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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Aug 30, 2021 03:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Nice fluorite specimen, Mike!
My first thought was rather Surprise Mine / New Mexico, I've never seen something like that from Naica. But I know there are many different kinds of fluorite from Naica so I won't doubt that locality information.
I love the zoning inside of the crystals!

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The specimen came from an Australian collector. He didn't have the original label just his own label. The collection was amassed during the late 70's early 80's. The dealer was a little surprised at the locality. I think that you are correct and that it is from New Mexico not Naica. Looks a lot like this specimen:

https://www.mindat.org/photo-949686.html

I too was a little surprised at the locality stated for the piece.
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2021 21:04    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Hi Mike,

Your recent fluorite is definitely from the Pine Canyon Deposit, New Mexico. It's similar to the Surprise mine material, but it has the rounded faces and more clear outer layer than what is usually found from the Surprise mine. It's also definitely not from Naica.

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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2021 22:35    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Philip Simmons wrote:
Hi Mike,

Your recent fluorite is definitely from the Pine Canyon Deposit, New Mexico. It's similar to the Surprise mine material, but it has the rounded faces and more clear outer layer than what is usually found from the Surprise mine. It's also definitely not from Naica.

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Thanks for the clarification.

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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2021 18:03    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Deming, Luna County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.1 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2021 23:44    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Batantsi Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 14.0 x 11.5 cm
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 Viewed:  737 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Sphaletite coated by Chalcopyrite with Rhodochrosite and Quartz
 Locality:
Batantsi Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 4.5 mm
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2021 00:37    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=103380 am mizunaka wrote:

Detail of unidentified minerals. Possibly chalcopyrite?


Sphalerite coated by a thin coat of Chalcopyrite.

Already added to your photo. Size of the crystal please?
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2021 00:41    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
In https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=103380 am mizunaka wrote:

Detail of unidentified minerals. Possibly chalcopyrite?


Sphalerite coated by a thin coat of Chalcopyrite.

Already added to your photo. Size of the crystal please?


Between 4-5 mm for the crystal in the foreground and 3-4 mm for the one in the back.
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2021 00:56    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Beryl with Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Fluorite
 Locality:
Curlew Emerald Mine, Shaw River, East Pilbara Shire, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
 Dimensions: 18.2 x 11.2 x 6.7 cm
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Emerald crystals on matrix with bands of purple fluorite.
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 Mineral: Beryl (variety emerald), Fluorite
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Curlew Emerald Mine, Shaw River, East Pilbara Shire, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2021 05:02    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Beryl with Fluorite  

am mizunaka wrote:
Beryl (variety emerald), Fluorite
Curlew Emerald Mine, Shaw River, East Pilbara Shire, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
18.2 x 11.2 x 6.7 cm
Emerald crystals on matrix with bands of purple fluorite.
I think I have never seen emerald together with fluorite. A wonderful combination of two great minerals!
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2021 13:48    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Beryl with Fluorite  

Tobi wrote:
am mizunaka wrote:
Beryl (variety emerald), Fluorite
Curlew Emerald Mine, Shaw River, East Pilbara Shire, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
18.2 x 11.2 x 6.7 cm
Emerald crystals on matrix with bands of purple fluorite.
I think I have never seen emerald together with fluorite. A wonderful combination of two great minerals!


Thanks Tobi! I had the same thought when I saw the specimen.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2021 02:40    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorapatite  

Fluorapatites on a matrix covered with quartz along with siderite, fluorite, and sprinkles of tiny pyrite crystals.


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 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Quartz, Siderite, Fluorite, Pyrite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.0 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2021 17:04    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

Fluorite clusters on thin bladed calcite.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 16.5 x 11.4 cm
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