What's new at the show
Well the last days arrived for us and it's time to decide how to spend the last money before preparing and packaging all for shipping. One of the things we were looking for are the azurite from Milpillas Sonora Mexico: there were very few all around the show but in the last days a Mexican guy arrived and set up a picnic table outside the Innsuite hotel offering a good selection of azurite and malachite after azurite. We were among the first to choice, and we managed to get some nice pieces. We also found a nice selection of red beryls offered by a gem dealer at the collateral shows. All pieces were from old find as the mine site closed 5 years ago. There were very few nice pieces with good red crystals till 2 cm
|New find of purple and blue flourites from new mexico and a blue topaz form colorado|
|Red Beryls||Red Beryls|
One of our traditional visit while in Tucson is the Westward look mineral show where the 'gotha' of the mineral dealers set up their rooms with some outstanding piece but also many 'normal' pieces well displayed and with high prices respect their real value
Well it's time to return to our real job and we leave the show that will last all next week ending with the mineral show. Just exchanging our point of view with many of the dealers, the general impression was that the show was not bad in terms of selling ,even if the business was 20 to 30% less than in the past year. Also the visitors were not many as in the previous edition. There were very few news in the mineralogical market and the main and most attractive specimens were old specimens coming from old collections .
See you next year, Tucson