Our next post of the 2022 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® features some of the public display exhibits. There were numerous display cases at the show that impressed show viewers, and this post shares our best choice of interesting case photos.
The theme of the show was the Apatite group of minerals and fluorescent minerals. This post focuses on the Apatite cases as well as some other nice cases. The fluorescent minerals and the Bisbee minerals of the Graeme collection showcase of Bisbee minerals will receive their own dedicated post.
From the Collection of John Rakovan
"Hungry for Apatites: Selections from the Apatite Group"
Jim and Gail Spann
From the Collection of Don Dallaire
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Silver and Silver Bearing Minerals
From the Collections of Gene Meieran, Jim & Gail Spann, & Scott Werschky
Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Hydroxylapatite & other minerals, Verde Antique Quarry, Holly Springs, GA
Tellus Science Museum
Guiness Book of World Records Largest Gems
The Beauty of the Apatite Supergroup
New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum
"Old Discoveries Now Recycled Treasures"
Cincinnati Museum Center
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
"Apatite - A ubiquitous and Critical Mineral"
American Museum of Natural History
Minerals of Colorado's San Juan Mountains
Jeff Self and Donna Ware
Collection Curated by #SmithSquad
"Large Minerals - How do Minerals Grow"
Robert E. Reynolds Memorial Case (1943-2020)
Evelyn Lavone Archer Memorial Case (1939-2020)
Flagg Mineral Foundation
Self-Collected Minerals of Erich R. Laskowski (1949-2020)
Dawn M. Boushelle Memorial Case (1964-2021)
Quartz Crystals in Various Styles