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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019 Introduction

We are excited to begin our posts on the The 2019 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. This show is the most prestigious and well-know of its kind, and dealers and enthusiasts from all over the world come to the sunny Sonoran Desert in the midst of the winter to celebrate this event and the many other mineral and gemstone venues through the city. 


Hershel Friedman from Minerals.net was on site this year at the show, and once again is proud to document the interesting finds at the show, from new finds to outstanding and interesting minerals. Our show reports usually start with the satellite shows in Tucson, but this year we are changing the routine and will start with the The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® and then lead into the other shows.


This page will contain links to all the posts that we create as we organize and publish them. Stayed tuned and check back frequently for updates!


The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® View from Above on Opening Day
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® View from Above on Opening Day

Another View of the Show Looking into the Main Hall
Another View of the Show Looking into the Main Hall

The Mineral of the 2019 Show Theme Wulfenite Poster
The Mineral of the 2019 Show Theme Wulfenite Poster

The Mineral of the 2019 Show Theme Wulfenite Poster
The Mineral of the 2019 Show Theme Wulfenite Poster

Artisan Made Wulfenite Crystal Replica Glassware, Artisan Made Gemstones (Jerermy Sinkus)
Artisan Made Wulfenite Crystal Replica Glassware,
Artisan Made Gemstones
(Jerermy Sinkus)

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019: Collectors Edge

Collector's Edge is a well-known mineral dealer that has some exclusive, high-end minerals for sale, and also conducts mining operations for specimens. They traditionally have one of the most prominent and showy booths in Tucson, with an elaborate set up of their finest minerals. This year was no exception, and we have made a seperate post to feature some of minerals in their memorable booth.


Very Large Peridot Crystal from Sapat Gali, Naran, Pakistan
Very Large Peridot Crystal from Sapat Gali, Naran, Pakistan

Rhodochrosite, Quartz, and Chalcopyrite from the Collectors Pocket (1994), Alma, Colorado
Very Large Rhodochrosite, Quartz, and Chalcopyrite from the Collectors Pocket (1994), Alma, Colorado

Gem Beryl Display Case from The Collector's Edge
Gem Beryl Display Case from The Collector's Edge

Elbaite Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz from Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Elbaite Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz from Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Liddicoatite Tourmaline with Morganite from Ampatsikharita, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar
Liddicoatite Tourmaline with Morganite from Ampatsikharita, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar

Rhodochrosite Crystals from the 04-17 Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
Rhodochrosite Crystals from the 04-17 Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from the Millenium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from the Millenium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

The Law of Attraction Rhodochrosite, an Amazing Rhodochrosite Specimen from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
"The Law of Attraction" Rhodochrosite an Amazing Rhodochrosite Specimen from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

Newly Mined Sapphire from the Rock Creek Territory, near Philipsburg, Montana
Newly Mined Sapphire from the Rock Creek Territory, near Philipsburg, Montana

Zoomed into Sapphire from the Rock Creek Territory, near Philipsburg, Montana, with a centerpiece 64 ct. Rough Crystal
Zoomed into Sapphire from the Rock Creek Territory, near Philipsburg, Montana,
with a centerpiece 64 ct. Rough Crystal

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019: Dealer Minerals

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® always has an amazing selection of minerals from the many important dealers that are set up at this show. Many have new mineral finds that they first release here in Tucson, and some bring new stock of classic, old-time material for purchase.

This next post features some of the new and minerals available by dealers. These include new finds, newly released material from old finds, and other mineral specimens that I found particularly interesting or attractive.


Stellerite from Diamonkara, Bendoudo, Mali, Bruce Wood Minerals
Stellerite from Diamonkara, Bendoudo, Mali
Bruce Wood Minerals (Bruce Wood)

Recently Mined, large Sulfur Crystals from Atahuallpa, Cerro Cabaray, Oruro, Bolivia, Bruce Wood Minerals
Recently Mined, large Sulfur Crystals from Atahuallpa, Cerro Cabaray, Oruro, Bolivia
Bruce Wood Minerals (Bruce Wood)

Fluorite Cube on Quartz, Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, Enchanted Minerals LLC
Fluorite Cube on Quartz, Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico
Enchanted Minerals LLC (Philip Simmons)

Deep Brown Citrine from Morocco, Pascal Quenaon
Deep Brown Citrine from Morocco
Mineral'ys (Pascal Quenaon)

