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The Mineral City Show is a new show in Tucson at 516 W Lester Street, a bit further uptown then the major shows. Mineral City is organized by Graham Sutton, and took place in a newly construction cinderblock L-shaped building.

The concept of this show is to provide dealers with permanent storage of their minerals in Tucson, and allow them to showcase as well during the show season. The concept is novel and it seemed to have really kicked off this year. There were 16 well-known dealers at Mineral City, offering excellent specimens of all price ranges available.

From their website, it looks like Mineral City will be expanding with additional dealers for 2020. Many of the dealers here had maintained rooms in the Hotel Tucson (AKA InnSuites) in prior years; some of them still maintained rooms in both shows, while others exited the other show and only exhibited here.


Mineral City Mineral Show Outside the New Building

New Find of Large {%Smoky Quartz%} Crystals from Mulanje, Malawi
Paul Botha Minerals

Case of Exquisite, High-End Minerals
William Johnson, Natural Creations Minerals

Unusual {%Calcite%} Pseudomorph from the Palmarejo Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
William Johnson, Natural Creations Minerals

Amazing {%Aquamarine%} Crystals from Pakistan
William Johnson, Natural Creations Minerals

Large, Natural {%Citrine%} Crystal on Feldspar, Unlabeled Locality
William Johnson, Natural Creations Minerals

Pink {%Apatite%} on Calcite from Muzo, Colombia
William Johnson, Natural Creations Minerals

HUGE Crystal Cluster of Pink {%Manganoan Calcite%} from the Manaoshan Mine,
Dongpo Ore Field, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Prov, China
Collectors Edge

Old Stash of Very Affordable {%Rhodochrosite%} Crystals from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
Collectors Edge

Yellow {%Quartz%} with Inclusions of Halloysite from Boyaca, Colombia
Ziga Mineral

Very Large {%Fluorite%} Crystal Cluster from the Bahama Trend, Denton Mine, Illinois
Saga Minerals

{%Morganite%}, {%Indicolite%}, and {%Albite%} from Golconda, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nimeral Minlab

Yellow {%Celestine%} from the Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Poland
Nimeral Minlab

Large Blue {%Fluorite%} from Asturias, Spain
Nimeral Minlab

New Find of {%Amethyst%} from near Khadakwani, Madhya Pradesh, India
Matrix India Minerals

Several Additional Specimens of {%Amethyst%} from near Khadakwani, Madhya Pradesh, India
Matrix India Minerals

Green {%Fluorite%} and {%Calcite%} from the Choir Area, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Spirifer Minerals

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The Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at the Hotel Tucson City Center (or more commonly known as the InnSuites) is a sprawling hotel complex with many rooms filled with dealers. There is large variety of dealers at this show, with many setting up here in late January and then transferring to the main show at the Convention Center during the second full week in February.

This show has a very enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, and is one of my favorite events in Tucson. There are always interesting minerals and new finds to be found in almost all the rooms, as well as interesting people to chat with throughout the grounds. This post contains photos of new and interesting minerals that I encountered at the the Hotel Tucson City Center.


{%Barite%} from Cerro Warihyu, Peru
Crystals Springs Mining & Jewelry

{%Chalcedony%} [%Pseudomorph%]s after {%Anhydrite%}? from Moquegua, near Puno, Peru
Crystals Springs Mining & Jewelry

Glass {%Wulfenite%} Replica on Matrix, Made Special for this Year's Show Theme
Artisan Made Gemstones

Multiple Large {%Rubellite%} {%Tourmaline%} on {%Albite%} Matrix from Malkhan, Russia
Karp Minerals

Giant Spinel-Law Twinned {%Spinel%} Crystals from the Red River, Yen Bai Provence, Vietnam
John E. Garsow, Minerals

Rare Transparent {%Clinohumite%} from Kukh-i-Lal, Pamir Mountains, Badakshan, Afghanistan
John E. Garsow, Minerals

[%Iridescent%] {%Covellite%} Crystals from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado
Self-A-Ware Minerals

Very Large {%Fluorite%} Crystal Grouping from Crystal Peak, Teller Co., Colorado
Self-A-Ware Minerals

