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The 22nd Street Show

The first show I visited in Tucson was the 22nd Street show. This is a relatively new show, set up in a giant tent on the east side of Interstate 10. While this show has mostly jewelry and bead dealers, there are several interesting mineral dealers present. The show also has the show actors of the Prospector's TV series who bring some of their recent Colorado finds.

At this show, I also met show organizer Lowell Carhart to discuss details on the upcoming NY/NJ Show, as well as his new venture called the 22nd Street View. The View will be a new permanent fixture in Tucson for dealers to be able to have a year-round Tucson presence.

One of the nice perks of the 22nd Street show is the free parking. After visiting this show you can just walk across the freeway underpass to the other shows on the I-10 Corridor.

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Large tent of the 22nd Street Show.
Note the deep blue sky, indicative of the great weather.

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Sign outside the tent promoting the 22nd Street View, accompanied with Live Music

22nd Street Show Tucson Dinosaur Fossils
Nice Dinosaur fossil display at the show

Beautiful African Malachite, with some very large pieces!
African Arts and Minerals, Bellflower, CA

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Beautiful Polished Opal with Play of Color from the Spencer Opal Mines in Idaho
Spencer Opal Mines (Claudia and A.J Couture)

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New find of white botryoidal Quartz from Ouray, CO.
Miners Mall (Dennis Schneider & Tammey Holdbrook)

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New Colorado Turquoise from Cripple Creek, mined in 2014
Miners Mall (Dennis Schneider & Tammey Holdbrook)

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Beautiful gemmy 120 ct. Aquamarine from Mt. White, CO; one of the best pieces collected in 2014
The Lucky Miner, (Dwayne Hall - of the Prospectors TV Series)

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Dwayne Hall of the Prospectors TV Series wearing a Minerals.net cap.
Dwayne collected the above Aquamarine

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Peridot gemstone from Freemont County, Colorado.
This stone holds the record for Colorado's largest faceted Peridot at 4.81 cts.
Found by Travis Anderson (Prospectors) and cut by Carl Holzer.

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Incredible Aquamarine from Mt. Antero, Colorado, collected in 2012.
Collected by Ron Griese; displayed at the booth of Travis Anderson of the Prospectors.
The larger stone is 5 3/8 inches!

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Large lot of small, recently collected gemmy Peridot from Freemont County, CO
Travis Anderson, Prospectors

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Large Slab of Oregon Sunstone in Volcanic Matrix
Oregon Sunstone Exchange (Josh the Terrible)

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The above Sunstone sliced in two showing the structure and texture.

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Schiller Sunstone Rough in Water from the Oregon Sunstone Exchange

Video Explaining the Sunstone
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