Thick Gemmy Tourmaline Crystal from Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Lexcel Minerals
Thick Gemmy Tourmaline Crystal from Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Lexcel Minerals (Charlie Sahlman)

Brown Chalcedony with Quartz, near Smara, Es-Samara Province, Morocco, Fall Creek Rock Shop
Brown Chalcedony with Quartz, near Smara, Es-Samara Province, Morocco
Fall Creek Rock Shop (Larry and Helen Nuelle)

Etched Aquamarine Crystals from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Big Rock Minerals
Etched Aquamarine Crystals from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Big Rock Minerals (Matt Bergmann)

Reticulated Cerussite Crystal Snowflake from Tsumeb, Namibia
Reticulated Cerussite Crystal Snowflake from Tsumeb, Namibia, Big Rock Minerals
Big Rock Minerals (Matt Bergmann)

Amethyst Scepter Crystal on Matrix from the Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia, Karp Minerals
Amethyst Scepter Crystal on Matrix from the Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia
Karp Minerals (Dr. Ivo Szegeny)

Drusy Dioptase Crystals from the Mpita Mine, Kimbedi, Mindouli District, Rep. of Congo, Mineral Classics
Drusy Dioptase Crystals from the Mpita Mine, Kimbedi, Mindouli District, Rep. of Congo
Mineral Classics (Brian R. Kosnar)

Quartz on Chrysocolla Stalactites, Ballpark Area, Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, Unique Minerals
Quartz on Chrysocolla Stalactites, Ballpark Area, Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona
Unique Minerals (Evan Jones & Marc Miterman)

Stalactitic Azurite and Malachite on Quartz, M'ssici Alnif, Tinghir Province, Morocco, Unique Minerals
Stalactitic Azurite and Malachite on Quartz, M'ssici Alnif, Tinghir Province, Morocco
Unique Minerals (Evan Jones & Marc Miterman)

Growth of Light Pink Quartz on Green Quartz in multiple growth layers, Seriphos, Greece, Unique Minerals
Growth of Light Pink Quartz on Green Quartz in multiple growth layers, Seriphos, Greece
Unique Minerals (Evan Jones & Marc Miterman)

Gypsum on Kobyashevite, on Calcite, from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, De Natura
Gypsum on Kobyashevite, on Calcite, from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
De Natura (Les & Paula Presmyk)

Radiating Green Apophyllite on Stilbite, July 2018 Bidkin Well Pocket, Aurangabad, India
Radiating Green Apophyllite on Stilbite, from the Bidkin Well Pocket, Aurangabad, India
Superb Minerals India (Kulin Pandey)

Large Black Almandine Garnet Crystals from the Mount Marie Mine, Paris, Maine, Graeber & Himes
Large Almandine Garnet Crystals from the Mount Marie Mine, Paris, Maine
Graeber & Himes (Cal Graber & Leonard Himes)

Single Large Almandine Garnet Crystal from the Mount Marie Mine, Paris, Maine, Graeber & Himes
Single Large Almandine Garnet Crystal from the Mount Marie Mine, Paris, Maine
Graeber & Himes (Cal Graber & Leonard Himes)

Hexagonal Sparkly Hematite from the Shingus Mine, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan, Stonetrust
Hexagonal Sparkly Hematite from the Shingus Mine, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
Stonetrust (Stephanie & Robert Snyder)

Fluorite with Calcite, Frosterly Pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Frosterly, Weardale, England, UK Mining Ventures
Fluorite with Calcite, Frosterly Pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Frosterly, Weardale, England
UK Mining Ventures & Crystal Classics

Stibnite, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania, Weinrich Minerals
Stibnite, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
Weinrich Minerals (Dan Weinrich)

Azurite & Malachite, Sepon Mine, Vlabouly District, Laos, Miner's Lunchbox
Azurite & Malachite, Sepon Mine, Vlabouly District, Laos
Miner's Lunchbox (Scott Werschky)

Fluorite Cube with Phantom Inclusion, Penfield Quarry, Penfield, NY, Throwin' Stones
Fluorite Cube with a Phantom Inclusion, Penfield Quarry, Penfield, NY
Bob Hiler Collection at the Throwin' Stones Booth (Rusty James)

Quartz Crystals on Prehnite from the Wotal Mine, Womach, Karachi, Pakistan, Fine Art Minerals (Ghulam Mustafa)
Quartz Crystals on Prehnite from the Wotal Mine, Womach, Karachi, Pakistan
Fine Art Minerals (Ghulam Mustafa)

