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The Mineral Show Hong Kong 2018

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2018

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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

I'm here today in Hong Kong for The Mineral Show, a new event. The show is covering all costs so no mindat donated money goes towards attending this event.

I was also here giving a private presentation about mineral collecting and investment as part of the special seminar here.

Mindat products including microscopes and light boxes.

Local dealers

What's Hot in Munich video on display. Thanks Bryan Swobods!

Local school group watching the video!

OnePolar outdoor wear are here. They will be a sponsor for future mindat conferences and adventure trips.

Kandagem have some interesting minerals, also my son seems to have taken up residence here for some reason.

Goethite from Restormel Mine, Cornwall. I've just realised why I find them interesting - this used to be my specimen!

I'm on a huge video screen on the outside of the building. Reflected here in the glass opposite.

Paul Botha from South Africa


Cretaceous shells with quartz crystals- Indus Valley Commerce

The Arkenstone are here of course.

Victor Tuzlukov is here with his phenomenal cut gems.

Some of his artworks.

Heritage I, Ii and III.

Kalachakra Madala 536ct CZ.

Show products.

Art wall of mineral paintings by Katya Ralph.


Ashwini minerals from India.

Beautiful Cavansite sprays

ZAminerals with minerals from Africa.

Brandberg Amethyst

Dougal from the HK club has a mystery mineral he wants help with.

Serpentine? Any clues or suggestions in the comments please. Locality unknown

The mineralogy society of Hong Kong.

Kentaro Ouchi from Japan.

Quartz from Nepal, new find.

Back at the show today.

Victor Tuzlukov is giving his presentation.

Two books from GRS available at a special discount at this show.

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Thanks for the report J

Looked like pentagonite and not cavansite though.

No idea on the mystery mineral


Keith Compton
10th Nov 2018 9:30am
Yes., I think you're right about pentagonite.

Jolyon & Katya Ralph
10th Nov 2018 10:20am
The lathlike structure and the transverse striations make me think on kyanite.

Erik Vercammen
10th Nov 2018 10:27am

A Dong zhang
10th Nov 2018 1:10pm
Can the mystery mineral be scratched with a fingernail? Gypsum/alabaster?

Kevin Conroy
11th Nov 2018 2:13pm
Interesting, and nice sceptre

John Montgomery
12th Nov 2018 10:33pm
"Mystery Mineral" has identical structure to Serpentine grading into Tremolite from Tilly Foster. Hardness? Enjoyed another report from a show I can't get to. Thank you

Roger Ericksen
15th Nov 2018 7:05pm

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