Selvino is a small village about 50 km North West of Milan. The double terminated rock crystals of this locality, so called “Lombard diamonds”, are well known for collectors of Italian minerals.
The village Selvino is located on a hill aside the Val Serina, North of Bergamo. Leaving the Selvino to the West, you are passing the locality just after leaving the village – on the slope below the last buildings. The quarz crystals are spread like potatoes in the soil. There are several situations, where you can find them on the side of the road or on molehills. Especially the excavation of nearby located construction sites brought up nice pieces during the last years.