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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 08:16    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=39994#39994 am mizunaka wrote:
Quartz, Siderite after Calcite
San Antonio Mine, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
12.0 x 8.4 cm

Excellent specimen and (at this point, without needing to be said) great photo!
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2014 02:06    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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QtzIlvaite3.jpg
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Quartz, Ilvaite
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
16.0 x 14.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2014 08:53    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike,

I love the dioptase and quartz specimen. At first I thought I was looking at a South African ajoite specimen, but then I saw the close up pictures. It could just be that dioptase is such a pesky mineral to photograph because of the blue-green pleochroism and the strong bi-refringence.

I also enjoyed the fluorite on spessartine from Tongbei, China and I agree with Bob (Gneissware) that siderite on quartz from the San Antonio Mine, Mexico is a fantastic specimen.
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2014 03:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Jamison.
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PostPosted: Jul 01, 2014 17:19    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




FluoriteSphalerite.jpg
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Fluorite, Sphalerite, Quartz
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
5.8 x 5.0 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2014 03:45    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  




DalFluorite2.jpg
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Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
10.4 x 9.2 cm
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DalFluorite3.jpg
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Fluorite, Quartz
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
3.7 x 2.9 x 4.2 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2014 02:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  




DalQtzIlvaite1.jpg
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Quartz, Ilvaite
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
9.4 x 5.6 cm
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QtzInterference.jpg
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Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
11.2 x 8.2 cm
Quartz exhibiting some growth interference.
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2014 09:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Those Dal'negorsk Fluorites are stunning. From a recent find?

I was browsing through this thread and I noticed your distinctive way of photographing. I cannot put my finger on what exactly it is that make these pictures stand out, but I do like it.
They are somewhat darker than those from other photographers, perhaps with a little more contrast. Where others (including myself) try to have some sort of gradient in the background to provide depth, this lacks in your photo's. Still you manage to put some form of depth in the picture, which I like a lot.

May I ask what kind of setup/technique you use to photograph your specimens?
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2014 17:11    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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We picked up the fluorites 1 or 2 years ago in Tucson.
I shoot the minerals on a glass tabletop. I sometimes use LED lamps for lighting, but most of the time employ a number of flash units.
I manipulate the lighting and contrast to bring out the depth and micro detail in each mineral.
At least that's what I try to do. I think it works most of the time.
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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2014 23:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  




QtzBrumado2.jpg
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Quartz, Dolomite, Hematite
Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
7.0 x 10.3 cm
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Quartz, Dolomite, Hematite
Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Detail
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2014 03:05    Post subject: The Mizunaka Colllection - Tourmalines  




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Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 3.0 cm
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SapoQtzTourmaline1.jpg
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Quartz, Tourmaline
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.9 x 14.6 cm
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SapoQtzTourmalineBack.jpg
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Quartz, Tourmaline
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BackSide
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PostPosted: Jul 08, 2014 23:21    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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QtzMalachite.jpg
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Quartz, Calcite, Malachite
Mecissi, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
9.7 x 10.6 cm
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Beryl (var aquamarine), Quartz (var smoky)
Xuan Le, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
5.9 x 4.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2014 09:48    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I really enjoy those three Sapo Mine Tourmaline specimens….especially the second picture (SapoQtzTourmaline1.jpg). I also enjoy the fluorites from Dal’negorsk as well…very neat.
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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2014 11:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I like the aquamarine from Vietnam.

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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2014 14:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Don Lum wrote:
I like the aquamarine from Vietnam.

Don


Indeed. The aqua specimen reminds me a lot of the Erongo Aquamarines. What is the black mineral Am, Schorl? Very nice.

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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2014 14:36    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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Thanks Jamison and Don.

Pierre - Yes that is schorl on the quartz.
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2014 04:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Stibnite with Fluorite  

Pale purple fluorites coating stibnite.


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Banpo Mine, Dushan Co., Qiannan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
11.0 x 9.0 x 8.2 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2014 06:45    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

A visual treat, always!
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2014 22:48    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Gail


StibniteFluorite2.jpg
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Stibnite, Fluorite
Banpo Mine, Dushan Co., Qiannan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
11.0 x 9.0 x 8.2 cm
Alternate View
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2014 18:29    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Stibnite with fluorite  

Stibnite heavily coated with fluorite.


ThaiFluoriteStibnite7.jpg
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Fluorite, Stibnite
Taa Village, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
10.0 x 10.0 x 7.3 cm
 Viewed:  21035 Time(s)

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ThaiFluoriteStibniteDet.jpg
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Fluorite, Stibnite
Taa Village, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Close Up
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