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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2017 09:59    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Thanks Jordi
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2017 11:26    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Westward Look-Special Events  

Program of the Special Events in the Westward Look


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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2017 13:09    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - This is Tucson  

Tucson 01/29/2017

Well, the things in my new "buyer only" status have turned out to be more complex than I thought and as a result I am not being able to post as much information as I wanted. Tucson is a mega-monster that contains countless Shows inside it and countless things to do, opportunities, social life... As I've said other times, coming to Tucson is as if a giant bubble abducts you and until the Show ends, with everyone burnt, with no money, and with no neurons in our brains, we can not be slowly returning to the reality.
I will do what I can in the next few days, but, honestly, I do not know very well what I can do!

Brief summary for the moment:

- This year it seems to have some interesting novelties

- The line of break between the "normal" and the "fanciful" prices seems to expand more and more, so it is extremely recommendable not to rush, take your time and once you have realized those who "normalize" and those who "fantasize" decide your purchases. The offer is so incredibly huge here that it is practically impossible not to find something that you like and that you can afford, but, again, beware of the prices, it is very easy to commit serious errors, and I'm not talking about the best specimens but about many medium (or even bad) specimens.

- Everyone agrees that there are too many Shows, satellite Shows, mini-Shows and offers everywhere as well as that the Fair is too long, but everyone starts before and before and every time more and more Shows are born, but "La nave va…"
Tucson seems infinite and unlimited and able to digest everything!

More to come...
European correspondent of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®



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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2017 21:06    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

let me add some thoughts to Jordi's concerning this year's show. I am fortunate in that I live on Tucson for the winter and can spend as much time as I want at the various shows:
- today is Sunday Jan 29 which is the second "official" day of the HTCC show, I started my shopping last Monday and am essentially done today - I've visited all the rooms I wish to visit and made the purchases that were within my comfort level.
- the individual motel rooms can open whenever they wish but even the ballrooms are opening earlier. Jewel Tunnel Imports (Rock Currier's old business in the HTCC) opened on Tuesday, Top Gem and the annexes opened on Wednesday (as well as the second JTI store at the La Fuente) and the main ballroom opened on Thursday (two days earlier than last year).
- you better have made your purchases by Saturday or the selection will be significantly reduced - this is especially true for wholesalers. if you miss this early window, you will have to get specimens from a second or third dealer (with appropriate markups)
- fewer dealers are getting rooms at the HTCC - which requires an about 2 week + agreement and with show fees the cost is just too high. this year there are many available rooms and just two years ago almost all rooms were taken. this has spawned more and more satellite shows that are shorter duration and much cheaper for dealers. and who could blame dealers - your sales are essentially over when the show opens.
- there were so many open rooms that many dealers were able to move from the second floor to the first - causing quite a bit of confusion as the show brochure (printed some time ago) had to have an addendum showing where dealers are in reality.
- the Executive Inn sounded like they had the core of a show going but it's pretty much a bust again this year
- shipping has plagued many dealers. late shipments due to customs and security inspections have delayed many openings.
- although the dirt parking lot is available this year, I hear it will not be for next year and this will be a HUUUGE problem.
- frankly, there is really not much new again - and in my opinion, this is the third year in a row. some interesting small finds but most everybody has rehashes of previous stock. could the "golden age of minerals" be coming to an end? I will try to present a few new and interesting item in a later post.

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2017 21:28    Post subject: Tucson 2017  

Some pictures from traveling around today. Again much to see!!
The weather near perfect.



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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2017 23:42    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The "Satellite mini-shows"  

Tucson 02/01/2017

Today was my day for the "Satellite mini-shows", a new modality by which an individual person(s) decide to promote a new Show, starting from zero, with few days of duration and with not too many exhibitors.
A bad idea for some as it makes harder the day-to-day in Tucson, a very good idea for others as it offers on the dead days of the Fair (the week between the TCCH-Inn Suites & similars and the Westward Look) an oasis of new offerings.
Time will tell...

