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Tucson 2009 Gail Spann Show report.
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2009 10:58    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Some more shenanigans at the party !


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2009 19:58    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Thanks for the great reports and photos, Gail. It is always nice to match the faces
to the posters here.

I wasn't able to get out to the Westward Look show, as we were leaving as the show was
opening. Sorry I missed everyone, but I least I saw the pics and heard some stories. And I hope that more stories are forthcoming.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 00:36    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Hi Paul, as a fellow Texan you might appreciate that Stretch and Lynn Young won the Desautels trophy as well as the Friends of Mineralogy award tonight. Photos will follow soon. It is a truly exciting show with lots of fun and easiness after a stressful event last year perhaps? I have so enjoyed all the wonderful people and the camaraderie to be found everywhere.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 00:41    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Main show photos.


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Gene Meiran's silvers.
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A fabulous oddity in Bruce Carter's case
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 00:48    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

mmm


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Dr. Ed David and Gail Spann
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Beautiful Lindsay Greenbank collection piece.
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The Youngs and the Spanns. 2009 and 2008 Desautels winners.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 00:57    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

People at the Main Show.


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Sofia Shultz, artist and painter of minerals.
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Bruce Carter and his wonderful mineral display.
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Bill Pinch and Jim Spann in the Dave Bunk and Miner's Lunchbox booth.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:03    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

More....more....and more.


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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:10    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Adding a few more photos..
The Kristalle booth had a private area where high jinks seem to happen. I was invited to high tea at four o'clock and was presented with a proper hat and scones, clotted cream and jams as well as lovely hot tea. The cameras started poking in the curtains as people snuck photos....well, so it went till the fellows had THEIR turn. Pinkies in the air!



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The trendy ladies of Kristalle high tea.
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Dona Leicht at the high tea...she is AKA Queen Mum.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:13    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

It only got worse...and more hilarious! And the tea stopped flowing only to be replaced by Irish Whiskey!


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Ian Bruce too!
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:20    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Ah yes, well...back to serious business..


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Lynn, Sue and Tracy! Woo hoo!!!
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Smiley faces!
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Alfredo Petrov and Jim.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:26    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

fun stuff.


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Adam and Penny...with Crocoite.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:31    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Quartz oddities.


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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:36    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Champagne time!


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Silent Auction crowds during the awards ceremony and dinner.
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Jim, Dave Wilber, Me, Bill Larson.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 01:44    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Dinner at last...


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Stretch and Lynn getting their Desautels award. Les Presmyk presents.
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Evan and Les
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Evan Jones just as they announce his award.
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Paul Pohwat, Smithsonian
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Jesse Fisher and Stretch Young.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 11:21    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

More fun stuff...


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Award Winners!!!
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Wendell Wilson and Lynn and Stretch Young.
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Peter Megaw watching the festivities.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 11:30    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

And still more...


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Cheeky shot of Ian Bruce.
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Wayne and the boys having "High" tea!
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Serious Eye Candy....isn't this intense colour?!
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Wally Mann and Jim Spann...
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 11:35    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Sorry about the sideways photo above, I had turned it around but it didn't seem to take in the transfer. Anyhow...


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Chhers! And to the queen's knickers!
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Van King, what a fun man he is!
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Diane and her friend, Sam Nassar.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 11:42    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

more stuff..


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My dear friend, Tom Gressman. It is always a delight to visit with Tom.
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Five of the faces of Tucson. I wonder who will be on today???
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A nice place to visit and SIT. Sitting is a luxury at this show and Scott Werschky really makes you comfortable.
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 13:05    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

Saturday night....


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minerals..
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Rather beautiful specimen.
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Herb, Colleen, John and Moni. Having fun at the main show on Saturday.
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John Veevaert and Lynn Young. Stylin' with the Young's new award!
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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2009 13:12    Post subject: Re: Tucson Gail Spann Show report.  

I have noticed that many people hover around my camera now...do you suppose they want to be on Jordi's site? hmmmm.


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Ian....fellow Brit.
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Ray Hill and friends, from Canada
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Now,that's the way to get around!
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