We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
13 Dec-04:13:05 Re: minerals sans life (James)
13 Dec-01:23:55 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
13 Dec-00:22:20 Re: minerals sans life (Duncan Miller)
12 Dec-22:57:46 Re: collection of michael shaw (Nunzio)
12 Dec-21:31:06 Re: coal with metallic inclusion (Matt_zukowski)
12 Dec-17:03:53 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
12 Dec-16:24:03 Re: prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (Peter)
12 Dec-14:59:16 Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (Cascaillou)
12 Dec-14:28:41 Re: native copper in quartz? (Kushmeja)
12 Dec-14:16:28 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
12 Dec-13:19:21 Native copper in quartz? (Hardman.Digs)
12 Dec-13:16:42 Re: collection of fiebre verde - coscuez (#667) (Fiebre Verde)
12 Dec-12:52:49 Re: coal with metallic inclusion (Bob Harman)
12 Dec-12:16:40 Re: favourite fluorites? (Jesse Fisher)
12 Dec-11:23:00 Re: coal with metallic inclusion (Kushmeja)
12 Dec-11:16:22 Re: coal with metallic inclusion (James)
12 Dec-10:47:31 Re: coal with metallic inclusion (Bob Harman)
12 Dec-10:46:06 Re: coal with metallic inclusion (Kushmeja)
12 Dec-10:32:56 Coal with metallic inclusion (Stan Feng)
12 Dec-09:36:08 Re: munich show (mineralientage) 2017 (Roger Warin)
12 Dec-08:41:00 Re: favourite fluorites? (Vrigatti)
11 Dec-22:08:57 Re: a mineralogical trip through the states of usa - missouri (Turbo)
11 Dec-17:53:10 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
11 Dec-16:12:50 Re: collection of michael shaw (Don Lum)
11 Dec-15:24:49 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
36606


The time now is Dec 13, 2017 04:13

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
The Mizunaka Collection
  Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50  Next
  Index -> Collection photos and Collector's page
Like
1906


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Dec 31, 2014 18:29    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - cerussite  




CerrusiteMatrix.jpg
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Nakhlak Mine, Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province, Iran
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 2.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9460 Time(s)

CerrusiteMatrix.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Don Lum




Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 1841
Location: Arkansas


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Dec 31, 2014 20:16    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very nice !!
_________________
hogwild
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Joseph D'Oliveira




Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 170
Location: Hanmer, Ontario


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 01, 2015 15:01    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very unique scolecite, complimented by the photography.
_________________
Joseph D'Oliveira
Hanmer, Ontario
Canada
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 02, 2015 14:43    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Don and Joseph.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 14, 2015 20:33    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




GreekQtz.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety prase)
 Locality:
Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon), Greece
 Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9112 Time(s)

GreekQtz.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 17, 2015 20:37    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - calcite  




CalciteConco.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite, Pyrite, Marcasite
 Locality:
Conco Mine, North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9028 Time(s)

CalciteConco.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1393
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 18, 2015 04:12    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Fascinating calcite specimen! Perhaps I will some day be so fortunate to view your fabulous collection personally. Regards.
_________________
Pierre Joubert


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 19, 2015 19:30    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Pierre
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jan 25, 2015 01:57    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - calcite  




CalciteConco2.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite, Pyrite, Marcasite
 Locality:
Conco Mine, North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 13.0 x 6.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8593 Time(s)

CalciteConco2.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 05, 2015 02:18    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Cerussite  

A classic glassy v-twin cerussite on matrix.


CerrusiteTsumeb.jpg
 Mineral: Cerussite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8407 Time(s)

CerrusiteTsumeb.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 09, 2015 16:08    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - vesuvianite  




JeffreyVesuvianite.jpg
 Mineral: Vesuvianite
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8230 Time(s)

JeffreyVesuvianite.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

GneissWare




Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Posts: 1264
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 09, 2015 16:26    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very nice!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 09, 2015 20:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1393
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 10, 2015 00:29    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hi Am. To me these Vesuvianite specimens are of the most beautiful of all species. Congratulations and thanks for showing.
_________________
Pierre Joubert


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 10, 2015 01:39    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Pierre.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Joan Martinez Bruguera




Joined: 13 Dec 2012
Posts: 49
Location: Sant Esteve de Palautordera (Barcelona)


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 10, 2015 17:14    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Congratulations !!!

All samples are magnificent.

Best Regards ;-)
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 15, 2015 20:27    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - tourmaline with history  

Thanks Joan.

At the turn of the century China’s Empress Dowager, Cixi had a passion for pink tourmaline from San Diego County. From about 1902 to 1910 approximately 120 tons of gem grade rough was exported to China. The rough was made into carvings and other accessories.

This carving and rough is from that time period. It was originally in the Loren Merrill collection.



Carving.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline (Carving)
 Locality:
Stewart Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7737 Time(s)

Carving.jpg



StewartTourmaline.jpg
 Mineral: Tourmaline
 Locality:
Stewart Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.0 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7783 Time(s)

StewartTourmaline.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

GneissWare




Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Posts: 1264
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 15, 2015 21:20    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike,

Really neat pieces. Congrats!

It looks like the carving is of a European subject. Do you think it was made here for export to China, or made in China for export to Europe, where Chinese objects were popular.

As for the "rough", it looks pretty nice and a few steps above cutting rough.

BTW, is Loren Merrill the Mt. Mica guy from the pre-1930s?
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

am mizunaka




Joined: 09 Apr 2010
Posts: 939
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 15, 2015 23:46    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Bob,

The origin of the carving is uncertain. It may have been carved here for export to China and never made it there, or it was carved in China and somehow made it's way back to the US. Loren Merrill is the miner/collector from Mt Mica.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2537
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 16, 2015 12:19    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

What a great Stewart Mine elbaite! Well, the raw specimen, not the carving. In my humble opinion, nothing's more beautiful than the awesome crystals nature makes, it grieves me to see such wonderful things broken and carved :-(

I hope no one feels offended by this, but am I the only collector who doesn't like carved minerals? Especially not, when such a wonderful treasure like an elbaite from Stewart Mine has been destroyed :-(

Tobi
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Collection photos and Collector's page   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 15 of 50
  Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50  Next  

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2017


Powered by FMF