GO 340 Gemstones & Gemology
ES 567 Gemstones of the World
Emporia State University
Dr. Susan Ward Aber, Geologist & Gemologist
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas USA

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Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Shows 2008-present!

From Kansas to Arizona!
Tucson and Surroundings
The Shows
The Fossils
The Minerals
The Gems

The Minerals

Minerals were too numerous to photograph! However, some of the largest specimens are shown below...


Quartz on display!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

...bridging the world between
fossil and mineral. Image by
S.W. Aber; photo date 2/08.

Magical powers of
dragons and crystals...
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Amethyst Geode Giants
were from Brazil and
Uruguay. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Amethyst Geode Giant
were from Brazil and
Uruguay. Polished points
of projecting crystals.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Amethyst Geode Giant
were from Brazil and
Uruguay. Doubly terminated
crystals grew sometime after
the amethyst. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Citrine Geode Giant.
Doubly terminated crystals
grew sometime after the
quartz. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Matched set!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Smoky quartz. Susie
for scale! Image by S. Kelley;
photo date 2/08.

Geode Giants!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

More giant geodes!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

And even more geode
giants! Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

A sold enormous quartz
crystal coming out of the
rock. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Two meter high quartz
crystals with dramatic
lighting! Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Milky quartz fashioned
into a crystal ball!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Smoky quartz crystals!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Shiva Lingam.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Natural and shaped
spheres of quartz!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Geode giant ready to
ship to you! Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.



Moving a geode giant...
not easily rearranged! Who can
drive a forklift into the living
room when rearranging your geode
furnishings?!? Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.


Calcite geodes.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Calcite geodes.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Polished labradorite with
pronounced labradorescence!
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Orbicular Ocean Jasper.
While it started as a rhyolite,
an igneous rock rich in silica,
natural conditions have converted
this rock into a microcrystalline
quartz agate. When green, it can
be known as Rainforest Jasper
from Australia or Poppy Jasper
from California. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Magnesite beads are natural
here but often dyed to imitate
turquoise. It has also been
referred to as White Buffalo
Turquoise
. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

This iron tiger eye is
composed of quartz infilling
crocidolite or blue asbestos,
and banded with red jasper and
hematite. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Iron tiger eye sphere in
the foreground and musician
playing among the rocks and
mineral art objects in the
background. Image by
S.W. Aber; photo date 2/08.

Polished petrified wood
trunk slab. Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

World's largest known
emerald crystals taken from
Murota mine, Carnaiba in
Bahia, Brazil. Image by
S.W. Aber; photo date 2/08.

More emerald crystals...
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Spectacular pyrite
from Spain. Image
by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Pyrite cubes in matrix.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Pyrite cubes on
display! Image by
S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Pyrite, Mina Victoria,
Navajun La Rioja, Spain.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Pyrites on display.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Pyrite nugget - one large
and heavy specimen also
known as Fool's Gold!

Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Just when you think
you have seen it all...
Sodalite chair! Image by
S.W. Aber; photo date 2/08.

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This page originates from the Earth Science department for the use and benefit of students enrolled at Emporia State University. For more information contact the course instructor, S. W. Aber, e-mail: esu.abersusie@gmail.com Thanks for visiting! Webpage created: February 2008; last update: November 19, 2012.

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