Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tucson - fossils and rough - day 6

I finally remembered to take some pictures today - but only at one venue :)  We were at the Howard Johnson hotel show this morning and went wandering around to see the fossils and gemstone rough.  I always like to see what the beautiful stones and gems that I use look like before the get cut and polished.  Here are a few of the gemstones in the rough.

Citrine

Peridot

Purple opal

Rhodonite

Tiger Eye

Turritela agate
And here are some cool fossils. I don't remember what the names of the critters are and I'm too lazy to look them up :)



And here's Manny from El Paso Rock Shop who answered our questions about the various stones and cracked open a few geodes so we could see the crystals inside.




And here I am in front of a mongo crystal

3 comments:

Lori Taggart said...

Cool rocks! I want the fossils!

Mollie Ann said...

Wow! And here I was thinking Tucson was all about beads! Beautiful fossils, etc. No wonder you're smiling!!!

cserpentDesigns said...

Yes there are some great fossils to be seen and purchased in Tucson along with all those huge crystals!

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