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Fluorescent Mineral Show Guide
Tucson 2020

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Fluorescent Mineral Dealers

1 Sullivan & Rose - Diane Rose and Mike Sullivan
Miners Coop space A2
Wide assortment of Fluorescent minerals including thunder eggs,

slabs from primarily USA but have worldwide specimens too. 
January 29 to February 16. We are open to private showing after

hours by appointment. 
Cell phone- 760-468/8028
rdrcollector@yahoo.com

2 Pyramid Peak Gems - Jim Bushnell

Miners Coop Space A1

Good selection of Fluorescent spheres including some new amazing
aterial from Arizona. Also UV flashlights.

Jan 29-Feb 16. Open to private showing after hours by appointment.

bushy@pyramidpeak.com

3 Fluoromins Australia - Graham Fraser
Australian and worldwide fluorescent minerals, lights
Room 136 at Hotel Tucson City Centre (Inn Suites)
Jan 25 to Feb 15, showings any time - Several new finds
graham@fluoromins.com.au

www.fluoromins.com.au

4 Polman Minerals - George Polman
635 West Lester Street, Tucson, Arizona  85705
Fluorescent Minerals (wholesale and retail) & UV Lamps
January 29-31, 2020, February 1-2, 2020 and February 8-9, 2020
Largest Stock and Selection in Tucson
gpolman@polmanminerals.com
www.polmanminerals.com

5 MineralMan Fluorescents – Darwin Warriner
Specializes in worldwide fluorescent specimens.
TGMS Main show February 13th-16th.
Booths 1701-1703 Thursday - Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm

mineralmanusa@gmail.com

www.mineralman.net

6 Way Too Cool - William and Diane Gardner
22nd Street show booth A21
Duration whole show
UV lamp fixtures, patented UV LED flashlights, fluorescent rocks
Wggardner@aol.com

www.fluorescents.com
602-616-1742

7 Engenious Designs – Rhett Petersen
On the move - look for us wherever fluorescent minerals are found
Sunday morning at the Keno Facebook meeting (1st w/e of show)
Will have DRK Lights, Convoy C8 FyrFlys, and SW display lamps on hand
In town: 1/31 to 2/4, private showings after-hours available upon request
Discounts available on all of our lamps while we're at the show
rpeterson.engenious@gmail.com
www.engeniousdesigns.com
913-259-4253

General Areas Popular for Fluorescent Minerals

A Top Gem – Several dealers in this area.  Top Gem normally wholesale only, but they’re just kidding during the show.   Don’t miss the individual sellers right next door – lots of inventory.  Also in this area are several outdoor locations with tents, filled with specimens from Morocco – cerrusite, fluorite, calcite.  They are scattered about in various parking lots but well worth finding them all and visiting.

B FMS National Meeting – Fluorescent Mineral Society, Feb. 14, 2020, Church of the Painted Hills, 3295 W. Speedway, Tucson, starts at 6:00 PM
Minerals swap/sale, door prizes, auctions, special speakers, and food. Public invited

C  I-10 “Strip” Hotels -  Long strip of hotels filled with room full of dealers, many who have no clue what fluorescent minerals they have. Bring your light!  Focus on the China and Afghan/Pakistani dealers, but everyone will have something to explore.

6,D 22nd Street Show -  Huge tents filled with random dealers – bring your lights and explore.  China and Pakistan usually well represented.

E  Electric Park / Kino -  Outdoor vendors, tents, filled with rocks, minerals, beads, native crafts – amazing specimens can be found here if you persevere.  One large seller usually has a nice selection of Langban and Afghanistan.

1,2  Miners Co-Op  -  Large group of outdoor vendors with lots of down-to-earth sellers who are usually also the collectors/miners.  Many (most?) are from local mines, ranging from rare thumbnails to huge rocks.  Very reasonable prices.

3  Hotel Tucson City Center (Inn Suites) -  Great place to shop for higher end specimens, 100's of hotel rooms with dealers from all over the world.  China, Pakistan, Australia a focus.