David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

Here are a few images from my recent trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. I did not take a lot of pictures but did try to capture a few images of specimens that I thought you might find interesting. Unfortunately, I forgot to note WHOSE cases many of these specimens were from. Forgive me!? Or let me know?

 

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

A lovely, well crystallized specimen of malachite, 12.0cm across, from the Czar Mine at Bisbee. Denver Museum of Natural History specimen.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

This is one of the famouse azurite and malachite specimens from the Morenci Mine. About 20.0cm across.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

I though that this specimen of malachite and azurite was striking particularly with the white mineral on the upper right. The label didn't say what the white minerals weas, though! About 18.0cm across from the Morenci Mine.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

There are at LEAST two good reasons to go to Tucson for the Gem and Mineral Shows. One, of course, is great minerals. The other is to hang out in the sun with friends! Here I am with my friend Ray McDougall relaxing at one of the hotel mineral shows.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

Fellow Canadians Frank and Wendy Melanson have reduced their mineral dealing activities but still maintain a booth at the Tucson Gem and Mineral main Show. It is one of the best quality, reasonable dealerships at the show! Be sure to visit them next year.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

The label said Chysocolla but I have to believe that this 12.0cm, or so, tall piece was a chysocolla specimen after azurite or something like that.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

The TGMS featured minerals of Arizona this year and, of course, great wulfenite specimens abounded! Here is a beauty, about 24.0cm across from the Glove Mine.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

I thought that this 7.0cm tall Evan Jones' specimen from the Rowley Mine was very special.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

There was one case that held a number of beautiful red Cloud Mine wulfenite specimens from various owners. Hard on the eyes!

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

Here is one of thise Red Cloud Mine Wulfenite specimens, a 12.0cm wide beauty owned by Daniel Tranchillo.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

A very bautiful and interesting calcite specimen, tinted red by cuprite from the Ray Mine, owned by Bill and Robbie McCarty. About 8.0cm tall.

Recent Activities -Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2012 -A Little Bit of It!

I thought that this green smithsonite specimen from the Mammoth Mine was very striking. I also thought it odd that they did not "stand it up" to display it to better effect. About 8.0cm across from the Smithsonian Institution.