Messina Mine

Ajoite (blue)
inclosed in quartz, associated with chlorite and albite, 1
Ajoite (blue)
in large quartz crystal and partially coated by calcite, 2
Calcite (orange)
on quartz, 3
Chalcopyrite
and epidote, 4
Piemontite (red)
on quartz coated with sugary quartz, 5
Prehenite
(vermiform) on quartz, 6
Quartz coated
with planchéite (blue) and calcite, 7
Quartz coated
with planchéite (lightly) and calcite, 8


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1 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (3,9 cm), specimen and photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 181.

2 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (28*15 cm), specimen: Clive Queit, photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 235.

3 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (11 cm), specimen: Karl Messner, photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 193

4 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (9,7 cm), specimen: Desmond Sacco, photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 196.

5 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (6 mm), specimen and photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 230.

6 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (3,8 cm), specimen and photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 232.

7 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (10,1 cm), specimen and photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 231.

8 Messina Mine No. 5 Shaft (7,2 cm), specimen and photo: Bruce Cairncross in: Cairncross, B./ Dixon, R.: Minerals of South Africa, Singapore 1995, p. 235.