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Tucson 2018 - Sunday, February 4th

Last Updated: 5th 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.



Today we'll mostly be back at the HTCC, we'll have our annual mindat meeting, and we'll be at the Sunday evening event at the Westward Look show.

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This morning we are at the 22nd Street Show



Nevada Turquoise - Rockchuck Gem & Mineral Gallery.



A 3D printed full size Stegosaurus skeleton!



Peruvian pyrite - Artesanias Loyola



Paleoscat royalty.



The new Showcase tent for high end dealers.



A quick reminder that we are taking donations for the mindat.org silent auction on Saturday night of the TGMS Show.

We've just received a beautiful donation of 30+ grams of sunstone from the Pana Mine, Oregon donated by Ravenstein Gem Co.

We are incredibly grateful for all donations and are always humbled by the extreme generosity of all of our donors. THANK YOU!

- Erin



The Arkenstone at 22nd Street



The pyrite minecraft dog! - Arkenstone



Austrian garnets - Arkenstone



The Arkenstone are giving out free copies of the 2017 Symposium DVD if you visit them at their room 225 in the Westward Look Show.



List of speakers. DVD produced by Bryan Swoboda of Blue Cap Productions.



Michigan Rocks and Minerals



Large copper - Michigan Rocks and Minerals.



Nice Japan law twin citrine from Zambia



The Zambian citrine booth



No shortage of Moroccan minerals.



Classic Moroccan fakes. Did you know these are moulder on the inside of a tennis ball?



For the same price ($10) you can get this actually very respectable and aesthetic cabinet vanadinite specimen.



Some very much more impressive (and expensive) Moroccan vanadinite



Foote Mine, NC fluorapatite - Schwartz Fine Minerals



Mexican silver minerals - Bruce Wood Minerals.



Las Catas Mine Acanthite, Chalcopyrite and Calcite - Bruce Wood Minerals



Manganocalcite under a strong UV lamp - one of the Chinese dealers booth A6



Back at HTCC - new find of Chinese hemimorphite from Stone Age Gifts



We are now starting to meet up for the annual mindat get together



We are discussing the forthcoming mindat adventure trips.



Bicolour orpiment crystal from Peru - Jaroslav Hyršl specimen.



Something new and interesting from Malbunka - baryte on azurite! Australian Minerals and Fossils



An amazing Chihuaha agate from Del Rey Agates alongside a photo of the other half of the same specimen in the “more Exquisite Agates” books.



Lehmann Minerals sell almost exclusively self-collected minerals.



Woodhouseite from the Champion Mine, California - Lehmann Minerals



We are set up selling tshirts and demonstrating the ARC at the Westward Look Show tonight.



Dr Bob Downs talking about the new Arizona Mineral Museum



Rod Tyson is the 2018 winner of the American Mineral Heritage award.



Presentation about the Rocklands Copper Mine in Australia.



Martin Števko talking about beryl and topaz mining in Ukraine.



Historical photos from the mine.



Gem topaz recovered in 2017



Super new heliodor!



Now a presentation about the new Diana Maria Mine and the Rogerley Mine in Northern England.



Some examples of specimens recovered in 2017 in the Diana Maria Mine.



Just a little time at the end of the day to take a couple of photos.



Goodnight everyone!





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Comments

Jolyon,

Thank you for the updates at today's Mindat meeting. Regards, Tony Albini

Tony Albini
5th Feb 2018 1:36am

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