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Colorado Gem and Mineral shows

Last Updated: 16th Aug 2016

By Larry Maltby





Denver Gem And Mineral Show 2008



Microcline with smoky quartz, Denver Show, 2008
Microcline with smoky quartz, Denver Show, 2008


Microcline from Colorado showing twinning


Colorado Minerals, Denver 2008
Colorado Minerals, Denver 2008


Colorado Minerals, Denver 2008


Colorado Minerals, Denver 2008


Colorado Minerals, Denver 2008
More Colorado minerals, except the gold is from California


World Wide Minerals, Denver 2008
World Wide Minerals, Denver 2008


World Wide Minerals, Denver 2008


World Wide Minerals, Denver 2008
Fluorite, Baryte and Sphalerite, Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee


Pyrite, Navajun, La Roija, Spain


Amethyst, Amatitian, Mun. de Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico
Copper, 2200 ft. level, Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona


Gold, Eagle’s Nest Mine, California
Opal, Shewa, Ethiopia


Lake Superior Agates, Topeka, Kansas
Lake Superior Agates, Topeka, Kansas


Copper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

This copper specimen shown at the 2008 Denver Gem and Mineral Show was the cover photo on the March-April 1992 issue of the Mineralogical Record. It was at that time in the Richard A. Kosnar collection. The Mineralogical Record also records that it was formally in the B. S. Butler collection. Butler participated in the writing of a major work on copper in 1929.
Silver, North Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton Co. Michigan

This silver specimen, shown at the 2008 Denver Gem and Mineral Show, was recently shown on the inside front cover of the July-August 2016 issue of the Rocks and Minerals Magazine. It also appeared on page 30 in Peter Bancroft’s book, Gem and Crystal Treasures 1984.



Denver Gem And Mineral Show 2005



Worldwide minerals displayed by Keith and Mona Proctor


Worldwide minerals displayed by Keith and Mona Proctor
Worldwide minerals displayed by Keith and Mona Proctor


Fossil corals from the Tampa Bay area, Florida
Fossil corals from the Tampa Bay area, Florida


Agates and thunder eggs from Austrailia
Agates and gem chrysoprase from Austrailia






Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones


Colorado Springs Gem and Mineral Show 1982



Amazonite and smoky quartz pocket
Amazonite and smoky quartz pocket


This display at the 1982 Colorado Springs Gem and Mineral Show is of a large pocket discovered in 1981 near Crystal Peak, Colorado. Large plates of crystals were recovered and donated by Jerry and Thelma Hurianek and Barbara and John Slagel to the Denver Museum of Natural History for pocket reconstruction.

Below are three of the large plates of crystals.


Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz
Amazonite and smoky quartz




Fluorite, Rhodochrosite and Quartz, Silverton, Colorado
Microcline, Smoky Quartz, Colorado


Rhodochrosite, Colorado
Rhodochrosite and Quartz, Silverton, Colorado


Quartz, Silverton, Colorado. Microcline, Lake George, Colorado
Mordenite, Bombay, India








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Comments

Thanks, Larry! Beautiful specimens.

Keith A. Peregrine
17th Aug 2016 3:05am
Keith,

There were many old collections of historical interest on public display in the old days. In the 1970’s the Greater Detroit Gem and Mineral Show was a large international event. I photographed six of these shows and my goal this winter is to document most of that on Mindat.


Larry Maltby
17th Aug 2016 12:54pm

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