Friday, February 22, 2013

Tucson 2013 Mineral & Gems For Sale

Over the course of the four days of the 59th Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show I had the privilege of photographing a handful of mineral and gemstone specimens during small breaks in my work schedule at the Rocks & Relics booth. This constitutes but a tiny fraction of the material present at the show for which I had no time to look at and enjoy let alone photograph. What follows are my best images which admittedly are not all that great given my lighting issues and the glass in front of most of them and the shortcomings of my clunky old camera.
Aquamarine - Afghanistan

Fluorite balls on more Fluorite - South Africa

"Gem Silica" Chrysocolla with druzy Chalcedony - Arizona, USA

Fluorite - Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Topaz - Pakistan

Fluorite - South Africa

Calcite - Elmwood, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Tourmaline - Afghanistan

Fluorite - Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Aquamarine with Apatite and Fluorite on Muscovite - Afghanistan (Note the earthquake fracture)

Cactus Quartz - South Africa

Freshly cracked-open geode from Mexico.

Aquamarine with Muscovite - Afghanistan

Malachite pseudomorph of Azurite - Sonora, Mexico

Fluorite -  Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Tourmaline - Afghanistan

Fluorite with Quartz - Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Azurites and Malachite-after-Azurites - Sonora, Mexico

Muscovite on Aquamarine - Afghanistan

Tourmaline - Afghanistan

Calcite on Fluorite - Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Aquamarine - Afghanistan

Azurite - Sonora, Mexico

Muscovite on Aquamarine - Afghanistan

Pink Apatite and Muscovite on Aquamarine
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

1 comment:

  1. i thought these were great photos thanks!

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