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Denver 2016 - Ramada Show

Last Updated: 12th Sep 2016

By Jolyon Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.

I'm back in Denver for the first time since 2011 so it's time for a live report from the mineral shows. Starting at the Ramada Plaza. This is the last year this show will be at this venue - all change for next year.

Several large wholesale tents are set up in the car park.

The tents are secured with big metal spikes driven into the car park, in case you wonder how it all works.

Ammonites from ROC3000 of France

Rock Currier's business JTI is still going strong a year after his death.

Their big new item is a large shipment of well crystallised Bolivian sulphur. (Note they are a wholesale only seller.)

This large piece is now sold. Apparently they paid for the shipment three years ago - things take their time to get out of Deepest Bolivia.

Their other big news is that they have bought the old La Fuente restaurant in Tucson to host their operations during the Tucson show and beyond.

Gemas N.O. From Colombia have some great Colombian fluorite.

Nevada Opal from Great Basin Minerals

Close-up of some of the opal.

A new find of Apophylite on Stilbite from India. Matrix India specimen.

This new 'grape agate' from Indonesia is with several dealers, but I happened to see it first here at The Crystal Circle

Amazing calcite stalactite from China. Wendy's Minerals

Pink Fluorite, Wendy's Minerals

Scorodite from China largest crystal around 1cm. Wendy's minerals

Olivenite from the Mammoth Mine, Utah - North Star Minerals

From Pinnacle 5 minerals, fluorite and quartz stalactites

Fluorite from Cookes Peak, New Mexico - pinnacle 5 specimen

Strontianite from Minerva mine, cave-in-rock, Illinois. Pinnacle 5 specimen, approx 15cm wide.

Great Peruvian pyrite/sulfide dpecimens - Crystal Spring Mining

Close up of one large piece

Aragonite from Cumbria, UK - specimen.

Acanthite, specimen. Guanajuato, Mexico

"Lavender ire" - Patagonia minerals

Quartz Crystal Diamonds (similar to Herkimer) from Neuquen, Patagonia, Argentina

Larger crystals. Patagonia Minerals.

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Discuss this Article

11th Sep 2016 19:11 BSTFerdinando Giovine

A little note. The Cephalopode in the low part of the photo isn't a Ammonite but a very beautifil Nautilus

11th Sep 2016 22:51 BSTRolf Luetcke Expert

Jolyon and or Katya,
Thank you so much for posting from Denver, makes it possible for those who can't attend to see some of the great minerals there.
Rolf Luetcke

11th Sep 2016 23:51 BSTSteve Hardinger Expert

To where is the Ramada Show moving?

12th Sep 2016 04:56 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

The show is moving to the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the airport with a new organizer (no longer MZ Expos)

12th Sep 2016 18:21 BSTDan Costian

Thank you, Jolyon. Looking forward to more from Denver.
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