Tucson Show Report 2016

This year marks our 45th year of business, or Sapphire Anniversary, and it just so happens that this years theme at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TGMS) is “Shades of Blue: Minerals of the World”

Wayne and Dona celebrating 45 years in the business

Wayne and Dona celebrating 45 years in the business

This year we are set up at a range of venues around the city. We have a retail and wholesale room down at the Hotel Tucson City Centre (known by many as Inn Suites)

Hotel Tucson City Centre or "Inn Suites"

Hotel Tucson City Centre or “Inn Suites”

Inn Suites

Inn Suites

Tana and Audrey in the Retail Room at Inn Suites

Tana and Audrey in the Retail Room at Inn Suites

Kristalle Retail Room, Inn Suites

Kristalle Retail Room, Inn Suites

Kristalle Retail Room, Inn Suites

Kristalle Retail Room, Inn Suites

Kristalle Wholesale Room at Inn Suites

Kristalle Wholesale Room at Inn Suites

Robbie in the adjoining Kristalle wholesale room

Robbie in the adjoining Kristalle wholesale room

Around the central gardens of the Inn Suites are a group of free-range dinosaurs. Some more friendly than others!

Triceratops amongst the orange trees

Triceratops amongst the orange trees

Less friendly dinosaurs

Less friendly dinosaurs

In The Ballroom tributes were paid to the legend Rock Currier who sadly left us last year.

Tributes in The Ballroom

Tributes in The Ballroom

Rock's Ballroom

Rock’s Ballroom

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From February 5th-8th Lois is set up at the Westward Look Resort for the Westward Look Fine Mineral Show. This was a great showcase for some of our stunning new acquisitions

Westward Look Resort

Westward Look Resort

Lois welcoming customers at Westward Look

Lois welcoming customers at Westward Look

Wayne at Westward Look

Wayne at Westward Look

Kristalle stunning gem minerals

Kristalle stunning gem minerals

Kristalle - a 2-inch Colombian emerald in matrix

Kristalle – a 2-inch Colombian emerald in matrix

Kristalle golds

Kristalle golds

Kristalle silvers

Kristalle silvers

Kristalle cabinet at Westward Look

Kristalle cabinet at Westward Look

Kristalle cabinet at Westward Look

Kristalle cabinet at Westward Look

Evan Jones, as well as having a retail room at Westward Look, also showcased his stunning collection of Arizona
minerals in the lobby of the resort. The quality and range of mineral species on display demonstrates the mineralogical wealth and diversity of this state.

Evan Jones with Arizona minerals on display

Evan Jones with Arizona minerals on display

Evan Jones' Arizona minerals

Evan Jones’ Arizona minerals

A superb aquamarine cluster from Santa Teresa Mountains - Evan Jones

A superb aquamarine cluster from Santa Teresa Mountains – Evan Jones

A super rare copper oxide mineral - Evan Jones

A super rare copper oxide mineral – Evan Jones

The Westward Look Resort hosts many dealers showing some stunning and rare minerals. Taking you round just a few…

Steve Behling of Collector's Edge explaining the virtues of a rather sizeable Mockingbird Mine gold specimen

Steve Behling of Collector’s Edge explaining the virtues of a rather sizeable Mockingbird Mine gold specimen

Dan Weinrich

Dan Weinrich

A huge chrysoberyl - Weinrich Minerals

A huge chrysoberyl – Weinrich Minerals

Krystal Dorris of Pinnacle 5 Minerals

Krystal Dorris of Pinnacle 5 Minerals

A large faceted Colorado topaz

A large faceted Colorado topaz

Bergmann Minerals

Bergmann Minerals

A mad tourmaline specimen - Bergmann Minerals

A mad tourmaline specimen – Bergmann Minerals

Anton Waltz displaying new beryls with unusual terminations from Ankazobe Town, Madagascar

Anton Waltz displaying new beryls with unusual terminations from Ankazobe Town, Madagascar

An amazing barite ball from Elmwood Mine - Anton Waltz

An amazing barite ball from Elmwood Mine – Anton Waltz

Marcus Budil gold specimens

Marcus Budil gold specimens

Marcus Budil

Marcus Budil

Marcus Budil Alpine pink fluorites

Marcus Budil Alpine pink fluorites

Greg Turner of Cornerstone Minerals

Greg Turner of Cornerstone Minerals

Greg Turner's fabulous thumbnail cabinets

Greg Turner’s fabulous thumbnail cabinets

Stunning new azurite from Laos - Miner's Lunchbox

Stunning new azurite from Laos – Miner’s Lunchbox

Eye-catching amethyst & calcite from Uruguay - Miner's Lunchbox

Eye-catching amethyst & calcite from Uruguay – Miner’s Lunchbox

New Los Lamentos wulfenites - Wayne Thompson

New Los Lamentos wulfenites – Wayne Thompson

On Saturday 6th February we threw our 45 Year Anniversary Party up at our house in the hills. More on this later!

The Westward Look Fine Mineral Show came to close on Monday 8th February, but our Inn Suites Rooms remain open throughout, and in a few days we set up for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TGMS), which will mark the end of another successful and fun Tucson.

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Thanks for dropping by! ¬†We will be posting Part II of the show report featuring the ‘main’ show in all its ‘shades of blue’

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