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VII 2013 – USA, part IV

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From Sequoia National Park we drove to San Francisco. Google maps.

 

San Francisco symbol - Golden Gate Bridge. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia with Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco downtown in the back. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco downtown in the back. T. Praszkier photo.

 

San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View to the other side of the hill J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Driving through the Golden Gate Bridge. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tramways on the San Francisco streets. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the harbor. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Seals sunbathing on the pier 39, Golden Gate bridge in the back. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Seals sunbathing on the pier 39. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Seals sunbathing on the pier 39. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Streets of San Francisco. The city is much more "European" in architecture and style than any other city in the USA we visited. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Streets of San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Streets of San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Streets of San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Streets of San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Streets of the San Francisco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Downtown - interesting contrast of modern and historical buildings. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Downtown - interesting contrast of modern and historical buildings. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We really loved San Francisco, it has a great atmosphere.  J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The headquarter of Scientologists. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Scientologic `bible` (I guess :-). J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

 

We visited San Francisco guided by our friends Joan Kureczka and Jesse Fisher, we also stayed in their beautiful house. In the photo Jesse shows the best fluorite from Rogerley mine (which he operates with Cal Greaber). J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from Jesse and Joan`s house in the day... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

... and by night! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

This is what we love - looking on the colection and drinking wine with friends. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tourmalines are one of their specialities. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mixed specimens. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Jesse`s scientific specialization were feldspars, he still collects them. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Showcase with specimens. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Colorful tourmalines. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

More tourmalines. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Jonas! Gajowniczek photo.

 

Nice blue topaz from Brazil. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Gemmy beryl from Volodarsk-Volynski, Ukraine. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Famous specimen, garnet on tourmaline from California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great Malkhan, Russia specimen. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Specimen from "Six Pack" pokcet, Tourmaline Queen mine, California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And very nice blue-cap from the same mine! J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

From Tucson we took the road known as "The Loneliest Road in America" driving to Denver. Google maps.

 

Our GPS shows - 2000 km to the destination! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the middle of nowhere. Small town with casinos - symbol of Nevada state where gambling is legal. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Casino with a big miner looking for gold. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Gold mining mural on the casino wall. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The road leads near the northern part of Canyonlands National Park, the landscapes are very pretty. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mouflon. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mouflon. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Our highway to Denver. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Views from the road. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Denver downtown. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Denver. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Denver. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Our specimens for the Denver show. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Our room in Ramada Plaza Hotel. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Our minerals at the Denver show. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Our minerals at the Denver show. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On of the evenings we attended the party in Colorado School of Mines. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rainer Bode and Bruce Galler museum curator with superb columbite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Meeting friends - Rhonda and Dan Kennedy, and Scott Werschky. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Part of the exhibition in Colorado Shcool of Mines. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorescent minerals on the exhibition. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Showcase with specimens. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Green Quartz from Sinja Rechka, Russia. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big fluorite from China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great aquamarine from Pakistan. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big velvet malachite from Bisbee, Arizona. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Azurite from Tsumeb. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Azurite with malachite from Arizona. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big wulfenite crystal from Glove mine, Arizona. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Silver from Batopilas, Mexico. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite from Pakistan. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Superb columbite from Brazil. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home mine, Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite from Mt. Antero, Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Feldspars and quartz from Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Famous specimen of gypsum, malchite and azurite (used on the cover of the book Mineralogy of Arizona) from Morenci mine, Arizona. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge calcite from Elmwood, Tenessee. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge calcite from Elmwood, Tenessee. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge calcite from Elmwood, Tenessee. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge fluorite from Elmwood, Tenessee. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Fluorite with calcite from Illinois. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tourmalines. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Showcase with pyrites from Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Showcase with gold. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Sculptures of gold miners made of rocks and minerals J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Mining scene in a wallnut shel . J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Great specimen of aquamarine with quartz from Mt. Antero which Shool of Mines try to add to its collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

 

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