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Tucson 2018 - Monday, February 5th

Last Updated: 6th 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.

We will consist of a visit to the 22nd Street Show in the morning, possibly with a quick stop in at the JOGS show to see any last-minute bargains on the closing day. In the afternoon is the Tsumeb forum.

Welcome to the Monday report. We are starting at the Mineral and Fossil Marketplace on Oracle

Fossil crabs - ROC3000

Geode spider

Madagascar Treasures

Rock Deco Minerals

Super flux Mine cerussite - Rock Deco Minerals

Mexican minerals from The Foothills Boxes

Australia outback mining have a lot of interesting polished slabs of geological material

One of the oldest gemstones, Australian tigers eye

A little drive north and we are at the Miners Co-op

RVs and rocks

Obsidian needles?


Elmwood Fluorite and Sphalerite- Chaotic2Creations

Some really good value vanadinite- Washington Treasures


We are at the Tsumeb.com event this afternoon.

There's a pretty good crowd gathered for the presentations.

Jim and Gail Spann are presenting "Tsumeb in Texas" - Spanning the globe in search of fine specimens.

Mike Rumsey is speaking on the history of the Natural History Museum in London.

Well arranged molecules

Tsumeb wulfenite - Well Arranged Molecules

A Tsumeb rarity from the Tsumeb Mine labs. Well-Arranged Molecules

Mimetite pseudomorph after cerussite! Well-Arranged Molecules

For those of you suffering from "sticker shock" in these Live Reports, here's a gentle reminder that there are a multitude of good specimens to be found. Three flats of Tsumeb specimens for $20 each. AusRox

A sizeable smithsonite with cerussite. Ausrox

Crystal Classics has a whole table pf Tsumeb specimens at double keystone!

Posnjakite on tennantite from Trinity Mineral Company.

Tsumeb copper from Harvard collection

Cuprite - Harvard collection

Arsentsumebite - Harvard collection

Tsumebite- Harvard collection

Warfare has broken out between the dealers!

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Thanks again Jolyon and Katya!! I am very pleased we get to see at least a small portion of the show... My friends down there are telling me its so big they are lost in the madness!!!

Scott Rider
6th Feb 2018 5:38pm

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