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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2017 13:55    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2017 04:15    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 8.2 x 4.8 cm
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 Viewed:  2606 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2017 22:57    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection cerussite  




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 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 5.4 x 6.8 cm
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 Viewed:  2501 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2017 02:44    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hi Am, what a strange shaped quartz?! Is the crystal at the back a sceptre? ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=77454 )
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2017 04:13    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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Hi Am, what a strange shaped quartz?! Is the crystal at the back a sceptre? ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=77454 )


I don't think it is scepter but an etched quartz stalk. The crystal in the foreground probably had one too, but it broke off at some point. The piece is similar to this specimen:

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=51833
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2017 06:43    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

am mizunaka wrote:
Pierre Joubert wrote:
Hi Am, what a strange shaped quartz?! Is the crystal at the back a sceptre? ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=77454 )


I don't think it is scepter but an etched quartz stalk. The crystal in the foreground probably had one too, but it broke off at some point. The piece is similar to this specimen:

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=51833


Very nice. The 'stalk' is probably a first generation quartz growth.

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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2017 03:08    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




QtzAegerineMalosa.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz), Aegirine, Albite
 Locality:
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
 Dimensions: 9.0 x4.1 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2017 18:59    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - adamite  




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 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 11.2 x 6.4 cm
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 Viewed:  2310 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2017 20:27    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with pyrite  




QtzPyriteOppu1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite
 Locality:
Oppu Mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 12.5 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2263 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Pyrite
 Locality:
Oppu Mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Description:
Close up detail.
 Viewed:  2265 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2017 23:28    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - azurite  




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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.0 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2017 22:01    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with hematite  




QtzHematiteChina.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite
 Locality:
Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2089 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite
 Locality:
Lechang Mine, Lechang, Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Description:
Detailed section of specimen.
 Viewed:  2072 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2017 18:14    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - sphalerite  

Quartz replacing blades of barite with clusters of sphalerite.


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 Mineral: Sphalerite, Quartz
 Locality:
Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 5.4 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2017 19:07    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

Quartz with chlorite inclusions.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Shingle Springs Mine, Shingle Springs District, El Dorado County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 4.9 x 2.5 cm
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 Viewed:  1919 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 01, 2017 02:47    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - goethite  

Iridescent botryoidal goethite and goethite after gypsum.


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 Mineral: Goethite
 Locality:
Lavrion, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture, Greece
 Dimensions: 4.4 x 4.0 cm
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 Viewed:  1892 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 01, 2017 16:57    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with ajoite  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Ajoite
 Locality:
Messina Mine, Musina (Messina), Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 11.1 x 5.5 cm
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 Viewed:  1831 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2017 02:47    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with ajoite  

am mizunaka wrote:
Mineral: Quartz, Ajoite
Locality: Messina Mine, Musina (Messina), Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Beautiful specimen! Aesthetic quartz classics from all over the world are one my collecting focuses, but I'm still lacking a good Messina specimen, your's is really fine!
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2017 15:09    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2017 18:32    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - adamite  




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 Mineral: Adamite (variety manganoan)
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 4.9 cm
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 Viewed:  1702 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2017 19:01    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with barite  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Barite
 Locality:
Jinkouhe District, Leshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 cm
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 Viewed:  1575 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2017 12:19    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Superb quartz specimen captured in a great photo!
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