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Tucson 2014 - The TGMS show

Last Updated: 26th Feb 2014

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

Tucson 2014 - The TGMS show

It's been just over a week since the TGMS show finished and we're finally back in the UK - so a very quick rundown of what we saw at the show with a few photos:

Crowds at the opening of the show on Thursday - busier than recent years.

Umbrellas hanging from the ceiling? Arizona's dry winter meant they weren't needed elsewhere.

The theme of the show was Diamonds, Gems, Silver and Gold. The Smithsonian display of Diamonds was the most significant display dedicated to the theme.

Black Carbonado diamond in the Smithsonian display

Bill Larson and sons put on a spectacular display of Native Silver

One of several outstanding Kongsberg Silvers in that display.

Alan Hart and Mike Rumsey from NHM UK were here to display a very old ring

The ring was owned by Hans Sloane, the founder of the British Museum.

Collector's Edge had the biggest and most impressive booth at the show.

Bryan Lees of Collector's Edge next to his display showing 30 years of mineral mining projects at Collector's Edge

More from their booth

And more

And more!

Rhodochrosite - Collector's Edge

Kunzite - Collector's Edge

Gail and Jim Spann's Desautels-winning display.

Sperrylite - Gail and Jim Spann collection

Pyrrhotite - Gail and Jim Spann collection

Gail and Jim Spann's tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors

Red White and Blue patriotic mineral display

Treasures of Gold and Gemstones from the River Rhine

North America's largest faceted dolomite. Not quite diamond, but still very interesting. From Ray Hill

Kimberlite from Russia - Fersman Museum display

Bryan Swoboda shooting for 'What's Hot in Tucson 2014'

Keith Proctor's mineral display always adds some colour and sparkle to Tucson.

Mineralogical Society of America, one of the many fine organizations promoting at the show. With a new helper.

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