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Tucson 2014 – The Westward Look and Fossil Co-op shows

Tucson 2014 – The Westward Look and Fossil Co-op shows

Eventually after running around 8-10 hours a day buying for the store, we need a break. So what to crystal folk do on their off time? Why attend a few gem shows of course! Our first stop was the Westward Look show, which is a small show comprised of the most high-end dealers Tucson has to offer. A prize is awarded amongst them for the mineral that is voted Best in Show, so you know there are some real goodies up for that honor:

Smokey Quartz, Switzerland
Smokey Quartz, Switzerland
Rutilated Quartz, Brazil
Rutilated Quartz, Brazil
Azurite, Morocco
Azurite, Morocco
Pink Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline
Tourmaline with Quartz, California
Tourmaline with Quartz, California
Aquamarine and Pink Flourite on Muscovite
Aquamarine and Pink Flourite on Muscovite
Aquamarine crystal
Aquamarine crystal
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Shattuckite
Shattuckite
Jeremjevite
Jeremjevite
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Cavensite on Calcite, India
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Tanzanite, Tanzania
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Rhodochrosite
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Pink Kunzite
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Pink Morganite
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Quartz with Ajoite

 

After spending a good few hours admiring what can really only be described as TOTAL eye candy, we headed over to the Fossil Co-op show to see what they had there. Turns out they have giant quartz crystals:

Fossil Co-op - Giant Quartz
happy gem show friends!
giant Elestial Smokey Quartz crystal
giant Elestial Smokey Quartz crystal
Fossil Co-op - Smokey Quartz window
closeup of the smokey window on the giant Elestial Quartz

…some really cool fossilized crabs:

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…what I hope is my future coffee table:

IMG_5186 IMG_5187…and oh yeah, some DINOSAURS!

IMG_5200All in all, a wonderful way to spend a day off in a city that I love more each time I visit. Thanks again, Tucson! See you next year!

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