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Tucson 2016 - Live Report from U of A event

Last Updated: 6th Feb 2016

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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

Brief break and now time for the launch of the exhibits at thr university of arizona museum

Racquel from Harvard, Gail and Jim Spann. The harvard museum has loaned a number of great specimens for a one year exhibition at the museum here.

Bill Larson and a locked cabinet of gold and silver.


More gold. I hope you appreciate I'm missing the buffet to dio this report!

I'm trying to think of something to say that isn't 'more gold'

More gold.

Party time

Cabinet of arizona minerals

Amazing spangolite and connellite, etc.

Chrysocolla from Bagdad mine, Arizona



Minerals from thr A.F.Holden bequest

Wavellite from Arkansas

Too late :(

South African sugilite

Fluorescent minerals

Willemite from Franklin

Dioptase from my favourite place - Altyn Tube Kazakhstan.

Ludlamite from Idaho


It's Marcus again. With Chris Stefano!

Bob Downs introducing the presentation snd thanking Harvard.

Overflow seating for the presentation tonight. Ill be watching from back here

Northeastern North America

Racquel giving her presentation

Will and Chris discussing Cahnite

Cahnite from Franklin

Zincite from Franklin

Spinel group minerals from Franklin


Purple apatite!

The history of Mt. Mica

Original drawings

Amazing sulphur from italy

Phil Persson and Rob Woodside, both long-time mindat people!

Large ettringite from South Africa

Big elbaite on matrix! Brazil

Silver from Chile

Aquamarine from Northern Ireland

8cm legrandite from Ojuela Mexico

Cleophane style sphalerite from Franklin

And again I'm done. Time to get some rest before tomorrow and an 8am meeting. More show reporting tomorroe

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I was at this event. One of rarest classics not photographed was the superb group of Bornite crystals from the Bristol Copper Mine , Bristol, CT, USA. VERY few of these specimens still exist! As Bob Downs said, thank Harvard for saving these old classics. Also, although I met Gail and Jim Spann, I wish I had met Rob Woodside and other Mindat people.

Tony Albini

Tony Albini
6th Feb 2016 4:45pm
Nice pics J.
But why no report today?
Hmmmm... did you take the day off !!


Keith Compton
8th Feb 2016 11:14am
Enjoyed the photos of spinel and zincite with a crystal from Franklin!


James Wilkinson
9th Feb 2016 7:49pm

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