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The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Dealer Minerals Part 1

Our final two posts on the 2017 The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® features some of the interesting or new minerals being sold by dealers that we found while walking along the show floor.


Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Turkey Throwin Stones
Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Turkey
Throwin Stones

Limonite Pseudomorph after %Pyrite from Gachala, Colombia Pachamama Minerals
Limonite Pseudomorph after Pyrite from Gachala, Colombia
Pachamama Minerals

New find of Interesting Aquamarine from Deo Darrah, Badaskshan, Afghanistan Fine Art Minerals
New find of Interesting Aquamarine from Deo Darrah, Badaskshan, Afghanistan
Fine Art Minerals

Herkimer-Like Quartz Crystal from the Rist Mine, Hiddenite, NC  Ledford Minerals Ledford Minerals
Herkimer-Like Quartz Crystal from the Rist Mine, Hiddenite, NC
Ledford Minerals

Newly-Mined Amethyst on Quartz from Jackson's Crossroads, GA Ledford Minerals
Newly-Mined Amethyst on Quartz from Jackson's Crossroads, GA
Ledford Minerals

Newly-Mined Amethyst Crystals from Jackson's Crossroads, GA< Ledford Minerals
Newly-Mined Amethyst Crystals from Jackson's Crossroads, GA
Ledford Minerals

Large Aquamarine Crystal from Mt. White, CO The Lucky Miner (Hosted at the Ledford Minerals Booth)
Large Aquamarine Crystal from Mt. White, CO
The Lucky Miner (Hosted at the Ledford Minerals Booth)

Elbaite on Quartz from the Mawi Pegmatite, Afghanistan The Collector's Edge
Elbaite on Quartz from the Mawi Pegmatite, Afghanistan
The Collector's Edge

Elbaite Tourmaline from the Pederneira Mine, M.G., Brazil The Collector's Edge
Elbaite Tourmaline from the Pederneira Mine, M.G., Brazil
The Collector's Edge

Emerald on Matrix from Muzo, Colomobia The Collector's Edge
Emerald on Matrix from Muzo, Colomobia
The Collector's Edge

Beautiful Collection Case from the Collector's Edge
Beautiful Collection Case from the Collector's Edge

Morganite, Elbaite, and Quartz from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Morganite, Elbaite, and Quartz from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
The Collector's Edge

Barite from Lower Silesia, Poland<br><em>Spirifer Minerals
Barite from Lower Silesia, Poland
Spirifer Minerals

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Dealer Minerals Part 2

This is our last post of the 2017 The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show®. The post is a continuation of photos of the dealer minerals seen on the show floor. Please stay tuned until next year's Tucson show reports!


Legrandite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mexico Unique Minerals
Legrandite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mexico
Unique Minerals

Allergentum Pseudomorph after Dyscrasite from a new find in Tamdrost, Morocco
Allergentum Pseudomorph after Dyscrasite from a new find in Tamdrost, Morocco

Allergentum  Pseudomorph after Dyscrasite from Tamdrost, Morocco, Crystallized Specimen
Allergentum Pseudomorph after Dyscrasite from Tamdrost, Morocco, Crystallized Specimen

Unusual Blue Phantom Quartz from Mt. Ida, Arkansas Well Arranged Molecules
Unusual Blue Phantom Quartz from Mt. Ida, Arkansas
Well Arranged Molecules

New Find of Pyrite, Calcite, and Quartz from the Racracancha Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru Bruce Wood Minerals<br><em>Ledford Minerals
New Find of Pyrite, Calcite, and Quartz from the Racracancha Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
Bruce Wood Minerals

New Find of Cubic Pyrite Cluster from the Racracancha Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru<br><em>Bruce Wood Minerals
New Find of Cubic Pyrite Cluster from the Racracancha Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
Bruce Wood Minerals

Newly-Dug Quartz with  Cleavelandite from the California Blue Mine, San Bernadino Co., CA Earth's Treasures
Newly-Dug Quartz with Cleavelandite from the California Blue Mine, San Bernadino Co., CA
Earth's Treasures

Giant, Doubly Terminated Smoky Quartz from the California Blue Mine, San Bernadino Co., CA Earth's Treasures
Giant, Doubly Terminated Smoky Quartz from the California Blue Mine, San Bernadino Co., CA
Earth's Treasures

Beautiful Amethyst on White Quartz from Jackson's Crossroads, GA Earth's Treasures
Beautiful Amethyst on White Quartz from Jackson's Crossroads, GA
Earth's Treasures

