Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show Announces Schedule for Mineral Lecture Series 2016

This just in from Aisha Jan, "Dates Are Confirmed for the Tucson Mineral Lecture Series 2016"

Well Aisha it looks like another program of interesting information - See you there!

To be held on the evenings of ...
Tuesday February 2nd & Friday February 5th 2016
In the courtyard of The International Fine Mineral Building at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show, located at the Riverpark Inn Tucson, Arizona. USA.



List of Guest Speakers:



Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez. Curator
Harvard University Mineralogical & Geological Museum, 
Cambridge. USA.








Alan D. Hart FGA DGA , Curator
Natural History Museum, 
London. United Kingdom





Cristiano Ferraris, Curator 
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.






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Federico Barlocher, 
Mogok. Myanmar.





Reception (refreshments served): 6.30 pm-7.30 pm.

1st Guest Speaker: 7.45 pm-8.25 pm
2nd Guest Speaker: 8.35 pm-9.20 pm

Door Prize Drawings: 9.30 pm-9.45 pm

HOSTED BY THE PUEBLO GEM & MINERAL SHOW

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#TucsonGemShow The Varied World of the Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at the Hotel City Center

This is one of those shows that I recommend to people who have a limited amount of time in Tucson (the other is the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show at the Riverpark Inn).  Both of these shows have everything from Fossils to Finished Jewelry - at varied price points.

With its lush green lawns and citrus trees with branches hanging heavy with fruit it is a relaxing sit around the pool that comes with prehistoric friends.





So lets take a quick look:


There are several dealers and displays in the lobby... 
Pu Tzu's The UnCarved Block has a small display.





Then you walk up stairs and there are Gem Sculptures, Gemstone Dealers and an amazing Jewelry Designer along side an Award Winning Gem Cutter/Jewelry Designer 

Angela Conty




Joe Jelks of Horizon Lapidary




Multiple Award Winning Gem Cutter/Jewelry Designer Darryl Alexander



Along the rear parking lot there are several Meteorite dealers





YES!  ...even Geoff Notkin of The Meteorite Men is here!


...a fabulous shell dealer




As with all the Hotel shows dealers set up their room as a showroom....
this is the room of Jordi Fabre Minerals
(photo from the Fabre Mineral Forum)


At one end of the pool there is a room of Fossils and Dino Replicas!
Fossil Fish to Dino Poop!




While outside all manner of prehistoric creature roam the property...




Quite honestly if you don't see it here - you probably don't need it!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 Mineral Lectures - Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show - Night 2

Our hosts Maury & Aisha introduced the speakers and handed out gifts during the breaks
Thank you to the vendors that so generously donated items for the giveaways
TUESDAY:  FEBRUARY 10th 


7:15 - 7:50 pm

 Dr. Don Lum
"Minerals I have Known and Loved"

This talk from Dr. Lum was so much fun - yes he walked us through his mineral collection but who expected such a great sense of humor?   ...and his collection is varied and filled with important and beautiful minerals.

Following is a small sampling - the balance can be seen on the Fabre "Friends of Minerals" Forum:  http://mineral-forum.com/message-board









8:00 - 8:30 pm


Peter Megaw
"An Explorer's Mineralogical  Adventures 
  in Famous Mexican Localities"

Peter Megaw took what could have been a so-so lecture to a much higher level with humor and some really fun old photos - his opener was great.



The children are very friendly and when you ask about their parents they might take you to a mine sight or a pot field (it went on - I won't).  He discussed the minerals in several locations - St. Eulalia, Naica and the Fresnillo Trend.  The gasps were audible when he went through his photos of Naica and the Cave of Giants!







8:40 – 9:15 pm

Federico Barlocher

FILM: "Namak Mandi Peshawar Pakistan:  
The Mysteries & Secrets of the Legendary 
Gem Crystal Market 
Never Seen By The Public Before"

The indomitable Federico Barlocher has talked his way into the mines and markets of the Mogok Valley and the markets of Chantiburi in Thailand and now he introduces us to the market and miners of Peshawar Pakistan.

We know the gems and crystals from the area are amazing but have you seen the manner in which a deal is made?  the vaults that hold bag after bag of gem rough?  ...as usual it was a whirlwind tour!  Bravo Federico! 

Under that towel they are bidding




When in Rome....
Then that important piece came in! ...in need of some clean up!


It was sent to Dr. Pezzotta for the professional touch

I wish I could remember the name of this beauty - The Empress of Pakistan?

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