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Tucson 2016 - Live report TGMS show day 1

Last Updated: 23rd 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.

It's the first day of the main show and people are flooding in.

Demonstrating minID

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

The show floor

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

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

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

The presentations

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

Presentation over!

Arizona wulfenite

Gorgeous Rowley wulfenite

Rock currier tribute cases

Signed baseball to Rock from Babe Ruth

Rock's Inner City Collection pewter figures he commissioned

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

Lunch Pail that brought out many classic Tsumeb pieces



Now in the meeting for the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

Photographing the signs

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.

Not everyone is happy with the 'blue mineral' theme

Gail Spann's case dedicated to people with diabetes

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Powdered liroconite NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Jason Evans
12th Feb 2016 12:15am
Thanks for the shot of Gail's case...from another type 2 diabetic it is appreciated in this unique way !!

Steven Kuitems
12th Feb 2016 2:40am

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