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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 06:17    Post subject: Tucson Show 2016  

Tucson 2016 is coming... Mesdames et Messieurs, all people mad for minerals, forget worries and prepare your souls for what will be the most intensive experience: the Tucson Show! ;-)


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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 08:14    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

See you there! Love going each year.
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2016 05:22    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I will miss you guys this year. I will enjoy the reports though...
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2016 06:57    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

Busily designing and drafting this week for the blue exhibit of azurite suns at the TGMS. THE TGMS brochures were a sharp reminder of things needing doing.
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2016 14:56    Post subject: Tucson Show 2016 - Busy time  

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The preparation for shipment of the minerals to Tucson requires a lot of activity! ;-)



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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2016 16:34    Post subject: Tucson Show 2016 - Time to go to Tucson  

Is the time to go to Tucson. My cat, sad, says me goodbye from the balcony of my house ... ;-) ;-)


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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2016 00:04    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I await your arrival. The weather is fine for now.
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2016 00:28    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

The cat misses you, Jordi, so you probably really do have a heart ;))
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2016 06:57    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I think we dodged the bullet by having this snow this weekend and not next when we hope to fly to Tucson. Nearly two feet of snow in this part of Pennsylvania.


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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2016 12:53    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

John, if you could mount individual crystals in refrigerated micromount boxes...
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2016 15:53    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I would rather give up the potential for a world-class ice crystal collection for the sun and heat of Arizona. Lots and lots of floaters just sitting waiting to be collected.
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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2016 18:17    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

32 degrees Celsius or 88 Fahrenheit here in Santiago Chile. Will be there later in February, landing in Tucson on the 11th.
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2016 08:27    Post subject: Tucson Show 2016 - Early opening  

Tucson 01/28/2016

Already in the sunny Tucson and hoping to have more time during the next days to publish more posts, but just comment for the moment that unfortunately the Fair seems begins earlier and earlier and this year already the 26th Tuesday, four days before the official start of the TCC-Innsuites Hotel , many people were already open or were close to open as evidence the fact that the closest parkings around the Hotel was buzzing when normally that Tuesday there were still many spaces...

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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2016 09:23    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I have to agree with Jordi - almost everything is open now (Thursday) - the main ballroom which has normally opened Saturday morning opened Thursday morning, jewel tunnel (Rock Currier's business) opened Tuesday at 9am (earlier than normal) and top gem opened Wednesday (which is normal for them). This show is pretty much a three week show now.

Although quite a few individual rooms have yet to open, there are many that have been open since this past weekend - certainly enough to keep one entertained.

Seems that show fatigue will set in by the main TGMS show.

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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2016 11:23    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I have been to the Tucson show 5x in the last 12 years,but not to be this year, but thinking about the recent postings, early openings for those already there and set up in the rooms is not unexpected. After all the dealers are there to do business and each day of room or space rental at the motels, tents, and other venues costs them money. To come, set up and then do nothing for several days seems a great waste of time, energy, business and costs them money.
The other dealers, locals, and early arriving out of town customers get the best chance to do business before the rest of us. Also not unexpected.
BOB KERR does make a good point that fatigue sets in for some by main show time; I know of several folks that actually leave by main show time as their main interests are in the tents and store room areas. CHEERS.......BOB
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2016 11:37    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

I don't think "show fatigue" is much of an issue for the main show, because it attracts a completely new crop of visitors, mostly retail collectors. Many visiting commercial buyers have already left Tucson by the time the TGMS opens, but many collectors are just arriving in Tucson a day or two before the main show opens. The "show fatigue" only affects the minority of us (like me) who are here for the whole 3 weeks.
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2016 08:06    Post subject: Tucson Show 2016 - Long life to my new position as Tucson's visitor! ;-)  

Tucson 02/02/2016

As you may have seen, the last days I was very slow to publish notes. The reason is simple, I had many thinks to do because after a long-long thinking and after many years as a exhibitor in Tucson I decided cut my participation as a dealer there, and in the future I will come back to Tucson just for buying, to enjoy friends and Tucson itself, and of course publish much more and much better reportages! ;-)

Is about 30 years that I'm exhibiting in Tucson and now is the time to change priorities and take care of my self a little bit more.

Until Saturday 13th (included) you can meet me in my regular room 164 in the Hotel TCC-InnSuites with, as always, some not too bad rocks, but after this year we can meet us by random in the patio of the TCC-InnSuites, or in the avenues or in the rooms of the Westward Look, in any of the multiple Hotels of Tucson or in the Main Show, but not anymore in my room 164.

My public sales in Tucson will die, long life to my new position as Tucson's visitor! ;-)

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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2016 14:25    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

Wishing you a long and healthy life, Jordi, for Tucson and beyond.

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2016 07:30    Post subject: Tucson Show 2016 - Candy pictures  

Tucson 02/03/2016

Recovering slowly the normality after the past frantic days, here you have some candy pictures of the Show's atmosphere.

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2016 03:36    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2016  

No mineralogical news this year in Tucson?
Or maybe there are so many that not enough time to publish them in the forum?

Those who can not attend Tucson would be happy to have some more information of Tucson shows.
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