We're extemely proud to announce that we've completed our fifth year of covering the most important mineral discoveries in What's Hot In Tucson: 2011!!
Join us as Hosts David WIlber and Bob Jones takes us on a whirlwind tour of the best and brightest that the world's largest mineral show has to offer.
We spend three full weeks going from the Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly known as the InnSuites) to the Pueblo Inn Gem & Mineral Show to the Fine Minerals International Show to the Westward Look Mineral Show and wrap it all up at the TGMS Show at the Tucson Convention Center.
Along the way we see some of the great new Ilvites from China, some incredible Cuprites from Russia, the best Kunzites from Pala in almost 100 years, Rhodochrosites from China that will leave you speechless and a whole array of mind-blowing Tourmalines, Emeralds, Tanzanites, Topaz and much, much more.
Jeff Scovil also, once again, returns and we get to see his favorite ten photos he shot during the Tucson Show.
And our coverage of the Saturday Collector's Day up at the Westward Look continues as Dave sits down with well-known mineral collector Wayne Sorenson as we look over his fantastic collection of Pyromorphites and other incredible specimens.
We also meet an incredibly bright and motivated young collector who, single-handedly, discovered some faked minerals and brought it to the world's attention.
And as this was the year that the famous Rabbit Ears blue cap Tourmaline was generously brought to the TGMS show by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we felt it was only natural to have Dave do an interview with none other than Ed Swoboda - the founder of this legendary piece. This is the first, and only time, you'll ever see the first two owners of this specimen talking about the Rabbit Ears while standing in front of it!!!!
And don't forget to keep watching after the ending credits roll for the surprise ending that everyone has been asking for.
It's a fun, fascinating and historic 4-hour ride through the best of the mineral world. This 2 DVD program is available now!!!!