This blog post continues with the individual minerals I photographed from the public exhibits at the Tucson Convention Center.
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Beautiful Moonstone (Rough and Faceted) from Kyauk-poke/Sakan-gyi, Mogok, Burma
From the Mogok Showcase of the American Museum of Natural History
Huge Kunzite from Pala, California. This is the Largest Kunzite I have seen from CA
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Euclase from the Mount Brussilof Mine, British Columbia, Canada.
This is the only Canadian occurence for this rare mineral.
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
Giant Crude Corundum (Sapphire) Crystal from Hogback Mountain, North Carolina
Tellus Science Museum Exhibit
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 Gem-Rough Crystals from the Argyle Mine, Australia, Smithsonian Institution
Black Cubic Diamond Crystal, from South Africa, Smithsonian Institution
Large Carbonado Diamond (739.7 ct) from French Equatorial Africa, Smithsonian Institution
Enormous Smoky Quartz gwindel from Switzerland.
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