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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2018 08:13    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

We arrived at the Marriott West for the Denver Mineral Show events. Short drive up from Colorado Springs, we arrived to the hotel and, of course, saw many friends there. The evening event was the reception at the Colorado School of Mines. We saw great minerals and wonderful people!


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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2018 22:38    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2018 22:44    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2018 22:48    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2018 22:52    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2018 21:35    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Sorry for the long delay, been on the run! Right after coming back on that long drive I had to fly out to Portland for a board meeting. Anyhow, resuming...


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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2018 21:42    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Set up day is a lot of fun work! The sense of enjoyment, frustration, excitement all comes out as so many dedicated people put in displays!


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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2018 22:01    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2018 22:09    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Continuing....


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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2018 22:24    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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