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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2023 05:29    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very choice papagoite quartz, Mike!
Messina Mine is still on my quartz wish-list, nearly impossible to find a nice specimen that's affordable. Congratulations on this fine piece!
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2023 16:56    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  

Tobi wrote:
Very choice papagoite quartz, Mike!
Messina Mine is still on my quartz wish-list, nearly impossible to find a nice specimen that's affordable. Congratulations on this fine piece!


Thanks Tobi! So true that Messina Mine pieces that are nice and with a reasonable price and have not been polished are far and few between.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2023 02:52    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Gold  




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 Mineral: Gold
 Locality:
Witwatersrand field, Free State Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 7.7 cm
 Description:
Gold from a locality that is difficult to obtain specimens.
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2023 05:49    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Gold  

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Witwatersrand field, Free State Province, South Africa
Gold from a locality that is difficult to obtain specimens.
Very beautiful piece from a major and historically significant locality. Do you know when this specimen was found?
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2023 16:07    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Gold  

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Gold
Witwatersrand field, Free State Province, South Africa
Gold from a locality that is difficult to obtain specimens.
Very beautiful piece from a major and historically significant locality. Do you know when this specimen was found?


Thanks Tobi! Unfortunately I don't know when this specimen was found.
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2023 02:40    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Elbaite  




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 Mineral: Elbaite (variety rubellite), Albite
 Locality:
Ouro Fino, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 9.6 x 4.6 cm
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 Viewed:  3219 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2023 04:47    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

An albite variety?
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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2023 17:10    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.8 cm
 Description:
Very glassy cluster of fluorite with a small disc of calcite.
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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2023 22:38    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Wow! I have seen a lot of Xianghuapu fluorites, and I own some, but this piece is outstanding (as is the photo)!

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2023 19:58    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

Volkmar Stingl wrote:
Wow! I have seen a lot of Xianghuapu fluorites, and I own some, but this piece is outstanding (as is the photo)!

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Thanks Volkmar!
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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2023 03:04    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Reddingite, Quartz
 Locality:
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
 Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.8 cm
 Description:
Tiny glassy reddish reddingite scattered between the rhodochrosite crystals. Some small bits of quartz are also visible.
 Viewed:  2360 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Reddingite
 Locality:
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
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Detail of specimen.
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2023 01:35    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  




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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Wölsendorf Mining District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern, Germany
 Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.7 cm
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 Viewed:  2187 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Wölsendorf Mining District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern, Germany
 Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.7 cm
 Description:
Bottom of specimen.
 Viewed:  2077 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2023 16:24    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite Update and Rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.6 cm
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Glassy rhodochrosite crystals.
 Viewed:  2067 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2023 07:57    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Congratulations Mike on reaching 2 million views.
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2023 08:52    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Arline and Mike,

it´s a wonderful number.

Congrats.
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2023 13:06    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

2 M views :great achievement

thank you for sharing your very nice collection :)

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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2023 21:52    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Thanks everyone! Hard to imaging hitting two million views already.
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2023 03:22    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky quartz), Calcite
 Locality:
Lowville, Lewis County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.7 cm
 Description:
Lustrous glassy smoky quartz with a spray of calcite attached to the side.
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2023 18:34    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike, congratulations on reaching 2 million views. It is a great achievement and significant milestone. I have enjoyed viewing your fine collection.

Sincerely,
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2023 22:30    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Don Lum wrote:
Mike, congratulations on reaching 2 million views. It is a great achievement and significant milestone. I have enjoyed viewing your fine collection.

Sincerely,
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Thanks Don! Likewise it has been great seeing your diverse and stellar collection.
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