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Tucson 2018 - The TGMS Show

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2018

By Jolyon Ralph

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




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And here we are again at the TGMS Show!



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The Mineralogical Record



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Latest Mineralogical Almanac issue - all sold out here in Tucson



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An example of the Red Quartz from dalnegorsk



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Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Association of Canada



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Latest issue of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.



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Overview of the show



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Agate after aragonite



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Erin’s excellent case on mineral names



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Mineralogical records! By Andres Lyckberg



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Largest turquoise nugget from the USA



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From the collections of Bill Larson and Gene Meieran



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Charles Palache’s crystal Collection at Harvard University



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Matthew Heddle specimens from National Museums Scotland



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Display of mineral crystal systems - Fersman Museum



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Royal Ontario Museum display



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New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Museums Museum display



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SMMP display



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Laguna Beach agates? Not quite. But agates from Kristalle.



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Carnegie Museum display



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Friday morning is kids day and the show is full of school children.



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Some of the many items donated for the mindat Saturday night auction



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Pyrite faces for dummies!



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Next year’s theme is wulfenite



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Wood crystal
Models



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From the Herb & Monica Obodda collection.



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Glass crystal models.



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Case from the fallbrook Gem and mineral society



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One of the significant historical pieces stolen recently from the collection was partially recovered in pieces, unfortunately.



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Large vesuviamite from Mali, Demetrius Pohl specimen



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Super Defiance Mine wulfenite - Arizona Minerals specimen



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Fabulous Grand Reef linarite- Arizona Minerals



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The Arkenstone



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Blue fluorite - Arkenstone - the iPhone is totally failing to capture the real color



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Another of the dealers on Millionaire Square - Stonetrust.



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Stibnite from Xikuangshan, China - Stonetrust



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Classic German mineral specimens from the collection of Gail & Jim Spann and German mining-themed beer steins from the collection of Wendell & Carolyn Wilson.



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The Keiki Momeral Club of Hawaii



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Ludmila and Naomi at the Mineralogical Almanac booth.



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The 79 Mine



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Brucite - Arkenstone



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Don’t forget to come up and visit the mindat booth!



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A tribute to Joe Ruiz



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The live auction is starting!



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979 microminerals thanks to Pat Haynes



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Items



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Mineral wines



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Super Australian copper donated by Crystal Classics



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tourmaline glass



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Les Preszmyk has won the 2017! Carnegie Award






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Variscite etc Mineral Exploration Services



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Indian Quartz - Well Arranged Molecules



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Another from the same locality.



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Super hemimorphite from a new locality in China. - Well Arranged Molecules



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Classic millerite from Sterling Mine, Antwerp, New York - collected around 1860 - Well Arranged Molecules



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Crazy aquamarine termination- Well Arranged Molecules



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Cruiziero Mine tourmaline display



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Brett Keller’s Benitoite display



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Malcolm Back signing my copy of 2018 Fleischer’s





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9th Feb 2018 06:37 UTCOlivier Mével Expert

Indeed, excellent work Erin. Impressive ! Would have deserved a showcase prize !
Olivier Mével.

9th Feb 2018 19:46 UTCScott Rider

Wow, those crystal models of Mr. and Mrs. Obodda are quite amazing!!! I hope to see that at the 2018 Denver show!!

11th Feb 2018 01:30 UTCKeith Compton 🌟 Manager

Erin
Your display case was terrific. That would have taken quite a bit of effort to put together. A nice copper rose there too.
Well done

12th Feb 2018 14:24 UTCRonnie Van Dommelen 🌟 Expert

Who put together the pyrite display?
 
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