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Denver 2016 - "main show" - day 3

Last Updated: 18th 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.



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Today I will try and catch up with things I missed in previous reports. Firstly I already showed the new Indonesian Grape Agate but The Uncarved Block have a huge selection direct from the mine.

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One of the larger pieces

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A smaller piece with more obvious crystalline texture.

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Native Silver collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht

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Native Silver - Silver King mine, Arizona

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Native Silver - Municipal de Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico

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Interesting rhodochrosite - Mineral Classics specimen

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Huge schorl Galileia, Brazil - Rocksaholics

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Kunzite on matrix from Pechora, Afghanistan - Rocksaholics

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Nicely arranged cabinets of thumbnsils - Cornerstone minerals

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Great Colombian Quartz - Cornerstone minerals.

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Pyrite and Quartz from Oppu mine, Japan - Cornerstone minerals

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Presentation about Erongo mineralisation by Dr Skip Simmons

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Geological map

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Larger miarolitic cavities

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From the 2003 Jeremejevite find

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Nice attractive radioactive Bolivian sphere. Alfredo Petrov specimen

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Have you ever seen a better betafite?

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Rare? Check. White? Check. Unpronounceable name? Check. Ugly? Check - Alfredo Petrov minerals

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Spongey looking opal - AMNH specimen

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Replicas of famous diamonds from the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

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Close up

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Stone Art Gallery quilted geology art

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And people are slowly leaving as the 49th Denver Gem and Mineral
Show draws to a close. This concludes my live reporting from Denver. Next report starts one week time at the GSA Conference again here in Denver!





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