2023
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show®

Silica – Agates and Opals and Quartz, Oh My!

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Saturday Awards & Reception

February 11, 6PM
West meeting Rooms 102–103

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Grand Prize
Ursula

EVENTS

Thursday, February 9th

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Mining for Silica Inside an Active Volcano Crater in Japan

Alfredo Petrov

102/103

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mineral Photography Seminar

Jeff Scovil

104/105

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Inclusions in Quartz and Their Localities

Jaroslav Hrsyl

102/103

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Society of Mineral Museum Professionals Board Meeting

104/105

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Society of Mineral Museum Professionals Membership Meeting

104/105

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

104/105

Friday, February 10th

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Welcome and Scope Setup

102/103

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium

102/103

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Symposium Talk: “1,2,3gonal”

Herwig Pelckmans

102/103

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Symposium Talk: “Organic Carbon Minerals”

Warren Lazar

102/103

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

120 Years of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech

John A Jaszczak

104/105

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Symposium: “The Fabulous Vanadates, Arsenates and Phosphates of New Mexico”

Ramon S. DeMark

102/103

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Quartz – Another Mineral Arizona Should be Famous For

Les Prezmyk

104/105

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Trapiche-like Inclusion Patterns in Quartz and Other Silica Highlights at the Smithsonian NMNH

Gabriela Farfan

104/105

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Geo-Literary Society Meeting & Speaker “On Quartz and Books — Conversations with Si Frazier” By Gloria Staebler

Si Frazier

102/103

Saturday, February 11th

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Introduction by Symposium Chair

Dale Gann

104/105

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Opening of Symposium

104/105

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Feldspars Tell the Tale of Pegmatites

David London

104/105

10:55 AM – 11:25 AM

Dazzling Silica Minerals: The Agates and Geodes of Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

Brad Cross

104/105

11:35 AM – 12:05 PM

Overview of the Thundereggs of North America

Dale Gann

104/105

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

104/105

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The Many Colors of Agate: A Comparison of Pigmented and Iris Banding.

Peter Heaney

104/105

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

A Superficial Look at Quartz Crystal Faces – Reviving an Old Technique To Determine Handedness and Position.

Amir C. Akhavan (remote speaker, Europe)

104/105

2:50 PM – 3:20 PM

New Sites and Crystal Habits Of Quartz In The Herkimer Area, New York.

William Stephens

104/105

3:40 PM – 4:10 PM

Blue “Cubic” Trestia (Maramures, Romania) Chalcedony: Pseudomorph After What?

Parker Chang

104/105

4:20 PM – 4:50 PM

The Micro-world of Chalcedony and Other Silica Gems.

Nathan Renfro

104/105

4:35 PM – 5:05 PM

Quartz Twins from the PC mine, Jefferson County, Montana.

H. Peter Knudsen

104/105

Sunday, February 12th

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

The Georgia Gold Rush

Jose Santamaria

102/103

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Silica and Silver–The Creede District

Ed Raines

102/103

DIRECTORY

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Dealer Guest Exhibit Special Exhibit

I-05

(AZ)Si02*(SC)2

Celestian, Sue & Stan

Guest Exhibit

J-16

A Few of My Favorite Themes

Fowler, Robert "Pu Tzu"

Guest Exhibit

18

A Gathering of Spirits

Mt. Hood, OR
503- 477-2600
stevestegall64@gmail.com
www.agatheringofspirits.com

Dealer

1711-1713

Ace Jewelry

Garland, TX
972- 495-5534
acejewelry@hotmail.com
www.acejewelrycollection.com

Dealer

1227-1229

Adelaide Mining Company Pty. Ltd., The

Tasmania, Australia
61-3-6267-2207
alwright@theadelaidemine.com
www.theadelaidemine.com

Dealer

1707-1709

African Trading

Mt. Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
410- 629-5009
vmacray@zol.co.zw

Dealer

I-17

Agates “An Acquired Taste.”

Morris, Carole Lee

Guest Exhibit

A-18

Agates and Friends

Special Exhibit

B-05

Agates from Antiquity.

Adlakha, Tarun

Guest Exhibit

H-02

Agates From Mexico

Carrillo, Andres

Guest Exhibit

I-20

Agates of Mexico

Rose, Allen & Mary Jo

Guest Exhibit

0827-0829

Alan’s Quality Minerals, LLC

Mt. Laurel, NJ
609- 532-5582
aqminerals@yahoo.com
www.alansqualityminerals.com

Dealer

1503

Alaska Gold and Gem

Skagway, AK
484- 433-0465
info@lynch-kennedy.com
www.lynch-kennedy.com

Dealer

A-02

Alpine Silica: The World of Swiss Quartz.

Special Exhibit

I-04

Alpine type minerals of Nepal

Timsina, Hari Prasad

Guest Exhibit

34

Amber Gems Company

Gdansk, Poland
011-48-6012-90221
ambergems@server.pl
www.ambergems.com

Dealer

1311

Amber Gems Company

Gdansk, Poland
011-48-6012-90221
ambergems@server.pl
www.ambergems.com

Dealer

21-22

Ambermoda

Poland
48-501-414-900
mg@ambermoda.com
www.ambermoda.com

Dealer

0128G

Amerind Museum

Dragoon, AZ
520- 586-3666
alarkin@amerind.org
www.amerind.org

Dealer

0611-0613

Arat Jewelry

Los Angeles, CA
213- 399-3938
aratjewelry@hotmail.com
www.arat-jewelry.com

Dealer

I-22

Argentian Agates

de los Santos, Luis

Guest Exhibit

1502

Arizona Gemological Laboratory

Scottsdale, AZ
602- 615-2116
azgemlab@gmail.com

Dealer

F-03

Arizona Pyrite

Hay, Mark & Dona Dirlum

Guest Exhibit

B-02

Arizona quartz

Presmyk, Les & Paula

Guest Exhibit

F-13

Arizona quartz

Presmyk, Les & Paula

Guest Exhibit

A-06

Arizona Si02

Special Exhibit

J-02

Arizona Type Minerals – Silicates

Gibbs, Ron & Bob Jenkins

Guest Exhibit

1305

Artisan Jade

Aurora, CO
303- 885-6577
artisanjade@gmail.com

Dealer

0529

ASE Minerals, LLC

Scottsdale, AZ
480- 440-8305
aseminerals@gmail.com
www.etsy.com/shop/asemineralsllc

Dealer

I-16

Australia – Inland Sea Creations

Cooper, Susan

Guest Exhibit

1403

Balaam Design

St. Petersburg, FL
720- 934-4247
monica@balaambmz.com
www.balaambmz.com

Dealer

J-17

Barbie: You Can Be…a Reiki Healer

Zzyzx, Brandy Naugle

Guest Exhibit

F-22

Barite World Tour #7: Barites from Asia and Oceania

Dameron, Bill & Diana

Guest Exhibit

07-08

Baron, Scott, & Assoc.

Seattle, WA
206- 499-0792
tardus@commspeed.net

Dealer

0517-0519

Bergmann Minerals, Inc.

Galena, IL
815- 238-5012
mike@mikebergmannminerals.com
www.mikebergmannminerals.com

Dealer

1610-1612

Big Blue Treasures

Denver, CO
303- 333-7759
bbwsinc@gmail.com
www.bigbluetreasures.com

Dealer

0517-0519

Big Rock Minerals LLC

Minneapolis, MN
815- 238-2409
matt@bigrockminerals.com
www.bigrockminerals.com

Dealer

05-06

Birdseye Woodworking

Concho, AZ
928- 537-5007
morrie@birdseyewoodworking.net

Dealer

23-24

Black Opal Direct

Queensland, Australia
61-7-5577-4475
ruth@blackopaldirect.com
www.blackopaldirect.com

Dealer

0220-0222

Blanc de Noir and Co.

Rocklin, CA
415- 866-5599
dee@blancdenoirandco.com
www.blancdenoirandco.com

Dealer

0410-0412

Blue Elk Designs

Sedona, AZ
928- 300-5940
gentlesoul0410@icloud.com
www.blueelkdesigns.com

Dealer

09-10

BMG Gems & Jewelry LLC

New York, NY
212- 768-1945
bmggemsandjewelry@gmail.com
www.bmggemsandjewelry.com

Dealer

1209-1213

BORA

Providence, RI
401- 368-2105
borajewelry@gmail.com

Dealer

0216-0218

Bridges Tsavorite

Tucson, AZ
520- 907-7969
brucebridges@tsavorite.com
www.tsavorite.com

Dealer

0310-0312

Broken River Mining Pty. Ltd.

Queensland, Australia
61-439-456-804
brokenrivermining@gmail.com
www.brokenrivermining.com.au

Dealer

1527

Cape Town Matrix Crystals

Ashville, NC
203- 912-4891
ctmatrixcrystals@gmail.com

Dealer

F-24

Carnegie Mineralogical Award Case.

Special Exhibit

1411-1413

Carol K

San Francisco, CA
415- 426-9883
carole@carolk.com
www.carolk.com

Dealer

0119-0123

Carved Opal and Obsidian

Austin, TX
210- 326-0067
opalobsidian@yahoo.com

Dealer

J-01

China Rock

Zeng, Glina

Guest Exhibit

1204

Chumil

Seattle, WA
206- 265-2211
chumil2@yahoo.com
www.chumil.com

Dealer

J-22

City Parks & Recreation Leisure Classes Jewelry Student Works

Jerousek-McAninch, Jeanne

Guest Exhibit

F-07

Collector Spotlight: Jonathan Yao

Special Exhibit

F-05

Collector Spotlight: Luka Berkovic

Special Exhibit

0326-0328

Condoragatemines

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
909- 434-2379
condoragatemines@hotmail.com
www.ebay.com/str/condoratatemines

Dealer

1306-1308

Corazón, Sterling Silver from Taxco

Elkhart, IN
574- 226-0563
taxcosilver@comcast.net
www.corazonsterling.com

Dealer

1326-1328

Cornerstone Minerals

Asheville, NC
864- 320-5927
calcite30@yahoo.com
www.cornerstoneminerals.com

Dealer

0111G-0115G

Coronado National Forest

USDA Forest
520- 388-8327
manuel.silva@usda.gov
www.fs.usda.gov/coronado

Dealer

0311-0313

CRM

Newcastle, WY
443- 742-7178
crm@crmarchitecture.com

Dealer

0619-0623

Crystal Circle LLC, The

Cincinnati, OH
513- 304-9750
xtalcircle@aol.com
www.crystalcircle.com

Dealer

0726-0728

Crystal Classics Fine Minerals, Ltd.

Tucson, AZ
520- 542-3130
ian@crystalclassics.co.uk debbie@crystalclassics.co.uk
www.crystalclassics.co.uk

Dealer

1603

Crystal Creations

Tucson, AZ
520- 293-5871
cjj@dakotacom.net

Dealer

F-15

Crystals of The Lake George Pluton, Colorado.

Greenes, Kent, Linda; David Leidy, Derek Leidy

Guest Exhibit

0511-0513

Cutter’s Bench, The

Corrales, NM
505- 898-7848
thecuttersbench@hotmail.com

Dealer

1216-1220

D & M Rock & Gem

Vista, CA
760- 941-2848
dmrock@cox.net

Dealer

1506

Davidson Design USA

Guilford, CT
203- 530-8662
davidsondesign74@gmail.com
www.brendanmdavidson.com

Dealer

1210

Davir Gems

Miami, FL
954- 456-0123
iragoldman@att.net

Dealer

1607-1609

Dawson, Wayne Allan Studio

Chicago, IL
708- 704-1979
waynedawart@gmail.com
www.wayneallandawsonstudio.com

Dealer

0618-0620

DeNatura

Gilbert, AZ
602- 370-0639
presmyk@cox.net

Dealer

303

Designs by Alex Simkin

Davie, FL
954- 465-0893
dbasim@gmail.com
www.eardesigns.com

Dealer

1310-1312

Dholakia, Varshana, LLC

Franklin, NC
828- 342-3135
jwala123@aol.com
www.varshanasgemstonesandjewelry.com

Dealer

I-13 I-14

Dinosaur Gembone with Agate

Meltzer, Alan

Guest Exhibit

J-15

Dinosaur tracks

Rochester, Nicholas & Marsha

Guest Exhibit

1501

DiWolf – fine stone emporium

Oracle, AZ
520- 896-3197
info4diwolf@gmail.com
www.diwolf.com

Dealer

19, 30

Doost Gems

Glendale, AZ
623- 256-9658
tdoost@yahoo.com
www.doostgems.com

Dealer

F-12

Dr. Albert E. Foote – The Collector

Kunasz, Ihor

Guest Exhibit

21-22

Dr. Stefan Bayer

Nuremberg, Germany
49-157-8595-3968
contact@stefanbayer.org
www.stefanbayer.org

Dealer

0707

Earth Terra Erde Inc./Wolfgang Vaatz

Rio Rico, AZ
520- 223-1603
wolfgangvaatz@msn.com
www.wolfgangvaatz.com

Dealer

0401

ebu Jewelry

Pahoa, HI
808- 965-0538
warrenandrobbin@hotmail.com
www.ebujewelry.com

Dealer

1407-1409

El Dorado Jewelry Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
213- 689-4406
eldoradojewelry@yahoo.com
www.eldoradojewelry.com

Dealer

1500

Ellie Gem Arts

Raleigh, NC
929- 900-6725
elliegemarts@gmail.com
www.elliegemarts.com

Dealer

16

Elwis Co.

