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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 03:23    Post subject: Denver 2013 snapshot  

I attended the Denver Gem and Mineral Show this year with friends Olga & Kevin Nicholson. It has been 5 years since I have been to a major show so shopping was a priority and taking photos was often forgotten about, but here are a few. If anyone has more feel free to add them.
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Arriving, it is so flat out here once you get past the mountains
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Our first couple of days were spent around the satellite shows, a lot of wholesale and bulk material.
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Olga & Kevin outside the main show.
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A view of the main hall.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 04:04    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Here are a few shots of some of the displays at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show, any sizes are approx from memory,
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Tourmaline.
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Tourmaline.
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Tourmaline in Quartz polished crystal cross section 12cm approx
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The MAD case
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Fluorite China 18cm approx
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Calcite Congo what a colour
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Stunning contrast between the purple tips and white prisms.
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Japan Law Quartz 15cm across approx.
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Calcite Mexico 12cm approx
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Manganoan Calcite
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Tourmaline
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The Gail and Jim Spann Tourmaline case.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 04:15    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

A few more general photos plus some pieces from the dealers displays,
Greg



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The Colorado Fossil Show
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JG&M Expo
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Sign Says...
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Ajoite in Quartz 1.3m approx
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 04:44    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Last Post, more specimens from some of the dealers
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Amethyst scepters Afghanastan approx 30cm
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Amethyst Canada 22cm approx
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Calcite on Amethyst 40cm approx
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Aquamarine Brazil 30cm approx
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Calcite 7cm approx
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Calcite on Baryte Elmwood Mine 17cm approx
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Reticulated Cerussite Tsumeb 12cm approx
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Some Colorado quartz very similar to what we collect in NZ
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Descloizite Berg Aukas Mine Namibia 12cm, one that came home with me :)
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Amazing amethyst carvings 45cm high approx
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Rose quartz on smokey quartz 15cm high approx
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Tourmaline 25cm approx
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A storm that blew in when I was at the airport, typical of the weather we struck.
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 11:33    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Very nice pictures, Greg, thanks for posting & sharing them! Even for those of us who were at the show, it's hard to see everything, and though I took a number of pictures too... impossible to photograph all the "neat specimens" that are were keeping in memory!
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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 11:40    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Thanks for the report and pictures, Greg. Glad you survived the bad weather.

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PostPosted: Sep 17, 2013 12:14    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

You covered it mate. I saw more in your post than I did being there. I ran for the hills.
Awesome Afghanistan amethyst. Thanks for the image.
As mom said, "Ya can't have everything! Where ya gonna put it?"



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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2013 12:35    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Thanks for the report Greg and congratulations for your new acquisition - the descloizite specimen - looks like a good one.
Cheers, Mike
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2013 22:18    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Mike Wood wrote:
Thanks for the report Greg and congratulations for your new acquisition - the descloizite specimen - looks like a good one.
Cheers, Mike


Thanks everyone.
Yes, love my new descloizite thanks Mike, it's complete all around but the back side is not as bright as the front. Luckily Charles of Lexcel Minerals was very patient as I visited it 4 times before making the decision to buy it.
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PostPosted: Sep 20, 2013 08:15    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Hi Greg,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your report. Very much, I enjoyed going through it. As always (!!!), I am amazed to find I missed sooooo many things while there. The amethyst scepter matrix plate I thought especially amazing and well shot.

All the very best,

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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2013 06:22    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

Great photos and a fine show report Greg. I was there as well and I have to say that I saw very little that was new and exciting except for some unbelievable quartzes from Inner Mongolia and a new occurrence of cavansite and pentagonite in mordenite from the Wagholi quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India. I am attaching some photos that I was lucky enough to get Jeff Scovil to take for me. I think they are quite beautiful and I understand that there will be more of them at the Munich Show. Another oddity for me that I spotted in Denver is a rock described as K2 stone because it is allegedly found at the base of K2 Mountain in Pakistan. It is a fine-grained granite-like rock with spheres of azurite dispersed throughout. It is so bizarre that it actually looks artificial but I was convinced that it is completely natural. It is being cut into a variety of cabochon shapes. The Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Lapidary Journal carries an article about this material.


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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2013 18:07    Post subject: Re: Denver 2013 snapshot  

The new cavansites looks pretty nice and very different from the ones we knew.
Thank you for the images John.

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