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Tucson 2016 - Live report TGMS day 2

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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Day 2 of the show and I'm stuck at the mindat booth for now which limits my reporting somewhat. We are giving away duplicate copies of American Mineralogist from our archives.

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Fine Art Minerals gave us a significant donation of specimens for our saturday night auction. Thank you very, very much!

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Showing the 3D images on mindat

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I'm photographing some of the auction items. If you are at the show do come up and say hi

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Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Pakistan. Fine Art Minerals donation to mindat.org

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Axinite-Fe from Tormiq valley Pakistan - Fine Art minerals donation to mindat.org auctions.

If you want me to take a photo of your specimens here at TGMS today for the report come on up to the mindat booth in the upper level.

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Julian Gray came over with his new book on the minerals of Georgia.

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It's a bit quiet up here now so I'll go for a wander downstairs and add some more report photos (finally)

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The GIA

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Maine Mineral and Gem Museum display

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Michael Bainbridge at work

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French blue fluorites from Alain Martaud collection

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Blue fluorite

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More!

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More!!

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More!!!

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More!!!!

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More (I lost count of exclamation marks)

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Wait, this isn't blue

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Neither is this

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Crystal Classics

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One of their cabinets

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Native iridium/osmium

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Ukrainian heliodor

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Diamond - Crystal Classics

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Pala Inc minerals

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New brazilian gold, Pala Inc specimen

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Belmet mine NYC, Pala Inc

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Pezzottaite - Pala Inc specimen

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Azurite from Brazil - Pala Inc specimen

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Mineral books at Lithographie

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Blue minerals from Les and Paula Presmyk

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Clay Canyon variscite

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In memory of Tom Corson

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Parcel of minerals from Eckert to Siber & Siber

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Colorado Blues - Jeff Self & Donna Ware

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Luis Burillo spanish fluorite

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Blue fluorite Jim Gebel collection

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Halite from New Mexico

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Aquamarine from Idaho

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Very bright cases at the Arkenstone

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Sorry it was too bright, didn't see this

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Well, now I've started...

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Beautiful topaz - The Arkenstone

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The kids have gone home so the chocolates are back out at Kristalle

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Amazing stephanite and polybasite from Mexico - Rock Currier collection

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Specimens at Collector's Edge

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Great Kongsberg silver - Collector's Edge

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Graeber & Himes, again colour coordinated display

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Unique minerals

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Japan law smoky quartz from Mina Tiro Estrella, New Mexico - Unique minerals





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