Here we are , for the first day at the Main Show , the last which close the three mineralogical weeks in Tucson. This year the 49th edition featurers 'Minerals form the Andes' The show had a number of dealers offering specimens from those lands.
|an incredible 10000Euro proustite from Chile||Many rhodocrosites were showed by several dealers , here is an example of the quality offered from Peru' mines|
|The classic Colorado minerals were presented in perfect specimens but few|
|Some nice specimen of Bastnaesite in the show, ..some og them with very big and gemmy crystal||....a recent mineral Afghanite was presented in several pieces|
|Mimetite from China: the very new minerals of this show. Very nice orange and bright crystals||An important specimen of Inesite on quartz from China|
|Very nice rubellites from Burma||Another peruvian rhodocrosite with atacamite included in gypsum and elbaite|
|The best chinese amethyst that we saw in very few samples||...the way the majority of dealers presented the average samples|
The theme was Minerals from the Andes that were presented by private collectors and museums. There were also many other cases full of hundreds of several specimens.
|A view of the cases||One of the Andinean collection|
|A Traversella Amethyst !!! for some of us was the first time to see it||A silver and rhodocrosite from Peru'|
|A crystalized gold from California||It is incredible the elgance and the beauty of this emerald from Columbia|
|A Scepter Amethyst from Washington state||A jeremejevite gemstone from Namibia|
|A general view of the some collection exibited|
|The 2002 find at the Crio Gene mine California||An incredible pink fluorite from Peru'|