One of the most significant changes at the Tucson mineral scene in 2022 was the addition of the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery. This new venue is a building adjacent to the Hotel Tucson, where the large InnSuites show was held up until recently. It housed some fine exhibit minerals from the Gail and Jim Spann collection, as well as some of the finest wire Silver and Silver crystals from the Spann Meieran collections. On display as well was a set of giant Amethyst geodes in the main entrance hallway.
The concept of this new venue is to provide a year-round location for several prominent dealers to maintain and display their inventory, and have a solid home for the yearly show. The dealers present at this facility include Crystal Classics, Collector's Edge, Graeber & Himes, Nicholas Stolowitz Fine Minerals, and The Focal Crystal. Also present are Dreher Carvings from Idar-Oberstein in Germany, MCP (Mineralogical Collection Professionals), and BlueCap Productions. The building also features an outdoor courtyard with a relaxed setting.
Below are some highlight pictures of the event. Stay tuned for additional pictures from individual dealer minerals at the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery!
Outside of the Fine Mineral Gallery in the Late Afternoon
Main Display Hallway in the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery
Minerals from the Spann Collection on Display at the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery
Silver Wires & Crystals from the Meieran and Spann Collection, on Display
Silver Wires with Calcite Crystal from Kongsberg, Norway
Silver Wires from Kongsberg, Norway
Silver Cubic Crystals from Kongsberg, Norway
Crystal Classics Large Specimen Display