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2011 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Editor David J. Eicher attends the premier event for meteorite and mineral collectors and captures video interviews with some of the hottest names in the field.
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The Aerolite Meteorites and Impactika Meteorites rooms at the Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly the InnSuites), 2011 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
David J. Eicher
The annual Tucson Gem and Mineral show is a huge event that draws more than 100,000 to the city each year to look at hundreds of thousands of minerals, gems, meteorites, beads, pieces of jewelry, and other items that rock and gem folks just love — and all of it’s for sale. The show is the big event for the meteorite world and brings together hundreds of dealers and collectors. This year, Editor David J. Eicher spent 5 days checking out the "satellite shows" and the main show, talking to collectors and taking video.

Be sure to check out his blog entries and photos as well as his video interviews below with Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin (of the Science Channel's Meteorite Men) as well as Anne Black of Impactika.

Interview with the Science Channel's Meteorite Men, part 1: Introducing the Meteorite Men, Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold

Interview with the Science Channel's Meteorite Men, part 2: The different paths of specialization in meteorite collecting

Interview with the Science Channel's Meteorite Men, part 3: The field of meteoritics, amateur involvement, and searching for new locations for Meteorite Men

Interview with the Science Channel's Meteorite Men, part 4: Highlights of Meteorite Men's first and second seasons

Interview with the Science Channel's Meteorite Men, part 5: Meteorite Men artifacts at the 2011 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show



Interview with Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites, part 1: The 329-pound Nantan iron meteorite

Interview with Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites, part 2: Moon rocks, meteorite mysteries, historic pieces, irons, and stones

Interview with Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites, part 3: A new find, witnessed falls, and more historic pieces



Anne Black of Impactika Meteorites, part 1: Impactika’s collection at the 2011 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Anne Black of Impactika Meteorites, part 2: Thin sections, Libyan glass, and rare finds

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