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The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Non-Themed Cases, Part 1

In addition to the themed display cases at the The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show®, there are plenty of additional cases of interesting minerals as well as the competitive displays. These next posts feature the non-themed display cases, as well as the displays where the theme is a bit stretched beyond the midwest borders (such as the first post below.)
 
Minerals from the Northwest Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Minerals from the NorthMidWest
Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals

Mineral Treasures of the Far Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow
Mineral Treasures of the Far
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow

Russia's Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
Russia's Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones
GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

Minerals from the Irv Brown Collection
Minerals from the Irv Brown Collection
Irv Brown

Bahia, Brazil, Golden Rutilated Quartz
Bahia, Brazil, Golden Rutilated Quartz

Chalcedony Pseudomorphs After Aragonite and Others
Chalcedony Pseudomorphs After Aragonite and Others

Smoky Quartz and Amethyst from Hallelujah Junction, Nevada
Smoky Quartz and Amethyst from Hallelujah Junction, Nevada

Fluorite from Worldwide Localitie
Fluorite from Worldwide Localities

Push to Make Wulfenite the State Mineral of Arizona Mineralogical Society of Arizona
Push to Make Wulfenite the State Mineral of Arizona
Mineralogical Society of Arizona

2016 Donations at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum
2016 Donations at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum
University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Shape and Color at the Tucson show
Shape and Color at the Tucson Show

Laguna Agate from the Alianza Claim, Ojo Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico Albert O. Ray
Laguna Agate from the Alianza Claim, Ojo Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico
Albert O. Ray

Worldwide Rhodochrosite
Worldwide Rhodochrosite

The One's That Didnt Get Away Glenn & Gregg Hales
"The One's That Didnt Get Away"
Glenn & Gregg Hales

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Non-Themed Cases, Part 2

This post features the next set of display exhibits not directly connected to show theme of "Mineral Treasures of the Midwest." Please stay tuned as we will one more post on the non-themed displays.


The Many Forms and Colors of Smithsonite
The Many Forms and Colors of Smithsonite

Tucson Lidstrom Entry Competitive Case
Lidstrom Entry Competitive Case

Another Competitive Case
Another Competitive Case

Misc Minerals and Gemstones Tucson Show
Misc Minerals and Gemstones

Lidstrom Entry Competitive Thumbnail Case
Lidstrom Entry Competitive Thumbnail Case

Barite World Tour Bill & Diana Dameron
Barite World Tour
Bill & Diana Dameron

Alkaline Earth Metals
Alkaline Earth Metals

Various Minerals
Various Minerals

Native <a class='more' href=Copper from Bisbee, Arizona - Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum">
Native Copper from Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Bisbee Minerals Collected by Ray Wright
Bisbee Minerals Collected by Ray Wright

META Remembers Bryant W. Harris
META Remembers Bryant W. Harris

The Many Forms and Hues of Malachite from Bisbee, Arizona - Douglas L. Graeme, Richard W. Graeme IV,  Richard W. Graeme
The Many Forms and Hues of Malachite from Bisbee, Arizona
Douglas L. Graeme, Richard W. Graeme IV, Richard W. Graeme V

>New York State Minerals Old and New - Rocko Minerals
New York State Minerals Old and New
Rocko Minerals

Minerals of Arizona's Historic Mining Districts - Arizona Mining, Mineral, and Natural Resources Education Museum
Minerals of Arizona's Historic Mining Districts
Arizona Mining, Mineral, and Natural Resources Education Museum

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Non-Themed Cases, Part 3

This is the third post of the The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Non-Themed Cases. The remainder posts after this one will feature individual minerals of these cases, as well as dealer minerals.


Tourmaline%}-Inspired Cups and Other Art Jeremy Sirikus
Tourmaline-Inspired Cups and Other Art
Jeremy Sirikus

Lab-Grown Quartz Vlad and Mila Klipov
Lab-Grown Quartz
Vlad and Mila Klipov

Case Exhibiting the new Sisk Gemology Reference
Case Exhibiting the new Sisk Gemology Reference

Minerals from the Midwest Arizona and Sonora Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Minerals from the "Midwest" Arizona and Sonora
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Minerals from Member of Mineralogical Association of Dallas
Minerals from Member of Mineralogical Association of Dallas

>GIA Highlights of the Hauser Collection
GIA Highlights of the Hauser Collection

Crystals and Crystal Forms, a Forshadowing of the 2018 Tucson Theme
Crystals and Crystal Forms, a Forshadowing of the 2018 Tucson Theme

Minerals from the Purple Hope Claims, Green Ridge, Washington (especially Amethyst)
Minerals from the Purple Hope Claims, Green Ridge, Washington (especially Amethyst

Minerals of the Steve DeLaney Collection
Minerals of the Steve DeLaney Collection

Red Beryl and Emerald
Red Beryl and Emerald

Prehnite - Its Many Colors
Prehnite - Its Many Colors

Wines That Rock! Brett Keller
Wines That Rock!
Brett Keller

Worldwide Fire Agate
Worldwide Fire Agate

Making Masterpieces from Minerals Barbara Watson
"Making Masterpieces from Minerals"
Barbara Watson

Three Centuries of Natural Seed Pearl Jewelry
"Three Centuries of Natural Seed Pearl Jewelry"

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Special Cases

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® has special exhibit displays aside from the regular themed and competitive cases. These often have significant minerals or gemstones, which may either be historic or exceptional. We photographed some of these noteworthy exhibits at the show, and present them in this post: 


