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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2016 11:16    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Curious to know why the Arkansas quartz is described as "opaque to translucent." To me it appears transparent to translucent. But then I have long had a problem with what I consider widespread misuse of the term opaque. Lovely specimens, however, and great photographs.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2016 14:36    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

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Beautiful amethyst and superb photography, Mike

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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2016 01:34    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with beryl  




QtzEmeraldRist.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Beryl (variety emerald)
 Locality:
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16946 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2016 00:01    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




SwissQtzSkel1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Illiez Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 10.0 x 3.8 cm
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 Viewed:  16767 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2016 03:14    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - epidote  




EpidotePeru.jpg
 Mineral: Epidote
 Locality:
Pampa Blanca, Ticrapo District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16662 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2016 16:46    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite  




ElmwoodFluorite.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 25.2 x 7.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16646 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 29, 2016 15:37    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite  




RhodoAlbite.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Albite
 Locality:
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.8 cm
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 Viewed:  16545 Time(s)

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RhodoTrio.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Albite
 Locality:
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 3.8 cm
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 Viewed:  16538 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2016 18:54    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Baryte  




MurrayBariteQtzStibnite.jpg
 Mineral: Barite, Quartz, Stibnite
 Locality:
Murray Mine, Independence Mountains District, Elko County, Nevada, USA
 Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.0 cm
 Description:
Baryte coated with quartz with tiny sprays of stibnite.
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2016 03:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Those rhodos from Foote Lithium Co. Mine are exquisite!!!
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2016 14:42    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Those rhodos from Foote Lithium Co. Mine are exquisite!!!


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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2016 18:55    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




SmkSkelPennQtz1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Smoky Mountain Crystal Mine, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16773 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Smoky Mountain Crystal Mine, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 4.7 cm
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 Viewed:  16533 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2016 22:49    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite  




RhodoMSH1.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Aegirine
 Locality:
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 5.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16442 Time(s)

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RhodoMSH.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Aegirine
 Locality:
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 5.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16457 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2016 22:57    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Nice rhodo!
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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2016 23:20    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob.
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2016 02:58    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite, hubnerite  




RhodoHub.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Hübnerite
 Locality:
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.7 cm
 Description:
Rhodochrosite with scattered very tiny crystals of hubnerite. The hubnerite was confirmed by analysis.
 Viewed:  16347 Time(s)

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RhodoHubDetail.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Hübnerite
 Locality:
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.7 cm
 Description:
Hubnerite detail.
 Viewed:  16323 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2016 18:51    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - beryl, calcite  




EmeraldCalcite.jpg
 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 4.0 x 3.9 cm
 Description:
Emerald to 8mm in length.
 Viewed:  16290 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2016 01:41    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Nice specimen Mike!
I know it's easy to be fooled by photos but the 2 brownish crystals in the lower center look like dolomite to me.
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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2016 17:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

It's possible that not all of the minerals on the piece were listed on the label.
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2016 16:34    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.9 cm
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 Viewed:  16094 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2016 01:51    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Harrison & Fortier Mine, Lyndhurst area, Lansdowne Township, Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, Canada
 Dimensions: 8.7 x 2.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  16039 Time(s)

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