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Oxford Mineral Show - Live Report

Last Updated: 13th Mar 2017

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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

A far cry from the scale of Tucson is the Oxford Mineral Show. The show is under new management now after the passing of Paul Lowe last year who founded it.

Thompson minerals

Greenlaws fluorite

Davina from Rocks Galore

New blue fluorite from Connemara, Ireland - Rocks Galore

Unity Minerals

English baryte - Unity Minerals

Cornish chalcopyrite - Unity Minerals

The new organisers: Colleen Thompson, Ross Whittaker and Sara Giller.

There are four shows at this venue a year.

Apple green fluorite from West Pastures Mine - Paul Nicholson specimen

Richard Tayler

Refreshing to see Richard still sells minerals in jam jars (Almandine from Nigeria)

Taranis Minerals

Interesting halite - upper from Bolivia and lower new find from Poland - Taranis Minerals

Ralph Sutcliffe

Aragonite from Cumbria - Ralph Sutcliffe

Ilfeld manganite from Ralph Sutcliffe

Cut UK fluorites, also from Ralph Sutcliffe.


Cornish jack straw cerussite - Unity Minerals

Cornish turquoise in jewellery - World Fossils Gems & Crystals

Bismutite fron Cornwall - Richard Bell

Boxed minerals - Steetley Minerals

Nice Gilgit Pakistan episode - Broadstone Minerals

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Thanks for the report! In the photo of "new organisers", Sara is on the right and Colleen on the left.

Becky Coulson
12th Mar 2017 11:39am
Yes, thanks. Nice to see Colleen...hi!

John Montgomery
12th Mar 2017 12:58pm
Jolyon,thanks for sharing. Nice to see UK minerals and it looked like the prices were in pounds.

Tony Albini
12th Mar 2017 4:42pm
Very nice "episode"

Antonio Nazario
12th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Davina had 5 fluorites from the new find in Ireland and they are pictured here. I had 30, with a bigger sign advertising them, and they are not shown here. Jolyon spent long enough at my table chatting to someone about cameras, with a big sign advertising the fluorites, and a big spread of specimens of same less than a metre away to his left. Should have gone to Specsavers Jolyon?

Stephen Moreton
14th Mar 2017 8:43pm
OK Antonio,

It is Epidote! (not an episode).

Jolyon not a bad show at all this Oxford Show. t

Thank you for putting it up!

John Attard
10th Apr 2017 5:40am

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