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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

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

One of the highlights of The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® is the display exhibits. Some of the top museums and private collectors have specimens of their collection publicly featured in display cases throughout the show floor. The cases are meticulously planned, and often have good descriptions.

Every year, the show board chooses a special "theme." Many of the displays are related to theme, bringing additional interest and variety each year to the show. This year's theme was "Mineral Treasures of the Midwest," featuring top mineral specimens from a broad definition of the Midwestern United States. As there were many good within the theme, we will divide the themed displays into three separate posts.
 
Upper Mississippi Valley Mineral Oddities Yale Peabody Museum
Upper Mississippi Valley Mineral Oddities
Yale Peabody Museum

Treasures of the Midwest Sue and Stan Celestian
Treasures of the Midwest
Sue and Stan Celestian

The Rush Creek, Arkansas Zinc District George and Cindy Witters
The Rush Creek, Arkansas Zinc District
George and Cindy Witters

Treasures of the Midwestern United States Al and Sue Liebetrau
Treasures of the Midwestern United States
Al and Sue Liebetrau

A Selection of Midwestern Calcites William B. Wray
A Selection of Midwestern Calcites
William B. Wray

Midwestern Calcites and Other Minerals Dan & Diana Weinreich
Midwestern Calcites and Other Minerals
Dan & Diana Weinreich

Calcites from the Picher Field, Oklahoma
Calcites from the Picher Field, Oklahoma

Midwest Calcite Phil Richardson
Midwest Calcite
Phil Richardson

Midwest Calcites St. Louis Mineral & Gem Society Melissa Perucca
Midwest Calcites
St. Louis Mineral & Gem Society | Melissa Perucca

Calcite from Midwest Localities Chuck Houser
Calcite from Midwest Localities
Chuck Houser

Midwestern Minerals
Midwestern Minerals

Midwestern Minerals Edward Terri and Eddie Lopez
Midwestern Minerals
Edward Terri and Eddie Lopez

Mineral Treasures of the Midwestern USA Bob Schreiber and Charlie Sahlman
Mineral Treasures of the Midwestern USA
Bob Schreiber and Charlie Sahlman

Best of Theme of Midwest Minerals
Best of Theme of Midwest Minerals

General Midwestern Minerals
General Midwestern Minerals

Minerals of the Midwest Flagg Mineral Foundation
Minerals of the Midwest
Flagg Mineral Foundation

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

This post continues with the special exhibit displays of the Tucson show. Listed here are additional pictures of the cases from the "Treasures of the Midwest" theme.


Midwest Pyrite Phil Richardson
Midwest Pyrite
Phil Richardson

Midwest Galena Phil Richardson
Midwest Galena
Phil Richardson

Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter, Member Collected Specimens
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter, Member Collected Specimens
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter

Midwest Calcites, Fluorites, and Sphalerite Raymond M. Thompson
Midwest Calcites, Fluorites, and Sphalerites
Raymond M. Thompson

Unexpected Specimens from the American Midwest Society of Mineral Museum Professionals SMMP
Unexpected Specimens from the American Midwest
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP)

Mineral Treasures of the Midwest Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum
Mineral Treasures of the Midwest
Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum

Midnight Constellations - Stars of the Midwest Tellus Museum
Midnight Constellations - Stars of the Midwest
Tellus Museum

>How the Midwest was Won Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
How the Midwest was Won
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Geode Minerals from the American Midwest Cincinnati Museum Center
Geode Minerals from the American Midwest
Cincinnati Museum Center

Minerals of the American Midwest American Museum of Natural History
Minerals of the American Midwest
American Museum of Natural History

Minerals of the Soudan Mine, Soudan, Minnesota Donald K. Olson
Minerals of the Soudan Mine, Soudan, Minnesota
Donald K. Olson

Two Great Minerals of the Lake Superior Region A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Two Great Minerals of the Lake Superior Region
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Minerals from Clay Center, Ohio Donald K. Olson
Minerals from Clay Center, Ohio
Donald K. Olson

Minerals from the Copper Country of Michigan's Upper Peninsula Donald and Gloria Olson
Minerals from the Copper Country of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Donald and Gloria Olson

Mineral Treasures of the Midwest
Mineral Treasures of the Midwest

Minerals from the Montreal Mine, Wisconsin
Minerals from the Montreal Mine, Wisconsin