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Tucson 2018 - The TGMS Show

Last Updated: 11th Feb 2018

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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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
Models



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



Items



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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Comments

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
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



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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