Tourmaline v. Indicolite
Tourmaline v. Elbaite & Smoky Quartz
Beryl v. Heliodor
Barite, Quartz (Sugar Cube Barite)
Robert and I just returned from Tucson, where Stonetrust participated in the Fine Mineral Show at the Westward Look Resort and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center.
As always, it was great being out of the Northeast for three weeks in Jan./Feb. Even though Mother Nature was kind to most of us who live in Connecticut, over this winter it was great to shrug off the coats and slip into a pair of sandals. (I won’t focus on the fact that for the first three days we were in Tucson it was warmer in Connecticut than in Tucson.)
I’ll write a little about our 2016 experience a little later. For now, I want to share a brief educational essay about mineral photography.