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Tucson part two

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.



Coral from the Marshall Islands

Natural merlina coral, poca coral

Fossils from Morocco

Star fish fossils, ammonite fossils

Attar vine basketry from the Lou Zeldis Collection

Attar vine basketry, fish fossil from Wyoming

Leaf Fossils from North Dakota

Not just leaf fossils, but GINKGO LEAF FOSSILS!

Agate druzy spheres and a geode

More coral from the Marshall Islands

Blue coral, red pipe organ coral

Ostrich Eggs

On the way to Tucson, we stopped at the ostrich farm