The Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) is presenting a virtual gallery to showcase this year’s theme at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show: “World Class Minerals”, with a twist on “Curator’s pick”.

Curators from around the world have chosen their favorite mineral specimens from their museum’s collection. Some are beautiful and easy to love, while others are quirky, rare, or obscure specimens perhaps only a curator could love… For each mineral chosen, the curator explains why that specimen was chosen, and what makes it so special.