Rock & Gem

Personal Specimens on Display


My husband and I are honored that several specimens from our collection are part of the CMNH permanent collection, including a huge Brazilian agate slab (part of the Mineral Slices illuminate­d entry display) and two rainbow suites with faceted sapphires from Montana, one of which is now mounted in a necklace. Also from our collection, is a suite of four sunstones from Oregon (three faceted), a cabochon of chrysocoll­a, malachite and atacamite from the Tiger Mine in Arizona, a pendant with bright natural turquoise from the Hachita Mine in New Mexico, and a necklace featuring the rare flint occurrence from the Greek island of Kefalonia. They also appreciate­d eleven consecutiv­e slabs, which we slabbed from a whole agate nodule from the Rio Grande do Sul, as a great educationa­l exhibit. Every year the CMNH participat­es with a special case at the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® sponsored by the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society. Make sure you spot their case next year when the 2022 TGMS® show returns!

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