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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2018 14:56    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - Some eye candy images  

Barcelona 02/17/2018

Some more eye candy images taken during the setup day in the Main Show



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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2018 21:56    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - A very impressive piece  

And a very impressive piece of the display cases. This artistic and veeeeeery long Quartz amethyst stalactite belongs to the collection of Dennis Tanjeloff (Astro Gallery)


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Artigas Department, Uruguay
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2018 21:56    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

A few I managed to photo.


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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2018 22:20    Post subject: some final thoughts - Tucson Show 2018  

A few final thoughts and observations concerning the 2018 Tucson mineral “Shows”:

- there are simply fewer mineral dealers at the show than in the past - not only at the HTCC show but also at the Pueblo Show and the TGMS show. The side two rows of the TGMS Show were practically devoid of mineral dealers.

- In spite of fewer overall dealers in attendance, the international flavors is still there and maybe even better than previous shows.

- at the TGMS Show, the majority of mineral dealers also sold jewelry, polished rocks or gems. They have to go where the money is to stay in business and that seems not to be in minerals.

- I asked a few dealers at the TGMS Show about sales for the four days of the show. I would estimate that average response was 60% on day 1, 20% on day 2, 15% on day 3 and 5% on day 4. I think similar situations occur at the other shows – the first few days of the show represent the large majority of sales - then it's downhill from there.

- the TGMS Booth of Collector's Edge was head and shoulders better than any other - for quality, quantity and variety - with price being in the eye of the beholder.

- The Pueblo Show at the Riverpark Inn was a big disappointment - many fewer mineral dealers and not a lot of quality. It was a pleasure to see Enis Hajdini (E Minerals) back selling wonderful Trepka specimens at good prices.

- there seems to be a lot of Tsumeb specimens on the market. Talking with a few dealers about why, they pretty much all mentioned that many German collections - almost all of which are heavily represented by Tsumeb specimens - are being recycled. Prices seem to be following the oversupply - especially azurites since these also have to compete with Milpillas - but they’re still not cheap - just relatively cheaper.

- and, as I mentioned previously, there is not a lot new this year and certainly nothing big that gets everyone's attention - the 4th year in a row.

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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2018 23:08    Post subject: seen around the show  

Here's a few specimens that caught my eye at the various show. I hope you enjoy them.

bob



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 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
South Dakota, USA
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Collector's Edge displayed some of the most incredible Elk Creek barites ever. Blinding luster and deep color.
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 Mineral: Calcite loop
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Wenshan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
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A very interesting calcite loop in the booth of KARP.
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 Mineral: Quartz Scepters
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
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Clive Quiet had a very nice lot of scepters from Riemvasmaak that had red (hematite) inclusions.
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 Mineral: Jouravskite
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N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
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Paul Botha had two flats of this rare mineral from N'Chwaning. Don't see many of these around.
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Raura District, Cajatambo Province, Lima Department, Peru
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The Ramos's had a large new find of Axinites from Peru.
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 Mineral: Calcite and Stilbite
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Interesting calcite/stilbite stalagmites. Natural or manufactured? I looked REAL close and could not tell. Will did in acetone for a while and see.
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 Mineral: Indicolite
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 Mineral: Azurite
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Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2018 23:12    Post subject: a final finally  

And finally, this was seen at the HTCC.

Best of luck to Ross.

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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2018 15:15    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

Thanks Jordi, I was so busy and am glad you got to see what was going on!


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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2018 19:23    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - Gail  

Let me give a small tribute to Gail for their photos.

She brings us Tucson to our homes every year, and me, who sweat blood looking for time to publish the (not that much ;-) photos I publish, I recognize very well the HUGE personal effort that represents to publish so many photos. And I assure you that Gail is one of the women with less free time I know!



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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2018 19:43    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

My dear sweet Jordi. That owl is Mr. HOOT. He was a gift from Eloise G. I do my show reports because I know many cannot come to the shows so I bring it to them. But also because you are generous to let me use your site to do so. I am a busy woman, yes. But I hope to be somewhat of an ambassador too. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2018 19:46    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018 - Gail  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Let me give a small tribute to Gail for their photos.

She brings us Tucson to our homes every year, and me, who sweat blood looking for time to publish the (not that much ;-) photos I publish, I recognize very well the HUGE personal effort that represents to publish so many photos. And I assure you that Gail is one of the women with less free time I know!



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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2018 20:44    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - Peter Megaw's collection (3)  

In http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=60708#60708 Jordi Fabre wrote:
Yesterday Saturday Peter Megaw exhibited part of his collection in the lobby of the Westward Look. As Jean Sendero as well as Gail has already posted many photos of the pieces in her, as usual, extraordinary thread Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. I now publish only these two photos as an appetizer and in the next hours or days I will publish individual photos of many pieces with the details (species/locality) of each of them...

Back and forth, I will continue where I left off ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=60748#60748 ) but this time starting for the begin ;-)



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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2018 20:44    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - Peter Megaw's collection (4)  

Four more


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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
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 Mineral: Silver on Calcite
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Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
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 Mineral: Adamite (variety manganoan adamite)
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Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
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 Mineral: Polybasite
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Proaño Mine, San Carlos vein, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Photos: Jordi Deusedes / edited by Jordi Fabre
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 02:20    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018 - the wrong Tobi ;-)  

Tobi wrote:
@Gail: Your Brazilian Crystal Treasures showcase belongs to the most beautiful mineral displays I've ever seen! ... And I've seen a lot of beautiful mineral displays ;-)
Gail wrote:
Tobi, that is a wonderful compliment, and thank you so very much! It was a joy to see you and am always happy when you come to Tucson. Jim and I loved putting that case in.
Gail, I fear you must have mistaken me for someone else: I wasn't in Tucson, actually I never was :-( But I found a photo of guy named Tobi in your show report (it's the last photo on http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=60944#60944 ), but this is another Tobi, not me ;-)

I only saw photos of your Brazilian case - that was enough to consider it one of the most beautiful mineral cases I've ever seen :-)
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 06:49    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

Oh my. I apologize for the confusion! But I will still be very honored by your compliment. Now that I have a better understanding of which Tobi is which I shall be sure to distinguish!
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 06:49    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

I took many photos and will attempt to post some of them.


