12July2019July 12, 2019The St. Marie Mineral Show Check out these images form the show display! Here is a choice large plate of yellow adamite on rusty colored Gossan matrix from Ojuela. Another exhibition display beauty is this large gemmy Anglesite. Beautiful. How can we best describe this in French? Bon! This is just a splendid mineral to behold. Green rosasite and orange Wulfies marching up a hill of snow white aragonite from 79 mine. This is in our top 5 rocks at the show. We could be happy to see this in our case every day! We love the stepped face geometry of this piece! Galena from Bulgaria, loaned to the display by Giles Emringer. These thick rich and large wulfenites dug by Ed Over at the Red Cloud Mine in 1938 are still considered by most to be the pinnacle of wulfenite in the mineral world. We agree! A sure fire top 5 pick! Look at this crazy vanadanite thing. Top 5. Do you see a snake, seaweed, campfire? Lead Minerals was the theme this year with several cases chocked full of goodies. The banana yellow wulfenite on black matrix are some of our favorites. Where is Carolyn Manchester!!! (oh she of the double-sphere collection) This cute little Azurite pair would fit her sub-collection quite nicely. Gem window pane wulfenite from the San Francisco Mine never goes out of style. Small but perfect. Welcome to the top 5. Look at the deep grape jelly color saturation on this fluorite from Italy! Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia!!!! This would be our number one pick from the show, and we found it in Saphira’s booth. Deep green emerald on Matrix. A great rock. The Piscene or swimming pool area vendors have some very good stuff! This is a splendid little thing, two emerald toddlers racing for a teeter totter at the park. This rhodonite spray from Peru has good color and great form. A dandy! Here is a GREAT combo of LeGrandite with white smithsonite is association that we are happy to say was rescued and brought BACK to the right continent. Well done Brian! Top 5 all day! The color saturation, large crystals, good luster, and nice pop against the contrasting matrix makes this cobaltian calcite very choice. Rounding out the top 5 – the deep color, large crystals, freedom from damage, and balanced coverage on this French blue Fluorite makes it very advanced collection worthy. Vive Le France! Wally always has excellent things from all over the world, we dig this El Filo Fluorite on white matrix. These were a new novelty for the show, Dioptase casts after a resorbed spherical mineral from Congo. Shiny and juicy! Another super fun thing in Wolfgangs booth, juicy Cuprites from the DRC. New find of bright green Dioptase with mustard yellow mimetite on brown matrix. These are bursting with color!