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2017 Tucson Show - InnSuites Minerals Part 2

Here are the remainder pictures for the individual mineral photos that we took at the InnSuites show. While we have many more good photographs, we had to limited ourselves to the top thirty or so in terms of quality and importance.


Iridescent Sphalerite with Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine, TN
Iridescent Sphalerite with Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine, TN
Natural Selection Crystals

New Find of Stalactitic Quartz from Aurangabad, India
New Find of Stalactitic Quartz from Aurangabad, India(Mined 2016)
Global Mineral Stones (India)

Large Crystallized Azurite Plate from Nchanga Open Pit, Chingola, Zambia
Large Crystallized Azurite Plate from Nchanga Open Pit, Chingola, Zambia
Le Sueur Minerals & Gems

Large Goethite Pseudomorphs after Pyrite from Chivor, Colombia
Large Goethite Pseudomorphs after Pyrite from Chivor, Colombia
Henry Ospina Minerals

Fluorite on Siderite from West Boltsburn, Rookehope, Weardale, England
Fluorite on Siderite from West Boltsburn, Rookehope, Weardale, England
Graeber & Himes Minerals

New Find of Amethyst from Calabar, Nigeria
New Find of Amethyst from Calabar, Nigeria
Barnett Fine Minerals

Zoomed In to Some of the Amethyst from Calabar, Nigeria
Zoomed In to Some of the Amethyst from Calabar, Nigeria
Barnett Fine Minerals

Blue-Tipped Celestine from a new occurrence in the city of Austin, TX
Blue-Tipped Celestine from a new occurrence in the city of Austin, TX
Barnett Fine Minerals

New Find of Yellow Calcite from Williamson Co, TX
New Find of Yellow Calcite from Williamson Co, TX
Barnett Fine Minerals

New Finds of Crocoite, Gibbsite, & Dundasite from the Adelaide Mine, Tasmania, Australia
New Finds of Crocoite, Gibbsite, & Dundasite from the Adelaide Mine, Tasmania, Australia
The Adelaide Mine

Rare Cerussite from the Adelaide Mine, Tasmania, Australia
Rare Cerussite from the Adelaide Mine, Tasmania, Australia
The Adelaide Mine

An Enormous Barite Crystal from the Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Iowa
An Enormous Barite Crystal from the Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Iowa
Saga Minerals

Another Style of Barite Recently Found at the Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Iowa
Another Style of Barite Recently Found at the Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Iowa
Saga Minerals

Hematite Crystal Cluster from the N'chaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Hematite Crystal Cluster from the N'chaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Capetown Matrix Crystals

New Grainy form of Sugilite from the N'chaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
New Grainy form of Sugilite from the N'chaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Capetown Matrix Crystals

Grape Agate from Mamuju, Suldwesi Island, Indonesia
"Grape Agate" from Mamuju, Suldwesi Island, Indonesia
Alfredo Petrov Minerals

Minerals of the Midwest: Special Tucson Edition Post



In recognition of the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, we are proud to present "Minerals of the Midwest," a compilation of photos of some of the most well-known mineral types from the Midwestern United States. "Minerals of the Midwest" is the theme this year at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, which will feature public showcase exhibits of some of the finest Midwest minerals of the world from museums and private collections.
"Midwest" is a broadly defined term. The show organizers have incorporated a loose definition of the Midwest to include the following states: Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
A special thank you goes to John Betts for supplying the exceptional photos for this compilation.



Barite
Elk Creek, South Dakota



Barite "Desert Rose"
Norman, Oklahoma



Calcite
Elmwood Mine,
Tennessee



Calcite
Joplin,
Missouri



Calcite
North Vernon,
Indiana



Calcite with Sand Inclusions
Rattlesnake Butte
South Dakota



Calcite
Sweetwater Mine,
Missouri



Celestine
Portage,
Ohio



Chalcocite
Flambeau Mine,
Ladysmith, Wisconsin



Chalcopyrite (oxidized)
Sweetwater Mine
Missouri



Copper
Calumet,
Keweenaw Peninsula,
Michigan



Diamond (macle)
Murfreesboro,
Arkansas



Fluorite
Annabel Lee-Mine
Illinois



Fluorite
Cave-in-Rock,
illinois



Fluorite
Elmwood Mine
Tennessee



Galena
Douglas,
Tri-State District,
Kansas



Gypsum (Selenite)
with sand inclusions
Jet, Oklahoma



Millerite in Geode
Hall's Gap, Kentucky



Quartz & Calcite
in Geode
Keokuk
Iowa



Quartz
Mt. Ida, Arkansas



Wavellite
Dug Hill,
Avant
Arkansas



Witherite
Rosiclare,
Illinois



Remainder Carbonates in our System Completed

We completed rewriting all of the remainder carbonate minerals in our guide. This involved a complete rewrite on all aspects of the minerals with newer information and a better writing style. We have also added larger 3D crystals and have added many new images of additional mineral habits. Here is a list of the additional updated minerals: