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PostPosted: Nov 06, 2018 01:44    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 15.5 x 7.4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1744 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2018 00:15    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Zoisite  




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 Mineral: Zoisite (variety tanzanite), Calcite, Graphite
 Locality:
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1608 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2018 14:04    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Casapalca, Huarochiri, Departamento Lima, Peru
 Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1533 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2018 03:00    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Is that zoisite crystal embedded in the large calcite?
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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2018 03:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Is that zoisite crystal embedded in the large calcite?


Yes it is. There are portions not fully included in the calcite.
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2018 02:14    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Magalia, Magalia District, Butte County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1276 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Magalia, Magalia District, Butte County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 cm
 Description:
Slightly different view of specimen.
 Viewed:  1278 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2018 13:22    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

Rhodochrosite coating quartz crystals.


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 6.9 x 7.2 cm
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 Viewed:  1158 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2018 21:49    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz, Albite, Chlorite
 Locality:
Borów III Quarry, Borów (Bohrauseifersdorf), Świdnica District, Lower Silesia, Poland
 Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1067 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2018 13:33    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Emma Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 13.6 x 6.4 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 25, 2018 15:00    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Shingle Springs, Shingle Springs District, El Dorado County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  926 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Shingle Springs, Shingle Springs District, El Dorado County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 cm
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 Viewed:  924 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2018 02:16    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Casapalca, Huarochiri, Departamento Lima, Peru
 Dimensions: 11.4 x 6.4 cm
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 Viewed:  802 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2018 17:36    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 6.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  733 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2018 00:00    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Quartz crystal with an odd flat termination.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Mondo Ward, Kondoa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania
 Dimensions: 17.1 x 4.9 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2018 15:33    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz with Cookeite  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Cookeite
 Locality:
Stand-on-Your-Head No. 1 Mine, Bland, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
 Dimensions: 11.7 x 6.9 cm
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 Viewed:  550 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2018 16:25    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Chalcopyrite, Hematite
 Locality:
Piedras Verdes Mine, Piedras Verdes, Municipio Álamos, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 11.4 x 10.2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  412 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2018 18:34    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Is this new to your collection, Mike?.......from the relatively new find? I saw some specimens recently with calcite in addition to the quartz and chalcopyrite with minimal hematite. Nice photo and specimen.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2018 23:56    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Paul Bordovsky wrote:
Is this new to your collection, Mike?.......from the relatively new find? I saw some specimens recently with calcite in addition to the quartz and chalcopyrite with minimal hematite. Nice photo and specimen.


It is a new addition to the collection. It is supposedly from a recent find. Glad you like the photo and the specimen.
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 14:08    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Stibnite  




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 Mineral: Stibnite
 Locality:
Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 25.4 x 4.6 cm
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 Viewed:  243 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Stibnite
 Locality:
Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan
 Dimensions: 25.4 x 4.6 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2018 02:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Great Ichinokawa classic in an impressive size!
There are so many Chinese stibnites nowadays (though many of them are nearly perfect and often much better than the Japananese ones) that it is a pleasure to see such a wonderful classic specimen from Japan. You can be proud, I don't know many collectors who own such a museum-sized Ichinokawa stibnite!

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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2018 14:51    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Great Ichinokawa classic in an impressive size!
There are so many Chinese stibnites nowadays (though many of them are nearly perfect and often much better than the Japananese ones) that it is a pleasure to see such a wonderful classic specimen from Japan. You can be proud, I don't know many collectors who own such a museum-sized Ichinokawa stibnite!

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Thanks Tobi! It is unfortunate that this classic stibnite has been overlooked and forgotten by some collectors when the Chinese stibnites hit the market. We were fortunate to obtain this piece at a local show. We were told that it was originally from the collection of Dr PA Foster of Los Angeles. He was a noted collector during the early twentieth century.

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