David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

This news is not as recent as I'd like but here are a few images of people and minerals from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, this past January and February, 2006. This year, ahem... the Them was "Minerals of Canada" so us Canadians were out in force, eh? Here are some pictures of some of the minerals that were on display and some friends and acquaintances that were around the show.

 

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

This specimen of acanthite ps argentite is superb! It is not one of your classic localities, however but is from Sandon, BC, an old silver mining area in Southern British Columbia.

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

A giant cordierite crystal on matrix from Snow Lake, Manitoba. This crystal is about 20cm or so long!

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

THIS is a cubanite specimen! The crystal is a couple of cm across. Despite its name, cubanite is really a Canadian Mineral. I have well crystallized cubanite from nine different Canadian Localities, in my collection. Top that Cuba!

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

A beautiful cluster of grossular crystals from the Jeffrey Mine, certainly a classic Canadian locality.

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

Michel Pickard of the Canadian Museum of Nature places specimens in the Museum's display. The display had many exquisite specimens for the crowds to admire.

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

This is probably one of the more famous serandite specimens in the world. With analcime.

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

A wonderful catapleiite specimen!

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

Tony Fraser and the crowd that hang around his room are always interesting and hospitable. Here I am with a few of them.

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

Some of the Canadians that attended a "Canadian Night" at a Mexican restaurant. Many margaritas later.....

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

Another table at the Canadian Night. That was a good party!

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

And a few more... They were all happy campers; good minerals and good friends! (good margaritas, too!)

Recent Activities -Tucson, 2006

I actually went to Tucson then had to return to Canada to deliver a couple of lectures at U. of Toronto. THIS is what I came back to!! I was glad to head back to Tucson again a couple of days later.