David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

The theme of the 2007 Tucson Show was "Minerals of Australia". There were some dandies on display in the Main Show. There were LOTS of great Australian minerals on display but I'm kind of partial to the elements. Here is a sampling.

 

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

I'm a sucker for well crystallized native copper. Here is a nice one from, I believe, Broken Hill Mine. Smithsonian collection.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

Another great copper specimen from Australia!

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

What Autralian-themed event would be complete without lots of crocoite. That beautiful mineral was plentiful at Tucson, this year.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

A wonderfully shaped Australian gold nugget from a private collection.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

Australia is famous for its gold nuggets. Large ones are still being found today with metal detectors. Here is a display of models of large nuggets. Imagine finding one of these!!

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

Opal jewellry is laright but I'm kind of partial to opalized fossils like these.

Recent Activities -Tucson Show, 2007 Page Two

Another mineral (is it really a mineral?) that I think of when I think of Australia is opal. This type of jewelry was in abundance at Tucson, this year.