Dave Wilber spends some time talking with Marcus Budil at both the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show and the Westward Look Show during the 2015 Tucson event.
The highlight of this interview is the incredible emerald specimen that we first saw at the 2014 Tucson Show. This year Marcus was kind enough to loan me the piece for a few hours as I ran back to my hotel room to film it. Usually we try not to show repeat specimens but this is a clear exception. Absolutely amazing!
Dr. Rob Lavinsky of The Arkenstone shares some of his great minerals with Dave Wilber at the 2015 Westward Look Show in Tucson. Wait until you see the Thunderbolt from Australia as well as all the other great surprises that you come to expect when Lavinsky shares his pieces.or a few hours as I ran back to my hotel room to film it. Usually we try not to show repeat specimens but this is a clear exception. Absolutely amazing!
In 2015, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University (aka MGMH or simply, The Harvard Museum) was invited to be the Collector of the Day at the 2015 Westward Look Show in Tucson, Arizona. In the lobby of the resort they put two cases of their fantastic minerals on exhibit.
Join us as Bob Jones, Show Host for What’s Hot In Tucson, sits down with Museum Curator Raquel Alonzo-Perez as they discuss the history of the museum, the collection and some of the individual pieces.
Every year at the Westward Look Mineral Show a special collector is invited to display their collection in the lobby on Saturday – it’s called Saturday Collector Day. For the 2009 event, Jim & Gail Spann were invited to display their jaw-dropping collection that had people packed, three rows deep, for the entire afternoon. Jim and Gail took a few minutes out of their day to sit down with Dave Wilber and talk about this collection. Here is a five minute clip of this interview. The entire 16 minute segment can be found on our full DVD program.
A sneak peek at The Golden Age of Minerals – a DVD of the Sunday Evening Event at the Westward Look Mineral Show. Steve Smale, David Wilber, Pete Bancroft, Charlie Key, Bill Larson and Edward Swoboda all talk about the past of mineral collecting.
About Fine Mineral Show
We strongly believe that mineral shows provide not just a setting for procurement of the specimens to make your collection grow, but a venue to learn, meet potential mentors (or be one) and see, touch and feel nature's art in real time.
Our mission is to support the hobby in any positive way we can and to create more collectors of fine mineral specimens.