Poland
485- 011-7949
elwis@elwis.com.pl
www.elwis.com.pl

Dealer

0400

Emergreen Exports

Hong Kong
848-260-7289
egreenhk@gmail.com
www.emergreen.com

Dealer

32

Ethiopian Opal

Jacksonville, FL
619- 733-2633
iopalgem@yahoo.com
www.ethiopianopal.net

Dealer

0607-0609

Evert, Janice, Opals

North Queensland, Australia
janice.evert19@gmail.com

Dealer

0417-0421

Excel Gems & Minerals

Canton, MI
804- 503-6992
excel.amir@gmail.com

Dealer

37-39

Expression Fine Jewelry

San Mateo, CA
650- 376-3354
expression2005@hotmail.com

Dealer

0321-0323

Fall Creek Enterprises, LLC

Rolla, MO
573- 368-3737
lnuelle@gmail.com
www.fallcreekrockshop.com

Dealer

A-01

Faust Cameos

Special Exhibit

1108-1112

Fine Art Minerals

Peshwar, Pakistan
034-691-9109
mustafa@fineartminerals.com
www.fineartminerals.com

Dealer

1520-1522

Five Lions Gems

San Jose, CA
408- 677-0000
fivelionsgems@aol.com

Dealer

J-08

Flagg Mineral Foundation Carved Bowl Collection. (Consisting of amethyst, agate, jasper, petrified wood and dino bone.)

Yedowitz, William S.

Guest Exhibit

I-12

Fluorescent Minerals.

Megaw, Peter

Guest Exhibit

F-23

Fluorite from World-wide Locations.

Fisher, Jesse & Joan Kureczka

Guest Exhibit

E-03

Fluorite: A Tapestry of Color

Adams, Jason

Guest Exhibit

0409-0413

Freeland Jr., David R., Designs

Tucson, AZ
520- 721-7885
drfreelandjr@hotmail.com anita.gater@yahoo.com
www.davidfreelandopals.com

Dealer

1408-1412

Freeland’s Jewelry

Anacortes, WA
360- 588-1890
thomasfreeland@aol.com
www.freelandsjewelry.com

Dealer

1400

Gem & Gold Creations

Scottsdale, AZ
480- 946-1696
morganpham@yahoo.com
www.gemgoldcreation.com

Dealer

1601

Gem Art Center/Helen Serras-Herman

Rio Rico, AZ
520- 761-9907
helen@gemartcenter.com
www.gemartcenter.com

Dealer

0518-0522

Gem Avenue

Charlotte, NC
704- 649-7451
haroon@gemavenue.com
www.gemavenue.com

Dealer

1420-1422

Gem Center USA, Inc.

El Paso, TX
915- 533-7153
gemcenter@aol.com
www.gemcenterwholesale.com

Dealer

J-18

Gem Portraits in Quartz

Serras-Herman, Helen

Guest Exhibit

0302

GemLightbox

New York, NY
212- 518-4717
kevin@picupmedia.com
www.picupmedia.com

Dealer

0426

Geogeny

Bristol, United Kingdom
520- 633-7680
edloye1@gmail.com

Dealer

130G

GIA

760-450-8867
mfielman@gia.edu

Dealer

135G-137G

GIA Gem Kids

760-450-8867
mfielman@gia.edu

Dealer

03, 14

Glitters Import LLC

New York, NY
917- 562-9100
glittersimport@yahoo.com

Dealer

0210-0212

Gold-Rex

Gdask, Poland
48-663-672-793
goldrex@wyspa.biz
www.goldrex.wyspa.biz

Dealer

1327-1329

Golden State Gem & Mineral

Huntington Beach, CA
714- 615-0585
goldenstategemmineral@yahoo.com
www.goldenstategemmineral.com

Dealer

1509-1513

Goldstein Creations

Spechbach Le Bas, France
33-674-24-62-01
info@goldstein-creations.com
www.goldstein-creations.com

Dealer

200

GTG Gems Corp.

Jackson Heights, NY
646 460-7870
gtg.usa1@gmail.com
www.gtggems.com

Dealer

A-15

Harvard Si02

Special Exhibit

E-02

Have Quartz, Will Travel

Special Exhibit

1401

Head Lands

Fountain Hills, AZ
480- 837-1207
tom@headlandsfantasyart.com
www.headlandsfantasyart.com

Dealer

F-01

Healing with Charm: Gemstones in the Deep Pas

Special Exhibit

0506-0508

Hidden Gem Gallery

Portland, OR
503- 913-6050
moses@samoraminerals.com
www.samoraminerals.com

Dealer

0317-0319

High Desert Gems & Minerals

Reno, NV
775- 772-7724
info@highdesertgemsandminerals.com
www.highdesertgemsandminerals.com

Dealer

J-12

Hiliary: Silver and Gold Jewelry

Jones-Wujcik, Hilary

Guest Exhibit

1406

Hill, Sean

Tucson, AZ
520- 328-8667
seanhilldesigns@gmail.com
www.seanhilldesigns.com

Dealer

0423

Himalaya Quartz

Kathmandu, Nepal
985- 109-4161
nepaliminerals@yahoo.com

Dealer

J-03

Historic Mine Lighting

Self, Jeff & Donna Ware

Guest Exhibit

J-05

Historic: Mining Memorabilia and Minerals.

Zecha, Siegbert & Katharina Seelbach

Guest Exhibit

0606

Hopi Gold Silver Gems

Albuquerque, NM
505- 620-1127
bd87107@gmail.com

Dealer

1402

Hopkins Opal

Westerly, RI
401- 322-1253
hopkinsopal@gmail.com
www.hopkinsopal.com

Dealer

D-04

Huge Quartz Perimorph.

Special Exhibit

1317-1321

IKON Mining & Exploration

Tucson, AZ
520- 633-9266
ikonassoc@gmail.com
www.mineralsnmore.com

Dealer

B-04

Images in Agate.

Adlakha, Tarun

Guest Exhibit

F-20

In Memory of Sean Sweeney

Spann, Gail & Jim

Guest Exhibit

I-07

Inspiration Mine, Arizona

Matt, Paul & Barbara

Guest Exhibit

H-08

Intarsia (Intarsia box)

Medvedev, Nicolai

Guest Exhibit

H-04

Jeweled Butterflies

Special Exhibit

0112

Joan’s Collections

Cerritos, CA
714- 388-8339
joanscollections@hotmail.com

Dealer

0416-0418

JQuantum LLC

Fremont, CA
408- 674-8350
harish@jquantum.com
www.jquantum.com

Dealer

0206-0208

Juno Design

San Francisco, CA
415- 652-2057
junodesignsf@gmail.com

Dealer

0510-0512

K.K.G.I. Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
213- 622-2451
kkgi@sbcglobal.net
www.kkgiinc.com

Dealer

1026-1129

KARP Mining, LLC

Tucson, AZ
520- 465-1283
karp.minerals@email.cz karp@karp.cz
www.karp.cz

Dealer

F-18

Keweenaw Peninsula Minerals and Artifacts

Finneson, Sean & Nancy

Guest Exhibit

F-21

Layer Silicates.

Rakovan, John

Guest Exhibit

1104-1106

Lo Rador Gem House

Los Angeles, CA
213- 622-1509
info@loradorjewelry.com
www.loradorjewelry.com

Dealer

15

Locke, Wayne, Antique & Estate Jewelry

Tucson, AZ
520- 870-8180
wandklocke@gmail.com
www.waynelockejewelryappraisals.com

Dealer

87

Lone Mountain Burlwood Designs

O'Brien, OR
541- 415-2046
lonemountainburlwood@gmail.com
www.lonemountainburlwood.com

Dealer

0626-0628

Loomis Minerals

Flagstaff, AZ
928- 380-1658
ruthloomis@msn.com

Dealer

1212

Lucine Dirtadian-Ursula Rodgers Jewelry

Tucson, AZ
520- 319-2404
lucineursulajewelry@gmail.com
www.lucineursulajewelry.com

Dealer

0129G

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Tucson, AZ
520- 621-6106
dhill1@email.arizona.edu
www.lpl.arizona.edu

Dealer

35, 46

Luvell Inc.

New York, NY
201- 233-8994
luvellinc@yahoo.com
www.damatifinejewelry.com

Dealer

0207-0209

M & R Trading

Frisco, TX
214- 663-1740
mrtrade1668@yahoo.com
www.mrtrade.biz

Dealer

0202

Made From Coins

Woodstock, NY
845- 684-5101
madefromcoins@gmail.com
www.madefromcoins.com

Dealer

0211-0213

Magic Stone, The

Lima, Peru
519-406-0551
lionx1gtr@hotmail.com

Dealer

0622

Magic Stones

Bogota, Colombia
57-311-5138699
magicalstones@hotmail.com

Dealer

0307-0309

Majul & Co.

San Francisco, CA
415- 279-7067
majulco@msn.com
www.majuljewelry.com

Dealer

1616-1618

Malachite and Gems of Africa

Greece, NY
781- 710-1859
gemsafrica2@hotmail.com
www.malachitegemsofafrica.com

Dealer

H-05

Mango Quartz “Sunflower”. (One large single specimen of Mango Quartz from Colombia.)

Ziga, David

Guest Exhibit

1417-1419

McNeil Minerals

Olive Branch, MS
901- 833-7775
jimmyhisami@yahoo.com

Dealer

J-21

Mercury Free Mining

Special Exhibit

1221-1223

Merveilles de la Terre

Echirolles, France
33-6-0871-4991
michel_cabrol@yahoo.com

Dealer

B-07

Mexican Si02 Quartz Face Off Pod

Megaw, Peter

Guest Exhibit

F-11

Mexican Si02 TGMS Pod

Megaw, Peter

Guest Exhibit

1206

Mincraft Company

Mount Lavina, Sri Lanka
077-735-4647
mincraft@slt.lk
www.mincraft.lk

Dealer

0429

Miner’s Kingdom

Fallbrook, CA
760- 468-7169
amerose@sbcglobal.net
www.minerskingdom.com

Dealer

F-09

Mineral Art Spotlight: Aileen Beehler

Special Exhibit

0527

Mineral Enterprises

Nevada City, CA
530- 305-4101
junkmining@comcast.net kathi.daugherty@gmail.com

Dealer

1322

Mineral Exploration

Reno, NV
775- 843-5352
day@mineralexploration.com
www.mineralexploration.com

Dealer

0320-0322

Mineral Miner

Highland Park, IL
847- 715-8121
patsyschmidt@sbcglobal.net

Dealer

1217-1219

Mineralogical Almanac

Moscow, Russia
513- 910-6235
tehuizing@fuse.net

Dealer

0132G

Mineralogical Association of Canada

Quebec, Canada
418- 653-0333
johanne.caron@ete.inrs.ca
www.mineralogicalassociation.ca

Dealer

1226-1228

Mineralogical Record

Tucson, AZ
520- 529-7281
tom.gressman@minrec.org
www.mineralogicalrecord.com

Dealer

0134G

Mineralogical Society of America

Chantilly, VA
703- 652-9950
abenbow@minsocam.org
www.minsocam.org

Dealer

F-17

Minerals from Historic Mines in Mexico

Florian, Claudia

Guest Exhibit

117G

Mining History Association

Tucson, AZ
406- 459-9979
jkhelena54@gmail.com
www.mininghistoryassociation.org

Dealer

J-06

Mining Sculptures

Neumeier, Guenther/Terry Huizing

Guest Exhibit

C-09

Mix n Match.

DeLaney, Steve

Guest Exhibit

B-09

Mocha Stone

Frazier, Ann

Guest Exhibit

1714-1716

Mod Ant LLC, The

Tucson, AZ
817- 501-4211
themodernant@gmail.com
www.themodant.com

Dealer

1621-1623

Molten Gems

Nevada City, CA
217- 816-2510
moltengems@outlook.com
www.moltengems.myshopify.com

Dealer

1116-1122

Mountain Minerals Int’l.

Louisville, CO
303- 665-0672
dudleyblauwet@gmail.com

Dealer

85-86

Mountain Sculpture Studios

Tucson, AZ
520- 369-1213
jerry@mountainsculpture.com
www.mountainsculpture.com

Dealer

B-10

My Favourite Quartz

Melanson, Wendy & Frank

Guest Exhibit

J-14

Myrickite. (From California.)

Li, John K.K.

Guest Exhibit

0507-0509

Natural Creations

Las Vegas, NV
949- 683-3037
lindonbourassa@hotmail.com

Dealer

0420-0422

Natural Selection Crystals

Douglasville, GA
770- 301-0192
jordan@nscrystals.com
www.nscrystals.com

Dealer

1307

Neil’s Fine Jewelry Designs

Goodyear, AZ
480- 251-2878
neilsabnani5@gmail.com

Dealer

A-13

New Mexico Quartz.

Special Exhibit

0406-0408

Noor, J.S.

Long Beach, CA
562- 676-4367
noor@thenoor.com
www.jsnoor.com

Dealer

F-16

North Carolina Minerals.

Flynn, Shields

Guest Exhibit

1517-1519

O.B. Rocks & Minerals, LLC

Lakeside, AZ
602- 826-2218
obrocks@gmail.com

Dealer

I-03

Of Quartz it is! (The animated World of Quartz.)

Cook, Brian, Jasper & Estella

Guest Exhibit

1611-1613

OHCK, Hawaiian Jewelry

Lorton, VA
703- 678-9866
alohaohck@gmail.com
www.mailejewel.com

Dealer

0131G-0133G

Old Pueblo Lapidary Club

Tucson, AZ
206- 669-6002
wkh58purple@gmail.com
www.lapidaryclub.org

Dealer

1300

Olga’s Jewelry

Tucson, AZ
520- 331-9944
emarket1@yahoo.com linaskaya21@gmail.com

Dealer

27-28

One of a Kind/Designer Cabs

Branson, MO
417- 334-9799
oneofakindwire@yahoo.com
www.designer-cabs.com

Dealer

J-13

Opal Jewelry

Freeland, Jr., David

Guest Exhibit

0300

Ozzie Boulder Opals

New South Wales, Australia
opals_australia@bigpond.com
www.ozzieboulderopals.com.au

Dealer

0106-0110

Paco Mila, Inc.

Corona, CA
626- 325-8533
pacomilainc@gmail.com
www.pacomilajeweler.com

Dealer

G-08

Paint The Town Ruby Red

Special Exhibit

0301

Palm of Hope Jewelry Designs

Tucson, AZ
520- 488-9693
karen@palmofhopedesigns.com
www.palmofhopedesigns.com

Dealer

33

Pameer Gem and Jewelry

Fremont, CA
510- 585-5753
pameergj@gmail.com

Dealer

0709-0713

Pamela’s Jewelry

Myrtle Beach, SC
843- 222-9553
pamelasjewelry40@gmail.com

Dealer

40

Panizza Minerals LLC

Miami, FL
929- 933-0695
panizzaminerals@gmail.com

Dealer

I-21

Patuxent River Agate/American Heritage Collection

Lee, L. Courtland

Guest Exhibit

G-02-07

Pegmatite and Garnet Crystals.

Special Exhibit

36, 45

Petri Gems Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
213- 926-9168
petrigems@aol.com

Dealer

I-18

Petrified Wood Specimens – Witness of Time

Vaatz, Wolfgang

Guest Exhibit

I-15

Petrified wood, Color by Chromium

Zinn, Martin

Guest Exhibit

H-06

Pink Apohyllite

Gebhard, Dr. Georg

Guest Exhibit

1421-1423

Pinnacle 5 Minerals

Manitou Springs, CO
719 685-4479
info@pinnacle5minerals.com
www.pinnacle5minerals.com

Dealer

0617

Pluteshko, Vladimir

Moscow, Russia
7-905-101-55-05
pluteshko@yahoo.com

Dealer

0403

Polk, Randy, Designs

Fountain Hills, AZ
480- 445-0345
randy@randypolk.com
www.randypolk.com

Dealer

25-26

Prairie Jewel & Gemstone

Grinnell, IA
641- 275-2863
sethrozendaal@gmail.com
www.theredemerald.com

Dealer

F-02

Presidents of the Mineralogical Society of Arizona – A Salute to Service

Special Exhibit

0327-0329

Purple Rush Amethyst

Elk River, MN
763- 370-8590
purplerushamethyst85@gmail.com

Dealer

I-06

Quartz

Schmidt, Henry & Patsy

Guest Exhibit

I-11

Quartz – New England and Beyond

Dallaire, Donald

Guest Exhibit

D-01 D-05

Quartz 2023

Prenn, Mr. & Mrs. Neil

Guest Exhibit

I-02

Quartz and Agate – A Variety of Examples

Wray, William B.

Guest Exhibit

E-01

Quartz and Other Silica Specialities

Special Exhibit

B-08

Quartz and Some of its Variations

Frazier, Ann

Guest Exhibit

J-10

Quartz and the Encyclopedie

Grundel, Erich

Guest Exhibit

B-11

Quartz Does WHAT?

Morgan, Bob

Guest Exhibit

J-20

Quartz Family Tree

Dyer, Lynne

Guest Exhibit

B-13

Quartz from Montana

Knudsen, Peter & Renee Sanchez

Guest Exhibit

D-03

Quartz Knockouts

Donovan, Walt

Guest Exhibit

B-06

Quartz Oddities

Besse, William W.

Guest Exhibit

A-04

Quartz the Great Pretender

Special Exhibit

A-17

Quartz: All Sorts

Special Exhibit

I-10

Quartz: Brazil Twinning

Francis, Carl

Guest Exhibit

B-03

Quartz: Formations and Associations.

Kozak, Robert

Guest Exhibit

B-12

Quartz.

Mizutani, Michael & Arline Nakenish

Guest Exhibit

I-01

Quarz & Friends.

