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Morgan Mine

I promised to post some info about the mine from which beautiful lode gold door prizes of Calgary Gem & Mineral Show are coming. Morgan Mine was a small surface and underground Au-Ag-Pb-Cu mine located in Quijotoa Mountains (Pima County, Arizona)
If you zoom-in closely, you’ll see some Morgan Mine diggings in the desert:

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By |August 20th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free rockhound DVDs for Calgary Gem & Mineral Show kids

First fifty kids (one per family) will get a free copy of New Crystal Hunters: Pala at the doors of Calgary Gem & Mineral Show 2010.

This is a first film in the series lunched by BlueCap Productions, the main purpose of which is to bring kids and crystal treasure hunting together.

In this episode Brooks, […]

By |August 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Morgan Mine gold specimens as the Show door prizes

Here we are with some pictures of lode gold from Morgan Mine (Arizona). Five of these outstanding native gold specimens will act as the Show door prizes. The pictures of particular specimens will be announced in October. I will describe the Morgan Mine in more details in one of the future posts.

By |July 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Australian gold nuggets for the Show door prizes

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show will have the door prize draws every two hours during its time in November.
It will be the native gold only, sorry for this poor assortment. It is going to be 10 draws in total starting Friday evening. Here is the picture of Australian gold nuggets, from which five beauties will […]

By |June 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show guest speaker

I am happy to announce that Brad Wilson will be a part of the Show. He will showcase his collection and present two lectures.

The topic of first lecture (on Saturday) is “Canadian Gemstones”. Mr. Wilson will talk about coloured gemstones from Canada. Gems like sapphire, emerald, aquamarine, a variety of garnets, iolite, spinel, […]

By |June 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show poster released

Click on picture to print it out

By |June 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sugar Creek Woolly Mammoth

These woolly mammoth tusks were discovered by Lincoln College (Illinois) freshman in September 2005.
Student stumbled upon finding, while studying river mussels in Sugar Creek (Logan County).
Radiocarbon dating analysis revealed surprisingly late date – this animal died about
11,600 years ago. It is very close to commonly accepted timing of North American mammoth
extinction some 11,000 years back. One of the 11 ft tusks undergone restoration and now
is on display in Lincoln College library. These amazing photos depict the discovery.

photo credit: SugarCreekPhoto

photo credit: SugarCreekPhoto

photo credit: SugarCreekPhoto

photo credit: SugarCreekPhoto

photo credit: SugarCreekPhoto


By |April 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Gold from Flickr

photo credit: Tator1982

photo credit: danorth1

By |April 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The rocks are waiting

Performance by Utah Museum of Natural History kids.
This band has a huge future.

By |April 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Lady Obama Wears Woolly Mammoth Jewelry

Michelle Obama has been wearing Monique Pean sustainable fine jewelry for Earth Month.

Read more here

See jewelry here

More Monique Pean Jewelry

And more Monique Pean Jewelry

By |April 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment