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Published by BlueCap Productions
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DVD: What's Hot in Tucson 2012by Bryan Swoboda
The Greatest Mineral Show on Earth! You are there!
February, 2012: The city of Tucson, Arizona once again comes alive with the biggest, longest, and most prestigious mineral event in the world. Tens of thousands of mineral dealers and collectors from around the world converge on this city in the desert, buying up every single hotel room and taking every rental car available. For over three weeks they will visit as many as they can of over 40 separate and independent mineral, gem and fossil shows held at various locations around the city, culminating in the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center. The goal: to get a look at over 5 million mineral specimens being offered for sale, priced from a few dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and to see displays of rare museum specimens and private collections from around the world.
This year being the Centennial Anniversary of Arizona Statehood, the exhibits at the Tucson Convention Center filled over 50 showcases devoted to Arizona Mineral Treasures, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of the many famous mineral localities in Arizona. The finest specimens ever found in Arizona's mines were borrowed from the top museum and private collections in the U.S. and Europe for this dazzling exhibition.
For an exclusive, true-insider's look at this phenomenon, mineral collecting pioneer David Wilber and popular author Bob Jones take you to see the hottest and newest minerals, on and off exhibit, and talk with some of the leading dealers as they share their stories and show off spectacular specimens usually reserved only for the eyes of their best customers. Even if you attended the show, you'll see many things here that you missed.
[2-disk set, running time: 4 hours]
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