Werschky, Scott

Guest Exhibit

A-10

Quiz Case

Callahan, John

Guest Exhibit

E-05

Quizzical Quartz

Spann, Gail & Jim

Guest Exhibit

J-04

Rare Antique Miners’ Candlesticks

Wilson, Wendell

Guest Exhibit

F-19

Red Cloud Mine

Grooms, Daniel

Guest Exhibit

02

Red Earth Opal

White Cliffs, Australia
048- 896-5282
redearthopal@bigpond.com
www.redearthopal.com

Dealer

1529

Richard’s Rock Ranch

Tucson, AZ
520- 556-9371
love4uim@yahoo.com

Dealer

0428

Rock Biz

Cottage Grove, MN
651- 303-7122
info@rock-biz.biz

Dealer

0608-0612

Rock n Spheres

Prescott, AZ
818- 917-1024
rocknspheres@gmail.com
www.rocknspheres.com

Dealer

1416-1418

Rockology

Tempe, AZ
480- 694-7747
sales@rockology.net
www.rockology.net

Dealer

1217-1219

Rocks & Minerals Magazine

Cincinnati, OH
513- 910-6235
rocksandminerals@fuse.net

Dealer

0316-0318

Rocks of Ages

Noblesville, IN
317- 219-7212
roxofages@yahoo.com
www.rxofages.com

Dealer

04, 13, 20, 29

S. Georgios Inc.-Georgios Collections Inc.

Astoria, NY
718- 204-7807
sgeorgiosinc@gmail.com
www.sgeorgios.com

Dealer

94-96

S.and.S Gold & Diamond

Dahlonega, GA
706- 867-8022
litabug2001@icloud.net
www.sandsgoldanddiamond.com

Dealer

1302

Sai Brazil

Cortland, NY
607- 745-2123
saibrazil@hotmail.com
www.saibrazil.com

Dealer

C-11

Sculptures by Francisco Sotomayer

Sotomayor, Francisco

Guest Exhibit

F-04

Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology. The rusticle.

Special Exhibit

A-16

Silica

Special Exhibit

F-08

Silica

Special Exhibit

A-09

Silica and Silver – The Creede Mining District.

Special Exhibit

A-14

Silica: A Worldwide Museum View

Special Exhibit

B-01

Silica: Treasures of the Oro Blanco

Greenes, Kent

Guest Exhibit

A-07

Silica!

Special Exhibit

0402

SOLO Bozena Przytocka

Gdansk, Poland
486-079-9997
solo@solo.pl
www.solo.pl

Dealer

I-19

Some Unusual Agates

Matz, Barb

Guest Exhibit

1606-1608

Something New

Meansville, GA
866- 734-4492
sales@myjewelrycleaner.com
www.myjewelrycleaner.com

Dealer

D-02

Somewhere In The Rainbow Silica Assortment.

Special Exhibit

A-05

Southeastern Opal and Quartz

Special Exhibit

1026-1129

Spirifer Minerals LLC

Warszawa, Poland
48-507-038-876
store@spiriferminerals.com
www.spiriferminerals.com

Dealer

48

Steinbach-Gems With A Star

Germany
49-172-6856042
gstargems@aol.com
www.star-sapphires.com

Dealer

0503

Stewart, Erik, Jewelry

Tucson, AZ
480- 734-7805
info@erikstewartjewelry.com
www.erikstewartjewelry.com

Dealer

1205-1207

Stone Art Studios

Steamboat Springs, CO
970- 846-0296
dusty@geodeguys.com rleo@leoatkinson.com
www.stoneartstudiosco.com

Dealer

J-11

Student Work: Jewelry/Metalsmithing Classes

Jones-Wujcik, Hilary

Guest Exhibit

A-12

Superior Agates

Special Exhibit

01

Swedishblue-Artic Jewelry

Norway
474- 682-8090
post@swedishblue.se
www.swedishbluejewelry.com

Dealer

F-10

TGMS

TGMS Case

Guest Exhibit

C-01 – C-08 C-10, C13 – 22

TGMS Competitives

Special Exhibit

G-01

The Big Find: A Legend Continues.

Special Exhibit

B-14

The Many Faces of SiO2

Dillhoff, Rick

Guest Exhibit

J-19

The Red Emerald Library

Rozendaal, Seth William

Guest Exhibit

A-03

Thunder Eggs From Oregon

Special Exhibit

47

Tikka Opals & Jewelry

Tucson, AZ
520- 444-3628
tikkaopals@gmail.com

Dealer

J-07

Tin & Tonic

Loye, Ed

Guest Exhibit

1426-1428

Too Few & Precious

Fresno, CA
559- 917-5718
toofew.and.precious@gmail.com

Dealer

C-12

Trace and Rare Earth Element Analysis of Tourmaline

Pecha, Mark & Genevieve Bergin

Guest Exhibit

1126-1128

Treasures of Earth

Asheville, NC
828- 582-3297
info@bowlsound.com

Dealer

11-12

Trinity Diamonds Designs and Fine Jewelry

Tucson, AZ
520- 498-5195
jzich@trinitydiamonds.com
www.trinitydiamonds.com

Dealer

43-44

True Blue Opals

Australia
817- 300-6909
trueblueopals@gmail.com
www.trueblueopals.com

Dealer

A-08

Ubiquitous Quartz

Special Exhibit

41-42

Ultra Tec Mfg., Inc.

Santa Ana, CA
714- 542-0608
info@ultratec-facet.com`
www.ultratec-facet.com

Dealer

82-83

Unique Design Jewelry Inc.

Rosemead, CA
909- 994-6967
udjewelry@sbcglobal.net

Dealer

0727-0729

Unique Minerals – Evan A. Jones

Cave Creek, AZ
480- 216-2684
evan@uniqueminerals.com
www.uniqueminerals.com

Dealer

0306-0308

Unlimited

Snohomish, WA
425- 338-9873
chaiunltd@yahoo.com jenniferunltd@yahoo.com

Dealer

1316-1320

Viettiminerals

Italy
39-393-919-5630
viettiminerals@gmail.com
www.viettiminerals.com

Dealer

A-11

Virgin Valley Opal – From Wood to Wow.

Special Exhibit

0119G

VisitTucson

Tucson, AZ
520- 624-1817
jroxbury@visittucson.org
www.visittucson.org

Dealer

1227-1229

Watzl, Anton

Freistadt, Austria
43-664-122-2217
anton@awminerals.com
www.awminerals.com

Dealer

1316-1320

Webminerals

Italy
39-335-716-0132
webminerals@libero.it
www.webmineralshop.com

Dealer

0717-0723

Wendel Minerals

Willstatt, Germany
49-017-150-7794
info@wendel-minerals.com
www.wendel-minerals.com

Dealer

0501

Wolf, Steve, & Company

Ashland, OR
541- 944-4596
stevewolfco@gmail.com
www.stevewolfco.com

Dealer

0116-0223

Wolfe Gems and Jewelry LLC

Westminster, CA
714- 401-9158
stevefwolfe@earthlink.net

Dealer

H-07

World Heritage Gemstone Collection

Tuzlukov, Victor

Guest Exhibit

0627-0629

World of Fine Minerals

Hungary
520- 499-4988
andradite13@gmail.com
www.worldoffineminerals.com

Dealer

I-08

Worldwide Silica-Agate,opal,natural glass, and quartz – Oh my the variety!

Richardson, Philip & Kathleen

Guest Exhibit

1508-1512

Yes Hajaa Gems

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
213-260-1609
yeshajaa@gmail.com
www.theluxurygems.com

Dealer

F-06

YMC Morocco Trip

Special Exhibit

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Show Co-Chair's Letter

Welcome to the 68th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, the culmination of the three weeks of mineral madness here in the Old Pueblo that have grown to legendary status worldwide.

This year TGMS is celebrating the many members of the Quartz Family through our “Agates and Opals and Quartz, Oh My!” theme. We expect Quartz is familiar to almost everyone since it, and its relatives, including Petrified Wood- Arizona’s State Fossil are everywhere. The basic building block of this family is SiO2-Silica, which is a key component of much of the earth’s crust and from which we derive essential daily products ranging from glass to the silicon chips in just about every electronic device we have.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is put on by a home-grown group of volunteer mineral enthusiasts many of whom collect Quartz-Family minerals and live to share our love of all minerals, rocks, fossils and Earth Science. This Show is our annual gift to Tucson and within you will find a unique world-class pop-up mineral museum that will exist for four days and vanish never to be seen again. You and your children would have to travel the world to see a fraction of the marvels we’ve brought you…and intend to keep bringing you for years to come! Waiting are dozens of exhibits of Quartz Family minerals plus other exotic and beautiful gems and minerals from many of the world’s preeminent natural history museums and private collections. So come on in and lose yourself in the varied colors and forms of Silica, learn why and how it became our State Fossil, ogle agates from Mexico, Opals from Australia and be sure to see the best collection of single Gem Crystals ever assembled!

TGMS is all about education so, in addition to the exhibits, there are lectures by professional mineralogists and hobbyists; booths in the Galleria where you can interact with mineral scientists, representatives of state and federal geological agencies and professional organizations to learn about available educational resources for the earth sciences. Or visit the Micromount Symposium and Activities Room where you can learn about the delights of using a microscope to appreciate the thousands of mineral species that only occur as tiny crystals. We are especially proud to feature exhibits by mineral-related winners of the annual Southern Arizona Regional Science Fair (SARSF) and of our Junior Education Program, run in conjunction with the SESS geology student group from the U of A, where children of all ages can learn about many aspects of our fascinating planet…with an emphasis on its minerals. Kids are challenged to learn, turned loose to apply their new learning in the exhibits area, and rewarded for their efforts by a starter collection that they have earned on their own.

You will also find mineral specimens, jewelry, gems, fossils and publications relating to them brought for sale by more than 250 of the world’s highest quality dealers, manufacturers and importers. There’s something for everyone…and the hunt is at least half the fun. In the process we hope you learn more about these fascinating products of our earth and a bit more about the community of mineral lovers who come here annually for this event…they all come for very good reasons…find out why!

We also hope you learn a bit more about the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society…we don’t “fold our tents and go home” after the Show…we ARE home and active ALL year, with monthly programs and member activities, and we provide funding for all levels of Earth Science education in our local schools and Universities. Stop by one of the Information Booths and pick up the literature about how to join and get involved with the Society and our Show…it can be YOUR Show too!

Watch out!! You might just also get bitten by the Mineral collecting bug!!!


– Peter Megaw
2023 TGMS Show Co-Chair


Show Co-Chair's Letter

I know that many of you are as excited as I am about the coming of the Tucson phenomenon that happens every January and February, because I can feel the excitement in the air as dealers start moving into town from all over the world. For years, starting in my college days, I dreamt of coming to Tucson for the Show. I guess it had something to do with the fact that the first one was over my first birthday, way back in 1955. So, living here and being directly involved in this event is literally a dream-come-true!

But how many of you know how it all started?

It goes back to some members of TGMS attending a mineral show in the Phoenix area early that year. They came back and told the club “We should have a show.” Two to three weeks later, the very first Tucson Gem and Mineral Show© was held in the cafeteria of the Helen Keeling Elementary School. From the beginning, the focus was on education – introducing the public to the hobbies we all enjoy, as well as encouraging curiosity about the earth sciences in general. Over 1,300 folks attended that first Show over two days!

It became obvious that they needed a bigger venue, so the next Show was held at the Rodeo Grounds (now the Fair Grounds) and it continued to grow each year. In 1961, someone in the club had the “audacity” to invite the Smithsonian Institution to bring a display to the Show. At that time, the Smithsonian didn’t take anything anywhere. But Paul Desautels, Curator of the mineral collection, was intrigued. After asking where Tucson was, he used the “It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission” approach and brought a display to our Show. The 2020 Show was the 60th consecutive year they displayed, a record interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having the Smithsonian as a partner in our educational efforts became a big draw, and the Show began to attract many more museums and institutions, creating the most phenomenal exhibit of mineralogy, lapidary, and related topics anywhere.

As our Show continued to grow, and eventually moved into the Tucson Community Center, Satellite shows sprang up – now over 40 different shows occur in January and February, but the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show© remains unique in that it is not a commercial show, but is run by staff and volunteers. It is also unique in the proportion of floor space dedicated to educational exhibits.

Education is still the reason we do it! Sure, there are dealers at our Show. I thank them at every opportunity for partnering with us. They help us finance this “one-of-a-kind” exhibition. We would not be able to do it without them! Many of them have told me over the years that they enjoy the “different” atmosphere at our Show. It has an ambience not found at the many other shows they attend. They appreciate the friendliness and helpful nature of the many volunteers. They appreciate the opportunity to view world-class exhibits from leading national and international museums and institutions – it gives them something to look at during their breaks, besides their competitors. And they appreciate the broad spectrum of people attending and participating in the Show, from young children to seasoned academic scientists.

So if you are here at the Show reading this, you are participating in one of the truly unique events in the world. Each year history is made here, young (an old) minds are turned on to the hobby. Some of those going to become the exhibitors and world-class dealers of tomorrow. But many more get to spend one to four days absorbing the wonders presented here.

Thank you for being a part of this!


– Mark marikos
2023 TGMS Show Co-Chair


President's Letter
Michael Hollonbeck

On behalf of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, welcome to our 68th annual Show, “Silica - Agates & Opals & Quartz, Oh My!.” I look forward to seeing all the friendly faces and wonderful displays that makes this the best mineral and gem show in the world! I am a native Tucsonan and it is such a pleasure to have this Show in our city every year.