Penetrating Blue {%Fluorite%} Crystals from Monte San Calogero, Termini Imerese, Italy
Webminerals

Giant {%Quartz%} Crystals Outside at the InnSuites (Hotel Tucson City Center)

{%Scolecite%} Balls on {%Stilbite%} from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Sunvesta Exporters

Green {%Apophyllite%} Bowtie on {%Stilbite%} from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Sunvesta Exporters

{%Lazurite%}/{%Hauyne%} with {%Plagioclase%} from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Mountain Minerals International

Purple Gemmy {%Scapolite%} on Matrix from Fargon Meeru, Kokcha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Mountain Minerals International

Large {%Amethyst%} Crystal with Smaller Quartz Crystal from the Reel Mine, Iron Station, NC
Reel Mine

Unusual {%Smoky Quartz%} from the Reel Mine, Iron Station, NC
Reel Mine

{%Manganite%} from the Caland Pit, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada
Barnett Fine Minerals

{%Sphalerite%} and Quartz from the ZCA Mine, Balmat, New York, Geologic Desires
Geologic Desires

Orange {%Stellerite%} on {%Chalcedony%} from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Kings Minerals

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There are literally dozens of mineral and gem shows throughout Tucson during late January and early February. The main cluster of shows takes place at the motels and parking lots along the Interstate 10 Freeway service road west and southwest of downtown. Thousands of dealers set up shop here in the motel rooms and tents throughout this area, creating a true spectacle to behold.


I started my walk at Interstate 10 Freeway and 22nd Street, walking north and visiting the Quality Inn, Howard Johnson, and Travelodge. These motels have their rooms filled with dealers and tents in every surface area. I then continued north along the service road, walking along a quieter area until getting to the Riverpark Inn, where the Pueblo show takes place. This is a very busy show, with many gem, jewelry, and rock dealers, as well as quality mineral dealers with fine minerals for sale. I was considering continuing north to the Rapa River show directly north of the Riverpark Inn but ran out of time.


Posing in Front of the Rows of Dealer Tents at the Quality Inn

Dealers at the Howard Johnson Motel, Inside and Outside the Motels

With Giant {%Amethyst%} Geodes at the Pueblo Show at the Riverpark Inn

Gem {%Kunzite%} Crystal with Helix Growth, from Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Investments from Earth

Very Unusual {%Aquamarine%} [%Pseudomorph%] after {%Spodumene%} from Minas Gerais, Brazil
Investments from Earth

Orange {%Morganite%} {%Beryl%} Crystal from Namacotche, Mutala, Mozambique
Investments from Earth

Exceptional {%Beryl%} with {%Muscovite%} from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
Investments from Earth

New Find of White {%Grossular%} {%Garnet%}, Eldorado Co., California
The Uncarved Block

Unique Bent Gem Crystals ({%Kunzite%}, {%Aquamarine%}, {%Elbaite%})
Rocksaholics

{%Scolecite%} on {%Stilbite%} from Water Well in Rankhamb, Sakur, Maharashtra, India
Rocksaholics

Cool Water Rock Sculptures of with Rock Onyx
Rock Steady Designs

Water Rock Sculptures of with Rock Onyx
Rock Steady Designs

Large {%Quartz%} Points and Spheres
Quartziam

Posing in front of a Giant {%Quartz%} Crystal at the Entrance of the Riverpark Inn

Largest Quartz Sphere in the World, Verified by Gunniess Book or World Records

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Continuing with our reports of the 2019 Tucson shows, our next post is the 22nd Street show. This gem and mineral show takes place on the eastern side of the I-10 Freeway near downtown Tucson. It features a gigantic tent (the largest tent I have ever seen) containing most of the dealers, and also has an additional smaller satellite tent called the "Showcase."


The main tent has all types of mineral, gemstones, and jewelry dealers, and the Showcase tent caters to high end dealers. Like the previous year, which introduced the Showcase tent, the signature dealer was the Arkenstone, boasting impressive displays of exceptionally fine and highly photogenic minerals.


