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Tucson 2016 - Live report final day TGMS show

Last Updated: 17th 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.

This is the final day of the main show and I'll be running around taking photos now after the stress yesterday of preparing forvour auction. We raised well over $5000, I will post a full report on this including the names of all donors during the next few days.

This specimen from the Rock Currier collection won the Romero trophy last night

Exclusive photo of the award last night from behind the scenes.

Fersman Mineralogical Museum display - Fifteen shades of blue

Royal Ontario Museum exhibit

National Museums Scotland - The mystery of the blue hole

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Scottish agates

Minerals at Kristalle, one of many cabinets

Bisbeeborn minerals

Bisbee cuprite - bisbeeborn minerals

Copper and chalcotrichite in calcite - bisbeeborn minerals

Cornerstone minerals

Colombian quartz - Cornerstone Minerals
Tucson can be a lonely place. Bryan Swoboda
Attard minerals

I was told I should put myself in the report. So here I am with some british minerals behind me.

British minerals from the Wayne and Dona Leicht collection

Incredible mimetite/plumbogummite


Azurite discs - Dehne and Maureen McLaughlin

New Italian magazine - and the editor in chief Nicola Cosanni

Shipwreck gold - Collector's Edge

Collector's Edge cabinets

The actual Romero trophy.

Wendel Minerals

Minatures - Unique minerals

The 'Darth Vader' goethite - The Arkenstone specimen

Display of lab grown quartz

Display for American Mineralogist magazine. Don't forget we have free copies to give out upstairs

Two halves of the same specimen.

Alaska gold - Collector's Edge

Brazillian tourmaline - Collector's Edge

Fluorescent mineral display

William Johnson gem crystal collection

Gold in quartz - Western Australia- Collector's Edge

Poppyseed jasper carving by Harold and Erica Van Pelt

Shattuckite fron Tantara, DRC - Valere Belage specimen

Everyone taking last minute photos before the show closes - in 3 minutes time.

And takedown begins

Takedown - the long job of packing everything up and going home

The empty show. See you all at the next show!

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Gild innwuartz from Western Australia
Jolyon has the coolest autocorrelation around :-))

Harjo Neutkens
14th Feb 2016 11:54pm
Thanks for all the photos, Jolyon - I have enjoyed them. Becky

Becky Coulson
16th Feb 2016 9:28am

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