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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2019 18:48    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.5 x .7 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2019 09:48    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

am mizunaka wrote:
Rhodochrosite
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Wow, my first thought was Colorado and my second was Peru ;-) Great colour for Wessels Mine!
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2019 18:47    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Rhodochrosite
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Wow, my first thought was Colorado and my second was Peru ;-) Great colour for Wessels Mine!


Thanks Tobi!
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2019 13:47    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Black stemmed sceptered quartz on a small thin bit of matrix.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 3.5 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2019 15:39    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Quartz crystals grouped around a base of lollingite.


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 Mineral: Quartz, Löllingite
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.2 cm
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 Viewed:  9234 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2019 14:18    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Beryl  




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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine), Spessartine
 Locality:
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.2 cm
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 Viewed:  9150 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine), Spessartine
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2019 21:28    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I like the indentations of the missing spessartites on the prismatic face of the beryl. Nice.
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2019 13:04    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Paul Bordovsky wrote:
I like the indentations of the missing spessartites on the prismatic face of the beryl. Nice.


Thanks Paul! It is an interesting feature of the specimen.
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2019 14:05    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

a great association;

the terminal face is so nice !

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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2019 00:29    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Philippe Durand wrote:
a great association;

the terminal face is so nice !


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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2019 15:11    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Quartz included with chlorite with tiny anatase crystals.


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 Mineral: Quartz with chlorite inclusion, Anatase
 Locality:
White Mountains, Inyo County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.3 cm
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 Mineral: Quartz with chlorite inclusion, Anatase
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White Mountains, Inyo County, California, USA
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Back of specimen.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2019 16:18    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Interesting location sure it is not in Mono county.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2019 16:34    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

rweaver wrote:
Interesting location sure it is not in Mono county.


The dealer I purchased this from field collected the specimen. I guess it's possible he made a mistake in the label.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2019 17:53    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

am mizunaka wrote:
rweaver wrote:
Interesting location sure it is not in Mono county.


The dealer I purchased this from field collected the specimen. I guess it's possible he made a mistake in the label.


Do you have any city name to go with it? The Whites run from the Nevada boarder to just south of Lone Pine.Lots of old mines all along the area if you have 4x4 and like to hike a lot.
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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2019 17:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

rweaver wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
rweaver wrote:
Interesting location sure it is not in Mono county.


The dealer I purchased this from field collected the specimen. I guess it's possible he made a mistake in the label.


Do you have any city name to go with it? The Whites run from the Nevada boarder to just south of Lone Pine.Lots of old mines all along the area if you have 4x4 and like to hike a lot.


No city name on the label.
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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2019 22:30    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection -Quartz  

Highly etched smoky quartz crystal.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
St Gotthard Pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8607 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
St Gotthard Pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
 Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.0 cm
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Different view.
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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2019 01:51    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection -Quartz  

am mizunaka wrote:
Highly etched smoky quartz crystal.
Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
St Gotthard Pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
Great, it looks like it is carved from a piece of frozen whisky ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2019 11:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection -Quartz  

Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Highly etched smoky quartz crystal.
Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
St Gotthard Pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
Great, it looks like it is carved from a piece of frozen whisky ;-)


An expensive chunk of frozen whiskey .... ;-)
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2019 05:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection -Quartz  

am mizunaka wrote:
Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Highly etched smoky quartz crystal.
Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
St Gotthard Pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland
Great, it looks like it is carved from a piece of frozen whisky ;-)
An expensive chunk of frozen whiskey .... ;-)
For sure - it is a really really old one :-)
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2019 14:38    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Smoky Quartz  

Lustrous double terminated smoky quartz crystal.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Sierra Blanca, Sacramento Mountains, White Mountain Wilderness, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 9.6 x 2.0 cm
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