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NEW FINDING FROM THE CETINE DI COTORNIANO (SIENA)
For those mineral collectors who visited the Cetine di Cotorniano mine since young age, the finding of a “gypsum flower” specimen constitutes much more than a simple wish. This nightmare was driven by the picture of an old specimen stored in the mineral collection of the Natural History Museum of Genova and published on the “Guida ai Minerali”. The extreme difference between that specimen and those found after the closure of mine workings at Le Cetine di Cotorniano gave rise to a myth about “gypsum flowers”.