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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show    

Gem Trees

 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show  

        Polished Eggs.                                                                 Amethyst from Brazil              

The above shopper is Helen from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Club. She helped start the show in 1956, and was a helper and information specialist for over 30 years. The first show meet in an elementary school, and took up three of their rooms. Presently the show is at almost every hotel/motel in Tucson, has thousands of visitors, and generates millions of dollars of business.

   Old Mining Lanps

       Malachite Box.                                                                Old time miners lamps.

 

Clayton Gibson, co-founder of the show, A generous man who took me and the Gem and Mineral Club on many wonderful collecting field trips around Arizona.

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