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The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 10: Non-Themed Minerals

This post contains photos of some of the individual minerals at The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® not related to the "Shades of Blue" theme. While most of the public displays were dedicated to general theme, many were not. All images are clickable for larger photos.

 

Fluorite Ball in Amethyst Vug from Jamner, Maharashtra, India A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Fluorite Ball in Amethyst Vug from Jamner, Maharashtra, India
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Rhodochrosite from the N'chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Rhodochrosite from the N'chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural Frowning Faced Petrified Wood David Wilber
Natural Frowning Faced Petrified Wood
David Wilber Collection

New Find of Purple Fluorite from Tombstone, Arizona Bob Jackson Collection
Purple Fluorite from Tombstone, Arizona
Bob Jackson Collection

Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico
Botryoidal and Polished Sphere of Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico
Unlabeled Case

Calcite Included with Copper on Native Copper from the Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case
Calcite Included with Copper on Native Copper from the Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case

Apophyllite on Native Copper from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case
Apophyllite on Native Copper Crystals from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case

Realgar on Calcite from the Shimen Mine, Hunan Province, China
Realgar on Calcite from the Shimen Mine, Hunan Province, China
Unlabeled Case

Botryoidal Malachite from the Shilu Mine, Yangchung Co., Guongdong Prov., China
Botryoidal Malachite from the Shilu Mine, Yangchung Co., Guongdong Prov., China
Unlabeled Case

Cerussite Crystal Clusters from Tsumeb, Namibia Tucson Show 2016
Cerussite Crystal Clusters from Tsumeb, Namibia
Unlabeled Case

Manganoan  Calcite on Quartz from the Bismark Mine, Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico Tucson Show 2016
Manganoan Calcite on Quartz from the Bismark Mine, Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico
Unlabeled Case

Pink Danburite from the Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico Tucson Show 2016
Pink Danburite from the Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Unlabeled Case

Cerussite Crystal Clusters from Tsumeb, Namibia Tucson Show 2016
Gemmy Tabular Wulfenite Crystal from Arizona
Bill Larson/Gene & Roz Meieran

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 9: Non-Themed Displays Continued

There were many non-themed exhibit display at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. We already covered the first bunch in the previous post. This post contains the remainder that we photographed. All images are clickable for larger photos.


Minerals of the Degrussa Project in Western Australia
Minerals of the Degrussa Project in Western Australia
Unlabeled Case

Zoom of Minerals of the Degrussa Project in Western Australia
Zoomed into the Above Case
Unlabeled Case

Clay Center Variscite from Clay Canyon, Utah, Collected in 2015 by Alan Day Jerry Rosenthal
Clay Center Variscite from Clay Canyon, Utah, Collected in 2015 by Alan Day
Jerry Rosenthal

Sceptered Quartz from the Mothers Days Pocket in Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, Collected in May 2015 Lance & Cindy Ruffel Collection
Sceptered Quartz from the "Mothers Days Pocket", Hallelujah Jct, Nevada, Collected May 2015
Lance & Cindy Ruffel Collection

Sceptered Quartz from the Mothers Days Pocket in Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, Collected in May 2015 Lance & Cindy Ruffel Collection
More Sceptered Quartz from Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (Royal Scepter Mine)
Unlabeled Case

Amethyst - An Almost Blue Hue
"Amethyst - An Almost Blue Hue"
Unlabeled Case

Remembering Josie Scripps Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum
"Remembering Josie Scripps"
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum

Two Matching Smithsonites Slabs from Masua, Sardinia, Italy, Finally United >Royal Ontario Museum & A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Two Matching Smithsonites Slabs from Masua, Sardinia, Italy, Finally United
Royal Ontario Museum & A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Minerals of Georgia Tellus Science Museum
Minerals of Georgia
Tellus Science Museum

Blue Garnet Just About Every Color Including Blue
"Garnets - Just About Every Color Including Blue"
Unlabeled Case

>Selected Minerals from the Recently Acquired Paul & Janet Clifford Collection A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech
Selected Minerals from the Recently Acquired Paul & Janet Clifford Collection
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech

Minerals from the Vilburnum Trend, Missouri Dan & Diana Weinrich
Minerals from the Vilburnum Trend, Missouri
Dan & Diana Weinrich

