OK so this is how I envision Tucson part two: this show has much more to offer than just fabulous jewelry. We had a blast venturing into the world of minerals and fossils this year. We learned a lot and bought anything and everything that we thought was cool. 1906 will offer what we found.
But this will happen only once a year. First off, we spent a lot of time selecting specimens. Secondly, everything either weighs a ton or is very fragile, not the kind of thing that is easily bought or shipped long distance. Clearly we are not experts in this arena but we collected information about the things we bought and will provide you with what we know.
We have a new and most excellent source for coral. Captain Doug, a Desert Storm Vet, has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to coral and shell specimens (he actually has a shell registered and named after him). His coral comes from the Marshall Islands, where he is one of five people given first pick when the islanders are allowed to harvest each year. In exchange for being able to harvest some coral, the islanders are involved in a conservation plan by which they re-plant coral.
For the last few years, I have purchased specimens for my own collection and now for 1906, from Paleontologists, Dr. Thomas Perner and his son, Stefan.
Drop by 1906 and check out the coral, fossils, geodes, druzy, and the last of the basketry from the Lou Zeldis Collection.