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It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

Fluorite, a relatively common mineral, is the theme of this year's Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Just about about every color of the rainbow can be found in the colorful mineral. This specimen is from Yaogangxian, China.

January 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

You can't throw a rock in Tucson during the month of February without hitting someone willing to buy it. • Thousands of dealers sporting tens of thousands of specimens - everything from fossils to fluorite - will descend on the Old Pueblo in the coming weeks as the Tucson Gem, Mineral & …

January 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

Freshwater pearls are among the thousands of the jewelry items available in the multi-venue Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase that stretches from downtown into the metro area.

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It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

Freshwater pearls are among the thousands of the jewelry items available in the multi-venue Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase that stretches from downtown into the metro area.

January 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

It's gem show time! Tucson sparkles with thousands of dealers

Artist Eusheen Goines works under his own gaze as he passes his glass work through his torch while his image is projected onto a big screen during the 10th annual Flame Off competition at the Rialto Theatre.

January 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona scientists ID Vesta as source of vital asteroids

The Dawn spacecraft's recent visit to the giant "proto-planet" Vesta verified that it is the source of many hydrogen-rich asteroids that fell to Earth.

September 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Meteor samples donated to UA lab

A trio of rock hunters have donated two fingernail-sized samples of the meteor that blazed across Nevada and California last month to the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab.

May 15, 2012 11:06 amLoading…

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