Apophyllite with Dark Green Celadonite Inclusions, Sakur, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India, Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)
Apophyllite with Dark Green Celadonite Inclusions, Sakur, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India
Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)

Fluorite on Celestine, Tule Mine, Mun. de Melchor Muzo, Coahuila, Mexico, Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)
Fluorite on Celestine, Tule Mine, Mun. de Melchor Muzo, Coahuila, Mexico
Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)

Brookite on Quartz, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan, Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)
Brookite on Quartz, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019: Non-Theme Minerals

Our next post on the 2019 The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is of minerals on display that are not related to the "Wulfenite is Loved" theme. There is an amazing array of shapes and colors in the public display showcases, and I handpicked some specimens that I found to be particularly interesting and photogenic for this post.


Exquisite Tourmaline Crystals, most likely from Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Naturalcrationsmineralco.com
Exquisite Tourmaline Crystals, most likely from Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Another Exquisite Tourmaline Hand, most likely from Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Naturalcrationsmineralco.com
Another Exquisite Tourmaline "Hand", most likely from Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Tourmaline Spray on Quartz from the Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., CA, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County
Tourmaline Spray on Quartz from the Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., CA
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

Beryl Combo of Aquamarine & Morganite, Bananal Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County
Beryl Combo of Aquamarine & Morganite, Bananal Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

Large Beryl var. Morganite with Quartz from the Blue Lady Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., CA, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County
Beryl var. Morganite with Quartz from the Blue Lady Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., CA
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

Tourmaline on Cleavelandite with Quartz from the Pala Chief Mine, Pala, San Diego C., CA, Bob Dawson
Tourmaline on Cleavelandite with Quartz from the Pala Chief Mine, Pala, San Diego C., CA
Bob Dawson

Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Cornwall, England, Wayne and Dona Leicht
Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Cornwall, England
Wayne and Dona Leicht

Rare Blue Brucite from the Bazhenovskoe Asbestos Deposit, Russia, Elena Novgorodova and Alexander Loskutov
Rare Blue Brucite from the Bazhenovskoe Asbestos Deposit, Russia
Elena Novgorodova and Alexander Loskutov

Gem Vesuvianite from the Bazhenovskoe Asbestos Deposit, Russia, Elena Novgorodova and Alexander Loskutov
Gem Vesuvianite from the Bazhenovskoe Asbestos Deposit, Russia
Elena Novgorodova and Alexander Loskutov

Amethyst Crystals with Cut Gemstones from the Saltman Prospect, Sweden, Oxford Co., Maine, Cut Gemstones from Deer Hill, Stow, Oxford Co., Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Amethyst Crystals with Cut Gemstones from the Saltman Prospect, Sweden, Oxford Co., Maine
Cut Gemstones from Deer Hill, Stow, Oxford Co., Maine
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Fluorite from the Larkin's Quarry, Shannapheastee, Ireland, Jesse Fisher
Fluorite from the Larkin's Quarry, Shannapheastee, Ireland
Jesse Fisher

Multicolored Fluorite from Rottlebrode, Stolberg, Harz Mountains, Germany, Jesse Fisher
Multicolored Fluorite from Rottlebrode, Stolberg, Harz Mountains, Germany
Jesse Fisher

Bright Green Pyromorphite from the Daoping Mine, Guilin, China
Bright Green Pyromorphite from the Daoping Mine, Guilin, China
Unlabeled Lidstrom Entry Mineral

Rhodochrosite - NOT from Colorado, but from the Wutong Mine, China
Rhodochrosite - NOT from Colorado, but from the Wutong Mine, China
Unlabeled Lidstrom Entry Mineral

Emerald on Calcite Matrix from the Coscuez Mine, Boyaca, Colombia
Emerald on Calcite Matrix from the Coscuez Mine, Boyaca, Colombia
Unlabeled Lidstrom Entry Mineral

Rhodonite from the Chiurucu Mine, Huanco, Peru, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County
Rhodonite from the Chiurucu Mine, Huanco, Peru
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

Copper Crystals from the Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum
Copper Crystals from the Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

Well-Formed Gold Crystals from Quartzite, La Paz Co., AZ, The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum
Well-Formed Gold Crystals from Quartzite, La Paz Co., AZ
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

Silver Crystals from the Silver King Mine, Pinal Co., AZ, The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum
Silver Crystals from the Silver King Mine, Pinal Co., AZ
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