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 Mineral: Quartz with Galena
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Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Himalaya Mtns at 9,000 to 13,000 feet
Large galena crystal attached to a quartz group
Due to the encrusted surface concealing the galena this one was a challenge to identify. Finally someone chipped off a corner to reveal the galena. Its very heavy weight made galena a candidate from the start.
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 Mineral: Quartz with Galena
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Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Another photo of the galena.
It is odd to find this one crystal and no others with the quartz where the only other associated minerals are anatase and rutile.
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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 14:46    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

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Brazil
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Not a fake but these "emerald" crystals have been highly polished.
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Carrollite. There were quite a few carrollite crystals from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Complete crystals like this octahedron are rare.
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Another complete carrolllite.
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2018 17:09    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - The New Discoveries!  

Barcelona 02/18/2018

Definitively the new discoveries in Tucson this year has been very scarce. In fact, as far as I know, there have only been three real novelties, the Fluorites of Madagascar, the Quartz of the District of Kullu in the Indian Himalayas and the Golds of the Serra Dourada, Brazil. The other "novelties" have been mostly re-findings.
Is curious that in a year in which the plethora of fabulous minerals were even better than in previous editions there have been so few new discoveries…

México:
Following the general tendency there were not new things in Mexico although it is true that you can describe as "new" the numerous Barytes found in the volcán vein of the San Diego Mine at the Santa Bárbara mining district in Chihuahua.
In the "revisited" chapter, the San José mine in Oaxaca has once again given a significant quantity of crystallized silver sulfides that should have to be analyzed but in which it seems there may be Acanthite, Pyrargyrite, Miargyrite and perhaps some other species. Also revisited are the new Paradamites from the Ojuela mine, of great quality.

India:
Impressive alpine geode-fissure in the valleys of the Himalayas, in the District of Kullu, India. As already explained and seen in the video of Tucson Show 2018 - New spectacular quartz from Northern India! this is an impressive find that will surely have continuity and probably will give a lot to talk about in the future

Madagascar:
Great surprise for the new Fluorites of Madagascar, an island that is not exactly famous for that mineral species. Large crystals with good color and slightly dichroic have been found recently close the Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province, Madagascar. One of the few real novelties of this edition of the Tucson Show.

Brazil:
New Golds, potent, from a locality not known until now: Serra Dourada in Mato Grosso, Brazil. As you can see in the photo, they are of great quality and good size. With luck and if they are still finding more specimens in the future, they can become a classic.

Congo D.R.:
New finding of exceptional Carrollites at the Kamoya South II Mine. It is difficult to say if they are better or not than those of the famous findings of 2001-2002 but in any case they are extraordinary.

Peru:
In the recent years Peru seems to have been specialized in the Axinites. As if they were not enough, the two new recently discovered deposits are now adding a new one: Raipa, Aija Province, Ancash Department, which is giving large pieces filled with also large crystals that form spectacular groups.


As you can see there was not much new. If until now at the major Shows many small finds filled well the chapter of the new discoveries, in this Tucson 2018 the number of new discoveries has been very low, although it is true that the few that have been found are of great interest.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tuléar), Madagascar
 Dimensions: 16 x 12 cm
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Photo: Jeff Scovil
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 Mineral: Gold
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Serra Dourada, Brazil
5 x 3.5 cm
Photo: Jeff Scovil
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 Mineral: Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions
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Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2018 11:29    Post subject: Tucson Show 2018 - Peter Megaw's collection (and 5)  

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And the last 5 selected images of the specimens from the collection of Peter Megaw.



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 Mineral: Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: about 14 x 12 cm
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 Mineral: Quartz after Aragonite
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Oscar Mine, Temascaltepec (Temascaltepec de González), Municipio Temascaltepec, State of Mexico, Mexico
 Dimensions: about 9 x 8 cm
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 Mineral: Smithsonite
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San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: about 11 x 8 cm
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 Mineral: Azurite
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Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: about 4 x 2 cm
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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: About 3 x 2 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2018 11:32    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018  

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I was not tempted to enter this tent at the Hotel Tucson City Center
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The line at the Budget car rental desk
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Rod Tyson, famous Canadian mineral dealer.
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The elegantly attired David Mustart, geology professor at San Francisco State University.
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Very nice quartz group from about 10,000 feet up the Himalayas in India.
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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2018 03:04    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2018 - worst pun ever (sorry!) ;-)  

Gail wrote:
It was a joy to see you and am always happy when you come to Tucson. Jim and I loved putting that case in.
Tobi wrote:
Gail, I fear you must have mistaken me for someone else: I wasn't in Tucson, actually I never was :-( But I found a photo of guy named Tobi in your show report, but this is another Tobi, not me ;-)
Gail wrote:
Oh my. I apologize for the confusion! Now that I have a better understanding of which Tobi is which I shall be sure to distinguish!

No problem, Gail ... even Shakespeare said "Tobi or not Tobi, that is the question" ... (I'm so sorry for that pun, just couldn't resist!)

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