On the way to Quartzite we
made a short stop to Dish Hill
We found some nice pieces
of olivine crystals inside of volcanic bombs
This was the view coming
into Quartzite AZ. Usually the view is filled with white, the
color of all the RV's parked in the valley. This year we came
too late! The only dealers left were craft people.... NO ROCKS
or MINERALS!!! A bit of a disappointment.
Well then, on to Tucson!
Tucson was fun. The show
is set up in several hotels all over the city. Each Hotel room
has been rearranged to make it into display rooms. Each room
seems to be from a different county, different theme.
Many of the rooms have museum
quality specimens, way out of our price range!
We just browse and drool.
of the things we did purchase, and you can see at our next show,
is the Fluorescent Fluorite from England.
Other than being fluorescent,
these specimens also have another cool quality.
Notice the top picture, it
is all green in color, the bottom one shows the same piece in
sunlight (direct or in-direct) and a purplish-blue hue shows
around the edges.
We also have some new specimens
of the Pyrite from Spain. These pieces are much larger than those
we have had previously.
We also have some new Celestite,
Cinnabar and tourmaline.
You never know what you will
find at these shows! This is a mock up of a Shark jaw & Teeth.
Inside this vendor's room wall to wall shark teeth!
RUN BIFF RUN!
This vendor sculptured replicas
of dinosaurs, really detailed.
If you like this one, it
can be yours for the low, low price of $38,000.00!
This was a disgusting display of wealth!
Crates of the Brazilian Geodes!