Barite from France & Spain
Barite from France & Spain
Unlabeled Case

Fine Worldwide Thumbnail Specimens Dan & Diana Weinrich
Fine Worldwide Thumbnail Specimens
Dan & Diana Weinrich

>Colorful Worldwide Mineral Specimens Collection of Phil Gregory, Denver, CO
Colorful Worldwide Mineral Specimens
From the Collection of Phil Gregory, Denver, CO

Minerals of the United Kingdom Wayne and Dona Leicht Collection, Laguna Beach, CA
Minerals of the United Kingdom
Wayne and Dona Leicht Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

Blue & Red Minerals Roz & Gene Meieran and Bill Larson
"Blue & Red Minerals" - Rebelling Against the Show Theme
Roz & Gene Meieran and Bill Larson

Fine Worldwide Minerals Mineralogical Association of Dallas
Fine Worldwide Minerals
Mineralogical Association of Dallas

Minerals Enthusiasts of the Tucson Area
Fine Worldwide Minerals
Mineral Enthusiasts of the Tucson Area

Minerals from the Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines in Afghanistan Thomas P. Moore & Robert W. M. Woodside
Minerals from the Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines in Afghanistan
Thomas P. Moore & Robert W. M. Woodside

Calcite & Aragonite Display Case
Calcite & Aragonite Display Case
Unlabeled Case

Mineral Finds from New Mexico from Glenn & Gregg Hales
Mineral Finds from New Mexico from Glenn & Gregg Hales
Glenn & Gregg Hales

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 8: Non-Themed Displays

In addition to all the blue-themed display exhibits at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, there were plenty of displays not related to the main theme. The pictures below represent the majority of these cases, which will be divided into two individual posts. All images are clickable for larger photos.



Smoky Quartz from Gletschhorn and Feldschijen Mountain in the Swiss Alps Siber+Silber Ltd.
Smoky Quartz from Gletschhorn and Feldschijen Mountain in the Swiss Alps
Siber+Silber Ltd.

The David Eidahl Collection Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The David Eidahl Collection
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Miscellaneous Case at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
Miscellaneous Case
Unlabeled Case

Fire Agate Showcase Rothengatter Goldsmiths - Philip & Ginger
Fire Agate Showcase
Rothengatter Goldsmiths - Philip & Ginger

Quartz Display Case
Quartz Display Case
Unlabeled Case

American Mineral Treasures
"American Mineral Treasures"
Unlabeled Case

Orange is the New Blue Society of Mineral Museum Professionals
"Orange is the New Blue"
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

Minerals from Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Minerals from Bisbee Arizona
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Rogerly Mine Fluorite UK Mining Ventures
Rogerly Mine Fluorite
UK Mining Ventures

Purple Fluorite from the New Discovery at Tombstone Arizona
Purple Fluorite from the New Discovery at Tombstone Arizona
Various Collectors

The Columbus Pearls Peter Balogh, Prehistoric Foundation
"The Columbus Pearls"
Peter Balogh, Prehistoric Foundation LLC

Minerals from the Tantara Copper Deposit, Katanga, DR Congo Valere Berlage, Belgium
Minerals from the Tantara Copper Deposit, Katanga, DR Congo
Valere Berlage, Belgium

Blue John Fluorite C.W. Sellors Fine Jewelry
Blue John Fluorite
C.W. Sellors Fine Jewelry

Miscellaneous Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Miscellaneous Minerals
Unlabeled Case

In Memory of Paul E. Desautels Tucson Show 2016
In Memory of Paul E. Desautels
Unlabeled Case

Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals
Unlabeled Case

Fine Botryoidal Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Fine Botryoidal Minerals
Unlabeled Case

Another Showcase of Fine Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Another Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals
Unlabeled Case

And Yet Another Showcase of Fine Minerals Tucson Show 2016
And Yet Another Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals
Unlabeled Case

High Quality Miniatures Minerals Tucson Show 2016
High Quality Miniatures
Unlabeled Case

Prominent Locations for Arizona's Wulfenite
Prominent Locations for Arizona's Wulfenite
Frank Sousa

ribute to William Lawrence Mineralogical Society of Brattleboro
Tribute to William Lawrence
Robert Clements, Doug Robinson, and the Mineralogical Society of Brattleboro

Gem Crystals
Single Gem Crystals William Johnson Collection
William Johnson Collection

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 7: Shades of Blue Individual Minerals Continued

This post contains the rest of the photos of individual blue minerals we wanted to share from the The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. These minerals were all in the public display exhibits at the show set up by various private collectors and museums. The photos used in all of the Tucson show reports were taken by Hershel Friedman. All images are clickable for larger photos. (The larger photos may also have additional information such as a label.)


