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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2020 12:33    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Philippe Durand wrote:
This is the first time I have seen purple fluorite from Mont Blanc area (I know pink, red, and green). It is surely a great rarity. Congratulations for the catch.


chris wrote:
I do share the opinion of other members. Never saw such fluorite from the Mont Blanc before. Definitely a specimen to treasure.


It was one of three specimens that the dealer had available. They all came out of the collection of a well known french collector.
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2020 17:04    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
La Sorpresa Mine, Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.5 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2020 17:58    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

am mizunaka wrote:
Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
Locality: La Sorpresa Mine, Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.5 cm


Mike, this is one gorgeous specimen!!!

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2020 18:40    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Don Lum wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
Locality: La Sorpresa Mine, Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.5 cm


Mike, this is one gorgeous specimen!!!


Thanks Don! I think this version is more color accurate.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2020 02:52    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Don Lum wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
Locality: La Sorpresa Mine, Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.5 cm
Mike, this is one gorgeous specimen!!!
Well, ALL of Mike's specimens are gorgeous, but this amethyst even reaches another level. This is definitely one of the best Amatitlán amethysts I have ever seen - and I own the ExtraLapis issue about amethyst ;-)

Simply an incredible amethyst of outstanding quality and aesthetics, congratulations.
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2020 21:17    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Tobi wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
Locality: La Sorpresa Mine, Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero, Mexico
Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.5 cm
Mike, this is one gorgeous specimen!!!
Well, ALL of Mike's specimens are gorgeous, but this amethyst even reaches another level. This is definitely one of the best Amatitlán amethysts I have ever seen - and I own the ExtraLapis issue about amethyst ;-)

Simply an incredible amethyst of outstanding quality and aesthetics, congratulations.


Thanks Tobi! Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2020 23:48    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

A clear quartz with what appears to be shattukite on and included within the crystal along with other minerals. The clarity is not apparent in the photos. Very hard to capture. The first two images were taken with electronic flash and the last two were shot with LED lights.


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 Mineral: Quartz, Shattuckite
 Locality:
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm
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 Mineral: Quartz, Shattuckite
 Locality:
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
Backlight
 Viewed:  5409 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Shattuckite
 Locality:
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm
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 Viewed:  5415 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz, Shattuckite
 Locality:
Van der Plas Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
Backlight
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2020 13:14    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




QtzYellow2.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá Department, Colombia
 Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.5 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2020 17:28    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Fantastic piece Mike. The inclusions are intense.
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PostPosted: Mar 31, 2020 17:37    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Michael Shaw wrote:
Fantastic piece Mike. The inclusions are intense.


Thanks Michael! The inclusions have more of an orange color than typical. I think that helps boost the intensity of the inclusion.
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PostPosted: Apr 01, 2020 17:36    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Citrine quartz included with indicolite. The indicolite imparts a blue cast to the crystal.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety citrine), Elbaite (variety indicolite)
 Locality:
Jenipapo district, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 7.6 x 6.0 cm
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João Velho Mine, Jenipapo District, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2020 01:49    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

am mizunaka wrote:
Quartz
Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.5 cm
Outstanding, Mike, a killer specimen.
And again: Perfect photography! This picture could be on any quartz book or magazine issue, it would make a wonderful cover :-)
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2020 16:10    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Quartz
Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.5 cm
Outstanding, Mike, a killer specimen.
And again: Perfect photography! This picture could be on any quartz book or magazine issue, it would make a wonderful cover :-)


Thanks Tobi!
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2020 16:17    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




FluoriteQtzSp.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 7.1 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2020 14:23    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Beryl  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Beryl
 Locality:
Deo Darrah, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.0 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2020 14:27    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.4 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2020 01:38    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

am mizunaka wrote:
Rhodochrosite
Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
4.1 x 3.4 cm
Wow, never seen such a nice rhodo from Tasmania!
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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2020 17:06    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

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Rhodochrosite
Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
4.1 x 3.4 cm
Wow, never seen such a nice rhodo from Tasmania!


Thanks Tobi!
This page has a number of nice rhodochrosite from Tasmania.
jmelville(dot)mineralcollective(dot)com
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2020 16:51    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Quartz with a slight amethyst tint.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Pine Tree Canyon, Chuckwalla Mountain, Kern County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 13.1 x 8.0 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2020 17:27    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Zunyite  




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 Mineral: Zunyite
 Locality:
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province, Iran
 Dimensions: 19 x 20 mm
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