We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
21 Apr-03:43:42 Re: !!! dog !!! collecting outings in south africa (Tobi)
21 Apr-02:40:52 Re: tourmaline included smokey quartz specimen real or fake? (Tobi)
21 Apr-02:38:25 Re: baryte collection of niels brouwer (Tobi)
21 Apr-02:28:47 Re: quartz collecting outings in south africa (Heimo Hellwig)
21 Apr-01:46:44 Re: quartz collecting outings in south africa (Pierre Joubert)
21 Apr-01:21:32 Re: collection of fiebre verde - coscuez (#680) (Pierre Joubert)
20 Apr-20:18:04 Re: tourmaline included smokey quartz specimen real or fake? (Maryy)
20 Apr-20:14:13 Re: tourmaline included smokey quartz specimen real or fake? (Turbo)
20 Apr-20:06:26 Tourmaline included smokey quartz specimen real or fake? (Maryy)
20 Apr-18:23:42 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Bob Carnein)
20 Apr-17:51:44 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Pete Modreski)
20 Apr-16:35:35 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Jordi Fabre)
20 Apr-06:44:59 Re: minerals of dr congo, katanga. (Roger Warin)
20 Apr-03:50:49 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
20 Apr-03:12:07 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
19 Apr-18:09:16 Re: baryte collection of niels brouwer (Niels Brouwer)
19 Apr-16:49:28 The mizunaka collection - pyromorphite (Am Mizunaka)
19 Apr-15:40:29 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Dale Hallmark)
19 Apr-15:11:16 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Bob Carnein)
19 Apr-14:35:25 Identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Pete Modreski)
19 Apr-14:18:41 Re: the mizunaka collection (Am Mizunaka)
19 Apr-10:42:48 Re: the mizunaka collection (Tobi)
19 Apr-09:40:04 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
19 Apr-00:23:09 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
18 Apr-20:43:30 The mizunaka collection - elbaite (Am Mizunaka)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
41951


The time now is Apr 21, 2018 04:39

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report
  Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
  Index -> Mineral Shows by Gail Spann
Like
21


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 21:31    Post subject: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report  

This year Jim and I suddenly decided to fly up to Massachusetts for a few days to attend the East Coast Gem and Mineral Show in Springfield. We arrived for opening day and enjoyed being amongst the first in the door. The weather is overcast with grey clouds and the threat of rain, and it's muggy. I felt as though I was back in Houston again.


DSC_0070.JPG
 Description:
Heading to the show.
 Viewed:  31808 Time(s)

DSC_0070.JPG



DSC_0072.JPG
 Description:
This is the building the show is in.
 Viewed:  31815 Time(s)

DSC_0072.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 21:37    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

After coming in we went to see Fred Wilda's wonderful display and paintings. He is the guest exhibitor this year. His work is amazing, and he is my favorite mineral artist.


DSC_0073.JPG
 Description:
The big "E' is a fairground that hosts many venues.
 Viewed:  31816 Time(s)

DSC_0073.JPG



DSC_0074.JPG
 Description:
The first of the 51 cases that Fred Wilda shared with the public.
 Viewed:  31799 Time(s)

DSC_0074.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 21:41    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

More of the cases


DSC_0075.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31809 Time(s)

DSC_0075.JPG



DSC_0076.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31857 Time(s)

DSC_0076.JPG



DSC_0077.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31831 Time(s)

DSC_0077.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

gemlover




Joined: 31 Dec 2008
Posts: 211
Location: Easley, SC


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 21:43    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Fantastic, thanks for sharing.

John

_________________
John
John Atwell Rasmussen, Ph.D.. AJP
Geologist and Gemologist
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 21:54    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Thanks John.


DSC_0078.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31809 Time(s)

DSC_0078.JPG



DSC_0079.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31823 Time(s)

DSC_0079.JPG



DSC_0080.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31811 Time(s)

DSC_0080.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 21:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0081.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31802 Time(s)

DSC_0081.JPG



DSC_0082.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31794 Time(s)

DSC_0082.JPG



DSC_0083.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31795 Time(s)

DSC_0083.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:02    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

I will have close ups of many of the cases, and their contents, later.


