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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.


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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.


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

More of the cases


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

Fantastic, thanks for sharing.

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

Thanks John.


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

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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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

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

... Well, that's Gail :)
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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.



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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.....



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