I’ve posted a new update featuring the first of many specimens to come, from the collection of my friend Tracy A. Kimmel. Tracy built an excellent, substantial collection of fine minerals, and I acquired it this year. I have also written a post about Tracy (see Profiles and Tributes), and I really hope you’ll enjoy reading about her – she was a remarkable person.
I’ve posted some excellent new specimens in this Tinejdad Red Quartz Update. The quartz crystals from the Tinejdad area in Er Rachidia Province, Morocco, contain red colouring, red zones, or distinct red phantoms, due to included iron.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral show was great this year! This report includes photos of mineral specimens from many new finds.