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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


The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Treasures of the Midwest Minerals, Part 2

Our coverage of the The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® continues with our three posts on the individual minerals in the display exhibits within the "Treasures of the Midwest" theme. We hope you enjoy!
 
Cut Fluorite Gem from Cave-in-Rock, IL Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Cut Fluorite Gem from Cave-in-Rock, IL
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum


Diamonds from Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, AR Matilda and Karl Pfeffer Museum
Diamonds from Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, AR
Matilda and Karl Pfeffer Museum


Calcite Septarian Nodule from South Dakota Tellus Science Museum
Calcite Septarian Nodule from South Dakota
Tellus Science Museum


Celestine from Newport, MI Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Celestine from Newport, MI
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum


Calcite with Copper Inclusions from Quincy, MI American Museum of Natural History
Calcite with Copper Inclusions from Quincy, MI
American Museum of Natural History


Quartz Phantom with Hematite Inclusions from the Soudan Mine, Soudan, MN
Quartz Phantom with Hematite Inclusions from the Soudan Mine, Soudan, MN
Donald K. Olson


Goethite from the Queen Mine, Marquette Co., MI A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Goethite from the Queen Mine, Marquette Co., MI
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum


Manganite from the Lucy Mine, Marquette Co., MI A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Manganite from the Lucy Mine, Marquette Co., MI
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum


Yellow Fluorite on Calcite from Clay Center, OH Donald K. Olson
Yellow Fluorite on Calcite from Clay Center, OH
Donald K. Olson


Copper Muscle Man from the Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., MI Donald K. Olson
Copper "Muscle Man" from the Quincy Mine, Houghton Co, MI
Donald K. Olson


Copper Tree from the Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., MI Donald K. Olson
Copper Tree from the Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., MI
Donald K. Olson


Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Dalzell, SD
Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Dalzell, SD


Fluorite with Color Growths from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL Jim Gebel
Fluorite with Color Growths from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock
Jim Gebel


Purple Fluorite with Calcite from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL Jim Gebel
Purple Fluorite with Calcite from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock
Jim Gebel


Copper Rabbit from the Keweenaw Peninsula, MI Scott Rudolph
Copper "Rabbit" from the Keweenaw Peninsula, MI
Scott Rudolph


Upper Mississippi Valley Mineral Oddities Yale Peabody Museum
Rhodochrosite from the Montreal Mine, near Hurley, WI

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® Treasures of the Midwest Minerals, Part 3

Our final post of the individual minerals in the display exhibits within the "Treasures of the Midwest" theme is listed here. We have many more pictures that we couldn't not post here due to space constraints. We'll post many additional photos over the coming weeks on our Instagram page.
 
Galena and Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Treece, KS Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Galena and Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Treece, KS
Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Calcite with Gypsum and Ktenasite from Treece, KS Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Calcite with Gypsum and Ktenasite from Treece, KS
Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Calcite and Galena from Joplin, MO
Calcite and Galena from Joplin, MO Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Fluorite with Calcite from the Minerva No.2 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL British Museum of Natural History
Fluorite with Calcite from the Minerva No.2 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, IL
British Museum of Natural History


Palasite Meteorite Slab with Olivine from Lyon Co., KS Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Palasite Meteorite Slab with Olivine from Lyon Co., KS
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum


Marcasite Skull with Calcite from the Shullsburg area, WI Steve Bussan
Marcasite Skull with Calcite from the Shullsburg area, WI
Steve Bussan


Calcite on Sphalerite from the Cumberland Mine,TN Arizona Mineral Minions
Calcite on Sphalerite from the Cumberland Mine,TN
Arizona Mineral Minions


Copper Fan from the Keweenaw Peninsula, MI Arizona Mineral Minions
Copper "Fan" from the Keweenaw Peninsula, MI
Arizona Mineral Minions


Calcite on Calcite from the Kenora Mine, Cardin, OK George and Cindy Wittens
Calcite on Calcite from the Kenora Mine, Cardin, OK
George and Cindy Wittens


Yellow Hemimorphite Pseudomorph After Calcite from Lone Elm, MO George and Cindy Wittens
Yellow Hemimorphite Pseudomorph After Calcite from Lone Elm, MO
George and Cindy Wittens


Sphalerite on Dolomite from the Blackhawk Mine, Picher, OK George and Cindy Wittens
Sphalerite on Dolomite from the Blackhawk Mine, Picher, OK
George and Cindy Wittens


Calcite twinned Scalenohedron from Picher, OK George and Cindy Wittens
Calcite twinned Scalenohedron from Picher, OK
George and Cindy Wittens


Galena Octahedrons from the Blackhawk Mine, Picher, OK George and Cindy Wittens
Galena Octahedrons from the Blackhawk Mine, Picher, OK
George and Cindy Wittens


Greenockite Coating Calcite from Joplin, MO Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History
Greenockite Coating Calcite from Joplin, MO
Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History


Sphalerite with Dolomite from Treece, KS Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History
Sphalerite with Dolomite from Treece, KS
Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History