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The 2020 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Displays Part 1

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 - Brett Keller
The Mineral Wines Collection
Brett Keller

A Love Affair with Prehnite - Steve Blyskal
A Love Affair with Prehnite
Steve Blyskal

Herkimer Diamonds: World Class Treasures from the Mountains of New York State - Rocko Rosenblatt
Herkimer Diamonds: World Class Treasures from the Mountains of New York State
Rocko Rosenblatt

Made in America - USA Gemstones
Made in America - USA Gemstones


Display Case Devoted to Sulfur
Display Case Devoted to Sulfur


Colorado World Class Minerals Mines Museum of Earth Science
Colorado World Class Minerals
Mines Museum of Earth Science

Significant Color Varieties of Calcite Cincinnati Museum Center
Significant Color Varieties of Calcite
Cincinnati Museum Center

Sample of World Class Minerals - New Mexico Tech Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum
Sample of World Class Minerals
New Mexico Tech Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum

Large Impressive Chinese Minerals - Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Large Impressive Chinese Minerals
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Arizona's World Class Minerals  - Les & Paula Presmyk Collection
Arizona's World Class Minerals
Les & Paula Presmyk Collection

An Amazing Case of Exceptional Minerals - Walt Donovan
An Amazing Case of Exceptional Minerals
Walt Donovan

Arizona's Best - AZ Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education Museum
Arizona's Best
AZ Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education Museum

Some Classic Mineral Examples - Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History
Some Classic Mineral Examples
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History

Treasures from the AMNH'S Bement Collection - American Museum of Natural History
Treasures from the AMNH'S Bement Collection
American Museum of Natural History

Large Interesting Gem Minerals Mineral - The Meieran Collection
Large Interesting Gem Minerals Mineral
The Meieran Collection

What Makes a World Class Mineral? - Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
What Makes a World Class Mineral?
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals