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  Topic: My 2014 Tucson Experience
Greg Toomey

Replies: 188
Views: 147789

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Feb 23, 2014 14:44   Subject: Re: My 2014 Tucson Experience
Don,

Ginny and I have enjoyed your Tucson Report and we are very happy to have met you and Gwen at the show. We hope to see you next year.

Best Wishes,

Greg and Ginny
  Topic: Tucson Show 2013
Greg Toomey

Replies: 162
Views: 214056

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:21   Subject: Re: Tucson Show 2013
Gail,
I've known of some dealers who adjust their prices early during a show, but the show at the Inn Suites was in full throttle when you arrived - no excuse for that behavior.
Back in the 1990's a ...
  Topic: Tucson Show 2013
Greg Toomey

Replies: 162
Views: 214056

PostForum: News about shows   Posted: Jan 10, 2013 19:42   Subject: Re: Tucson 2013: a survival kit for the beginner (valere)
Just a little advice:Take in a few of the dealers before making any purchases. Quality and prices vary from room to room, tent to tent, etc. Pace yourself - easier said than done. It's very easy to sp ...
  Topic: Prices again
Greg Toomey

Replies: 22
Views: 27748

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Mar 24, 2012 14:47   Subject: Re: Prices again
Prices will continue to increase, sleepers can almost always be found, and mineral prices rise exponentially in relation to quality. If you get to Tucson early and can stay through the main show, know ...
  Topic: What makes a great mineral collector?
Greg Toomey

Replies: 21
Views: 32362

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Mar 17, 2012 14:26   Subject: Re: What makes a great mineral collector?
Not much to add - all of the responses have been great.

I believe the one characteristic that all great collectors share is having "the eye" to spot great minerals in whatever price ran ...
  Topic: FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming?
Greg Toomey

Replies: 49
Views: 78857

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 10, 2012 11:55   Subject: Re: FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming?
We came, we saw and were conquered by your warmth and hospitality!
(and we had a great time!)

Thank You,

Greg and Ginny
  Topic: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...
Greg Toomey

Replies: 632
Views: 606329

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 10, 2012 11:52   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...
We had a great time last night - thank you for being wonderful hosts!

Greg and Ginny
  Topic: FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming?
Greg Toomey

Replies: 49
Views: 78857

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Aug 14, 2011 19:09   Subject: Re: FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming?
Ginny and I plan on attending in 2012 and look forward to seeing everybody!

Greg
  Topic: What would you do if ... ?
Greg Toomey

Replies: 6
Views: 12250

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Feb 27, 2011 13:53   Subject: Re: What would you do if ... ?
Gail,

You have raised a very good and provocative subject. I started collecting minerals when I was 10, left it at around 15, and resumed in my late twenties - although I always scoured the ground ...
  Topic: The Museums of Natural History - Mineralogy and its role in the modern society
Greg Toomey

Replies: 4
Views: 9673

PostForum: Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections   Posted: Feb 26, 2011 21:33   Subject: Re: The Museums of Natural History - Mineralogy and its role in the modern society
I believe that Jesse Fisher very succinctly and accurately expressed the ideals of what museums should be in society, and I agree with him 100%. The problem is how these ideals can be relevant to a so ...
  Topic: FMFs party in Tucson, 2011
Greg Toomey

Replies: 114
Views: 127761

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 10, 2011 13:44   Subject: Re: FMFs party in Tucson, 2011
Jordi,

Sorry about the late thank you - once again, a wonderful event hosted by a most generous and wonderful person. Thank you!

Greg & Virginia Toomey
  Topic: Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011
Greg Toomey

Replies: 28
Views: 49880

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Jan 15, 2011 21:01   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011
Gail,
Looking forward to seeing you and Jim again and reading your great report this year - always enjoyable and informative. The thing that amazes me about your report is the sheer will and fortitud ...
  Topic: Ethnic minorities and minerals
Greg Toomey

Replies: 18
Views: 16400

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 09, 2010 21:18   Subject: Re: Ethnic minorities and minerals


.... But I strongly suspect it has to do with income distribution among ethnicities, and its influence on value judgments. Sometimes that influence on value judgments lasts for a couple generatio ...
  Topic: Ethnic minorities and minerals
Greg Toomey

Replies: 18
Views: 16400

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Oct 09, 2010 20:04   Subject: Re: Ethnic minorities and minerals
I will respond to this topic and limit it to my observations at the Tucson show. Along the freeway areas and tents, there is a large variety of the public at large - young, old, female, rich, poor, H ...
  Topic: FMFs party in Tucson, 2011
Greg Toomey

Replies: 114
Views: 127761

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Sep 29, 2010 23:33   Subject: Re: FMFs party in Tucson, 2011
Ginny and I will be there - looking forward to it!

Greg
  Topic: Favourite countries of origin?
Greg Toomey

Replies: 26
Views: 31803

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Aug 13, 2010 23:35   Subject: Re: Basic question No.2: Your favorite countries of origin
1. Pakistan
2. Afghanistan
3. Brazil
4. China
5. USA ( Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee )
6. Nambia
7. Morocco
8. Mexico
9. Germany
10. France

I don't collect countries, but the mi ...
  Topic: Favourite mineral species/families?
Greg Toomey

Replies: 19
Views: 22534

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Aug 12, 2010 20:27   Subject: Re: Basic question No.1: Your favorite mineral species/families
The first eight are easy - looking over my 2 cabinets helped me decide the remaining two.

1. Azurite
2. Beryl
3. Fluorite
4. Tourmaline group
5. Quartz
6. Calcite
7. Malachite
8. Stibnite
9 ...
  Topic: Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report
Greg Toomey

Replies: 122
Views: 125076

PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: May 08, 2010 11:42   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report
Gail,

Great report as always - just the right mix of people and minerals! We really like the fact you showed some of your acquisitions as you and Jim were purchasing them, within the context of the ...
  Topic: In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher
Greg Toomey

Replies: 20
Views: 43298

PostForum: Rocks & Minerals   Posted: Apr 12, 2010 20:05   Subject: Re: In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher
Jesse,

Re: My thoughts last night - I meant Rocks & Minerals magazine. That's what I get for writing with a backache.

Greg
  Topic: In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher
Greg Toomey

Replies: 20
Views: 43298

PostForum: Rocks & Minerals   Posted: Apr 11, 2010 23:04   Subject: Re: In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher
I want to first thank Jesse for a great article - it was the first thing I read when I received my latest copy of The Mineralogical Record, and have since reread sections of it a couple of times.

T ...
 
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