Very Large Rhodochrosite Crystals from the Wutong Mine, China, Jim & Gail Spann
Very Large Rhodochrosite Crystals from the Wutong Mine, China
Jim & Gail Spann

Orange Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia, From the Mineralogical Association of Dallas Case
Orange Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia, From the Mineralogical Association of Dallas Case
From the Mineralogical Association of Dallas Case

Sand Calcite Ice Creak Cone Spikes, Signal Mountain, Imperial Co., CA, Scott Rudolph Collection
Sand Calcite "Ice Creak Cone" Spikes, Signal Mountain, Imperial Co., CA
Scott Rudolph Collection

Very Large Variscite with Crandallite from the Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., UT, Flagg Mineral Foundation
Very Large Variscite with Crandallite from the Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., UT
Flagg Mineral Foundation

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019: Non-Theme Showcases

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019 has an incredible amount of public display cases and minerals. Many of the display cases are related to the show theme, but there are many others not related to the theme, filled with exceptional minerals. This post features some of these exceptional displays not related to the theme, from both private collectors and museums.
 


Opal Austrailis: The World's Largest Collection of Polished Vertical Seam Black Opal, Lightning Ridge, Australia, A&S Opals
Opal Austrailis: The World's Largest Collection of Polished Vertical
Seam Black Opal, Lightning Ridge, Australia
A&S Opals

Exquisite Tourmaline  and Other Gem Crystals, Naturalcreationsmineralco.com
Exquisite Tourmaline and Other Gem Crystals
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Exquisite Tourmaline  and Other Gem Crystals, Naturalcreationsmineralco.com
Tourmaline from the Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Jumbo Gems, GIA
Jumbo Gems
GIA

Topaz Crystal Collection, From the Meieran Collection and the Larson Collection
Topaz Crystal Collection
From the Meieran Collection and the Larson Collection

Gem Crystals, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Goodness Gracious: Great Balls of Minerals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Goodness Gracious: Great Balls of Minerals
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Minerals of the of the Bazhenovskoe Deposits, the Worlds Largest Serpentine Deposit in Russia, From the Collection of Elena Gorodova and Alexander Loskutov
Minerals of the of the Bazhenovskoe Deposits, the Worlds Largest Serpentine Deposit in Russia
From the Collection of Elena Gorodova and Alexander Loskutov

Colorful Copper Minerals, Cincinnati Museum Center
Colorful Copper Minerals
Cincinnati Museum Center

Minerals from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College
Minerals from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College

Maine Gem Minerals, Maine Gem & Mineral Museum
Maine Gem Minerals
Maine Gem & Mineral Museum

Young Mineral Collectors Case
New Minerals at the Smithsonian Collection from Donations
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Generations and Morphologies of Fluorite from the Cookes Peak District, Luna Co., NM, Enchanted Minerals, LLC
Generations and Morphologies of Fluorite from the Cookes Peak District, Luna Co., NM
Enchanted Minerals, LLC

Young Mineral Collectors Case

Minerals of the San Juan Volcanic Field, Colorado, Jeff Self & Donna Ware
Minerals of the San Juan Volcanic Field, Colorado
Jeff Self & Donna Ware

Coyamito Agates of Mexico: Pseudomorph Agates from Rancho Coyamito Norte, Chichuahua, Mexico
Coyamito Agates of Mexico:
Pseudomorph Agates from Rancho Coyamito Norte, Chichuahua, Mexico

Together we Rock: Specimens that were on Loan to former Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords and the Late Senator John McCain, The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
"Together we Rock": Specimens that were on Loan to former Congresswoman
Gabriel Giffords and the Late Senator John McCain
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Arizona Treasures Mined from the University of Arizona Mineral Museum Collection, The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Arizona Treasures Mined from the University of Arizona Mineral Museum Collection
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Get the Lead Out, Mineralogical Association of Dallas (MAD)
"Get the Lead Out"
Mineralogical Association of Dallas (MAD)

High-End Fine Mineral Case, Courtesy of the Scott Rudolph Mineral Museum
High-End Fine Mineral Case
Courtesy of the Scott Rudolph Mineral Museum

Arizona Collectors, Volume 2 Submission Candidates, Flagg Mineral Foundation
Arizona Collectors, Volume 2 Submission Candidates
Flagg Mineral Foundation

In Memory of John Veevaert: John's Favorite Locality - San Benito Co., CA, Martin Zinn Collection
In Memory of John Veevaert: John's Favorite Locality - San Benito Co., CA
Martin Zinn Collection