So now I'm back to the real world and the intensity of the Tucson Gem Show. Actually I should say shows as there are over 30 gem, mineral and fossil shows happening over a two week period. Dealers from everywhere and buyers mostly from the US come here and haggle, cry, yell and weep over a few beautiful things and so many god awful things you wouldn't believe it. So here are a few things I managed to photograph before I got lost in the maelstrom of simply looking at treasures of the earth. I've tried to photograph things I thought were interesting and avoided those(most) that were boring.