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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 22:58    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thought I would start off with something that we don't normally collect. Polished beryl slices.


Trapiche.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
15.5 mm x 12.7 mm x 4.8 mm
 Viewed:  71474 Time(s)

Trapiche.jpg



TrapicheWeb2.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
14 x 14 x 4 mm
 Viewed:  71459 Time(s)

TrapicheWeb2.jpg



TrapicheFlower.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
19.3 mm x 10.8 mm x 5.4 mm
 Viewed:  71289 Time(s)

TrapicheFlower.jpg



TrapicheMtx.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Peña Blanca Mine, Mun. de San Pablo de Borbur, Boyacá Department, Colombia
3.1 x 2.4 cm
 Viewed:  71087 Time(s)

TrapicheMtx.jpg



TrapicheMtxSide.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Peña Blanca Mine, Mun. de San Pablo de Borbur, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Specimen size: 3.1 x 2.4 cm.
End View
 Viewed:  71213 Time(s)

TrapicheMtxSide.jpg



TorrBerylFr.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Torrington, Clive Co., New South Wales, Australia
5.1 x 4.2 cm
 Viewed:  71204 Time(s)

TorrBerylFr.jpg



TorrBerylBk.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald)
Torrington, Clive Co., New South Wales, Australia
5.1 x 4.2 cm.
Back View
 Viewed:  71156 Time(s)

TorrBerylBk.jpg



EmeraldCalcite.jpg
 Description:
Beryl (var emerald), Calcite
Chivor Mine, Mun. de Chivor, Boyacá Department, Colombia
4.1 x 2.4 cm
 Viewed:  75014 Time(s)

EmeraldCalcite.jpg



KarurSnail.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
4.6 x 3.8 cm
 Viewed:  71152 Time(s)

KarurSnail.jpg



KarurAmethyst2.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
4.6 x 3.8 cm.
Side View
 Viewed:  71045 Time(s)

KarurAmethyst2.jpg



BathTubLg.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
12.2 x 9.0 cm
 Viewed:  71164 Time(s)

BathTubLg.jpg



AmethystTub.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
12.2 x 9.0 cm.
Side View
 Viewed:  70952 Time(s)

AmethystTub.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 22:59    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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HopperLg.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Specimen size: 12.2 x 9.0 cm.
Hopper Crystal Close Up
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 23:01    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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AmethystCumberland.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
4.9 x 3.9 cm
 Viewed:  71096 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 23:02    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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AmeSpearLg.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
6.1 x 16.0 cm
 Viewed:  71257 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 23:08    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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KarurAmeMica4.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
12.8 cm x 10.8 cm x 2.8 cm
 Viewed:  71518 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 23:13    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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AmeFlowerLg.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
14.3 cm x 11.5 cm x 2.3 cm
 Viewed:  71539 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 23:36    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very nice Mike. Particularly like the Australian piece.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 01:09    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob.


QtzLaSirena.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst), Siderite
La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
4.9 x 3.3 cm
 Viewed:  71448 Time(s)

QtzLaSirena.jpg



BurmaLarge1.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
13.6 x 6.7 cm
 Viewed:  71462 Time(s)

BurmaLarge1.jpg



ErongoQtz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.0 x 6.0 cm
 Viewed:  71943 Time(s)

ErongoQtz.jpg



MexQtzAme1.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Guerrero, Mexico
7.9 x 6.9 cm
 Viewed:  71375 Time(s)

MexQtzAme1.jpg



JpnAmetyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Ogoya mine, Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
9.4 x 7.6 cm
 Viewed:  71560 Time(s)

JpnAmetyst.jpg



MexAmethyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Tehuilotepec, Mexico
10.1 x 6.3 cm
 Viewed:  71479 Time(s)

MexAmethyst.jpg



AmatAmethyst.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Amatitlán, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
5.4 x 6.5 cm
 Viewed:  71596 Time(s)

AmatAmethyst.jpg



QtzAmeMg.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Ankazobe Pegmatite Field, Analamanga Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
4.4 cm x 3.5 cm x 1.7 cm
 Viewed:  71439 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 02:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

GneissWare wrote:
Very nice Mike. Particularly like the Australian piece.

Me too! ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 03:44    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hello,
Your photos are always so perfect.
I also admire the beautiful trapiche emeralds.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 04:26    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Jordi and Roger. Glad you like the images.


AmeGuerro.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Amatitlán Mine, Amatitlán, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
9.0 x 5.0 cm
 Viewed:  72067 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 05:01    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Lovely collection Mike. Sorry we couldn't catch up at Tucson.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 05:23    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Stunning photos Mike and fine specimens. I especially like the second trapiche emerald in matrix. A truly great specimen. And the color-zoned beryl from Australia is remarkable.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 10:02    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I go with the Australian beryl as well. Did you often see such specimens ?

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 18:59    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks John and Chris. That is the only Australian beryl in matrix that I have seen since I picked that one up many years ago.
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2014 08:16    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hi Am, I agree with the others; I like the Australian Emerald and the lovely quartz specimen from Burma ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/burmalarge1_473.jpg ) most.
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2014 03:25    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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AmeBowTie.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var amethyst)
Valenciana Mine, Amatitlán, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
15.5 x 5.8 cm
 Viewed:  71019 Time(s)

AmeBowTie.jpg



MadSmokeAme1.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var smoky and amethyst)
Andilamena, Andilamena District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
7.8 x 4.8 cm
 Viewed:  70774 Time(s)

MadSmokeAme1.jpg



RhodoPlate1.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
6.5 x 6.5 cm
 Viewed:  71097 Time(s)

RhodoPlate1.jpg



RhodoZoned.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.1 x 2.5 cm
Cluster of rhodochrosite with some crystals having distinct phantoms.
 Viewed:  70939 Time(s)

RhodoZoned.jpg



RhodoLg.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.7 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
 Viewed:  70865 Time(s)

RhodoLg.jpg



Rhodochrosite1.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.7 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Side View
 Viewed:  70861 Time(s)

Rhodochrosite1.jpg



RhodoJF.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.1 x 2.0 cm
 Viewed:  70808 Time(s)

RhodoJF.jpg



RhodoMg.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite, Manganite
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.4 x 2.8 cm
 Viewed:  71031 Time(s)

RhodoMg.jpg



RhodoKM.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Hotazel Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.3 x 4.2 cm
 Viewed:  70874 Time(s)

RhodoKM.jpg



PeruRhodoSceptBig1_.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
6.4 x 5.2 cm
 Viewed:  70924 Time(s)

PeruRhodoSceptBig1_.jpg



PeruRhodoVertLg_.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite, Fluorite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
7.0 x 5.6 cm
 Viewed:  70902 Time(s)

PeruRhodoVertLg_.jpg



OppuRhodo1.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Oppu mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
19.0 x 14.0 cm
Rhodochrosite coating quartz crystals.
 Viewed:  70823 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2014 03:44    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  




RhodoPink.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.1 x 3.2 cm
 Viewed:  70873 Time(s)

RhodoPink.jpg



RhodoOppu.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Oppu mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
6.1 x 2.7 cm
 Viewed:  70786 Time(s)

RhodoOppu.jpg



Taka2.jpg
 Description:
Rhodochrosite
Takatori mine, Shirosato-machi, Higashi-Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Kanto Region, Honshu Island, Japan
3.2 x 2.9 cm
 Viewed:  70931 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2014 08:09    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Am,

I like your RhodoPlate1.JPG. ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=49042 ) Beautiful gemmy rhodos.

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2014 09:59    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hi,
Fabulous rhodochrosites and selected localities.
I have never seen such a cleavage rhombohedron of rhodochrosite
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