Tiffany Opal Necklace, Arkansas Diamond Crystal, and Tiffany Amethyst Necklace Smithsonian Institution
Tiffany Opal Necklace, Arkansas Diamond Crystal, and Tiffany Amethyst Necklace
Smithsonian Institution

Large Yellow Diamond (17.9 ct.) from Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas Smithsonian Institutio
Large Yellow Diamond (17.9 ct.) from Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Smithsonian Institution

The Alma Rose - Grouping of Giant Rhodochrosite Crystals from Alma, CO Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals
The "Alma Rose" - Grouping of Giant Rhodochrosite Crystals from Alma, CO
Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals

One of the Largest Gold Specimens from the U.S., from the Eagle's Nest Mine, CA Siber+Siber Inc.
One of the Largest Gold Specimens from the U.S., from the Eagle's Nest Mine, CA
Siber+Siber Inc.

Giant Aragonite var. Flos Ferri, the Largest of the the Show Auction Minerals Donated by Crystal Classics
Giant Aragonite var. Flos Ferri, the Largest of the the Show Auction Minerals
Donated by Crystal Classics

The Full Case of the Minerals to be Offered at the Show Auction
The Full Case of the Minerals to be Offered at the Show Auction

Large, Exceptional Copper Crystals from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Large, Exceptional Copper Crystals from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Giant Dendritic Copper from the Lake Superior Region The British Natural History Museum<
Giant Dendritic Copper from the Lake Superior Region
The British Natural History Museum

Large Gold in Quartz Specimen from the Oriental Mine, Sierra Co., CA
Large Gold in Quartz Specimen from the Oriental Mine, Sierra Co., CA

Calcite%} Crystal in <a class='more' href=Amethyst Geode from Artigas, Uruguay">
Calcite Crystal in Amethyst Geode from Artigas, Uruguay
Gustavo Tambucho, Uruguay Amethyst Co.

Calcite Enclosing Marcasite from Joplin, IL with Carnegie Mineralogical Award to Dr. Anthony R. Kampf
Calcite Enclosing Marcasite from Joplin, IL
with Carnegie Mineralogical Award to Dr. Anthony R. Kampf

Giant Quartz Crystal Cluster from Arkansas, the Holy Grail of Arkansas Quartz Mined on December 25, 2014 from the aptly named Christmas Pocket></a><br></div><div style=Giant Quartz Crystal Cluster from Arkansas, the "Holy Grail" of Arkansas Quartz
Mined on December 25, 2014 from the aptly named "Christmas Pocket"

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Treasures of the Midwest Minerals, Part 1

Our next several posts on the The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® feature individual minerals in the display exhibits within the "Treasures of the Midwest" theme. We took hundreds of photos of these minerals, and selected about fifty of the best or most interesting to be featured on our news blog. The first group is below; stay tuned for additional posts.
 
Purple Calcite with Marcasite from Mineral Point, MI Yale Peabody Museum
Purple Calcite with Marcasite from Mineral Point, MI
Yale Peabody Museum


Calcite on Dolostone from the Sweetwater Mine, MO Laurence and Helen Tuelle
Calcite on Dolostone from the Sweetwater Mine, MO
Laurence and Helen Tuelle


Smithsonite Quartz, Sphalerite from Morning Star Mine, Rush Creek, AR George and Cindy Witters
Smithsonite on Quartz and Sphalerite from Morning Star Mine, Rush Creek, AR
George and Cindy Witters


Blue Barite Transformer Man from the Denton Mine, Hardin Co., IL Al and Sue Liebetrau
Blue Barite "Transformer Man" from the Denton Mine, Hardin Co., IL
Al and Sue Liebetrau


Calcite Sand Pseudomorph from Rattlesnake Butte, Black Hills, SD Chuck Hauser
Calcite Sand Pseudomorph from Rattlesnake Butte, Black Hills, SD
Chuck Hauser


Calcite Twin from the Black Rock Quarry, Lawrence Co., AR
Calcite Twin from the Black Rock Quarry, Lawrence Co., AR



Copper and Calcite from the Caledonia Mine, Ontonagon Co., MI
Copper and Calcite from the Caledonia Mine, Ontonagon Co., MI
Bob Schreiber


Blue Fluorite from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL Charles Sahlman
Blue Fluorite from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL
Charles Sahlman


>Odd Fluorite Growth on Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine, TN Bob Schreiber></a><br></div><div style=Odd Fluorite Growth on Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine, TN
Bob Schreiber


Fluorite and Calcite from Cave-in-Rock, IL
Fluorite and Calcite from Cave-in-Rock, IL


Yellow Diamond 3.85 ct. from Crater of Diamonds Park, Murfreesboro, AR
Yellow Diamond 3.85 ct. from Crater of Diamonds Park, Murfreesboro, AR


Fluorite & Quartz from the Deardorf Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL Flagg Mineral Foundation
Fluorite on Quartz from the Deardorf Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL
Flagg Mineral Foundation


Barite Ball and Sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine, TN Flagg Mineral Foundation
Barite Ball and Sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine, TN
Flagg Mineral Foundation


Pyrite Sun in Matrix from Sparta, Randolph Co., IL Phil Richardson
Pyrite "Sun" in Matrix from Sparta, Randolph Co., IL
Phil Richardson


Pyrite from Indianapolis, IN Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter
Pyrite from Indianapolis, IN
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter


Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine, TN Raymond M. Thompson
Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine, TN
Raymond M. Thompson