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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 13:22    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (Main Show)  

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 13:39    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (Main Show)  

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 14:32    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (Main Show)  

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 15:04    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (Main Show)  

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 15:11    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (Main Show)  

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 15:25    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - Displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (Main Show)  

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 15:25    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Yesterday was a day at the Main Show. It's a class reunion of calcite-fluorite and galena representing very well this year theme, Minerals of the Midwest. A lot to see and post later.

For now, two specimens that really got my attention in the MAD case



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Zacatecas, Mexico
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Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 15:25    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

A few more from wandering about the shows.


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Guxian, Minggang, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China
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 Mineral: Malachite, Azurite
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Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
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 Mineral: Azurite
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Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
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 Mineral: Libethinite
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Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
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China
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 Mineral: Galena, Siderite
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Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2017 16:14    Post subject: Tucson Show 2017 - The Party!  

Here you have the start and the end of the Party.

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



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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2017 08:40    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

So many great times, and the party was FUN! Lots of truly amazing people from museums, collectors, miners, jewelry world....wow!
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2017 12:00    Post subject: the best case at the 2017 TGMS show  

I think the case entered by Irv Brown was certainly among the best cases ever seen at the Main Show. Truly incredible pieces. Here's some photos and a link to a Youtube video.

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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2017 12:23    Post subject: Re: the best case at the 2017 TGMS show  

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I think the case entered by Irv Brown was certainly among the best cases ever seen at the Main Show. Truly incredible pieces.
Thanks for those impressions, Bob. Irv's collection is among the best of the best of the best of the mineral world, I'm speechless when I see that world-class beauties, wow!

And thanks for the Youtube link, that channel also features a clip of the one specimen that is even better than what Irv has in his case the - the Alma Rose

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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2017 15:58    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

Thanks Tobi - there are good photos of the Alma Rose earlier in this thread.

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something else totally unique - at least to me - I think this is a gemmy tetrahedrite(??) - and priced accordingly. has anyone else seen gemmy tetrahedrite??

there's a few other real standouts that i'll try to post later.

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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2017 16:49    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

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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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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2017 17:05    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!Tobi

Indeed very odd but not impossible at all if it was extremely pure and not tetrahedrite but rather tennantite. Same with rutile, cassiterite and sphalerite, which can look like colorless and transparent quartz when absolutely pure.
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2017 22:22    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

I took so many Tucson photos and didn't even cover half of the awesome specimens there, but since I have a bit of an obsession with calcites, I will include my favorites here.


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Magmont Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron County, Missouri, USA
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Weinrich case
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Red Phantom Pocket - best I've ever seen. Nuelle case.
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Just spectacular. Purple cores are hard to come by, but purple tips?!
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 00:24    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

The calcite from Red Phantom Pocket is really nice. Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 11:42    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

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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!Tobi
Indeed very odd but not impossible at all if it was extremely pure and not tetrahedrite but rather tennantite. Same with rutile, cassiterite and sphalerite, which can look like colorless and transparent quartz when absolutely pure.

Interesting. I know of several sulfide minerals (e.g. sphalerite, proustite) that they can be translucent or even transparent/gemmy, but didn't know that about tetrahedrite. Nevertheless, I don't think that certain tetrahedrite crystal above is gemmy, it rather looks like it's reflecting the white quartz crystals on the specimen and the gold specimen in front of it. But gemmy? Bob, maybe a simple request to Ian or Diana of CrystalClassics would help unraveling that mystery ;-)

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 12:28    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

"it rather looks like it's reflecting the white quartz crystals on the specimen and the gold specimen in front of it. But gemmy? Bob, maybe a simple request to Ian or Diana of CrystalClassics would help unraveling that mystery

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I will contact them about this - I also first thought that this was a reflection but in my experience tetrahedrite is more silver and would reflect without color - but there's color showing here(??) their booth was a bit busy when I visited and took this photo so I didn't ask then. will let you all know.

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2017 13:15    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2017  

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I will contact them about this - I also first thought that this was a reflection but in my experience tetrahedrite is more silver and would reflect without color - but there's color showing here(??) their booth was a bit busy when I visited and took this photo so I didn't ask then. Will let you all know.
I'm excited to get the information :-)

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? ;-)
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