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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2020 02:07    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
Fluorite cubes to 9 mm with dark purple corners.
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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2020 07:23    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

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Fluorite
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.5 cm
Description: Fluorite cubes to 9 mm with dark purple corners.
Really nice specimen, Mike, but are you sure this is from Dalnegorsk? Sure, there are many different fluorite shapes and colours from Dalnegorsk, but I have never seen anything like that with purple corners from Bor Pit or any other mine in Dalnegorsk.

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PostPosted: Dec 18, 2020 15:23    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Fluorite
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.5 cm
Description: Fluorite cubes to 9 mm with dark purple corners.
Really nice specimen, Mike, but are you sure this is from Dalnegorsk? Sure, there are many different fluorite shapes and colours from Dalnegorsk, but I have never seen anything like that with purple corners from Bor Pit or any other mine in Dalnegorsk.

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The dealer I got it from (GneissWare) said the same thing that he too has never seen anything like this from Dalnegorsk. The original dealer sold it in 1997 and said that it came out of Dalnegorsk in the 1920's. I assume he believed the source of the material. At this point I am inclined to believe it is an oddity from Dalnegorsk.
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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2020 01:01    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Rutile
 Locality:
Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
 Dimensions: 14.0 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Quartz with inclusions of rutile.
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 Mineral: Quartz, Rutile
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Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2020 12:48    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I can see two types of inclusions:
the typical golden rutile needles well known.
but also a dark grey one: do you know if it is also rutile, or any kind of sulfosalt ?

Nice specimen, by the way :)

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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2020 15:09    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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I can see two types of inclusions:
the typical golden rutile needles well known.
but also a dark grey one: do you know if it is also rutile, or any kind of sulfosalt ?

Nice specimen, by the way :)


Thanks Philippe! I was told that both inclusions were rutile.
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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2020 19:36    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

am mizunaka wrote:
Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Fluorite
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.5 cm
Description: Fluorite cubes to 9 mm with dark purple corners.
Really nice specimen, Mike, but are you sure this is from Dalnegorsk? Sure, there are many different fluorite shapes and colours from Dalnegorsk, but I have never seen anything like that with purple corners from Bor Pit or any other mine in Dalnegorsk.

Regards
Tobi


The dealer I got it from (GneissWare) said the same thing that he too has never seen anything like this from Dalnegorsk. The original dealer sold it in 1997 and said that it came out of Dalnegorsk in the 1920's. I assume he believed the source of the material. At this point I am inclined to believe it is an oddity from Dalnegorsk.


This was acquired by Carolyn Seitz from Ray Grant, who often traveled to Russia to acquire materials. He stated this was an old piece, and Ray knows Russian minerals.
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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2020 20:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

GneissWare wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Fluorite
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.5 cm
Description: Fluorite cubes to 9 mm with dark purple corners.
Really nice specimen, Mike, but are you sure this is from Dalnegorsk? Sure, there are many different fluorite shapes and colours from Dalnegorsk, but I have never seen anything like that with purple corners from Bor Pit or any other mine in Dalnegorsk.

Regards
Tobi


The dealer I got it from (GneissWare) said the same thing that he too has never seen anything like this from Dalnegorsk. The original dealer sold it in 1997 and said that it came out of Dalnegorsk in the 1920's. I assume he believed the source of the material. At this point I am inclined to believe it is an oddity from Dalnegorsk.


This was acquired by Carolyn Seitz from Ray Grant, who often traveled to Russia to acquire materials. He stated this was an old piece, and Ray knows Russian minerals.


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PostPosted: Dec 23, 2020 01:04    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
 Dimensions: 11.0 x 9.0 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2020 04:39    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Fuchsite
 Locality:
Sandiq Mine, Sandiq, Chagai District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 cm
 Description:
Quartz included with fuchsite.
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2020 02:31    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Heson Mine (Hesson Mine), Buckskin Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 7.1 cm
 Description:
Fluorite with tiny quartz crystals.
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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2021 02:52    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Muscovite
 Locality:
Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 11.0 x 9.5 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2021 02:32    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Gypsum  




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 Mineral: Gypsum (variety selenite), Quartz
 Locality:
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.6 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2021 04:58    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Gypsum  

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Gypsum (variety selenite), Quartz
Locality: Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.6 cm
Wonderful Naica gypsum!
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2021 15:50    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Gypsum  

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am mizunaka wrote:
Gypsum (variety selenite), Quartz
Locality: Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.6 cm
Wonderful Naica gypsum!


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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2021 05:05    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite, Epidote, Piemontite
 Locality:
Messina Mine, Musina (Messina), Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.0 cm
 Description:
Quartz with clusters of epidote and inclusions of hematite and tiny red piemontite crystals.
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2021 19:00    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Aquamarine  




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 Mineral: Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 Locality:
Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.8 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2021 21:02    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Aquamarine  

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Just beautiful, Mike.

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2021 23:15    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Aquamarine  

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Just beautiful, Mike.

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2021 22:35    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

This is one of most elegant examples of Wise fluorites I've seen. Thanks for sharing it!
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