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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2022 21:14    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz replacing Elbaite  

Tobi wrote:
I know it's common in that mine that the core of the elbaites is replaced by quartz, but I think crystals with such well-crystallized quartzes are rather rare. Quite unique piece!


Thanks Tobi! The quartz "hat" was definitely a feature that attracted me to this specimen.
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2022 01:48    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz with Byssolite  




QtzByssInc.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Actinolite (variety byssolite)
 Locality:
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta), Italy
 Dimensions: 6.2 x 5.0 cm
 Description:
Glassy quartz included with byssolite.
 Viewed:  2428 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2022 14:13    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I would love to have this one :)
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PostPosted: Jul 24, 2022 18:07    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Skeletal Quartz  




QtzHemBG.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite
 Locality:
Mount Isa, City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
 Dimensions: 12.3 x 11.2 cm
 Description:
Quartz with skeletal features and inclusions of hematite.
 Viewed:  2224 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2022 21:06    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Amethyst  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
The Great Australian Amethyst Mine, Wyloo Station, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia
 Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2094 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2022 00:52    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Nelson Bay River Mine, Temma, Balfour-Temma District, Circular Head Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.4 cm
 Description:
Front of specimen with scattered rhodochrosite crystals embedded in matrix.
 Viewed:  2017 Time(s)

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RhodoNelDet.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Nelson Bay River Mine, Temma, Balfour-Temma District, Circular Head Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Description:
Detail of two of the crystals on the front of the piece.
 Viewed:  2017 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Nelson Bay River Mine, Temma, Balfour-Temma District, Circular Head Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.4 cm
 Description:
Back of the specimen.
 Viewed:  2018 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2022 19:12    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Smoky Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Mount Gee, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Northern Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
 Dimensions: 11.1 x 5.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1927 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2022 18:16    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Agate  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety agate)
 Locality:
Agate Creek, Etheridge Shire, Queensland, Australia
 Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
 Description:
An unusual combination of amethyst with greenish/yellow quartz.
 Viewed:  1866 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2022 02:53    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Lupita Mine, Descubridora mining district, Buruguilla, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 13.0 x 9.1 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2022 03:06    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection- Rutile  




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 Mineral: Rutile, Muscovite
 Locality:
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
Gemmy rutile crystal on muscovite.
 Viewed:  1645 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2022 00:31    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz with Hematite  




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 Mineral: Quartz, Hematite
 Locality:
Madagascar
 Dimensions: 5.0 x 4.2 cm
 Description:
Hematite coating and included in quartz. Unfortunately the vendor did not have specific locality information for the piece.
 Viewed:  1549 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2022 15:53    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




QtzDGTrap.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.4 x .7 cm
 Description:
Quartz slice with trapiche like formation.
 Viewed:  1387 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2022 03:22    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Pseudo trapiche quartz ?
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2022 18:12    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Roger Warin wrote:
Pseudo trapiche quartz ?


I am not sure that replacement is the cause for this formation.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2022 00:20    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Amethyst  




AmeGalChalc.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst), Galena, Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 14.0 x 7.5 cm
 Description:
An attractive amethyst cluster with a galena cube and chalcopyrite crystal.
 Viewed:  1216 Time(s)

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AmeGalChalcDet1.jpg
 Mineral: Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Description:
Detail of chalcopyrite.
 Viewed:  1218 Time(s)

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AmeGalChalcDet2.jpg
 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
 Description:
Close up of galena crystal.
 Viewed:  1219 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2022 01:26    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Beryl  




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 Mineral: Beryl (variety red beryl)
 Locality:
Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: 2.1 x 1.4 cm
 Description:
Red beryl on a tiny bit of matrix.
 Viewed:  1139 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2022 17:23    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.0 cm
 Description:
Quartz replacing andradite. Unidentified tan/brownish and black minerals. Front view.
 Viewed:  987 Time(s)

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QtzPsAndDGBk.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.0 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen.
 Viewed:  987 Time(s)

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QtzAndPSDet.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Description:
Detail of tan/brownish mineral
 Viewed:  989 Time(s)

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QtzPsAndDGSide.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.0 cm
 Description:
A side view of the specimen.
 Viewed:  990 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2022 18:20    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Elbaite  




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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.0 cm
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 Viewed:  890 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2022 21:44    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




QtzCrossDTFr.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 8.6 x 8.3 cm
 Description:
Quartz "cross" with a bit of attached matrix. Front view.
 Viewed:  725 Time(s)

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QtzCrossDTBk1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 8.6 x 8.3 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen.
 Viewed:  726 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2022 03:37    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz Pseudomorph  




QtzPlPseudoBul.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Chala Mine, Spachievo, Mineralni Bani Municipality, Haskovo Oblast, Bulgaria
 Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.7 cm
 Description:
Plate of stubby quartz with quartz replacing an unidentified mineral. Most of the replaced mineral has been broken revealing the interior.
 Viewed:  636 Time(s)

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QtzPlPseudoBulDet1.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Chala Mine, Spachievo, Mineralni Bani Municipality, Haskovo Oblast, Bulgaria
 Description:
Detail of one of the open cavities.
 Viewed:  637 Time(s)

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