Mineral Shows

Tucson, Arizona 2020

After a 13-year retirement from doing mineral shows, I decided to once again sell at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. The show was a huge success for me, and I am confidant that all who stopped by my booth were impressed with the variety, quality and quantity of the specimens I offered for sale. It certainly was nice seeing customers in person again and discussing this great hobby!

A special “Thank You” to all who went out of their way to find me at my new location, the warehouse of Midwest Minerals. The new location worked out very well for me, and I plan on being there again next year for the 2021 Tucson show. The theme for next years show will be Fluorescent Minerals, so it should be a good one!

Another special “Thank You” to my good friends David Giebelstein and Nate Johnson for helping me set up and take down the booth. I could not have done this show without their help and support. Thank you also to Stan Esbenshade at Midwest Minerals for allowing me to sell in his warehouse and to my wife Deborah for helping me on her days off from work.

My good friends David (left) and Nate (right) helping me set up the booth. We started set up 2 weeks before the start of the show.
Here I am all ready to go just minutes before the grand opening for Midwest Minerals on January 29, 2020.
Some of the longwave mineral specimens
I had for sale during the show.
Some of the midrange mineral specimens
I had for sale during the show.
Some of the shortwave mineral specimens
I had for sale during the show.
Some of the shortwave mineral specimens
I had for sale during the show.
Some of the shortwave mineral specimens
I had for sale during the show.

Previous Mineral Shows

Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona 1992

Me and my good friend AJ Lombard who sold with me when we did this show in the early 1990s.

Franklin, New Jersey 1999/2002

My first year inside on the stage at the Franklin, New Jersey Mineral show in 1999. I still can’t believe I brought all those rocks with me on the plane!
Lights out at the 2002 Franklin Show.

Tucson, Arizona 2000-2006

A portion of my room at the Inn Suites Hotel, during my first showing at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in 2000.
My room at the Inn Suites Hotel in 2003.
Some of my shortwave minerals at the 2004 Tucson show. Photograph by Tom Nelson.
Some more of my shortwave minerals at the 2004 Tucson show. Photograph by Tom Nelson.
Some of my midrange minerals at the 2004 Tucson show. Photograph by Tom Nelson.
Some of my longwave minerals at the 2004 Tucson show. Photograph by Tom Nelson.