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|The Tucson Show Report continues right where we left off: The Mineral City show!
Wendel Minerals has some fantastic mineral specimens. He also had one of the best set-ups with cabinets
with smooth rolling drawers.
Below is a hematite "Kidney Ore" specimen ($3,500)
An Austrian Emerald (Habachtal or Halbachtal) and an Azurite crystal.
A friend of mine got the Azurite and this photo doesn't do it justice. I'll likely add better photos of it later.
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|2019 Tucson Gem Show Report
Updated March 1, 2019
12:00 PM Eastern
The New Mineral City Show - part two.
You are on Page Four.
|Also at Wendel Minerals at the new Mineral City Show on Lester
a large amethyst point from the Anahi mine in Bolivia (pictured
above and at left). This is one of the best amethyst points that I
have seen from there as most are heavily damaged and/or have
|Below are photos of assorted Zeolite minerals from India. Note
the peculiar localities noted on some of the cards. Community
wells are dug in India and when they are dug a close eye is kept
for mineral specimens. Many of the mineral specimens from India
come from the digging of large community wells. That is unique
to that part of the world as that certainly doesn't happen here in
the USA. These photos were taken at the new Mineral City show
(some photos were also taken at the adjacent Sun Gemstone
|I also took some pictures at the same venue(s)
of large amethyst crystals from the Anahi mine.
The one immediately below wieghs 80 pounds
and some weighed much more than that!
|Also at the Mineral City Show is Paul
Botha from South Africa with a
selection of minerals from
South Africa and Namibia.
Paul had some nice amethyst spirit
cactus quartz for sale by the flat.
|After some time at the Mineral City
Show I headed off down the street to
check out some Moroccan minerals.
This year the Morocco section had
some incredible specimens!
CLICK HERE to check out photos of
the new minerals from Morocco as my
2019 Tucson Show Report continues
on the next page.
|A few years ago I started a tradition of buying one of
the year's new Silver Eagles from Old Pueblo Coin.
I'm starting to have a nice stack and I wished that I
had started doing this on my first trip years ago.
|ALL MINERALS ON THIS PAGE WERE
AT THE NEW MINERAL CITY SHOW
AND/OR SUN GEMSTONE PLAZA
ON LESTER STREET.
|I do have single specimens of spirit
cactus quartz for sale at my Rock Shop
in McDonough, Ga.