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Santa Ana - West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Last Updated: 15th May 2016

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.

It's my last day in Los Angeles today so time for a quick visit to the Santa Ana show

In the wholesale room, here is Jewel Tunnel

Kyanite coated with something!

... And coated coral!

Alvaro Lucio minerals - large vivianite spray from Brazil

Almeidaite from Brazil


Some richly coloured Brazilian tourmaline

Tourmaline - Chia claim, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Illinois - IC Minerals

Rhodochrosite from Madem Lakko Mine, Greece

Beryl in Cast, Baha, Braidu valley, Pakistan

Amethyst, Las Vigas, Mexico - Dennis Beals Minerals

Amethyst - Tehuilotepec, Mexico

At Exotic Minerals of Russia

Rarer minerals

Rhenium sulfide (Rheniite)

Fluorites from Capistrano Mining Co.

Large emerald in matrix piece from Colombia

Morganite from White Queen mine, Pala, California

Large Finland uvarovite - Jim Parrish specimen

Nice Kazakhstan calcite

Pala tourmaline - miners kingdom

Mineral Girls prints by Jeanette Selby

Old European minerals - Minerallity (Roland Sherman)

Aurichalcite from Hungary

Azurite from Romania

Topaz from Russia

Amethyst from South Korea

pic live=1 id=747345 width=500>Quartz on Rosasite, Tsumeb
Lots of inexpensive minerals at Dragon minerals

Of course, chocolate gold coins means its's Kristalle

Rhodochrosite, etc

Kelly smithsonite

Agates! trinity minerals

Legrandite from Mexico


Diaboleite from Tiger. Arizona

Torbernite (maybe metatorbernite) from Cornwall

Azerbaijan rutile - Don Olson specimen

Lake Superior agate

Ukrainian topaz - Cal Graeber

Alexandrite from Zimbabwe

Kunzite from Anita mine, Pala, California

Tent dealers outside

Idaho vivianite - Owen Barret gems

Benitoite - Capistrano Mining Co

Calcite on fluorite

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Don't you mean WEST,, not "Weat Coast"

Wayne Corwin
13th May 2016 5:59pm
Don't you mean Jolyon, not JolYon? ;))

Alfredo Petrov
13th May 2016 6:51pm
J, have the aurichalcites from Rezbanya recently been analysed?
The Rezbanya specimens look, in my humble opinion, more like hemimorphite with rosasite.

Harjo Neutkens
13th May 2016 11:54pm
Jolyon, it was good to chat with your albeit it briefly at the Santa Ana show. (My spell checker wants to change albeit to albite....)

Steve Hardinger
14th May 2016 2:21pm
Nice article Jolyon!! My only comment is that in your very last picture of the Illinois fluorite and "calcite", I would not be so sure it is truly calcite. Illinois strontianite can look very much like the example in the picture. Whoever that dealer was should have shown the specimen around for other opinions.......or maybe he already has??? BOB HARMAN

Bob Harman
14th May 2016 4:03pm
Here's another one:
"Greece from Madem Lakko Mine, Greece"

Hershel Friedman
15th May 2016 4:23am

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