I spent considerable time and money checking out what they had and came away with a very nice diverse group of Milpillas specimens.Most recently olivenite has been found at the mine. I selected several specimens of well crystallized pyrite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The big news this year from Denver was the remarkable new colored elbaites from MOROCCO presented by Spirifer Minerals at the Marriott.
There are a lot of interesting specimens in this group.
One of the striking new things at the 2017 Denver Show was a new find of crystallized gold from the Fire Creek mine in Lander County, Nevada.
Special thanks to Tom Praszkier for the images and video. During my recent trip to England I found a quaint collection of TN sized crystals of tourmaline dating from the 1910's with examples from California (shortly after the mines were discovered the in Riverside and San Diego Counties), Maine, Connecticut and New York.
Most have hand written labels in Italian and many come with old Ward's Natural Science labels.
There is a container coming in from Europe next week and I have just returned from a trip down the southern California area picking up large global fluorite collection.
Lots of great minerals to post during the coming summer months. I did not get much of a chance to roam around the show but I did manage to come up with what was truely new at the show. The tsavorite specimens are really interesting as they seem to be fadens. I was contacted by UKMV a few weeks ago and offered a chance to put that last of the Rogerley mine fluorites found in 2016 on line.I have been to the mine and seen it operation and left amazed that these things were not totally creamed during the mining process.I found a Russian dealer at the Ramada selling these richly colored danburite crystals from the Danburitovyi Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.Scott Werschky, of Miner's Lunchbox, had the entire supply of these.If you are at all familiar with the gold found at Hope's Nose in England you will instantly recognize the significance of this new find.These four groups represent a portion of material I picked up in Europe this past spring.