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Tucson 2016 - first live report

Last Updated: 5th Feb 2016

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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Welcome to the first of my Tucson live show reports. I'll be photographing and posting as I walk around the shows. If you're not in tow sit back and keep this page loaded to see new photos as they get posted (you don't need to refresh the page it's automatic.) if you're at one of the shows im reporting on stop me and you might join me here online!

I'm starting at the Pueblo Show at the Riverpark Inn

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First stop Brett and Allyce Kosnar at Kosnar Gem Co. who have a fantastic selection of cut coloured gemstones.

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Montana sapphires from Kosnar Gem Co.

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The Uncarved Block

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They have a new find of Ajoite from Luputo, Congo

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Amethyst from Guerro, Mexico. 15cm. the Uncarved Block

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Sorry Greekrocks and others at pueblo now have to walk back to Granada shows for a meeting

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Walking past GJX show on way don't have time to go in! Convention centre with AGTA show behind me. Sunny day but quite cold!

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Nothing to do with the show but I have nothing else to do while I walk

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Next stop - Fine Minerals International

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I'm waiting for a meeting in the kitchen. As you do in Tucson. With Tomasz Praszkier

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Cabinets at Fine Minerals International

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Copper and silver from Kearsarge Lode, Keweenaw, Michigan. FMI specimen about 15cm tall

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Tourmaline from Afghanistan

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Gold

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Heliport from Ukraine

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Bunker Hill pyromorphite

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Incredible azurite 12cm approx

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Tourmaline slices!

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Now at Hotel Tucson City Center (aka Inn Suites)

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Rock Currier's company JTI continuing as usual after his death last year.

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Tribute to Rock on the doors

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Lazurite from Canada at JTI wholesale only.

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Lots of lazulites!

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Dioptase and Turquoise from Kazakstan from Rarestone

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Amazing new turquoise from Kazakhstan

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Dioptase and Malachite combination from Altyn Tube. Is the red cuprite 'tile ore'? I think so

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Now visitng Alfredo Petrov who just informed me that my spellchecker was going bezerk. But i quite like heliport crystals.

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Jet from Spain

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Large native sulphur from bolivia, etc.

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Opal & calcite fossil replacement

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Botryogen from Rio Tinto, Spain

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Alberto Ray and his daughter Melissa at Del Rey Agates

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Amazing Laguna agate

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Now headed over to Granada Gallery

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Victor and Maria Tuzlukov with their amazing cut gem exhibition

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Lavender quartz 57.04ct

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'Drop of Life' golden beryl 52.83ct

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Another display in the gallery, Jurassic Drama, from germany - description panel coming next.

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Description panel

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Next stop Granada Avenue Mineral Show

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How about this for an amethyst geode?

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Matrix India and zeolites!

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Close up of their large zeolite etc geode!

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Back at Inn Suites - Richard and Safaa from Collector's Edge

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Enormous chinese plumbogummite - Collector's Edge

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Dinosaurs attack

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Mustafa at Fine Art Minerals

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Vesuvianite from Pakistan

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Joaquim Callen photographing some if Mustafa's minerals

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Large Elbaite from Borschovochmy Range, Russia found 2015. Russian Minerals

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Jeff Scovil photographing!

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Orange Trees

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Its Ed!

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Mal Southwood at Crystal Classics working hard.

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English quartz - Crystal Classics





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Discuss this Article

4th Feb 2016 20:35 UTCDavid Von Bargen Manager

Heliodor - not heliport.

4th Feb 2016 22:01 UTCJeff Krueger

poor ol' New Jersey always gets picked on!

4th Feb 2016 22:15 UTCJeff Weissman Expert

let Alfredo know that we appreciate that he goes to all those 'horrible' places, like Japan and Bolivia, so we don't have to!

4th Feb 2016 22:16 UTCJeff Krueger

The zoom feature of the website works great with the captures you are uploading. Nice job, Jolyon!

ps. My previous NJ comment was in reference to the "horrible places" label and image.

4th Feb 2016 23:20 UTCJason Evans

That fish and pterosaur fossil is incredible.

4th Feb 2016 23:56 UTCMichael Wood

This is great.

5th Feb 2016 01:18 UTCWoody Thompson Expert

Hello Ed 31 minutes ago!

5th Feb 2016 01:37 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

And now i'm off duty for the day!

See you all online again tomorrow.

5th Feb 2016 06:18 UTCKnut Eldjarn Manager

Sharp photos with excellent mix of venues, people and minerals. It is a great comfort for those of us that did not have the chance to go this year. Looking forward to the next episode.
Knut

5th Feb 2016 11:50 UTCLarry Maltby Expert

Hi Jolyon, Virginia and I went to the Tucson Show many times in the 70’s and 80’s but we can no longer travel. It is great to see the show via your photos. The ability to enlarge the photos with excellent clarity is a big plus. Looking forward to tomorrow.

6th Feb 2016 00:48 UTCStephen C. Blyskal Expert

Great set of photos. Really gives a feel for all that is going on. My god, are there enough well heeled collectors in all the world to afford all those minerals! Here in Texas the oil bust is hurting a lot of pockets.
 
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