Posing in front of Giant Petrified Wood Logs, between the Main and Showcase Tents

Busy Show Scene in the Large 22nd Street Show Giant Tent

Table of {%Dumortierite%}-Included {%Quartz%} from the Vaca Morta Quarry, Bahia, Brazil
Arte Crystals

Deep Blue {%Dumortierite%}-Included {%Quartz%} from the Vaca Morta Quarry, Bahia, Brazil
Arte Crystals

Table of Green Drusy {%Quartz%} on {%Chalcedony%} from the Bilecik Mine, Central Anatolia, Turkey
Pacific Minerals

Individual Green Drusy {%Quartz%} on {%Chalcedony%} from the Bilecik Mine, Central Anatolia, Turkey
Pacific Minerals

Colorless {%Fluorite%} with Octahedral Purple Crystal Edges from El Paso Co., Colorado
USA Mined Gems and Minerals

Blue {%Hemimorphite%} Botryoidal Formation from Malipo Co, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
The Arkenstone

Large {%Silver%} Crystal Cluster from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
The Arkenstone

{%Dumortierite%} Inclusions in {%Quartz%} Crystals from the Vaca Morta Quarry, Bahia, Brazil
The Arkenstone

Large {%Fluorite%} Crystal on {%Dolomite%} & {%Quartz%} from the Manaoshan Mine, Suxian, Hunan, China
The Arkenstone

{%Quartz%} Included by {%Hedenbergite%} from the Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
The Arkenstone

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Collector's Edge is a well-known mineral dealer that has some exclusive, high-end minerals for sale, and also conducts mining operations for specimens. They traditionally have one of the most prominent and showy booths in Tucson, with an elaborate set up of their finest minerals. This year was no exception, and we have made a seperate post to feature some of minerals in their memorable booth.


Very Large {%Peridot%} Crystal from Sapat Gali, Naran, Pakistan

Very Large {%Rhodochrosite%}, {%Quartz%}, and {%Chalcopyrite%} from the Collectors Pocket (1994), Alma, Colorado

Gem {%Beryl%} Display Case from The Collector's Edge

{%Elbaite%} {%Tourmaline%} with {%Smoky Quartz%} from Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

{%Liddicoatite%} {%Tourmaline%} with {%Morganite%} from Ampatsikharita, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar

{%Rhodochrosite%} Crystals from the 04-17 Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

{%Rhodochrosite%} with {%Fluorite%} from the Millenium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

"The Law of Attraction" {%Rhodochrosite%} an Amazing Rhodochrosite Specimen from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

Newly Mined {%Sapphire%} from the Rock Creek Territory, near Philipsburg, Montana

Zoomed into {%Sapphire%} from the Rock Creek Territory, near Philipsburg, Montana,
with a centerpiece 64 ct. Rough Crystal

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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® always has an amazing selection of minerals from the many important dealers that are set up at this show. Many have new mineral finds that they first release here in Tucson, and some bring new stock of classic, old-time material for purchase.

This next post features some of the new and exceptional minerals available by dealers. These include new finds, newly released material from old finds, and other mineral specimens that I found particularly interesting or attractive.


{%Stellerite%} from Diamonkara, Bendoudo, Mali
Bruce Wood Minerals (Bruce Wood)

Recently Mined, large {%Sulfur%} Crystals from Atahuallpa, Cerro Cabaray, Oruro, Bolivia
Bruce Wood Minerals (Bruce Wood)

{%Fluorite%} Cube on {%Quartz%}, Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico
Enchanted Minerals LLC (Philip Simmons)

Deep Brown {%Citrine%} from Morocco
Mineral'ys (Pascal Quenaon)

Thick Gemmy {%Tourmaline%} Crystal from Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Lexcel Minerals (Charlie Sahlman)

Brown {%Chalcedony%} with {%Quartz%}, near Smara, Es-Samara Province, Morocco
Fall Creek Rock Shop (Larry and Helen Nuelle)

Etched {%Aquamarine%} Crystals from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Big Rock Minerals

Reticulated {%Cerussite%} Crystal Snowflake from Tsumeb, Namibia, Big Rock Minerals
Big Rock Minerals

{%Amethyst%} [%Scepter%] Crystal on Matrix from the Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia
Karp Minerals (Dr. Ivo Szegeny)

