Our annual show reports of the happenings at Tucson will start with the 2020 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. This show is the main show that started all the other mineral and gemstone venues in Tucson and made it the mecca it is today for mineral and gemstone collectors.
This first post introduces the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, showing some of the general show themes, as well as some of the major cases, including the largest Gold
specimen found in modern times, an iconic wire Gold that serves as the logo for the Harvard Mineralogical Museum, and the famous "Snail" Rhodochrosite
specimen from South Africa, that was one of the most expensive minerals ever sold. This was also the 50th anniversary of the Mineralogical Record, with several cases highlighting this milestone.
We will also create additional posts for several of the other Tucson shows. For the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, we'll add posts on the exhibit cases, individual minerals, and dealer minerals.
This page will contain links to all the posts that we create as we organize and publish them. Stay tuned and check back frequently for additional updates on Tucson, including posts on the exhibit cases, individual minerals, dealer minerals, and other shows in Tucson.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® View from Above on Opening Day
Another View of the Main Hall from Above
Peter Megaw, Exhibits Chair for the Show, Showcasing the Large Gold Specimen to the Media
"Dragons Lair Gold" - A 113 Pound Gold Specimen discovered in September 2018
in the Beta Hunt Mine, near Kambalda, Western Australia
Prepared by Collector's Edge Minerals and Pending Sale to the Pinnacle Collection
The Snail: An Iconic Rhodochrosite on Manganite
from the N'Chwaining 1 Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
Bill Larson Collection
Tribute Case to the Young Mineral Collectors
Showcasing Youth Involvement in the Hobby