Cavansite on Stilbite from the Wagholi Quarry, Pune, India Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Cavansite on Stilbite from the Wagholi Quarry, Pune, India
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Jeremejevite Crystal and Gem from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Jeremejevite Crystal and Gem from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

The Logan Sapphire, 422 carats, from Sri Lanka Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The Logan Sapphire, 422 carats, from Sri Lanka.
This is largest mounted gemstone of the Smithsonian
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Polished Lazurite Nodule from the Malo-Bystrinskoe Deposit, Baikal, Russia Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow
Polished Lazurite Nodule from the Malo-Bystrinskoe Deposit, Baikal, Russia
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow

Oligoclase Showing an Adularescent Moonstone Effect from Khetolambino, Chupa, Karelia, Russia Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow
Oligoclase Showing an Adularescent Moonstone Effect from Khetolambino, Chupa, Karelia, Russia
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow

Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan Friends of Mineralogy
Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Friends of Mineralogy

Blue Halite and White Sylvite from the Kerr McGee Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexic
Blue Halite and White Sylvite from the Kerr McGee Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Electric Blue Linarite Sprays from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico
Electric Blue Linarite Sprays from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico
From the "New Mexico Blues" Case

Lazulite from Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia Tellus Science Museum
Lazulite from Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia
Tellus Science Museum, Georgia

Blue Color-Changing Garnet from Bekily, Magdagascar
Blue Color-Changing Garnet from Bekily, Magdagascar
This is a fascinating discovery, and we plan to write a post about it in the future
Unlabeled Case

Giant Aquamarine Crystal from the Hogg Mine, Troup Co., Georgia Tellus Science Museum
Giant Aquamarine Crystal from the Hogg Mine, Troup Co., Georgia
Tellus Science Museum, Georgia

Transparent Kyanite with Staurolite from Sponda Alp, St. Gotthard, Tessin, Switzerland Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Transparent Kyanite with Staurolite from Sponda Alp, St. Gotthard, Tessin, Switzerland
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Iridescent Labradorite from Bekily, Toliara, Madagascar Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Iridescent Labradorite from Bekily, Toliara, Madagascar
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Krohnkite from the Chuquicamata Mine, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Krohnkite from the Chuquicamata Mine, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Euclase from the La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept, Colombia Scott Rudolph Collection
Euclase from the La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept, Colombia
This is one of the largest blue Euclase crystals I have ever seen!
Scott Rudolph Collection

Euclase from the La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept, Colombia Scott Rudolph Collection
Polished Banded Azurite & Malachite from the Holbrook Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
From the Collection of Richard W. Graeme IV and Douglas L. Graeme

Blue Crystallized Prehnite from the Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania Jim & Gail Spann
Blue Crystallized Prehnite from the Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
From the Collection of Jim & Gail Spann

Blue Hemimorphite from  Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China  Jim & Gail Spann
Blue Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China
From the Collection of Jim & Gail Spann

Blue Quartz Crystals with Color Caused by Tourmaline Inclusions from Dara-i-Pech, Konar, Afghanistan  Jim & Gail Spann
Blue Quartz Crystals with Color from Tourmaline Inclusions, Dara-i-Pech, Konar, Afghanistan
From the Collection of Jim & Gail Spann

Kinoite with Apophyllite from the Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona  Martin Zinn Collection
Kinoite with Apophyllite from the Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona
Martin Zinn Collection

Hauyne with Calcite from Ladjuar Medan, Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan Thomas P. Moore & Robert M. Woodside
Hauyne with Calcite from Ladjuar Medan, Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Thomas P. Moore & Robert M. Woodside

Benitoite and Neptunite from the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California Rick Kennedy Collection
Benitoite and Neptunite from the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
Rick Kennedy Collection

Aquamarine from Boise County, Idaho The Dorris Family
Aquamarine from Boise County, Idaho
The Dorris Family Collection

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 6: Shades of Blue Individual Minerals

Now that you've all seen the "Shades of Blue" theme displays at The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, it's time to show some of the individual minerals. Once again, since there were so many good blue minerals that I photographed, the post was too large for a single post, so I am dividing the blue minerals into two separate posts. This is the first of the two. Stay tuned for the next one which will be posted shortly.