The theme this year will have some exciting displays with all sorts of beautiful cases and exhibits featuring some fantastic mineral specimens and gorgeous jewelry. The staff, club members and volunteers put many hours in planning, and work on this Show year-round to bring our visitors this wonderful Show.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is unique in its educational emphasis, attracting novice collectors, to academic researchers. It is the largest of its kind put on by volunteers, and the only one in its class sponsored by a loc al non-profit club that you could join! Look for membership opportunities on our website (www.tgms.org) or at the information booths in the Exhibit Hall or Galleria. Seventy-six years ago (December 3, 1946), a couple dozen collectors met to form TGMS. In March 1955, two weeks after visiting a Phoenix show, members put together their own in a school auditorium. As it grew, and eventually moved to the Tucson Community Center, others began to see opportunities, and satellite shows appeared.

In 1961 a member audaciously invited the Smithsonian Institute to bring a display. At the time, the Smithsonian didn’t take anything anywhere, but Mineral Collection Curator, Paul Desautels was intrigued, and convinced his superiors to try it. Every year since, the Smithsonian has partnered with us, displaying many priceless national treasures. Such partnerships with other museums contribute to the uniqueness of our Show. Whatever your interests, I know you will find an abundance of exhibits and merchandise to enjoy.

Visit our Junior Education Area (west end of the Galleria) and see how our partnership with the University of Arizona, Society of Earth Science Students (SESS) is influencing new generations with the collecting bug. There will be several free lectures on a variety of topics at all levels, so please make time in your day to catch one of these. If you need assistance, please look for a docent wearing a green vest that can answer questions or direct you to someone who can. When the urge comes, grab a snack or drink and meet other collectors or dealers in the food-court.

Thank you for coming. We hope you have had such a great time that you will return year-after-year. There is nothing else in the world quite like the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, and I hope you will go a step further and join TGMS so you can add your talents and dedication to future shows.

—Michael Hol lonbeck
President Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

COVID-19 Policy

Face coverings are required upon entry to any Tucson Convention Center facilities

Concerts and Events
Change is what it takes to be back in business, and our upcoming concerts have implemented protocols to ensure you feel safe when you attend a concert at one of our TCC venues. Please check the event page to hear about specific concert/event protocols.

In response to a persistent surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Pima County, on December 21, 2021, Pima County Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 2021-87 which requires everyone in the County to wear a face covering indoors when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. Resolution 2021-87 will remain in effect until February 28, 2023.

The health and safety of our guests and employees are our top priority. Through public health organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), Pima County Health Department and City of Tucson, we are staying abreast of the latest updates and developments as they occur. Any actions we take will be consistent with guidelines from these agencies and our local health department officials.

Updated 12/22/2021

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14 kwg Setting & Chains

Designed by CRM
Booth Location #311-313

“Giveaway Booth” - located at the west end of the exhibition hall

Grand Prize Drawing on Sunday, February 13th at 3:00pm

Ticket Info

General Admission
February 9–12, 2023
$12.00 plus a $1.00 TCC ticket tax.
Tickets are available at the door.


2-day $22.00 tickets
not valid with any other discounts.

$3.00 off coupons
on website

Military & Senior
On Friday, February 10, 2023, receive $3.00 off the regular priced ticket for Active and Retired Military (show ID) and Senior Citizens 62 and older (show ID).

Children
14 years and under are free with a paying adult.

Show Hours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Official 2023 TGMS Show Poster

On sale at the TGMS Poster Booth, located in the Galleria of the Tucson Convention Center.

Saturday Night Awards & Reception
February 11, 6pm

W. Meeting Room 102/103
Off the west end of the Exhibition Hall

PROGRAM

6:00 PM – Cash Bar

6:30 PM – Refreshments will be served

7:00 PM – Awards Ceremonty

  • M.C’s Greeting
  • Competitive Awards, Carnegie Award, Friends of Mineralogy Awards
  • TGMS President & Show Chairman's Remarks
  • Slide Winners (Jeff Scovil)


Tucson Competition:
Junior, Junior-Master, Novice, Advanced, Masters, Junior Awards from Dr. Rob Lavinsky of Arkenstone, Best of Theme, Bideaux, Romero, Lidstrom and Desautels Trophies, Friends of Mineralogy Awards, Carnegie Mineralogical Award.

2023 TGMS Show Committee

Ellen Alexander
Show Treasurer, Docent Program Chair

Mark Ascher
Micromount Symposium Chair, Micro Room Co-Chair

Mike Braswell & Sara Day
General Retail Co-Chairs
(Grand Ballroom & Ex-Hall)

Connie Clark
Publishers Chair
Educational Exhibitors Chair

Robert Crowell & Elaine Hughes
Exhibit Case Co-Chairs

Ken Don
Show Photographer

Victoria Fila
Junior Education Chair

Ron Gibbs
Micro Room Co-Chair

John & Nancy Howard
Exhibitor Move-In/Move-Out Co-Chairs

Dave & Barb Korzendorfer
Exhibit Hall & Galleria Information Booth Co-Chairs

Mark Marikos
2023 Show Co-Chair
Show Poster Committee

Patricia McClain
Security Chair, TCC Liaison, Publicity Chair, Show Poster Chair

Peter Megaw
2023 Show Co-Chair, Special & Guest Exhibits Chair

Bob O’Donnell
Publicity Co-Chair

Linda Oliver
Arizona Cine Equipment

Bear & Hollie Pitts
School Visits Co-Chairs

Les Presmyk
Competitive Exhibits Chair

Herb Ross & Kate Verbeke
Galleria Product Sales Co-Chairs

Hibben, Alrene
Recording Secretary

Penny Savoie
Giveaway Booth Chair

Ortrud Schuh
Mineral Retail Dealer Chair

Kent Stauffer
Case Linings Chair

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
2022–23 Officers & Directors

TGMS is a non-profit corporation promoting interest in and study of geology, mineralogy, lapidary and allied earth sciences.



Michael Hollonbeck
President

Mark Ascher
Vice President

Linda Ross
Recording Secretary

Ellen Alexander
Treasurer

Marilyn Reynolds
Membership Secretary

Victoria Fila
Society Director

Janette Simister
Society Director

Diane Braswell
Society Director

Les Presmyk
Past President



Affiliations

  • American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (AFMS)
  • Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies (RMFMS)
  • Metropolitan Tucson Chamber of Commerce (MTCC)
  • Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • VisitTucson

Show Hours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.