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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 13:57    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

"there's a large and shiny specimen of massive gold standing in front of it - why should the mirror image of the gold not reflect its colour?"

good point - I was (not clearly) referring to the white quartz. it may indeed be the reflection of the gold specimen. I've sent an email to Ian - will report back.

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 14:17    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=55622#55622

Tobi wrote:
But concerning the reflection: Of course you're right, tetrahedrite has a silver colour, not a golden one. But there's a large and shiny specimen of massive gold standing in front of it - why should the mirror image of the gold not reflect its colour? ;-)

Tobi, the reflection from the nearby gold might be true, I believe, but the asking price (125k) is simply unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 14:46    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Tobi wrote:
bob kerr wrote:
something else totally unique - at least to me - I think this is a gemmy tetrahedrite(??) - and priced accordingly. has anyone else seen gemmy tetrahedrite?
No, I've never seen gemmy tetrahedrite and I don't believe it exists. I think the specimen above is "just" very lustrous, but not really gemmy which would mean it is transparent. Nevertheless a breathtaking sample of that great sulfide!

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Hi Tobi,

You are right, it is not gemmy, but "just" extremely lustrous. :) After seeing it in person, I would say it's the most lustrous tetrahedrite I've ever seen!

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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2017 05:23    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - A brief note  

A brief note to comment that I will publish much more images and comments in the close future and I'm sure other FMFers will do it too.
The reason of that slight delay is that Tucson is becoming more and more a really crazy Show, very demanding and that consumes all the time available, so only when we return at home we can find time to publish most images / comments.

Add to this the fact that to download the images is very slow in Tucson due the deplorable nets existing there, so now you know why this thread will extend during weeks (or months!)

A good example could be the Gail's thread which now, with her at home is arriving to its usual flying height ;-)



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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 10:53    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Tomasz Praszkier at Spirifer minerals always has interesting and fairly priced specimens - this year was no different. Here are a few of his newer offerings:
- Unique fluorite specimens from Namibia - hard to describe - see the photos
- Interesting barite - plates and stalagmites from Poland
- Silver minerals - especially polybasite from Fresnillo, MX. Tomek showed me one specimen that clearly displayed lustrous polybasite faces in association with other silver minerals
- Gemmy Fluor apatite from Ontario, Canada - colorful and many double terms
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- there seemed to be a great deal of wonderful cassiterite from Viloco, Bolivia around the show and Tomek had quite a few excellent pieces. (My thought - the prices in general were remarkably low. I picked up about a dozen pieces at various dealers for prices that I consider as half of previous prices. This may be time to get a good one. Look for gemminess - many display a good bit of clarity.)

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 11:03    Post subject: some other new things at the Tucson Show 2017  

Included here also is a new find of Moroccan silvers - these were all etched from the enclosing calcite but some nice xls appeared - mainly dendritic but cubes also.

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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2017 12:41    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Good to see the silver minerals from Fresnillo and Morocco. They were available in Tucson - 2017 from a number of dealers with quite a range of quality. I quite enjoyed them.
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 11:31    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party / To be over the hill (1)  

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=55597#55597 Jordi Fabre wrote:
Here you have the start and the end of the Party.

In the middle... Don't miss the next photos! ;-)

"To be over the hill"

As in previous years, this year's party was a GREAT success and this success is provoking some "collateral damage" that neither myself, nor Gail & Jim Spann, likes. Due to his fame and the limited number of attendees Casa Vicente can welcome, this year for the first time we decided to set limits and that only those invited could attend. We welcomed those that had responded by accepting the invitation, so that we could know before the party the actual number of invited guests. The system worked well and for the first time we were able to know how many people would attend and get a control of the actual number of guests.

All the guests who RSVP'd loved this new system and there was a nice atmosphere at the party. So, next years party will be a somewhat different guest list. We will not always be inviting the same guests and so we can gather different friends without exceeding the legal number of attendees that can accept Casa Vicente. The Fire Marshall has explicit rules.

Please do not be angry, especially the few who have been left out this year, nor those who may be temporarily out for a year in the future. Either we do it like this or this party will be "over the hill” and that is something that we neither want, nor you, the attendees. 😉

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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 11:54    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party / To be over the hill (2)  




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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 12:29    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party / To be over the hill (3)  




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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 12:47    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party / To be over the hill (4)  




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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 13:20    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party / To be over the hill (6)  




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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2017 13:26    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party / To be over the hill (7 and final)  

The end (and more) 😉


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