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Santa Ana - West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Last Updated: 15th May 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 my last day in Los Angeles today so time for a quick visit to the Santa Ana show

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In the wholesale room, here is Jewel Tunnel

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Kyanite coated with something!

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... And coated coral!

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Alvaro Lucio minerals - large vivianite spray from Brazil

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Almeidaite from Brazil

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Stokesite

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Some richly coloured Brazilian tourmaline

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Tourmaline - Chia claim, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Illinois - IC Minerals

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Rhodochrosite from Madem Lakko Mine, Greece

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Beryl in Cast, Baha, Braidu valley, Pakistan

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Amethyst, Las Vigas, Mexico - Dennis Beals Minerals

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Amethyst - Tehuilotepec, Mexico

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At Exotic Minerals of Russia

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Rarer minerals

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Rhenium sulfide (Rheniite)

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Fluorites from Capistrano Mining Co.

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Large emerald in matrix piece from Colombia

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Morganite from White Queen mine, Pala, California

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Large Finland uvarovite - Jim Parrish specimen

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Nice Kazakhstan calcite

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Pala tourmaline - miners kingdom

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Mineral Girls prints by Jeanette Selby

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Old European minerals - Minerallity (Roland Sherman)

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Aurichalcite from Hungary

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Azurite from Romania

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Topaz from Russia

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Amethyst from South Korea

pic live=1 id=747345 width=500>Quartz on Rosasite, Tsumeb
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Lots of inexpensive minerals at Dragon minerals

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Of course, chocolate gold coins means its's Kristalle

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Rhodochrosite, etc

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Kelly smithsonite

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Agates! trinity minerals

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Legrandite from Mexico

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Proustite!

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Diaboleite from Tiger. Arizona

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Torbernite (maybe metatorbernite) from Cornwall

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Azerbaijan rutile - Don Olson specimen

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Lake Superior agate

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Ukrainian topaz - Cal Graeber

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Alexandrite from Zimbabwe

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Kunzite from Anita mine, Pala, California

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Tent dealers outside

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Idaho vivianite - Owen Barret gems

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Benitoite - Capistrano Mining Co

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Calcite on fluorite





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Discuss this Article

13th May 2016 17:59 BSTWayne Corwin

JolYon

Don't you mean WEST,, not "Weat Coast"

13th May 2016 18:51 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager

Don't you mean Jolyon, not JolYon? ;))

13th May 2016 23:54 BSTHarjo Neutkens Manager

J, have the aurichalcites from Rezbanya recently been analysed?
The Rezbanya specimens look, in my humble opinion, more like hemimorphite with rosasite.

14th May 2016 14:21 BSTSteve Hardinger Expert

Jolyon, it was good to chat with your albeit it briefly at the Santa Ana show. (My spell checker wants to change albeit to albite....)

14th May 2016 16:03 BSTBob Harman

Nice article Jolyon!! My only comment is that in your very last picture of the Illinois fluorite and "calcite", I would not be so sure it is truly calcite. Illinois strontianite can look very much like the example in the picture. Whoever that dealer was should have shown the specimen around for other opinions.......or maybe he already has??? BOB HARMAN

15th May 2016 04:23 BSTHershel Friedman

Here's another one:
"Greece from Madem Lakko Mine, Greece"
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