Dioptase with Plancheite Matrix from Kimbedi, Mindouli, Republic of Congo >Mineral Classics
Dioptase with Plancheite Matrix from Kimbedi, Mindouli, Republic of Congo
Mineral Classics

Large Dioptase Crystal from Kimbedi, Mindouli, Republic of Congo Mineral Classics
Large Dioptase Crystal from Kimbedi, Mindouli, Republic of Congo
Mineral Classics

New Fluorite Cube Finds from the Llamas Quarry, Duyos, Asturias, Spain Mineral Classics
New Fluorite Cube Finds from the Llamas Quarry, Duyos, Asturias, Spain
Mineral Classics

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

This next post on the The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® features some of the individual mineral specimens exhibited at the show that were not part of the "Mineral Treasures of the Midwest" theme. This selection includes minerals on public exhibit that were interesting for a variety of reasons, including aesthetics, rarity, or unique formation.



Epidote with Calcite and Quartz from the Green Monster Mine, AK
Epidote with Calcite and Quartz from the Green Monster Mine, AK

Gold from the Ace of Diamonds Mine, Liberty, WA
Gold from the Ace of Diamonds Mine, Liberty, WA

Meta-Autunite from the Daybreak Mine, Mt. Spokane, WA
Meta-Autunite from the Daybreak Mine, Mt. Spokane, WA

Analcime and Natrolite from the Two Hug Quarry, Kings Valley, OR
Analcime and Natrolite from the Two Hug Quarry, Kings Valley, OR

Elbaite Tourmaline from the Cryo Genie Mine, Warner Springs, CA
Elbaite Tourmaline from the Cryo Genie Mine, Warner Springs, CA

Rhodochrosite from the Millenium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO
Rhodochrosite from the Millenium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO

Rose Quartz on Smoky Quartz from Lavra Bello Branco, M.G., Brazil
Rose Quartz on Smoky Quartz from Lavra Bello Branco, M.G., Brazil

Purple Adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Purple Adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Wulfenite from the Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., AZ
Wulfenite from the Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., AZ

Fluorite on Adularia from Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France
Fluorite on Adularia from Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France

Schorl Tourmaline Crystals and Gem from Groton, NH
Schorl Tourmaline Crystals and Gem from Groton, NH

Malachite from the Czar Mine, Bisbee, AZ
Malachite from the Czar Mine, Bisbee, AZ

Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Ellenville, NY
Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Ellenville, NY

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

This is our second post on the The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® non-themed minerals. This is the last post of the public displays. Our next post will feature some new and interesting material that dealers had at the show.


Almandine Garnet from the Otz Valley, Tyrol, Austria
Almandine Garnet from the Otz Valley, Tyrol, Austria

>Iridescent Pyrite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Iridescent Pyrite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico

Azurite from the Carlotta Mine, Gila Co., AZ
Azurite from the Carlotta Mine, Gila Co., AZ

Blue Halite with Carnallite from the Potash Corp Mine, Lanigan, Sakatchewan, Canada
Blue Halite with Carnallite from the Potash Corp Mine, Lanigan, Sakatchewan, Canada

Alien-Eye Fluorite from the Erongo Mountains, Namibia
"Alien-Eye" Fluorite from the Erongo Mountains, Namibia

Fluorite om Quartz from the Xiefang Mine, Ruijin, Jiangxi Prov., China
Fluorite om Quartz from the Xiefang Mine, Ruijin, Jiangxi Prov., China

Mimetite from the Elura Mine, Booroondarra, Cobar, NSW, Australia
Mimetite from the Elura Mine, Booroondarra, Cobar, NSW, Australia

Dioptase on Smoky Quartz from the Kaokoveld Plateau, Namibia
Dioptase on Smoky Quartz from the Kaokoveld Plateau, Namibia

Smoky Quartz and Amazonite from the Smoky Hawk Claim, Florissant, CO
Smoky Quartz and Amazonite from the Smoky Hawk Claim, Florissant, CO

Pyrite%} from the Washington Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Pyrite from the Washington Mine, Sonora, Mexico

Doubly-Terminated Amethyst from the Captain Nemo Pocket, Purple Hope Claim, Green Ridge, WA
Doubly-Terminated Amethyst from the Captain Nemo Pocket, Purple Hope Claim, Green Ridge, WA

>Reichenstein-Grieserntal Twinned Quartz from the Turning Point Pocket, Purple Hope Claim, Green Ridge, WA
Reichenstein-Grieserntal Twinned Quartz from the Turning Point Pocket,
Purple Hope Claim, Green Ridge, WA

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