Drusy {%Dioptase%} Crystals from the Mpita Mine, Kimbedi, Mindouli District, Rep. of Congo
Mineral Classics (Brian R. Kosnar)

{%Quartz%} on {%Chrysocolla%} Stalactites, Ballpark Area, Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona
Unique Minerals (Evan Jones & Marc Miterman)

Stalactitic {%Azurite%} and {%Malachite%} on {%Quartz%}, M'ssici Alnif, Tinghir Province, Morocco
Unique Minerals (Evan Jones & Marc Miterman)

Growth of Light Pink {%Quartz%} on Green Quartz in multiple growth layers, Seriphos, Greece
Unique Minerals (Evan Jones & Marc Miterman)

{%Gypsum%} on Kobyashevite, on {%Calcite%}, from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
De Natura (Les & Paula Presmyk)

Radiating Green {%Apophyllite%} on {%Stilbite%}, from the Bidkin Well Pocket, Aurangabad, India
Superb Minerals India (Kulin Pandey)

Large {%Almandine%} {%Garnet%} Crystals from the Mount Marie Mine, Paris, Maine
Graeber & Himes (Cal Graber & Leonard Himes)

Single Large {%Almandine%} {%Garnet%} Crystal from the Mount Marie Mine, Paris, Maine
Graeber & Himes (Cal Graber & Leonard Himes)

Hexagonal Sparkly {%Hematite%} from the Shingus Mine, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
Stonetrust (Stephanie & Robert Snyder)

{%Fluorite%} with {%Calcite%}, Frosterly Pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Frosterly, Weardale, England
UK Mining Ventures & Crystal Classics

{%Stibnite%}, Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania
Weinrich Minerals (Dan Weinrich)

{%Azurite%} & {%Malachite%}, Sepon Mine, Vlabouly District, Laos
Miner's Lunchbox (Scott Werschky)

{%Fluorite%} Cube with a [%Phantom%] Inclusion, Penfield Quarry, Penfield, NY, Throwin
Bob Hilder Collection at the Throwin' Stones Booth (Rusty James)

{%Quartz%} Crystals on {%Prehnite%} from the Wotal Mine, Womach, Karachi, Pakistan
Fine Art Minerals (Ghulam Mustafa)

{%Apophyllite%} with Dark Green Celadonite Inclusions, Sakur, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India
Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)

{%Fluorite%} on {%Celestine%}, Tule Mine, Mun. de Melchor Muzo, Coahuila, Mexico
Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)

{%Brookite%} on {%Quartz%}, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Well Arranged Molecules (Kevin Downey)

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Our next post on the 2019 The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is of minerals on display that are not related to the "Wulfenite is Loved" theme. There is an amazing array of shapes and colors in the public display showcases, and I handpicked some specimens that I found to be particularly interesting and photogenic for this post.


Exquisite {%Tourmaline%} Crystals, most likely from Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Another Exquisite {%Tourmaline%} "Hand", most likely from Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

{%Tourmaline%} Spray on {%Quartz%} from the Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., CA
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

{%Beryl%} Combo of {%Aquamarine%} & {%Morganite%}, Bananal Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

{%Beryl%} var. {%Morganite%} with {%Quartz%} from the Blue Lady Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego Co., CA
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

{%Tourmaline%} on {%Cleavelandite%} with {%Quartz%} from the Pala Chief Mine, Pala, San Diego C., CA
Bob Dawson

Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Cornwall, England
Wayne and Dona Leicht

Rare Blue {%Brucite%} from the Bazhenovskoe Asbestos Deposit, Russia
Elena Novgorodova and Alexander Loskutov

Gem {%Vesuvianite%} from the Bazhenovskoe Asbestos Deposit, Russia
Elena Novgorodova and Alexander Loskutov

{%Amethyst%} Crystals with Cut Gemstones from the Saltman Prospect, Sweden, Oxford Co., Maine
Cut Gemstones from Deer Hill, Stow, Oxford Co., Maine
Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

{%Fluorite%} from the Larkin's Quarry, Shannapheastee, Ireland
Jesse Fisher

Multicolored {%Fluorite%} from Rottlebrode, Stolberg, Harz Mountains, Germany
Jesse Fisher