All the images are clickable for larger photos. The larger photos may also have additional information such as a label.


Fibrous Celestine from the type locality of Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pennsylvania Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fibrous Celestine from the type locality of Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pennsylvania
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh)

Azurite stalagmites from Bisbee, Arizona University of Arizona Mineral Museum Donated from Princeton University in 2013
Azurite (stalagmites) from Bisbee, Arizona
University of Arizona Mineral Museum (Donated from Princeton University in 2013)

Blue Halite from the Kerr-McGee Mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy Co., New Mexico The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College
Blue Halite from the Kerr-McGee Mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy Co., New Mexico
The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College

Blue Halite Potash Corp-Lanigan Mine, Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada Royal Ontario Museum
Blue and White Halite from the Potash Corp-Lanigan Mine, Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada
Royal Ontario Museum

Blue Halite Dorndorf, near Merkers, Thuringia, Germany Mineral Museum of Bonn, Germany, Poppelsdorfer Schloss
Blue and White Halite from Dorndorf, near Merkers, Thuringia, Germany
Mineral Museum of Bonn, Germany, Poppelsdorfer Schloss

Azurite Suns from the Malbunka Copper Mine, Central Australia Dehne & Maureen McLaughlin
Azurite "Suns" from the Malbunka Copper Mine, Central Australia
Dehne & Maureen McLaughlin Collection

Large Lazurite Crystal on Matrix from Badakhshan, Afghanistan Martin Zinn
Large Lazurite Crystal on Matrix from Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Martin Zinn Collection

Azurite Nodule Pair from the Mikheyevskoyew Mine, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Southern Urals, Russia Fersman Mineralogical Museum Collection (Moscow
Azurite Nodule Pair from the Mikheyevskoyew Mine, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Southern Urals
Fersman Mineralogical Museum Collection (Moscow)

Corundum var. Sapphire Crystal from Galbkka, near Vallivaya, Uvo Province, Sri Lanka Mineral Enthusiasts of the Tucson Area META
Corundum var. Sapphire Crystal from Galbkka, near Vallivaya, Uvo Province, Sri Lanka
Mineral Enthusiasts of the Tucson Area (META)

Topaz from Yuzhakova Village, Ural Mts., Russia
Topaz from Yuzhakova Village, Ural Mts., Russia
The David Eidahl Collection at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County

Blue Fluorite with Barite from Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico The Thomas Hales Collection
Blue Fluorite with Barite from Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico
The Thomas Hales Collection

Azurite Rosettes on Malachite Stalagmites from the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona Martin Zinn Collection
Azurite Rosettes on Malachite Stalagmites from the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
Martin Zinn Collection

Azurite Crystal Cluster from Utah  Martin Zinn Collection
Azurite Crystal Cluster from Utah (Apex Mine or La Sal)
Martin Zinn Collection

Ball Shaped Azurite Aggregates on Malachite from the Junction Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Ball Shaped Azurite Aggregates on Malachite from the Junction Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona
Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals

Bornite Coating on Wedge-shaped Chalcocite from the Flambeu Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Iridescent Bornite on Wedge-shaped Chalcocite from the Flambeu Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals

Blue Topaz from the Fisher Quarry, Topsham, Maine Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Blue Topaz from the Fisher Quarry, Topsham, Maine
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Celestine Crystals from the Luz Mine, La Paz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Large Celestine Crystals from the Luz Mine, La Paz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Lazurite Polished Slab from Gunnison Co., Colorado Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Lazurite Polished Slab from Gunnison Co., Colorado
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Blue Gems GIA Museum
Blue Gems
GIA Museum

More Blue Gems GIA Museum
More Blue Gems
GIA Museum

Blue Fluorite from Le Beix, Puy de Dome, France Alain Martaud Collection
Blue Fluorite from Le Beix, Puy de Dome, France
Alain Martaud Collection

Blue Fluorite from Le Burc, Tarn, France
Blue Fluorite from Le Burc, Tarn, France
Alain Martaud Collection