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Toscano Salvino lives to Induno Olona , a nice village near Varese , and has a deep passion for stones ; he searched them not only near his home but even in Sardinia , because his wife is original of that beauty island .
In the picture above you can see Toscano and even in background some Russian Icons painted by his wife ,who has the passion of this hobby .
Here we begin the stones with schists coming from Sardinia island (they are flat and not cut) :
( Please excuse the dark pictures , we haven't a good light that day ).
Now we will see another kind of stones ( dolomite ) which is situated only in Varese area , Enjoy :
This kind of material is difficult to dig up because it is very brittle and it is placed deeply ; only a few collectors know where there is the veine and it is dangerous to collect it because it is near to precipices :
Like you can see above , Toscano Salvino has even classical Palombini in his collection .
The first stone to left is a very hard kind of material : obsidian .
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