January/February 2017: In This Issue
by Robert B. Cook
DO YOU FEEL IT? The Midwest is moving west, at least for a few weeks this February. The fabulous mineral treasures of the sixteen Midwestern states are the theme of the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (informally known as the Main Show), continuing a long and impressive string of geographic, species, and related theme topics.
by Mark Ivan Jacobson
Midwest minerals are the theme for the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.® The show has defined the Midwest in a broader sense than is typical and includes sixteen states that occupy the central region of the United States.