Recommended reading: The fine mini-guide from Tom Moore / Mineralogical Record



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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2017 20:24    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Some pictures from Kino Show today. Much good hunting.


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Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
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Various sizes. I purchased one with wire silver and acanthite. It will need some cleaning but shows very positive signs. Any guidance re cleaning??
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Many sizes available. Highly variable quality. Such a shame to see how much is polished.
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2017 23:13    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Plenty of parking space for the 2018 TCCH!  

Very good news: plenty of parking space for the 2018 TCCH - InnSuites Show.

See below the map kindly supplied by Marty Zinn.



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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 03:17    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Jordi, apart from new "shows" and car parks, there are interesting minerals in Tucson this year ??????

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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 20:52    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

I thought I’d summarize a few of the more interesting new finds I’ve seen at this year’s Tucson Show(s).:
- There’s a great deal of Vera Cruz amethyst around the show – the positive: crystals are large, lustrous and there’s lots of double terms and scepters in among the pieces. The downside: the color on the whole is quite pale and these pieces do not typically show the rich purple points fading to clear down the c-axis (xl shaft). I did see some more colorful pieces but these were few and far between and reside on the shelves of the more major dealers. Did I mention that the vast majority are very pale?
- There is also a great deal of chalcedony (grape agate) around. Colors are good and with reasonable prices. They are quite interesting but I don’t find them all that appealing.
- From China there are interesting quartz points – sometimes large matrix pieces – with hematite roses along the length of the c-axis. These are reasonably prices but the good ones were disappearing rapidly.
- Also from China are some mainly undamaged wulfenites. These were etched out of the surrounding calcite and result in low luster but complete crystals. Some dealers put these in protective housings – a good idea given the delicate nature of the crystals.
- One more from China – and I only found these in the Jewel Tunnel Imports rooms – were green flourites with blue internal sections showing clearly through the fluorite window – see photo. Only a few of these were available and all disappeared rapildly. Did not see any others around the various Chinese dealer’s rooms.
- I mentioned previously the wonderful crocoites with white dundasite. The Adelaide Mine people only had a few of these to begin with and the last time I was in the room there was only one left.
- From India, the flow of unique green fluo-apophylites continues – all be it, on a much smaller scale. Helmut Merchant had some bow ties varieties – some on stalagmites but most on stilbite matrix. These are very lustrous compared to many previous finds.
- A resurrection from the past – Minerama was presenting a fairly large number of those excellent Spanish selenite that appeared may 20 years ago. They were only a bit more expensive than when they came out. See photos.
These are what I’ve found that is somewhat new around the shows – would like to see what others have found.
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 21:10    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Started touring the Tucson Inn Show today. Made it approx. 40 % through. Fortunately can skip the fossils and like!! Many good specimens available.


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Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhét Province, Laos (Lao P.D.R.)
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 23:03    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Robert, those are most likely from this location in Egypt: https://www.mindat.org/loc-195907.html
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2017 08:57    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Bob, the green fluorite with blue core could be from Shangbao. I own a similar one with a clearly visible purple core from there.
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2017 20:23    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Day 2 at Hotel Tucson. Much interesting for viewing.


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Iran
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I'd never seen this mineral before. After reading the associated note I carefully washed hands.
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Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
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Wow!! Love the color and the crystals.
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Arcos, Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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We don't often look at these silicates, but they are worth the occasional viewing.
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Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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Cuprites by the dozens. It's so nice to see the large numbers, at least this year.
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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2017 21:58    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Volkmar Stingl wrote:
Bob, the green fluorite with blue core could be from Shangbao. I own a similar one with a clearly visible purple core from there.


the locality provided by the dealer for the purple dot green fluorites is Xianghualing Mine, Linwu, China. typically Shangboa fluorites are purple - although the crystal form (a well defined window looking into the crystal) is similar. here's another example.

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2017 22:06    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Today much seen with lots of repetition - 22nd Street (few mineral vendors) + west of I-10. I did luck into a great barite deal for group of samples from Spain and Italy - look for pictures later with my collection.