Bright Green {%Pyromorphite%} from the Daoping Mine, Guilin, China
Unlabeled Lidstrom Entry Mineral

{%Rhodochrosite%} - NOT from Colorado, but from the Wutong Mine, China
Unlabeled Lidstrom Entry Mineral

{%Emerald%} on {%Calcite%} Matrix from the Coscuez Mine, Boyaca, Colombia
Unlabeled Lidstrom Entry Mineral

{%Rhodonite%} from the Chiurucu Mine, Huanco, Peru
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County

{%Copper%} Crystals from the Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

Well-Formed {%Gold%} Crystals from Quartzite, La Paz Co., AZ
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

{%Silver%} Crystals from the Silver King Mine, Pinal Co., AZ
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

Very Large {%Rhodochrosite%} Crystals from the Wutong Mine, China
Jim & Gail Spann

Orange {%Cerussite%} from Tsumeb, Namibia, From the Mineralogical Association of Dallas Case
From the Mineralogical Association of Dallas Case

Sand {%Calcite%} "Ice Creak Cone" Spikes, Signal Mountain, Imperial Co., CA
Scott Rudolph Collection

Very Large {%Variscite%} with Crandallite from the Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., UT
Flagg Mineral Foundation

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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® 2019 has an incredible amount of public display cases and minerals. Many of the display cases are related to the show theme, but there are many others not related to the theme, filled with exceptional minerals. This post features some of these exceptional displays not related to the theme, from both private collectors and museums.
 


Opal Austrailis: The World's Largest Collection of Polished Vertical
Seam {%Black Opal%}, Lightning Ridge, Australia
A&S Opals

Exquisite {%Tourmaline%} and Other Gem Crystals
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Tourmaline from the Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Naturalcreationsmineralco.com

Jumbo Gems
GIA

{%Topaz%} Crystal Collection
From the Meieran Collection and the Larson Collection


Goodness Gracious: Great Balls of Minerals
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Minerals of the of the Bazhenovskoe Deposits, the Worlds Largest {%Serpentine%} Deposit in Russia
From the Collection of Elena Gorodova and Alexander Loskutov

Colorful Copper Minerals
Cincinnati Museum Center

Minerals from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology at San Juan College

Maine Gem Minerals
Maine Gem & Mineral Museum

New Minerals at the Smithsonian Collection from Donations
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Generations and Morphologies of {%Fluorite%} from the Cookes Peak District, Luna Co., NM
Enchanted Minerals, LLC


Minerals of the San Juan Volcanic Field, Colorado
Jeff Self & Donna Ware

Coyamito {%Agate%}s of Mexico:
[%Pseudomorph%] Agates from Rancho Coyamito Norte, Chichuahua, Mexico

"Together we Rock": Specimens that were on Loan to former Congresswoman
Gabriel Giffords and the Late Senator John McCain
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum

Arizona Treasures Mined from the University of Arizona Mineral Museum Collection
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum

"Get the Lead Out"
Mineralogical Association of Dallas (MAD)

High-End Fine Mineral Case
Courtesy of the Scott Rudolph Mineral Museum

Arizona Collectors, Volume 2 Submission Candidates
Flagg Mineral Foundation

In Memory of John Veevaert: John's Favorite Locality - San Benito Co., CA
Martin Zinn Collection

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Continuing our show reports of the 2019 The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, this post features some of the individual {%Wulfenite%} minerals within the exceptional displays of the "Wulfenite is Loved" theme. Some of the best of species were on display in various public showcases, and we tried capturing a good variety of colors, habits, and localities.


Private collectors and museums did a great job putting together these displays and preparing some of the best Wulfenites for the exhibit. We tried to capture some of the memorable and photogenic ones that caught our attention. These include the fabulous "Red Cloud" Wulfenites, with their intense red color, and Wulfenite from the type locality in Bleiberg, Austria.

Wulfenite specimes from many of the famous Arizona Wulfenite localities are also well-represented in this post, including those from the Old Yuma Mine, Defiance Mine, Hilltop Mine, Glove Mine, Rowley Mine, Silver Bell Mine, and the Finch Mine. Important Mexican localities represented include the San Francisco Mine, with its "window pane" glassy crystals, the Erupcion-Ahumada Mine, with its butterschotch-like crystals, and the Ojuela Mine, with its many unique habits.


