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Tucson 2018 - Saturday, February 3rd

Last Updated: 4th Feb 2018

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.

it’s February for sure.

Quick stop at the JG&M Show

Vlad and Mila Klipov of R&D Xtals with their amazing lab grown quartz

Reichenstein twin growth

Cuboctahedral NaCl crystals from Vlad.

Synthetic Quartz

Aqua can be made more interesting with the appliance of science. Faisan Gems Mine

At the AGTA Show.

Gem-A booth with Alan Hodgkinson on the left.

Alberto Scarani demonstrating the Gemmoraman 532 desktop Raman system.

Luciano Barbosa from Brazil at the GJX Show. She always has the most unusual cut gems.

Some examples.

Prehnite cut gems - Coast to Coast

Rare cut stones - Coast to Coast

Back to the Westward Look for the display of Mexican minerals from the collection of Peter Megaw.

Blue minerals.


One of the two cabinets.

Acanthite from Fresnillo

Aragonite after snake skeleton

A crystal of stibiconite that can’t quite decide which way to grow. From Mina San Jose, San Luis Potosí

Aguilarite, Mina Sirena, Guanajuato.

Cuprotungstite, Mina San Lorenzo, Sonora.

Volborthite and azurite, Mina Millpillas.

Now back to the show, visiting Pala International - Cobaltite from Tunaberg, Sweden

Will Larson has this spinel twin fluorite from Namibia - new find.

Paradamite and smithsonite from Ojuela - Unique Minerals

Cumengite, Amelia Mine, Mexico. Unique Minerals.

New legrandites - Unique Minerals

"Anderson twin" calcite, Irving Materials Quarry, Indiana. Ex. Shirley Fiske Collection. Unique Minerals.

Amazonite and Smoky Quartz - Icon pocket, second largest specimen found 2012 finished preparation 2018 - Pinnacle 5 Minerals

Ettringite, N'Chwaning, South Africa. Pinnacle 5 Minerals.

Japan law Quartz from Nepal - Kristalli specimens

Around 10cm tall

Chalcocite, 99 Level, Flambeau Mine, Wisconsin. Dave Bunk Minerals.

Lead and pyrochroite - Langban, Sweden

Copper, Phoenix Mine, Michigan. Fine Minerals International.

Rosasite ps. azurite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Fine Minerals International.

Copper from Phoenix Mine Michigan - Fine Minerals International

Malachite from Shilu Mine, China - Fine Minerals International.

Legrandite from Ojuela, Mexico - Kristalle specimen

New Carrollites from DRC - Christophe Gobin

Djurleite and chalcocite intergrowths from a find last year, Ait Ahmane, Bou Azerbaijan, Morocco. Christophe Gobin

Decoding the chocolate key. Stonetrust.

New find of beryl var. vorobyevite!!! Doe Dorah Mine, Afghanistan. Stonetrust

Elbaite var. rubellite , Momeik Township, Myanmar. Stonetrust

Latest edition of Fleischer is now out. From Mineralogical Record

Massive tourmaline from the Jonas Mine, Brazil

Värynenite from Shengus, Pakistan - Armin Schöler

Fluorite Xiayang China, Well Arranged Minerals

Interesting new find of euclase, NE Zimbabwe. Crystal Universe.

We are back at the HTCC, apparently it has been renamed.

Aragonite - John Cornish specimen

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That shelf of silver minerals is VERY impressive!

Kevin Conroy
3rd Feb 2018 8:49pm

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