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 Mineral: Vanadinite
 Locality:
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Description:
Great growth of crystals.
 Viewed:  3682 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Kyanite
 Locality:
Brazil
 Description:
A mass of kyanite. There's tons of this available. Some of it even nice for posing as a specimen.
 Viewed:  3672 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 200 mm x 100 mm
 Description:
Great sheet of silver running though the entire sample. Needs some additional cleaning.
 Viewed:  3665 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Malachite after Azurite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 125 mm x 100 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3675 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 19:13    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Time to add a few notes on the shows to date from my perspective and the presence of Mexican Minerals.

I landed in Tucson on Saturday January 28 and after picking my rental car up I directed myself to the HTCC. To my surprise I found some parking at the back of the hotel. This was not a good sign as it indicated that the crowd was not large. Indeed, the four hours I spend at the HTCC chatting with dealers and friends confirmed that it was slow.

Additionally, from the Mexico perspective, not a lot of new finds, actually no new localities but some interesting variation from known localities.

On Sunday I started shopping with stops a dealers “houses” and visits to the Day’s Inn and HTCC.

New this year, although other than at Crystal Cellar, I have not seen any. Some nice yellow green, lustrous grossular garnets in crystals to 2.5 cm ranging from thumbnail to large cabinet have surfaced from Las Minas in Veracruz. I visited Las Minas in the mid 1990’s and recall seeing a few garnets of really poor quality but these are much better and exciting for the locality.

Of note as well, are the new calcites from Palmarejo Chihuahua forming a “variation” to what was available in the past 2 years. (FMF – New finds out of Mexico July 19 2015). These new specimens are formed by groups of multiple three generation of calcite generally in nice twins some with what I would call “re-entrant” giving the impression of the fish tail or to some extent, looking like a heart. The first generation is white colored with a soap powder texture overlain on the edges of the crystals by a darker calcite phace which is partially coated by a cloudy grey-beige calcite. Very esthetics specimens. I have seen a few dealers at the HTCC, Day’s Inn and Westward Look with these.

Also from Palmarejo, nice mangano-calcite specimens with a pink color have surfaced and form some sort of a botryoidal surface. Underlying the calcite, one can note as well the presence of Kutnohorite.

Seen in moderate quantity are new azurite from Sierra Rica Chihuahua. These form very lustrous dark blue platy crystals balls to 1.3 cm resting on either a white rock matrix or on a pale blue matrix of either calcite or chrysocolla with elegant black manganese oxides balls. Azurite from Sierra Rica was seen at Crystals from Heaven at the Days Inn and at Xtal at the HTCC. Although those from Dennis Beals are more of the single crystal style collected in early summer 2016.

Specimens from digs in September through December of wulfenite from Los Lamentos could be seen in multiple rooms with the dealers with the largest quantity being Xtal and Crystals from Heaven. All very reasonably priced. The best pieces and accordingly priced could be obtained in the room at Cornerstone at the Westward Look. These are reported to be the better ones from last year material that surfaced. Some very nice pieces there but also, not for everyone pocket book.

The close this section, Scott Werschky at the Miners LunchBox had approximately 10 stunning pieces of the best pyrargyrite with Miargyrite that I have seen from Mina San Jose in Oaxaca. Single crystals reaching almost 2.5 cm, excellent luster and forming nice townails to small cabinet. These are a must for silver mineral collectors and those who collect Mexican minerals.



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 Mineral: Grossular (Garnet Group)
 Locality:
Las Minas, Municipio Las Minas, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: Left 5 cm tall, Right 2.5 cm tall
 Description:
 Viewed:  3270 Time(s)

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2 - Calcite Palmarejo CHI.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Palmarejo Mine, Palmarejo, Municipio Chinipas, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 25 to 30 cm across
 Description:
Miners Lunchbox Westward Look.
3 Generations of calcite
 Viewed:  3276 Time(s)

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Mn Calcite on Kutnohorite Palmarejo CHI.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Palmarejo Mine, Palmarejo, Municipio Chinipas, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 11 cm across
 Description:
mangano calcite with Kutnoherite on calcite
 Viewed:  3264 Time(s)

