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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2018 Museum Minerals

This post shows our selection of some of the interesting or aesthetic minerals in the exhibits of the museum display cases at the 2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. The theme of the show was "Crystals and Crystal Habits," and many of these minerals have interesting or unique crystal habits in line with this year's show theme.



Stacked Rhodonite Crystals from Franklin, NJ Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Stacked Rhodonite Crystals from Franklin, NJ
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Crystals from the Bazhenovskoe Mine, Middle Urals, Russia Fersman Mineralogical Museum
Blue Brucite Crystals from the Bazhenovskoe Mine, Middle Urals, Russia
Fersman Mineralogical Museum

Selections from Charles Palache's Crystal Collection at Harvard University Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Octagonal Vesuvianite Crystals from Yunnan Province, China
Royal Ontario Museum

Complex Purple Fluorite Crystal from the Mex-Tex Mine, Hansonburg, NM New Mexico Bureau of Mineral Resources
Complex Purple Fluorite Crystal from the Mex-Tex Mine, Hansonburg, NM
New Mexico Bureau of Mineral Resources

Kafehydrocyanite Ps. After Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Girgenti, Sicily, Italy Society of Mineral Museum Professionals
Kafehydrocyanite Ps. After Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Girgenti, Sicily, Italy
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

Tourmaline from Mt. Marie, Paris (L) and the Dunton Quarry, Newry (R), Maine, Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Tourmaline from Mt. Marie, Paris (L) and the Dunton Quarry, Newry (R), Maine
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Purple Apatite from Mt. Marie (L), Greenwood (C), and the Pulsifier Quarry (R), Maine, Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
Purple Apatite from Mt. Marie (L), Greenwood (C), and the Pulsifier Quarry (R), Maine
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

Odd-Shaped Calcite Crystal from the 2nd Soviet Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia, Cincinnati Museum Center
Odd-Shaped Calcite Crystal from the 2nd Soviet Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
Cincinnati Museum Center

Riebeckite Asbestos from Cochabamba, Bolivia Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Riebeckite Asbestos from Cochabamba, Bolivia
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Reniform Hematite from Michigamme, Marquette Co., MI, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Reniform Hematite from Michigamme, Marquette Co., MI
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Large Green Titanite Twins American Museum of Natural History
Large Green Titanite Contact Twins
American Museum of Natural History

Chrysoberyl Sixling Cyclic Twins from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil, American Museum of Natural History
Chrysoberyl Sixling Cyclic Twins from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
American Museum of Natural History

Bournonite Cyclic Twins from the Machacamarca Mine, Potosi, Bolivia, American Museum of Natural History
Bournonite Cyclic Twins from the Machacamarca Mine, Potosi, Bolivia
American Museum of Natural History

Cerussite Contact V-Twins from Touissit, Morocco, American Museum of Natural History
Cerussite Contact V-Twins from Touissit, Morocco
American Museum of Natural History

Large Almandine Garnet Dodecahedral Crystal from the Sedalia Mine, near Salida, CO, Colorado School of Mines
Large Almandine Garnet Dodecahedral Crystal from the Sedalia Mine, near Salida, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Bright Green Diopside Crystals from the Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania, University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Bright Green Diopside Crystals from the Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Autunite from the Daybreak Mine, Spokane Co., WA, University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Autunite from the Daybreak Mine, Spokane Co., WA
University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Large Axinite-Fe Crystal from Bahia, Brazil, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Large Axinite-Fe Crystal from Bahia, Brazil
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Pink Spinel Crystals from Mehenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Pink Spinel Crystals from Mehenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Triangular Diamond Macle Twin from the Ekati MIne, Lac De Gras, NW Territories, Canada, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Triangular Diamond Macle Twin from the Ekati MIne, Lac De Gras, NW Territories, Canada
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Dark Gray Cubic Diamond from South Africa, Museum Gift of Washington Roebling, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Dark Gray Cubic Diamond from South Africa, Museum Gift of Washington Roebling
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Large Green Gem Beryl from Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Large Green Gem Beryl from Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

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