Grand Canyon - March, 2005 - photo by John Veevaert
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Show Reports
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Displays - 1   Displays - 2    Displays - 3

 
Main Show Displays 2
Ok - I told you all to be here and I know that was not going to be possible but this particular Tucson Show will be talked about until everyone who saw it has died.  There will never again be an assemblage of mineral specimens from the USA to equal what was here ever again anywhere.  Every mineral enthusiast who walked into the main show was left with the exact same impressions: "too overwhelming to comprehend", "beyond belief", "never again in my lifetime", "simply awe inspiring", "left me speechless", and on an on. As I write this on the last day of the main show I am eternally grateful to have been here in Tucson for this event as I will never ever again see so many incredible mineral specimens all under one roof.  The theme for next year's show is tentatively set to be "Mineral Oddities". It might as well be the "Best of the Wyoming Coal Mines" as it will be humbled into obscurity by what was seen here in 2008.
 
I have broken the display pages into 3 parts  as there is just too much to throw on to one page.  I also have to apologize upfront as I decided to use ambient lighting instead of the flash which would just have bounced back into the camer off the case glass.  Some of the pictures are a bit grainy as a result.  Regardless, you will get the point...
 

 


Diamonds from Mufreesboro, Arkansas.

 


 


 

 


Graves Mountain, Georgia with rutile, lazulite and goethite.


 

 


Franklin, New Jersey. Anyone who is a mineralogically versed person knows what this place means to Mineralogy...

 



 

 

 


Collection of Breckenridge gold from Colorado

 


Wulfenite from the Glove mine in Arizona.



 


Two specimens of wulfenite from the Old Yuma mine which had its own case also.


Bunker Hill, Idaho is synonomous wth pyromorphite....

 


Herkimer is where quartz "clearly" looks its best.

 

 

Eden Mills in Vermont has produced some of the finest gem grossulars known from anywhere.

 

 


The Himalaya mine in San Diego County has produced more elbaite than any other mine in North America. 

 

 


 

 


This case of red beryls from Utah looked like some one had dropped a bag of cherry life savers. Red candy! 

 


The finest epidote and quartz locality in the USA is from this island in the southeast pan handle of Alaska.

 

 


Butte in Montana is famous for a lot more than being a Super Fund site...

 

 

 

 


Orpiment from the Twin Creeks mine in Humboldt County, Nevada has probably produced some of the finest orpiment specimens in the world.

 


Amazonite and smoky quartz from Colorado.... The pictures can say a lot more than I can...

 


Mt. Antero was best known for the phenakites found there until about 3 years ago when these incredible aquamarines were found....

 


The Morenci Copper mine, still active, in Arizona is the source for untold numbers of fine azurite specimens. 

 


The Peninsular province of southern California has numerous pegmatite zones that have produced tourmalines, beryls, and a lot more.

 

 

 

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The Ray mine in Arizona is well known for its copper minerals.

 

 


Past Shows & Reports
PLEASE NOTE: The minerals that were offered on these pages are all sold
1999
Munich Show
2000
Sainte Marie Show
Munich Show
2001
Sainte Marie Show
Munich Show
2002
Tucson Show
Sainte Marie Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2003
Tucson Show
Sainte Marie Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2004
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2005
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2006
Tucson Show
Bologna Show
Sainte Marie Show
East Coast Show
Munich Show
2007
Tucson Show
Dallas Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2008
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2009
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show

2010
Tucson Show
San Francisco Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show

Munich Show

2011
Tucson Show
San Francisco Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show

2012
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show 
Munich Show

2013
Tucson Show
Sainte Marie Show
Crystal Days (Poland)
Munich Show  

 

 
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