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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2016 23:10    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike, Nice piece!
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2016 00:32    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Bob.
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2016 02:13    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - hematite  

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Fluorapatite, Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite), Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Locality: Iron Springs District, Iron County, Utah, USA

Nice and interesting apatite, I must confess I never heard of that locality. The apatite reminds me of those from Cerro de Mercado in Mexico or those from Imilchil in Morocco. Cool!

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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2016 15:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks Tobi. I believe that they first came to market in 1999. So specimens have been available for quite some time. These pieces are from a recent revisit to the diggings.
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PostPosted: Nov 15, 2016 18:40    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorapatite with hematite  




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 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 Locality:
Iron Springs District, Iron County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.0 cm
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 Viewed:  16067 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2016 17:16    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - scheelite with fluorite  




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 Mineral: Scheelite, Fluorite, Magnetite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15923 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2016 17:02    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Charlies Creek (Charles Creek), Towns County, Georgia, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 4.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15838 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2016 00:06    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - actinolite  




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 Mineral: Actinolite
 Locality:
Irazuyama (Iratsuyama), Doi, Shikokuchuo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 6.1 x 8.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15719 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2016 01:34    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  

A cubic fluorite crystal replaced by quartz.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.9 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15581 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.9 cm
 Description:
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 Viewed:  15531 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2016 20:58    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Reel Mine, Iron Station, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 3.6 x 3.1 cm
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 Viewed:  15459 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 19, 2016 02:37    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Second Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15273 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2016 20:25    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - beryl  




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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Calcite
 Locality:
La Pita mining district, Polveros Mine, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 4.2 x 4.3 cm
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 Viewed:  15116 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2016 15:31    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - elbaite  




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 Mineral: Elbaite, Albite
 Locality:
Chhappu, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14803 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 08, 2017 19:27    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14550 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2017 09:20    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

What a bizarre looking rhodochrosite! Is that from a new find or is this an old piece?
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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2017 10:49    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very interesting and lovely rhodo Am!
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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2017 14:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Jamison - I don't know if this is from a new find or not.

Thanks Pierre, it was the shape of the crystals that peaked my interest.
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2017 18:58    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 Dimensions: 7.3 x 3.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  14133 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2017 01:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Great Rhodochrosite!
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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2017 15:40    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Nunzio wrote:
Great Rhodochrosite!


Thanks Nunzio.
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