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TIMA Tokyo Mineral Show 2017

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2018

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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And here I am back in Tokyo for the first time since 2006 for the TIMA show!



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Show has just opened and the queue is slowly moving in.



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With Sami Makki from Matrix India.



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It's a bit busy



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Roman dancing with some kind of crystal dinosaur thing



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Overview of the main hall area



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Churchite-Y from... help me someone!



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Alfredo Petrov and his rare minerals



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Most important on this label is the Japanese word for poisonous!



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Latimer replacing fossil wood (trees that were buried under the pyrocladtic flows that eventually hosted the Larimar.



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Rear side of the centre piece.



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Charles Mark from Larimar - Gemstone of the Caribbean - owner of the specimens.



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Avantia Fine Minerals display



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Yusuke Uchida and his worldwide minerals, Japanese collectors apparently prefer smaller sizes miniature to small cabinet in US categories.



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Dinosaur bits.



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Aesthetically arranged dinosaur bits.



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Synthetic fluorite! Why? It's used to make high end camera lenses due to its very low dispersion.



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Wayne and Lois from Kristalle are here.too. Kristalle brought me to this show for the first time 11 years ago, thank you guys!



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Hori Mineralogy have more interesting Japanese minerals.



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Including Japanese Benitoites



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Nakauriite again Hori Mineralogy.



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And Japanese Rhodochrosite!



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Kentaro Ouchi from Kenma.



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Nice arrangement of minerals and jewellery.



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Booth on stairs has its challenges!



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Ganesh Himal quarters - Asuwa from Nepal specimens,



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Rob Sielecki from Ausrox has been at this show for 26 years.



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Alfredo Petrov claims this could well be the smallest rock in the whole show. It almost isn't there at all



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Struggling to work out the price per gram on this material. But it's quite a lot.



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Japanese fluorite collector H Kobayashi with a new panasqueira piece!



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Books Kinokuniya selling Japanese language mineral books.



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Rogerley fluorites on sale



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Mini hammers and chisels for field micromounters



Japanese minerals that Kristalle have brought home.



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By 3pm things are a little quieter here but it's still busy.



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Lovely old Boltsburn fluorite and sphalerite, Key's Minerals



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Key's minerals have a large selection of worldwide minerals.



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I can't even try to explain...



Back to the synthetic fluorite. Turns out they can fluoresce in different colours!





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Discuss this Article

4th Jun 2017 15:50 BSTKim Macdonald

Japanese love their Disney-like characters. No event is complete without one.

5th Jun 2017 04:25 BSTMichael Cox

Thank you so much for the update!!

15th Jun 2017 07:53 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager

To my dismay, I lost the record for smallest stone in the show, having been informed that Dimitriy's cadmoindite was smaller ;((

15th Jun 2017 14:54 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager

Jolyon, your churchite-(Y) is from https://www.mindat.org/loc-107757.html - and churchite isn't on the species list from there yet ;))
 
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