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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019: Large Showcase Minerals

This post on the 2019 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® features some of the large and remarkable display minerals seen at the show. There are many exceptional minerals to be seen, but the large ones are the most impressionable.


In this post, I included pictures of the large and impressionable minerals from the public exhibit displays, as well as those from dealers in their centerpiece displays.


Giant Gem Topaz Crystal from Minas Gerais, Brazil, Roz and Gene Meieran Collection
Giant Gem Topaz Crystal from Minas Gerais, Brazil
Roz and Gene Meieran Collection

Botryoidal Rhodochrosite Crystals with Pyrite from the Oppu Mine, Japan, Nicholas Stolowitz Fine Minerals

A phenomenal Blue Cap Elbaite Tourmaline with Quartz <br>from the Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala, California, collected 1972
A phenomenal Blue Cap Elbaite Tourmaline with Quartz
from the Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala, California, collected 1972
Natural Creations LLC

Aquamarine on Muscovite, Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan, The Arkenstone
Aquamarine on Muscovite, Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan
The Arkenstone

Giant Cut Gems: A 19,747 ct. Smoky Quartz and 1,401 ct. Aquamarine from Brazil Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Giant Cut Gems: A 19,747 ct. Smoky Quartz and 1,401 ct. Aquamarine from Brazil
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Worlds Largest Red Beryl Specimen, weighing over 45 lbs with 50+ Red Beryl Crystals, from the Wah Wah Mountains, Utah. Obtained from mine owner Earl Foster's personal collection in 2005.
Worlds Largest Red Beryl Specimen, weighing over 45 lbs with 50+ Red Beryl Crystals,
from the Wah Wah Mountains, Utah.
Obtained from mine owner Earl Foster's personal collection in 2005.

Rubellite Tourmaline Crystal from the Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, M.G., Brazil. Bruce Wood Minerals
Rubellite Tourmaline Crystal from the Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, M.G., Brazil.
Bruce Wood Minerals

Giant Blue Fluorite Crystals from the Blue Hole, Denton Mine, Hardin Co, Il. Saga Minerals
Giant Blue Fluorite Crystals from the Blue Hole, Denton Mine, Hardin Co, Illinois.
Saga Minerals

Rhodochrosite Crystal Plate from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO, Bergmann Minerals
Rhodochrosite Crystal Plate from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO
Bergmann Minerals

Hollow Malachite Tubes from the Congo, Bergmann Minerals
Hollow Malachite Tubes fromt the Congo
Bergmann Minerals

Rubellite Tourmaline from Malkhan, Transbaikal, Russia, Karp Minerals
Rubellite Tourmaline from Malkhan, Transbaikal, Russia
Karp Minerals

Malachite Pseudomorph after Azurite from the Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico, Unique Minerals
Malachite Pseudomorph after Azurite from the Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
Unique Minerals

Radiating Scolecite Balls with Stilbite, Maharashtra India, Superb Minerals India
Radiating Scolecite Balls with Stilbite, Maharashtra India, Superb Minerals India
Superb Minerals India

Gem Aquamarine Crystal from Karur, Tamil Nadu, India, Superb Minerals India
Gem Aquamarine Crystal from Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
Superb Minerals India

Wulfenite is Loved - Tucson 2019 Theme



Wulfenite is Loved: This is the theme of the 2019 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. Each year, the show committee determines a special theme, and this year's show represents an important mineral for Arizona.
Many collectors instantly associate Wulfenite with Arizona, and it is often the first mineral that comes to mind when one thinks of Arizona. In fact, in 2017, Wulfenite was officially recognized by the Arizona state legislature as their official state mineral.
In recognition of this status, and reflecting the fact that Wulfenite is a highly aesthetic mineral with fine examples in many collections, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® committee selected Wulfenite as the most appropriate theme for this year's show.
We are proud to present some of our own photographs of Wulfenite from various localities and venues in conjunction with the show theme. Our photographs include examples of fine Wulfenite from mineral show exhibits, especially the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, and from museum exhibits of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History.
For a more detailed background of the show theme, please visit the website of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society® which has a dedicated page explaining the theme background written by TGMS Exhibits Chair Peter Megaw. The page can be found here.
Click here to visit our updated and revised Wulfenite mineral detail page.



Wulfenite
Red Cloud Mine La Paz Co, Arizona
Lyda Hill Collection
Red Cloud Mine La Paz Co, Arizona

Wulfenite
Old Yuma Mine near Tucson, Arizona
Dick Morris Collection
Old Yuma Mine near Tucson, Arizona

Wulfenite
Old Yuma Mine near Tucson,
Arizona
Old Yuma Mine near Tucson, Arizona
Wulfenite
Glove Mine near Amado
Arizona
Glove Mine near Amado, Arizona

Wulfenite
Rowley Mine, near Theba,
Arizona
Defiance Mine, near Gleeson, Arizona

Wulfenite
Defiance Mine, near Gleeson
Arizona
Rowley Mine, near Theba, Arizona

Wulfenite
Rowley Mine, near Theba,
Arizona
Rowley Mine, near Theba, Arizona

Wulfenite
Rowley Mine,
near Theba,
Arizona
Rowley Mine, near Theba, Arizona

Wulfenite
Arizona
Bill Larson/Gene & Roz Meieran Collection
Arizona, Bill Larson/Gene & Roz Meieran Collection

Wulfenite
Hillsboro,New Mexico
American Museum
of Natural History
Hillsboro, New Mexico, American Museum of Natural History

Wulfenite with Mimetite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Smithsonian Collection
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Smithsonian Collection

Wulfenite
Ahumada-Erupcion Mine
Chihuahua, Mexico
Stan Ebenshade Collection
Ahumada-Erupcion MineChihuahua, Mexico, Stan Ebenshade Collection

Wulfenite
Ahumada-Erupcion Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
Marty Zinn Collection
Ahumada-Erupcion Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico, Marty Zinn Collection

Wulfenite
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Smithsonian Collection
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico, Smithsonian Collection
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Wulfenite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi,
Durango, Mexico
Jim & Imelda Klein Collection
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, Jim & Imelda Klein Collection

Wulfenite
Tsumeb, Namibia
Smithonian Collection
Tsumeb, Namibia, Smithonian Collection

Wulfenite
Tsumeb, Namibia
Smithonian Collection
Tsumeb, Namibia, Smithonian Collection