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Tucson 2018 - The TGMS Show

Last Updated: 4th Dec 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.

And here we are again at the TGMS Show!

The Mineralogical Record

Latest Mineralogical Almanac issue - all sold out here in Tucson

An example of the Red Quartz from dalnegorsk

Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Association of Canada

Latest issue of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.

Overview of the show

Agate after aragonite

Erin’s excellent case on mineral names

Mineralogical records! By Andres Lyckberg

Largest turquoise nugget from the USA

From the collections of Bill Larson and Gene Meieran

Charles Palache’s crystal Collection at Harvard University

Matthew Heddle specimens from National Museums Scotland

Display of mineral crystal systems - Fersman Museum

Royal Ontario Museum display

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Museums Museum display

SMMP display

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

Carnegie Museum display

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

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

Pyrite faces for dummies!

Next year’s theme is wulfenite

Wood crystal

From the Herb & Monica Obodda collection.

Glass crystal models.

Case from the fallbrook Gem and mineral society

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

Large vesuviamite from Mali, Demetrius Pohl specimen

Super Defiance Mine wulfenite - Arizona Minerals specimen

Fabulous Grand Reef linarite- Arizona Minerals

The Arkenstone

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

Another of the dealers on Millionaire Square - Stonetrust.

Stibnite from Xikuangshan, China - Stonetrust

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

The Keiki Momeral Club of Hawaii

Ludmila and Naomi at the Mineralogical Almanac booth.

The 79 Mine

Brucite - Arkenstone

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

A tribute to Joe Ruiz

The live auction is starting!

979 microminerals thanks to Pat Haynes


Mineral wines

Super Australian copper donated by Crystal Classics

tourmaline glass

Les Preszmyk has won the 2017! Carnegie Award

Variscite etc Mineral Exploration Services

Indian Quartz - Well Arranged Molecules

Another from the same locality.

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

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

Crazy aquamarine termination- Well Arranged Molecules

Cruiziero Mine tourmaline display

Brett Keller’s Benitoite display

Malcolm Back signing my copy of 2018 Fleischer’s

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

Olivier Mével
9th Feb 2018 6:37am
Wow, those crystal models of Mr. and Mrs. Obodda are quite amazing!!! I hope to see that at the 2018 Denver show!!

Scott Rider
9th Feb 2018 7:46pm
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

Keith Compton
11th Feb 2018 1:30am
Who put together the pyrite display?

Ronnie Van Dommelen
12th Feb 2018 2:24pm

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