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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:25    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:32    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:38    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:45    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:49    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 23:05    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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My hats off to the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club for their continued dedication to the mineral world through their good works and devotion to the public.



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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 23:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 23:19    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 23:24    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 23:27    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Okay, it's well after midnight and I am off to catch up on sleep. Will continue to add as time allows. Night all ....
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2012 06:32    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Up early and going to have breakfast before heading to the show. Today is the last day and we have so many people to pay our respects to!
I hope to get some more photos added tonight, but depends on how tired I am after flying home.
Here is a photo to add that just shows the fun of mineral folks!
Come back, over the next day or two, for more photos.



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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2012 18:37    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Had a wonderful time visiting with everyone and looking at great minerals today. Jim and I managed to visit many friends who were dealers at the show. I want to thank Marty, Rose and the crew that put this event together. What a fabulous array of minerals we found!
I am sitting on a plane at 37,000 feet at the moment, using the Internet. The marvels of modern day science! I will continue my show report soon.

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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2012 22:59    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Home, at last! Jim and I had a lobster sub at the airport which was just wonderful, so my quest for lobster was tamed for the time being. Growing up in Massachusetts made me a lobster lover a long time ago!
Anyhow, let's get back to Friday's photos....



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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2012 23:07    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2012 00:32    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Thanks Gail once again for sharing your mineral travels with us.

BTW..I too have a MA/lobster connection, having once worked for a management consulting firm in Boston. Their orientation retreat was on Martha's Vinyard where i had the best lobster!
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