I just returned from the trip to Arizona where I was working for copper mine in Miami. On one of the weekends I had a chance to visit Desert Gardens Gem, Mineral & Jewelry show in Quartzsite.

Here are some pictures from this visit
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Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





These quartz druses on chrysocolla and malachite were beautiful and very expensive

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





There are people that not wasting their time in the desert just trying to sell some goodies. They keep cutting, grinding, polishing, knapping under the friendly winter Arizona sun

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





This is a killer titanothere scull from White River Badlands

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





Knappers are the coolest people at the show

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





Obsidian weapons

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





“Just” jusper

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





A bit of mookaite

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





Hardly stopped myself from buying a big chunk of lemon chrysoprase (Australia). I love this delicate colour

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011





Good show, enjoyed this a lot. I will post some pictures of the stuff I got there. And obviously there will be
a chance to see everything at the next Calgary Gem & Mineral show in October 2011

Quartzsite Mineral Show 2011