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The Mizunaka Collection
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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2015 09:28    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

I like how the growth faces on the top cube of the fluorite are delineated by shadow, while on the lower cube those faces are highlighted. Nice colorful Berbes specimen.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2015 01:40    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Fluorite  

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ViescaFluorite2.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 7.5 x 12.0 cm
 Description:
Very glassy pale purple to lavender to almost clear fluorite.
 Viewed:  19323 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2015 19:48    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - fluorite on quartz  




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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 12.0 x 12.5 cm
 Description:
Front view.
 Viewed:  19071 Time(s)

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FluoriteOnQtzFingerBk2.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: 12.0 x 12.5 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen.
 Viewed:  19038 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2015 02:51    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite  




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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18975 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2015 23:43    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - wulfenite  




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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18936 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2015 02:08    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Great specimens and great photography - as usual :-)
That blue Huanggang fluorite is a masterpiece!
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2015 14:54    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2015 03:25    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - grossular on diopside  




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 Mineral: Grossular, Diopside
 Locality:
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.1 cm
 Description:
Colorless grossular with nice luster and transparency with diopside.
 Viewed:  18779 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2015 20:26    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - Baryte on calcite  




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 Mineral: Barite, Calcite
 Locality:
Rock Island Road road cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
Baryte covering calcite.
 Viewed:  18710 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite, Calcite
 Locality:
Rock Island Road road cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen.
 Viewed:  18635 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2015 19:45    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz  




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 Mineral: Quartz (var Smoky Quartz)
 Locality:
Brandberg area, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.3 cm
 Description:
An older piece collected in 1980's. Former H. Soltau collection.
 Viewed:  18545 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2015 23:29    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Very nice photo Mike.
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2015 15:39    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2015 01:47    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - elbaite  




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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
 Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  18013 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2015 23:28    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite with Baryte  




RhodoBarite.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Barite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
A pocket of rhodochrosite with a small cluster of Baryte.
 Viewed:  17814 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2015 20:28    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - rhodochrosite  




RhodoCast.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.9 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17624 Time(s)

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RhodoCastBk.jpg
 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.9 cm
 Description:
Back of specimen.
 Viewed:  17645 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2015 23:36    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - calcite  




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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17534 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.5 cm
 Description:
Top of crystal.
 Viewed:  17509 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2015 22:15    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - elbaite  




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 Mineral: Elbaite
 Locality:
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA
 Dimensions: 8.6 x 2.6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17434 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2015 23:37    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz pseudomorph  




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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
 Dimensions: 13.3 cm x 8.9 cm
 Description:
Quartz after anhydrite with two clusters of quartz.
 Viewed:  17362 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2015 16:49    Post subject: Re: The Mizunaka Collection  

Mike,

I like your Himalaya Mine elbaite.

Kudos on your gold star.

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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2015 22:15    Post subject: The Mizunaka Collection - quartz with chamosite  

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 Mineral: Quartz, Chamosite
 Locality:
Autoroute 55 roadcuts, Windsor (Richmond), Le Val-Saint-François RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
 Dimensions: 6.9 x 2.1 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  17228 Time(s)

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