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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2022 19:36    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Smoky Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Saline Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 9.8 x 3.2 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2022 06:07    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Calcite  




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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Alzada, Carter County, Montana, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 2.4 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2022 08:53    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I really like that smoky quartz from Saline Valley. It has an alpine character, a spectacular shape and quality and seems to be very clear. A very choice quartz crystal from a locality that produced not many specimens, I guess?
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2022 17:22    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Smoky Quartz  

Tobi wrote:
I really like that smoky quartz from Saline Valley. It has an alpine character, a spectacular shape and quality and seems to be very clear. A very choice quartz crystal from a locality that produced not many specimens, I guess?


Thanks Tobi! I am not sure on how productive this locality was/is. I have not seen many come to market over the years. The ones I have seen do have that alpine quality/look to them. This one is very clear and glassy.
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2022 03:58    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Smoky Quartz  

am mizunaka wrote:
I have not seen many come to market over the years.
I think I have never seen one for sale from a European dealer, so it seems to be rather rare stuff.
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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2022 04:51    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Galena
 Locality:
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10.5 x 6.6 cm
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Rhodochrosite with some tiny galena crystals on a chunky matrixl
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2022 03:39    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

A fascinating feature of that specimen is that there seem to be two different colours of the rhodo, some pink and some red. Any idea how this really different two colours on one specimen developed? Maybe two generations of MnCO₃ with different formation conditions? I don't know much about the chemistry of minerals but I once learned that the different colours of rhodochrosite depend on the temperature during growth and the composition of the elements and "impurities" (Mn, Fe, Ca, Mg). But such differences on one specimen are for sure something rare.

Very interesting piece, Mike, thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2022 16:59    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  

Tobi wrote:
A fascinating feature of that specimen is that there seem to be two different colours of the rhodo, some pink and some red. Any idea how this really different two colours on one specimen developed? Maybe two generations of rhodochrosite with different formation conditions? I don't know much about the chemistry of minerals but I once learned that the different colours of rhodochrosite depend on the temperature during growth and the composition of the elements and "impurities" (Mn, Fe, Ca, Mg). But such differences on one specimen are for sure something rare.

Very interesting piece, Mike, thanks for sharing!


I am not an expert in mineral chemistry or geology as well. Maybe since the crystals formed in two voids that each cavity had very different environments that lead to the two distinct colors/forms of rhodochrosite.

As a side note the chemical formula you used for rhodochrosite was flagged as spam. I had to replace it with the mineral name.
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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2022 18:39    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Eosphorite  




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 Mineral: Eosphorite, Quartz, Zanazziite
 Locality:
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm
 Description:
Eosphorite cluster on a thin quartz crystal with some scattered bits of pale greenish zanazziite.
 Viewed:  900 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2022 04:37    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Quartz
 Locality:
Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 3.6 x 3.4 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2022 03:34    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 Locality:
Saline Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 11.5 x 3.9 cm
 Description:
The slightly bigger sibling to the other Saline Valley quartz specimen.
 Viewed:  623 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2022 06:48    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Smoky Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz), Calcite, Pyrite, Muscovite
 Locality:
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.8 cm
 Description:
Smoky quartz with a slight hint of purple color in the scepter. Small calcites and scattered bits of pyrite inclusions. Blades of muscovite are on the back of the specimen.
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2022 03:04    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Copper  




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 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
Santa Clara del Cobre, Salvador Escalante Municipality, Michoacan, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6.9 x 6.0 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2022 05:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I have never seen specimens from Santa Clara del Cobre, although I have copper vessels from there (we visited the area in the 1970s and 80s)
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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2022 01:45    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Calcite  




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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
 Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.1 cm
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Not sure if the calcite is heavily included with some mineral or has been completely replaced by it.
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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2022 18:55    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Petrified Wood  

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz), Petrified Wood
 Locality:
Brilliant, Marion County, Alabama, USA
 Dimensions: 13.0 x 7.8 cm
 Description:
Pockets of smoky quartz on petrified wood.
 Viewed:  89 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz), Petrified Wood
 Locality:
Brilliant, Marion County, Alabama, USA
 Dimensions: 13.0 x 7.8 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen.
 Viewed:  89 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2022 05:29    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz with Chlorite Inclusions
 Locality:
Shingle Springs, Shingle Springs District, El Dorado County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.3 cm
 Description:
Updated/Improved photo of an older specimen.
 Viewed:  36 Time(s)

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