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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2015 16:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

What an outstanding fluorite specimen with that twin in the middle, wow!!!
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2015 16:16    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike, that is a beautiful fluorite specimen and it looks like it is in pristine condition.

Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2015 02:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Tobi and Don. The piece is essentially free of damage.
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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2015 04:28    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very nice Hilton specimen.
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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2015 18:05    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite  

Thanks James.


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Inakuraishi Mine, Furubira, Shakotan Peninsula, Shiribeshi Province, Hokkaido, Japan
 Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18338 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Inakuraishi Mine, Furubira, Shakotan Peninsula, Shiribeshi Province, Hokkaido, Japan
 Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18363 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2015 23:22    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - calcite  




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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 Dimensions: 11.6 x 5.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18113 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2015 21:07    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - andradite  

A small cluster of gemmy andradite on a bed of pectolite.


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 Mineral: Andradite, Pectolite
 Locality:
Mine Lac d'Amiante, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Les Appalaches RCM, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
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 Viewed:  18017 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2015 04:01    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

A wonderful garnet gem specimen!
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2015 18:39    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

Thanks Tobi.


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 Mineral: Quartz (var. amethyst)
 Locality:
Namarisawa, Ashio-machi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture,, Kanto Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.8 x 5.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18156 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2015 23:20    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with inclusions  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Hollandite
 Locality:
Anketsaketsa, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
 Dimensions: 14.0 x 12.0 x 6.9 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17948 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2015 22:27    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Baryte  




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 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Langeac, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17773 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2015 22:38    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike, Nice Baryte. I have nothing to say about the Japanese Quartz, except my birthday is coming up soon. (Is that a subtle hint?)
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2015 21:29    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Baryte  

Thanks Bob. Have a Happy Birthday ... I know you will get all the presents you deserve ...


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 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Langeac, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18023 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2015 02:59    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite, sphalerite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Canal Dump (Montrose occurrence), Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
A small cluster of fluorite in a vug with a few scattered small sphalerites.
 Viewed:  17914 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2015 00:12    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - calcite on calcite  

Included scalenohedral calcite surrounding pale yellow twinned calcite. Older piece from 2009 with only general locality information on the label.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Guizhou Province, China
 Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.2 cm
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 Viewed:  17857 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2015 17:36    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - sphalerite on quartz  




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 Mineral: Sphalerite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Front
 Viewed:  17681 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sphalerite, Quartz
 Locality:
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Back
 Viewed:  17795 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2015 18:18    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite on pyrite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Oppu Mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17595 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2015 19:23    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

touche!!
BTW, is the pyrite really greenish? Could it be coated with chalcopyrite?
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2015 23:20    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Bob,

It does have a very slight green tint that I think is exaggerated by the color temperature of the lighting. It was difficult to get a good overall color balance for some mysterious reason.
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2015 17:26    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - pyrite on quartz  




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 Mineral: Pyrite, Quartz
 Locality:
Oppu Mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 11.6 x 10.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17581 Time(s)

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