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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2018 Featured Exhibits

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® has some of the most impressive public displays. Aside from the displays of  the museums and private collectors, there are also several featured exhibits of exceptional individual pieces. This year's show featured some magnificent  items, including a giant red Elbaite Tourmaline from the Jonas Mine in Brazil, which is the largest and most significant specimen from this mine. Also featured was an iconic Aquamarine crystal with internal "helix" growths, from the Marambaia Gem District in Brazil.


Giant Red Elbaite Tourmaline (Tarugo) from the Jonas Mine in Brazil, in Display Case
Giant Red Elbaite Tourmaline ("Tarugo") from the Jonas Mine in Brazil, in Display Case

A Closer Up Profile of this Large Jonas Tourmaline
A Closer Up Profile of this Large Jonas Tourmaline

Information Plaque Explaining the Above Jonas Mine Tourmaline
Information Plaque Explaining the Above Jonas Mine Tourmaline

The Helix Aquamarine, from the Marambaia Gem Pegmatite Region, BrazilRobert C. and Fallon B. Vaughn Collection; on Display in the Perot Museum
Aquamarine ("The Helix") from the Marambaia Gem Pegmatite Region, Brazil
Robert C. and Fallon B. Vaughn Collection; on Display in the Perot Museum

Post Emerald Necklace with Colombian Emeralds Smithsonian Institution
Post Emerald Necklace with Colombian Emeralds
Smithsonian Institution

Carved Quartz Crystal Eye of the Tiger by Designer Alfred Zimmerman
Carved Quartz Crystal "Eye of the Tiger" by Designer Alfred Zimmerman

Pseudomorph of Agate after Aragonite from Rancho Coyamito Norte, Mexico Andrei Carrilllo
Pseudomorph of Agate after Aragonite from Rancho Coyamito Norte, Mexico
Andrei Carrilllo
Collected August 2017

Large Floater Calcite Crystal from Dalnegorsk, Russia
Large Floater Calcite Crystal from Dalnegorsk, Russia
Found in 1990's

Giant Turquoise Nugget (The Largest Ever Found) from the Mona Lisa Mine, Polk Co, AR
Giant Turquoise Nugget (The Largest Ever Found) from the Mona Lisa Mine, Polk Co, AR
Mined in 1892 by Jack Wrigley and cut in 2018 by Michael Beck

Giant Laguna Agate The Monarch Queen of Mexico from the Alianza Claim, Ojo Laguna, Mexico, Albert O. Ray
Giant Laguna Agate "The Monarch Queen of Mexico from the Alianza Claim, Ojo Laguna, Mexico
Albert O. Ray

Show Poster of an Amethyst Scepter with the Specimen from the Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia, Scott Rudolph Mineral Museum
Show Poster of an Amethyst Scepter with the Specimen from the Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia
Scott Rudolph Mineral Museum

Zoomed in to the Above Scepter Amethyst
Zoomed in to the Above Scepter Amethyst

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