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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2015 12:33    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Tobi wrote:
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 :-(

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If the crystal is specimen quality, I wouldn't cut it. I have been known to refuse to sell to people who tell me they are going to buy a perfect gem crystal to cut it.

However, much of the tourmaline mined from Queen Mountain were partly broken chunks. So, if one can take a piece of broken tourmaline, and turn it into something beautiful, like a carving or cut stone, then that seems like a good thing. The crystal Mike showed as rough is not my definition of rough -- it is definitely a nice specimen.
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2015 20:36    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

Pale pink rhombs of rhodochrosite partially coated with a druse of quartz with other quartz crystals.


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Oppu Mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 7.4 x 6.8 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2015 20:55    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

am mizunaka wrote:
Pale pink rhombs of rhodochrosite partially coated with a druse of quartz with other quartz crystals.


DROOL!!!!
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2015 21:39    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob. I thought you might like that specimen .....
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2015 15:33    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - calcite  




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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Alzada, Carter County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  22401 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2015 16:20    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Beautiful!
Looks like pointing fingers. .)

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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2015 17:33    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - proustite  

Thanks Pavel.


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 Mineral: Proustite
 Locality:
Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
 Dimensions: 3.0 x 3.0 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2015 17:41    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Nice job on those last 2 photos. The Calcite just glows!
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2015 17:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob. The calcite was an easy one to photograph. The proustite was a little more challenging.
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2015 00:08    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - spessartine  




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 Mineral: Spessartine
 Locality:
Wushan Spessartine prospects, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.2 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2015 10:45    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike,

Your Proustite and Spessartine specimens are outstanding. Thanks for posting.

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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2015 14:29    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Indeed an incredible spessartine, Mike, really cool!
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2015 14:44    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Don and Tobi. The spessartine is older piece from around 2005 that I found while looking for another specimen to photograph.
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PostPosted: Mar 02, 2015 19:28    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  21835 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2015 18:22    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Obira Mine, Bungo-Ohno City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan
 Dimensions: 5.8 x 11.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  21870 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2015 00:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

Nice. The photos good too!
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2015 19:01    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob. Here is a version of the prior Berbes fluorite photographed using daylight balanced LED flood lamps.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.2 cm
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 Viewed:  21754 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2015 20:25    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

An opaque to translucent smoky quartz collected in 1946 by Ed Over.


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 Mineral: Quartz (var Smoky Quartz)
 Locality:
Pikes Peak, Teller County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.9 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 07, 2015 16:38    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - hematite pseudomorph  




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 Mineral: Hematite
 Locality:
White Desert, Farafra Oasis, Matruh Governorate, Egypt
 Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.8 cm
 Description:
A large hematite after marcasite pseudomorph.
 Viewed:  20285 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2015 15:42    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, North Pennines Orefield, former Westmorland, Cumbria, England / United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  20032 Time(s)

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