The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is showcasing Arizona minerals in celebration of the state's centennial. There are 50 cases of Arizona minerals on display in the convention center, with cases dedicated to the best minerals from famous mines as well as cases of the best examples of minerals from a variety of mines and locales in Arizona. It's overwhelming. Many specimens are from museums all over the country; many specimens are from private collections. Many specimens have not been exhibited publicly for over a century and may not be seen again for a long time.
The collecting community is in heaven these four days.