This post about the 2020 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® focuses on some of the amazing displays at the show. Private collectors, dealers, museums, and mineral clubs set up public display exhibits that showcase some of the most exceptional minerals that are out there.
This show, the most prominent mineral event in the world, features over one hundred displays with a wide variety of specimens that rival the displays of the best museums in the world. It would be difficult to cover these displays our post, so we chose some of the most prominent and photogenic samples and divided the display exhibits into two posts, this being the first one.
This year's theme was "World Class Minerals." This is a loosely defined terminology and this is a more encompassing theme than in previous years. The website of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society devoted a page to explain the theme - visit their website to read more about the theme at http://www.tgms.org/news-archive/2019/10/20/world-class-minerals.
The Mineral Wines Collection
A Love Affair with Prehnite
Herkimer Diamonds: World Class Treasures from the Mountains of New York State
Made in America - USA Gemstones
Display Case Devoted to Sulfur
Colorado World Class Minerals
Mines Museum of Earth Science
Significant Color Varieties of Calcite
Cincinnati Museum Center
Sample of World Class Minerals
New Mexico Tech Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum
Large Impressive Chinese Minerals
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Arizona's World Class Minerals
Les & Paula Presmyk Collection
An Amazing Case of Exceptional Minerals
AZ Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education Museum
Some Classic Mineral Examples
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History
Treasures from the AMNH'S Bement Collection
American Museum of Natural History
Large Interesting Gem Minerals Mineral
The Meieran Collection
What Makes a World Class Mineral?
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals