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Tucson 2016 - Live report TGMS day 2

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.

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.

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

Showing the 3D images on mindat

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

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

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.

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

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


Maine Mineral and Gem Museum display

Michael Bainbridge at work

French blue fluorites from Alain Martaud collection

Blue fluorite





More (I lost count of exclamation marks)

Wait, this isn't blue

Neither is this

Crystal Classics

One of their cabinets

Native iridium/osmium

Ukrainian heliodor

Diamond - Crystal Classics

Pala Inc minerals

New brazilian gold, Pala Inc specimen

Belmet mine NYC, Pala Inc

Pezzottaite - Pala Inc specimen

Azurite from Brazil - Pala Inc specimen

Mineral books at Lithographie

Blue minerals from Les and Paula Presmyk

Clay Canyon variscite

In memory of Tom Corson

Parcel of minerals from Eckert to Siber & Siber

Colorado Blues - Jeff Self & Donna Ware

Luis Burillo spanish fluorite

Blue fluorite Jim Gebel collection

Halite from New Mexico

Aquamarine from Idaho

Very bright cases at the Arkenstone

Sorry it was too bright, didn't see this

Well, now I've started...

Beautiful topaz - The Arkenstone

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

Amazing stephanite and polybasite from Mexico - Rock Currier collection

Specimens at Collector's Edge

Great Kongsberg silver - Collector's Edge

Graeber & Himes, again colour coordinated display

Unique minerals

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

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