Finally we start to visit this edition of the mineral show: we have a fully plan to visit each different exposition and each day will be a very long day....
Inn Suite : in the past one of the best place for Tucson show and our expectations were not deluded. We spent most of the day here to visit all the rooms and to have a first sensation. We see many intersting pieces and also some reasonable price ..expecially for us with the euros.
Starting from Classic minerals we point out very nice pieces of Amazonite and Smoky quartz from Two points mine Colorado . Other classic pieces were Wulfenites we saw many different sizes sample mostly from Mexico and Arizona. Unfortunately we expect to see many Red cloud pieces but only few and some exceptionals from old collection.
Among the gem pieces in many rooms we see the best selection for quality and colors, we met our two friends and source from Pakistan ..who shows us a new find of gemmy Kunzite crystals with expetional color and some nice pink Apatite and Morganite from pakistan ... on which we are thinking about.
About new find we see very
intersting samples of Heulandite on Mordennite from Idaho. The crystal are peach
color and very luster. From India there were many dealers showing
the famous Deccan Zeolites , and some of them have few nice Cavansite partly
included in yellow calcite, always from India very big powelllite crystals.
From Peru a dealer show interesting pieces of Dioptase. Always from this
country we see some outsatnding pieces of Rhodocrosite and Proustite
from Uchuchacua mine.
For Systematic collectors we
notice new sample of Gaspeite from Canada a new mineral form Chile: the
Finally we met also some Italian and American friends and we can say that in this show we saw very nice exibitions and at the end we were very satisfied.
Market Place & Executive Inn : In the afternoon we reach this location that in the past edition was were interesting for buying wholesale and not only. The Executive Inn this year started as a new Show because the old one was transferred to the Clarion and Smuggler Inn ..but some of the old exibithors were here in no more than 40 rooms .
In the Market Place we don't find any of very interesting ... only some old pieces from a private collection and good sample of wulfenite, ...and after many tables and tents of rought material, low quality Indian minerals and commercial stuff from Brasil and Madagascar.
In the Executive Inn there were some few rooms with good pieces such as minerals from Congo , Pakistan Brookites and calcites in fossils shells from Florida plus rhodocrosite in fossil from Ukraina