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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: May 16, 2014 11:00    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Philip - I rely on the information on the specimen label from the dealer I purchased the mineral from to be accurate.
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PostPosted: May 16, 2014 16:22    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

am mizunaka wrote:
Philip - I rely on the information on the specimen label from the dealer I purchased the mineral from to be accurate.


Is this the piece Philip is referencing?: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=49848

If so, I might also be inclined to think it from Yaogangxian, based on the photo. Have I seen it in person?
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PostPosted: May 16, 2014 23:03    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Bob, Yes that is the piece in question. Got it at Tucson this year from John Cornish.
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PostPosted: May 17, 2014 04:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I got a similar specimen at the St. Marie-aux-Mines show last year from a Chinese fellow. I believe he was called A Du. A Shanghai based dealer. The specimen I got was labeled Yaogangxian.

I have a photograph at hand, but I don't want to post it here, since it is your collection thread. I haven't figured out yet how to upload a photo to the forum without posting it directly in a thread...
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PostPosted: May 17, 2014 05:13    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Everybody is right. The specimen https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=49849 looks a lot like Yaogangxian, but it is also true that the Fluorites from Piaotang Mine (Dayu Co.) can sometimes look a lot like Yaogangxian, so at this point I would suggest don't take the risk to change the locality of this specimen considering that there is some possibility that maybe Piatong Mine could be correct.
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PostPosted: May 17, 2014 05:17    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

With all the talk about the locality I would forget: Very nice specimen and photo AM! I really enjoy browsing through your gallery!
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PostPosted: May 18, 2014 22:17    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Philip.


DioptaseQtz.jpg
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Quartz, Dioptase
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
3.4 x 5.0 cm
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Rhodochrosite, Fluorite
Potosí Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.6 x 6.2 cm
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PostPosted: May 20, 2014 00:23    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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Barra de Salinas district, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.2 x 1.7 cm
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Barra de Salinas district, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.2 x 1.7 cm
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PostPosted: May 21, 2014 00:11    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  




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Pederneira claim, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.9 x 1.9 cm
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Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.9 x 2.7 cm
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PostPosted: May 21, 2014 11:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Nice photos! Particularly the elbaite in Quartz.
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PostPosted: May 21, 2014 12:04    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I agree with Bob.
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PostPosted: May 21, 2014 17:38    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob and Don.


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PostPosted: May 22, 2014 08:21    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hi Mike and All,

I've been away and apologize for not writing sooner. The locality mentioned on my label for this fluorite is correct. The specimen was purchased in China from our reputable source and I stand behind it 100%.

As ever Mike, I think you do a wonderful job with your photography and all of us are enriched through your efforts.

Thank you for sharing!

All the very best,

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PostPosted: May 23, 2014 00:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks John. Glad you could verify the locality.

This quartz specimen was labeled as "Black Herkimer" from New York. No specific locality.



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New York, USA
8.6 x 4.6 cm
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PostPosted: May 23, 2014 16:13    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  




QtzFluoriteFerberite.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Fluorite, Ferberite, Arsenopyrite (not visible from front)
Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
9.7 x 9.3 cm
 Viewed:  21754 Time(s)

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Azurite, Malachite
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhét Province, Laos
5.2 x 3.5 cm
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PostPosted: May 23, 2014 16:34    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Interesting locality for the azurite.
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PostPosted: May 24, 2014 23:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I read a brief article on the Laos locality and find either online or in one of the mineral magazines a while back. And by chance found one at the Tucson show this year.


Spinel.jpg
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Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma
5.2 x 3.9 cm
 Viewed:  21661 Time(s)

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Fluorite
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
6.4 x 5.7 cm
 Viewed:  21537 Time(s)

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Quartz, Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
11.4 x 10.3 cm
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PostPosted: May 25, 2014 00:59    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Excellent Chinese specimens...and the spinel is not too bad either ;=)
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PostPosted: May 25, 2014 03:00    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Those Fluo's are very nice! Almost like sculptures!:-)
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PostPosted: May 25, 2014 04:57    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

That Huanggang combination of quartz and fluorite ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=50183 ) really thrills me! No wonder that some call this area the "new Dalnegorsk" ...

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