|CALIFORNIA GOLD NUGGETS|
|MORE CALIFORNIA GOLD|
|51.2 POUNDS OF AUSTRALIAN GOLD|
|GOLD "FOR SALE"|
Today, 10 February, was the opening day of the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show held at the Tucson Convention Center. As usual, parking in downtown Tucson was aggravating and difficult; however, I was there shortly after the opening bell. The show’s theme, Minerals of California, would indicate the presence of some fantastic specimens of Elbaite, Benitoite, and Gold and I was anxious to observe. I was not disappointed and could only gaze in wonder at some of the most beautiful minerals in the world. However, the star of the show may have been the 51.2 pound Ausrox gold nugget from Australia. It was hard to realize that the monster was an actual piece of solid gold; my brain failed and was unable to convert pounds to ounces times $1364 spot plus the bonus for specimen gold!