Tucson Show report. 03.02.2016

Photo by Michael Leybov

Lecture series

On February, 2, 2016 a Lecture series started with the frames of Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show activity (Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing st.). The series opened by a talk of Peter Lyckberg, a well-known collector, traveler and writer. He shared with visitors his experience of travelling to Pakistan and Afghanistan mountains to see by his own eyes those pegmatite veins and mines that produce so many fine specimens of tourmaline, aquamarine, topaz, kunzite and many others minerals. Steep slopes of high peaks, deep valleys and tremendous pegmatite veins with numerous mines, resembling rabbit holes on slopes of huge mountain bodies and top quality specimens find there – that is what we saw on excellent photos, presented by Peter. In combination with interesting stories, told by Peter, this lecture occurred to be informative and pleasant.

A talk by Dr Christiano Ferraris, Curator Museum National D’Historee Naturelle Paris, France devoted to new mineral exhibit in the Museum. He showed new mineral exposition pattern of the Museum, which helps visitors to enter a fascinating world of minerals, and to perceive the mystery of mineral growth and development.

Aisha Jan, “Rocksaholics” and Maurice Destouet, general manager and vice president of the Pueblo Gem Mineral Show.


Herbert and Monika Obodda among the visitors.


Aisha Jan announces the Lecture Series opened.


Peter Lyckberg makes a talk.


Peter Lyckberg answers question.


Mineral lottery – a part of program.


Peter Lyckberg answers question.


Cristiano Ferraris during his talk.


Michael Leybov, Ludmila Cheshko, Anna Scherbina