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Tucson 2016 - Live reports day 3

Last Updated: 7th 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.

Today I'm back at the Hotel Tucson City Center to carry on to see the people and rocks that I missed on the first day. For those of you suffering from sticker shock after yesterday's report today may be more of a relief. It's 9am now and the show proper doesn't officially open till ten so I'll wander for a while and see what I can see...

The show guide

The official show t-shirt

Lithographie have a large selection of mineral books for offer in their room off the hotel lobby.

Their new 2016 calendar.

Third edition of Minerals and their Localities now available

Collector's Edge wholesale have cabinets with specimens at 50% off

Selection of specimens

Dave Barthelmy of webmineral.com fame

Adam Wright at Adelaide Mining Company with his crocoites

Recent find crocoite

This piece was mined in summer last year. The ends of the crystals are sharply terminated and partly gemmy!

Nice pieces at all price ranges

Another nice day in Tucson

Mineralogical Almanac magazine

Latest issue

Large 'herkimer' quartzes - Alectorious Minerals, in the ballroom.

Just anothet day in Tucson

Dmitriy Belakovsky of Exotic Minerals of Russia

How exotic? This exotic

These tenorite crystals were taken out of active volcanic gas vents by crazy Russians wearing oven gloves.


Old books for sale at Kristalle

Celestine from poland. You could have bought this for $10 too if you'd got to the Kristalle room before me.

Chinese calcite - 'The Bird' - Kristalle

Rogerley fluorite at Spirifer Minerals

And from the source - Rogerley fluorite from UK Mining Ventures

This time a tetrahedrite from the Herodsfoot mine in Cornwall - Voelter minerals

Gold from Hope's Nose, Devon. Voelter minerals

Azurite and arsentsumebite from Tsumeb Namibia. Voelter minerals

John Cornish!

John said, with an incredible grin, "Let me show you something. I hit a pocket!"

And he has every reason to smile!

San Diego Co. California tournaline

Apparently there's a part two.... Waiting!

This is part two.

Liam and Steve from Crystal Classics

Monday night 7pm we are having our mindat meeting here at the Tucson Ballroom in the Hotel Tucson City Center. All welcome. We will be talking about the future of mindat and revealing news about the 4th Mindat Conference

The fake coated amethyst in front of Rock's photo is so wrong that he would have loved it.

At Rchard Shupe minerals

Actinolite , Richard Shupe Minerals

Force Crag baryte

Bornite from Kazakhstan - Richard Shupe Minerals

Massive Altyn Tube dioptase - Crystal Habit specimen

Russian tourmaline at Throwin' Stones

Euclase from Zimbabwe, Throwin' Stones

Incredible Spanish fluorite from Luis Burillo minerals

All sorts of mining artifacts at Self-a-Ware minerals

Topaz from Colorado. POR means price on reverse. On the reverse it says "Put this back you can't afford it"

Gold from colorado - Self-a-Ware minerals

Bisbee chalcotrichite - Earths Treasures

Azurite from Morenci mine - Earth's Treasures

Enargite from Leonard Mine, Butte - Earth's Treasures

Uytenbogaardtite and electrum from Nevada - Tinyminer's minerals

Large Broken Hill cerussite - Tinyminer's Minerals

And I'm off duty again. see you on Monday, I have the day off tomorrow!

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I was wondering why you did not cover the Just Minerals Show on Oracle, did you not hear about it? Perhaps you can make it next year. It was a great success and everyone was very happy with the outcome.

isaias casanova (2)
1st Mar 2016 10:46pm

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