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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2017 07:10    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I think the Antarctica specimen is really cool. The specimens I typically see from there are from outer space and not from the continent itself!
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2017 16:08    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Jamison Brizendine wrote:
I think the Antarctica specimen is really cool. The specimens I typically see from there are from outer space and not from the continent itself!


Thanks Jamison!
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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2017 17:08    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Jinkouhe District, Leshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 10.3 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1575 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2017 21:53    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 8.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1480 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2017 20:49    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - elbaite  




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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 1.7 cm
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 Viewed:  1382 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2017 17:50    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - malachite  

Malachite after azurite with some tiny calcite and azurite crystals.


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 Mineral: Malachite, Calcite, Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 7.0 x 6.5 cm
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 Viewed:  1309 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2017 20:09    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - malachite with azurite  




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 Mineral: Malachite, Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.7 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2017 20:11    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Treasure Mountain Diamond Mine, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.0 cm
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 Viewed:  1194 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2017 21:21    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - barite  




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 Mineral: Barite, Calcite
 Locality:
Elk Creek, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
 Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.9 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2017 19:18    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - galena  




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 Mineral: Galena, Chalcopyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Shiraita Mine, Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2017 23:30    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - sakura ishi  

Group of Sakura Ishi (Cherry Blossom Stones). Mica pseudomorphs of cordierite-indialite intergrowths.


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 Mineral: Mica
 Locality:
Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.7 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2017 19:27    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - andradite  




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 Mineral: Andradite
 Locality:
Kohse mine, Tenkawa village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.8 cm
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 Viewed:  872 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2017 21:49    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Stony Point (Hiddenite), Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 15.3 x 11.6 cm
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 Viewed:  824 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2017 22:52    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Otome Mine, Kofu City, Kinpuzan District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.6 x 1.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2017 08:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Love that Japanese Andradite! I'm curious to know if anyone has done any research into the cause of the iridescence on the garnets?
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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2017 15:26    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Jamison Brizendine wrote:
Love that Japanese Andradite! I'm curious to know if anyone has done any research into the cause of the iridescence on the garnets?


Thanks Jamison. There is an article about the garnets in an older issue of Gems and Gemology on the GIA website. Search for andradite and japan.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2017 18:03    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

Floater quartz with hematite on and included within the cluster with a couple of tiny barite crystals.


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 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite, Barite
 Locality:
Jan Coetzee Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.5 cm
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 Viewed:  556 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2017 15:58    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz), Spessartine
 Locality:
Wushan Spessartine prospects, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2017 21:45    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding County, Ohio, USA
 Dimensions: 17.5 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  327 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2017 18:10    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - beryl  




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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Rutile
 Locality:
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 1.1 x .55 cm
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 Viewed:  267 Time(s)

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