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2 - Azurite on Chrysocolla Sierra Rica CHI.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Sierra Rica, Municipio Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3 cm across
 Description:
1.2 cm azurite rosette
 Viewed:  3268 Time(s)

2 - Azurite on Chrysocolla Sierra Rica CHI.jpg



Wulfenite Erupcion Mine Los Lamentos SON Cornerstone.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 9 cm across
 Description:
From the late 2015 dig. The best ones surfaced in late 2016
 Viewed:  3268 Time(s)

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1 - Pyrargyrite San Jose OAXACA.jpg
 Mineral: Pyrargyrite
 Locality:
San José de Taviche Mine, San José del Progreso, Ocotlan de Morelos, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4.5 cm across
 Description:
Pyrargyrite associated with Miargyrite.
Main pyrargyrite crystal is 2 cm.
 Viewed:  3265 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 20:02    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

This is what grabbed my attention at the Westward Look. A lot more was there to be seen and purchased. These are my favorite.


1 - Acanthite San Juan de Las Rayas Guanajuato GTO ex Romero.jpg
 Mineral: Acanthite
 Locality:
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7 to 8 cm
 Description:
Ex Romero in Krystale
 Viewed:  3225 Time(s)

1 - Acanthite San Juan de Las Rayas Guanajuato GTO ex Romero.jpg



1 - Adamite Heaven Krystale.jpg
 Mineral: Adamite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Description:
Just a beautiful shelf in Krystale
 Viewed:  3239 Time(s)

1 - Adamite Heaven Krystale.jpg



1 - Native Ag wire Veta Grande ZAC ed.jpg
 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Veta Grande Zacatecas
 Description:
This is old one in Krystale room.
 Viewed:  3226 Time(s)

1 - Native Ag wire Veta Grande ZAC ed.jpg



1 - Kobyashevite on calcite with gypsum Ojuela DGO.jpg
 Mineral: Kobyashevite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9 cm across
 Description:
Kobyashevite coating calcite and covered by porcupine gypsum. The Kobyashevite is a post mining product.
 Viewed:  3230 Time(s)

1 - Kobyashevite on calcite with gypsum Ojuela DGO.jpg



1 - Wulfenite Mimetite Ojuela Old Groben Collection Evan Jones.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 7-9 cm across
 Description:
Old wulfenite on mimetite from the Groben collection recently acquired by Evan Jones at Uniques Minerals
 Viewed:  3230 Time(s)

1 - Wulfenite Mimetite Ojuela Old Groben Collection Evan Jones.jpg



1 - Wulfenite Los Lamentos Dave Bunk.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 7 cm across
 Description:
Fantastic wulfenite in Dave Bunk room.
 Viewed:  3228 Time(s)

1 - Wulfenite Los Lamentos Dave Bunk.jpg



1 - Wulfenite San Francisco Sonora Wendell Minerals.jpg
 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 5 cm crystal
 Description:
Amazing piece. Saw in Wendel Minerals room
 Viewed:  3226 Time(s)

1 - Wulfenite San Francisco Sonora Wendell Minerals.jpg



1 - Apatite Sapo Brazil Collector's Edge.jpg
 Mineral: Apatite
 Locality:
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Description:
Fantastic piece in Collector's Edge room.
 Viewed:  3226 Time(s)

1 - Apatite Sapo Brazil Collector's Edge.jpg



1 - Quartz Mamuju Indonesia.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
 Description:
I just love the color and luster of these.
 Viewed:  3230 Time(s)

1 - Quartz Mamuju Indonesia.jpg


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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 21:01    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Great wulfenites from Los Lamentos and San Francisco. Thanks for capturing them.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 23:31    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Here’s three specimens from the Westward Look that really caught my eye.

these are presented one at a time as I keep getting a file too large flag then there is nothing I can do from there - VERY FRUSTRATING!

I noted that there are a lot fewer specimens in some of the rooms.

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
 Description:
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