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Denver 2016 - "main show" - day 3

Last Updated: 18th Sep 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.

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.

One of the larger pieces

A smaller piece with more obvious crystalline texture.

Native Silver collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht

Native Silver - Silver King mine, Arizona

Native Silver - Municipal de Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico

Interesting rhodochrosite - Mineral Classics specimen

Huge schorl Galileia, Brazil - Rocksaholics

Kunzite on matrix from Pechora, Afghanistan - Rocksaholics

Nicely arranged cabinets of thumbnsils - Cornerstone minerals

Great Colombian Quartz - Cornerstone minerals.

Pyrite and Quartz from Oppu mine, Japan - Cornerstone minerals

Presentation about Erongo mineralisation by Dr Skip Simmons

Geological map

Larger miarolitic cavities

From the 2003 Jeremejevite find

Nice attractive radioactive Bolivian sphere. Alfredo Petrov specimen

Have you ever seen a better betafite?

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

Spongey looking opal - AMNH specimen

Replicas of famous diamonds from the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Close up

Stone Art Gallery quilted geology art

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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Thank you so much Jolyon & Katya for these descriptions and photos! I'm missing the show for the first time in years because my dog is really ill... So I can't enjoy the show so these articles are awesome!

Scott Rider
18th Sep 2016 9:06pm

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