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Tucson 2016 - Live report TGMS show day 1

Last Updated: 23rd 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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It's the first day of the main show and people are flooding in.

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Demonstrating minID

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Come up to the mindat booth on the upper level and see minerals in 3D with our 50" 3D display and glasses!

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The show floor

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Some of the items donated for the mindat auction. We would love more, please come and find me!

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An exhibit to make you cry. Powdered liroconite crystals from the Natural History Museum in England

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Part of the tribute case to Rock Currier. I need to take a break for a few minutes to prepare my presentation on blue minerals of the UK

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The presentations

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Getting ready for my presentation on blue minerals fron the UK which starts in fifteen minutes in the Turquoise Ballroom at the main show.

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Presentation over!

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Arizona wulfenite

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Gorgeous Rowley wulfenite

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Rock currier tribute cases

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Signed baseball to Rock from Babe Ruth

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Rock's Inner City Collection pewter figures he commissioned

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The camera Rock used for many of the slides he uploaded to mindat

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Lunch Pail that brought out many classic Tsumeb pieces

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Tribute

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The RPG

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Now in the meeting for the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

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Photographing the signs

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I haven't taken any dealer photos yet. Let's start with Collector's Edge who gave us a great specimen for our auction. Yes, that's a hint.

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Not everyone is happy with the 'blue mineral' theme

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Gail Spann's case dedicated to people with diabetes





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