that return costs are at customer's expense. We will issue refund as soon as we receive the item in unaltered condition.

Preferred payment is via Paypal, please follow instructions at ceckout and make payment to: . If you don't have a Paypal account you can as well pay with your credit card following instructions for non-Paypal users.

Alternatively we accept bank transfer to: Roberto Bracco - bank: Intesa Sanpaolo - via Paleocapa 134/R - 17100 Savona, Italy.

IBAN code: IT79P0306910600100000067863 SWIFT code: BCITITMM

Cash and checks not accepted.

To contact us and ask questions about items on sale, please e-mail to:  - phone: +39.3381058295. Returned items should be sent to: Roberto Bracco, piazza Monticello 12/2, 17100 Savona, Italy