David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

OK, so it is NOT so recent now!! Better late than never. While in Tucson, in February I tried to capture some images of some of the fine specimens that I saw, for the viewing enjoyment of people that did not attend. There are some mouth-watering specimens here!! I hope that you enjoy them!

 

Aquamarine, PakistanRecent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

Aquamarine, Pakistan
This aquamarine had to be one of the best specimens at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this year. It was in a display cabinet in the main show and constantly drew people near to ogle it. It is about 25cm across!! I'm no a very good reporter as I did not write down the owner of the exhibit but I believe that it was the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. I'm sure it will be in the Mineralogical Record or other magazines, though!

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

Bryan Lees of Colorado put in a display of just minerals from Colorado. Every specimen was a masterpiece!

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

Here is a picture of the Colorado Nuggets booth, with proprietors Bev and Steve Rice. They always have beautiful gold specimens!

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

There was a beautiful display of wonderful crystallized golds in the centre of the show. Sorry, I do not know the owner.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

Here was a display of silver awesome silver specimens at the Kristalle booth. You could buy these!

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

Well, as you know, I'm not a big gem crystal fan but I thought that these were pretty impressive. From Keith Proctor display.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

This was one of the best gold specimens at the Tucson Show, as far as I was concerenced. About 14cm high. From Keith Proctor's display.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

A couple of beautiful silver specimens in Mr. Proctor's case.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

One of the most impressive displays at the Tucson Show was Keith Proctor's.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007

This was an odd one. A silver nugget found in Arizona with a metal detector. It DOES kind of look like a dog!