There were also examples from New Mexico (Stephenson-Bennett Mine), Utah, and some other interesting worldwide occurrences such as Touissit (bright yellow crystals), M'fouati (pyramidal crystals), and Urumqi (new Chinese occurrence of bright red crystals.) Of course the classic locality of Tsumeb was represented, and was especially memorable with the in the highly unusual blue "Chillagite"  crystal.



Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co, Arizona
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Yellow Wulfenite from Touissit, Bou Becker District, Morocco
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Wulfenite from the Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Arizona
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Wulfenite From Grube Stefanie, 12 Lauf, Bleiberg, Karnten, Austria
Natural History Museum Vienna

Wulfenite from the Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona
Collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht

Wulfenite from the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Collection of Wayne and Dona Leicht

Wulfenite on Calcite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology

Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz Co, Arizona
Les & Paula Presmyk Collection

Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Mark Hay Collection

Wulfenite from the Erupcion-Ahumada Mine, Sierra de los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico

Wulfenite from the Hilltop Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona

Wulfenite and Mimetite from the Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona
Evan Jones Collection

Wulfenite from the Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
Carnegie Mineralogical Award

Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
The University of Arizona

Wulfenite from the SIlver Bell Mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Ariozna
Arizona-Sonora Mineral Museum

Wulfenite from the Erupcion (Ahumada) Mine, Sierra de los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Colorado School of Mines

Thick Wulfenite Crystals from the Unusual Locality of Sidjak, Uzbekistan
Fersman Mineralogical Museum

Very Rare Blue Wulfenite, var. {%Chillagite%}, from Tsumeb, Namibia
Gail & Jim Spann

Wulfenite from the Rowley Mine, near Theba, Maricopa Co., Arizona
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Evan Jones Collection

Wulfenite with Druzy Quartz Coating from the Finch Mine, near Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Mark Hay Collection

Wulfenite from Level 6, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Bill Yedowitz Collection

Rare Black Wulfenite from the Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
Arizona Mineral Minions Case, Michael Shannon Collection

Thick Pyramidal Wulfenite Crystals from M'Fouati, Congo
Caroline Martaud Collection

Wulfenite from the Tecoma Mine, Box Elder Co., Utah
Bob Reynolds Collection

Wulfenite from the Stephenson-Bennet Mine, Organ District, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

Wulfenite on Matrix from Mina Aurora, Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua, Mexico
The Megaw Family

Wulfenite from Mina Ahumada, Lost Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
The Megaw Family

Wulfenite from Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, China, Martin Zinn Collection
Martin Zinn Collection

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The theme of this year's Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® was "{%Wulfenite%} is Loved." Wulfenite was recently selected as the state mineral of Arizona, and was therefore a very appropriate mineral for this year's show theme. Being highly aesthetic, and represented in many of the finest mineral collections, it made for a very appropriate theme mineral, with exceptional displays of outstanding Wulfenite featured throughout the show. This post features some of the important Wulfenite-themed showcases.


Wulfenite Loves... Accessory and Associated Minerals
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

The Rice Museum Loves Wulfenite
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Tribute to Franz Xaver Freiherr von Wulfen, whom Wulfenite is Named after

A Selection of Wulfenite
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Wulfenite is Loved Fantasy
LGF Museum of Natural History

Wulfenite: Official Arizona State Mineral
Mineralogical Society of Arizona




Wulfenite and other Lead Minerals
Royal Ontario Museum


Wulfenite & Miners Tools
Wulfenite Specimens from the Collection of Gail & Jim Spann
Mining Artifacts from the Collection of Wendell & Carolyn Wilson

Wulfenite
Arizona Mineral Minions

Garth Bricker - 50+ Years in the Red Cloud Mine
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

Utah Wulfenite

The Stephenson-Bennett Mine, Organ, New Mexico
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech, et al

Wulfenite Worldwide Localities
Martin Zinn Collection

Wulfenites of Mexico
Martin Zinn Collection

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