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2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Individual Minerals Part 1

This post contains some of the individual minerals from the display cases at the 2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. The public displays put together by individual collectors and mineral clubs were all filled with exceptional minerals, and it was difficult for us to choose which to photograph, and then which to post to our show reports. There are thousands of great minerals; these below are just a sampling of those that were particularly memorable or exceptionally photogenic.


Since many of these were from the Lidstrom Entries or other cases that did not have the name of the organizer of the case, we were unable to provide ownership information on many of the specimens show here.


Amethyst Crystal Perched on Elongated Quartz Crystal, Fischergletscher, Switzerland
Amethyst Crystal Perched on Elongated Quartz Crystal, Fischergletscher, Switzerland

Gold and Quartz, from the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, CA
Gold and Quartz, from the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, CA

Pargasite from Luc Yen, Yen Vai Province, Vietnam
Pargasite from Luc Yen, Yen Vai Province, Vietnam

Galena with Quartz from the Kruschev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
Galena with Quartz from the Kruschev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria

Elongated Goethite from Laurion, Greece
Elongated Goethite from Laurion, Greece

Dendritic Copper Crystals, from the Champion Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
Dendritic Copper Crystals, from the Champion Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan

Mellite from the Csordakuti Mine, Bickske Csordakut, Hungary
Mellite from the Csordakuti Mine, Bickske Csordakut, Hungary

Meta-Autunite from Lavra Sao Paulo Mine, near Malachita, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Meta-Autunite from Lavra Sao Paulo Mine, near Malachita, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Muzo-Habit Quartz from the Zigras Mine, near Hot Springs, AK, James Zigras
Muzo-Habit Quartz from the Zigras Mine, near Hot Springs, AK
James Zigras

Calcite Cave Formation from the Holbrook Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona
Calcite Cave Formation from the Holbrook Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona

Dioptase Cross, from the Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Central African Republic, Ralph D. Clark
Dioptase Cross, from the Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Central African Republic
Ralph D. Clark

Rhodonite on Calcite, from the Broken Hill Mine, NSW, Australia, Ralph D. Clark
Rhodonite on Calcite, from the Broken Hill Mine, NSW, Australia
Ralph D. Clark

Calcite Rounded Crystals from Boldut Mine, Romania, Luis Burillos
Calcite Rounded Crystals from Boldut Mine, Romania
Luis Burillos

Green Smithsonite from the 79 Mine, Dripping Spring Mnts, AZ
Green Smithsonite from the 79 Mine, Dripping Spring Mnts, AZ

Large Orpiment Crystal Cluster from Quiruvilca, Peru
Large Orpiment Crystal Cluster from Quiruvilca, Peru

>Copper-Rich Paraiba Tourmaline from the Batalha Mine, Paraiba, Brazil, Jim and Gail Spann
Copper-Rich "Paraiba" Tourmaline from the Batalha Mine, Paraiba, Brazil
Jim and Gail Spann

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