DSC_0084.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31812 Time(s)

DSC_0084.JPG



DSC_0085.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31751 Time(s)

DSC_0085.JPG



DSC_0086.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31807 Time(s)

DSC_0086.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:07    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0087.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31775 Time(s)

DSC_0087.JPG



DSC_0088.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31783 Time(s)

DSC_0088.JPG



DSC_0089.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31809 Time(s)

DSC_0089.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0090.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31789 Time(s)

DSC_0090.JPG



DSC_0091.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31774 Time(s)

DSC_0091.JPG



DSC_0092.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31795 Time(s)

DSC_0092.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:15    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0093.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31774 Time(s)

DSC_0093.JPG



DSC_0094.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31772 Time(s)

DSC_0094.JPG



DSC_0095.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31778 Time(s)

DSC_0095.JPG



DSC_0096.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31781 Time(s)

DSC_0096.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:20    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0097.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31772 Time(s)

DSC_0097.JPG



DSC_0098.jpg
 Description:
Marty Zinn, show promoter !!!
 Viewed:  31780 Time(s)

DSC_0098.jpg



DSC_0099.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31789 Time(s)

DSC_0099.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:30    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0100.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31818 Time(s)

DSC_0100.JPG



DSC_0101.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31823 Time(s)

DSC_0101.JPG



DSC_0102.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31794 Time(s)

DSC_0102.JPG



DSC_0103.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31781 Time(s)

DSC_0103.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 22:35    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0104.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31801 Time(s)

DSC_0104.JPG



DSC_0105.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31769 Time(s)

DSC_0105.JPG



DSC_0106.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31792 Time(s)

DSC_0106.JPG



DSC_0107.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31765 Time(s)

DSC_0107.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

robynahawk




Joined: 14 Mar 2008
Posts: 94
Location: Orange County, CA

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 23:54    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Lady - have I told you how much you ROCK! this is so cool - I can leisurely stroll through the cases - view all of Fred Wilda's amazing art...and I don't have to melt in the heat!!!

WIN-WIN! ;)

Thanks Bunches Gail!

_________________
Find me at: facebook com/RockGemMineralClubs
facebook com/TucsonGemShow
Tucson at tucsongemshow.blogspot com
Home at flyviewsandreviews.blogspot com
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

LowellCarhart




Joined: 05 Jul 2012
Posts: 22
Location: Hawaii

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 10, 2012 23:54    Post subject: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Wow! A superb exhibit and you did a great job with the photos! ;-D

Kind regards,
Lowell
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2634
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 01:19    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

... Well, that's Gail :)
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 07:44    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Thanks everyone, lots more coming soon. I took TONS of photos and will be adding as I find time. We are off to the show shortly, will get many more photos today. I took over 500 yesterday!!! Many fun photos of the show. Here is one, of all the past exhibitors we could round up, along with Marty Zinn, the promoter of the show, and Fred and Helen. So, come back later for a continuing report!!!!


Dawn Minnette Cooper just got married, by the way, to Elgian Hurley.
Congrats to a wonderful woman!!! And to Elgian too.



DSC_0298.JPG
 Description:
The group!!!!
 Viewed:  31588 Time(s)

DSC_0298.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:09    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

Well, been a long Saturday, but am going to keep adding photos from Friday to get things in order. We were at dinner, tonight, with John White, whom many of you may recognize from this forum as a moderator? We had a good chance to enjoy some banter over a delicious dinner.
John is really a wonderful friend, good to catch up. Anyhow, here is the continued Friday report.....



DSC_0108.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31349 Time(s)

DSC_0108.JPG



DSC_0109.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31334 Time(s)

DSC_0109.JPG



DSC_0110.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31322 Time(s)

DSC_0110.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:15    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0111.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31301 Time(s)

DSC_0111.JPG



DSC_0112.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31324 Time(s)

DSC_0112.JPG



DSC_0113.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31320 Time(s)

DSC_0113.JPG



DSC_0114.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31334 Time(s)

DSC_0114.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Gail




Joined: 21 Feb 2008
Posts: 5551
Location: Texas, Lone Star State.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 22:21    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report.  

...


DSC_0115.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31329 Time(s)

DSC_0115.JPG



DSC_0116.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31299 Time(s)

DSC_0116.JPG



DSC_0117.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31310 Time(s)

DSC_0117.JPG



DSC_0118.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  31323 Time(s)

DSC_0118.JPG



_________________
Minerals you say? Why yes, I'll take a dozen or so...
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 8
  Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next  

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2018


Powered by FMF