KOFA National Wildlife Refuge - February 2006 - photo by John Veevaert
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am finally catching a little mo here in Tucson.
 
A couple of new things to mention.  Ian Bruce and Diana Schlegel of Crystal Classics had some new mimetite specimens from the Anarak district, Nain County, Esfahan Prov.,  Iran.  I had actually seen these in England last fall but they managed to get it prepped and ready for Tucson.  The mimetite forms mammilary spheres and is a uniform orange color.  I found one specimen with baryte crystals and snatched it also.

4.5 cm specimen of the new mimetite.
 
 

6 cm specimen of the mimetite with baryte.

 

During my 2 day open house show Curt Forrester brought some new specimens of crystallized copper lightly coated with cuprite to show me. They are from the Bingham Canyon mine, Salt Lake County, Utah.  Though an enormous copper producer only rarely are specimens ever available from this mine.
 

6.5 cm specimen of dendritic copper crystals covered with cuprite.
 

On Saturday evening Kristalle and Crystal Classics held their annual theme party for mineral collectors and dealers.  This year the theme was Jamaican Jammin'.  Many people were dressed in dred locks and tie dye shirts.  The was a DJ spinning reggae music and Iron Chef Albert Hall was brought in to prepare some incredibly delicious food.  Some of the outfits were over the top including Tomasz Praskier who, as usual, went all the way to look like Bob Marley.

The entrance to the Liecht's Tucson home.

The balloons were as wild as they looked.

Some of the folks in attendance.

 

The view overlooking the city of Tucson was breath taking!

Arizonan Tony Potucek removed the eye patch so he could see his food.

Diana Schlegel and Tomasz Praskier - Bob Marley lives again! Photo courtesy of Crystal Classics.

 

You can't beat the weather here in Tucson during the month of February.  It was and still is perfect for the shows here. This past weekend the Westward Look show was open.   I usually make my way up to see Christophe Gobin who has some interesting rocks to look at.  No dissapointment as usual. He had an enormous specimen of smoky quartz with a gwindel perched atop from Winter Stuck, Southwall, Furka Pass, Switzerland.  This specimen had an interesting history as the gwindel was recovered in 2012.  Then the weather went south and the strahlers had to get down off the mountain. The following year the found the rest of the specimen but it was not until much later that they realized that the gwindel fit where it is now. The gwindel probably dislodged thousands of years ago in the pocket and it was finally reunited where it grew last summer!

 

The weather is murderous here in Tucson. Overlooking the Westward Look Show.

 

45 cm specimen of smoky quartz with one gwindel. 

 

We stopped by to see a few other dealers at the show.  The Weinrichs have opened their room to Brett Keller also and he was doing a brisk business selling wine glasses and memberships to his wine club.  The Weinrich's also had some stunning rocks on display.

Rhodo on Manganite from Hotozel - sold already...WOW!

 

A true golden eagle - lightly stream worn gold from Australia.

 

A spectacular wulfenite from Mexico. 
 

Beautiful fluorite from China. 


 

Calcite from Tennessee.
 
 
Evan Jones and Marc Mitterman were at the WWL also.


Gorgeous array of Rowley mine wulfenite.

 


A beautiful specimen of legrandite.

 
Scott Werschky was set up as usual at the show.


 

A 23 cm specimen of pyrormorphite displayable from any angle.
 


 

An enormous specimen of filigree gold from the Olinghouse mine in Nevada.
 

There is more to come from the 2014 Tucson Show so stay tuned.
 


Past Shows & Reports
PLEASE NOTE: The minerals that were offered on these pages are all sold
1999
Munich Show
2000
Sainte Marie Show
Munich Show
2001
Sainte Marie Show
Munich Show
2002
Tucson Show
Sainte Marie Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2003
Tucson Show
Sainte Marie Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2004
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2005
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2006
Tucson Show
Bologna Show
Sainte Marie Show
East Coast Show
Munich Show
2007
Tucson Show
Dallas Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2008
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show
2009
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show

2010
Tucson Show
San Francisco Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show

Munich Show

2011
Tucson Show
San Francisco Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show
Munich Show

2012
Tucson Show
West Coast Show
East Coast Show
Denver Show  
Munich Show

2013
Tucson Show
Sainte Marie Show
Crystal Days (Poland)
Munich Show

  2014
Tucson Show
Denver Show 

Munich Show

 



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