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The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show TM Part 9: Individual Minerals #2

This blog post continues with the individual minerals I photographed from the public exhibits at the Tucson Convention Center.


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Moonstone, Mogok, Burma
Beautiful Moonstone (Rough and Faceted) from Kyauk-poke/Sakan-gyi, Mogok, Burma
From the Mogok Showcase of the American Museum of Natural History


Kunzite, Pala, California
Huge Kunzite from Pala, California. This is the Largest Kunzite I have seen from CA
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


Euclase, Mount Brussilof Mine, British Columbia, Canada.
Euclase from the Mount Brussilof Mine, British Columbia, Canada.
This is the only Canadian occurence for this rare mineral.


Smoky Quartz Fish, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Smoky Quartz in the Shape of a Fish, with an Eye Added for Effect
From Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Orpiment Coating a Calcite Crystal, from the Shimen Mine, China


Corundum, Hogback Mountain, North Carolina
Giant Crude Corundum (Sapphire) Crystal from Hogback Mountain, North Carolina
Tellus Science Museum Exhibit


Smuggled Diamond Rough Crystals, Zimbabwe, Smithsonian
Diamond Rough Crystals from the Marange Diamond Field in Zimbabwe, From the Smithsonian Institution.
These were Smuggled Diamonds that the Museum now Acquired for Research.


Diamond Rough Crystals, Argyle Mine, Smithsonian
Diamond Gem-Rough Crystals from the Argyle Mine, Australia, Smithsonian Institution


Black Diamond, Smithsonian
Black Cubic Diamond Crystal, from South Africa, Smithsonian Institution


Diamond var. Carbonado
Large Carbonado Diamond (739.7 ct) from French Equatorial Africa, Smithsonian Institution


Smoky Quartz Gwindel, Switzerland
Enormous Smoky Quartz gwindel from Switzerland.


Yellow Gem Scapolite, Tanzania
Transparent Yellow Gem Scapolite from Tanzania, Robert Sielcki Collection


Odd-Shaped Diamond Cluster, Robert Sielecki Collection


Beautiful and Intriguing Gold with Holes from Wedderburn, Victoria, Australia
Robert Sielecki Collection

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