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Tucson 2013 - Crystalline Treasures of China exhibition launch

Last Updated: 15th May 2013

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

Crysatlline Treasures - The Mineral Heritage of China - Launch Party

Every year a new temporary exhibition of minerals unveiled at the University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium (which also houses a superb mineral museum). This year, the theme is the mineral treasures of China. We were fortunate to be invited to the launch party of the exhibition.

The exhibition is open Monday through Friday 10am-3pm, and additionally 6pm-9pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 1pm-4pm. More details from their website.

Guests arrive for the launch party

Patrick Yi talks about the forthcoming Changsha show.

Berthold Ottens introduces his presentation.

Bruce Oreck, US Ambassador to Finland and keen mineral collector.

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrives

Display of fine Chinese minerals.

One of the display cabinets

And from another angle.

Crystalline Treasures - The Mineral Heritage of China launch party

More minerals

Chinese pyromorphite

Large pyrite specimen

Gabby Giffords admiring the mineral display.

Great borcarite specimen.

Rob Lavinsky and Danny Trinchillo. Or is it the other way round?

Incredible ilvaite.

Chinese helvite

There were too many people to fit in the planetarium, so viewing screens and chairs were set up outside.

Display of thumbnail minerals.

The malachite feet

Fluorite and Rhodochrosite

Justin and Brandy Zzyzx of

Brett and Alyce Kosnar and some random interloper.

Rob Lavinsky and Cheryl Tomoeda with Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords kindly poses for a photo with me.

I do encourage you all to go visit the exhibition if you can!

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lovin the azurite & malachite "feet" amazing

Matt Neuzil
10th Feb 2013 11:25pm

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