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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2019 13:04    Post subject: Tucson Show 2019  

In recognition of the great work of Bob Kerr on the past Tucson's threads let me open this year's thread with his most recent news directly from the truly Tucson City:

Bob Kerr from Tucson wrote:

Greetings from Tucson
Very cold here right now a lots of snow - even in town.
The ski resort (Mt Lemmon) is open for skiing as they've gotten well over a meter of snow this past week.




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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2019 13:27    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Wow that’s a lot of snow! I wonder how long it will hang around. I was planning on hiking when I’m there next month. The waterfalls have got to be amazing when it melts out.
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2019 13:32    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

The Wulfenite is the Official Arizona State Mineral (see: Tucson Show 2017 - Wulfenite win!) and this edition of Tucson will be a new tribute to this species.

More to come...
European correspondent of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®



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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2019 09:45    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Greetings to all FMFer's from Tucson - I just returned from the Flagg Mineral Show held in Mesa AZ. it's a very nice (and quite large) local show held out doors at the Community College parking lot. it was good to see lots of youngsters running around the show - most with lots of free specimens given out by dealers.

Weather in Tucson has really improved from the "winter" that we just went thru for the last two weeks, and all of the snow has melted (actually sublimated??) from the lower slopes of the Catalina Mountains. Forecast shows for temps in the 70degF for the foreseeable future and hopefully thru the Tucson shows.

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2019 18:22    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

The tents are going up and the minerals are coming in, this is the Moroccan tent area on Main. The Ramada Inn is now the Days Inn and the old Days Inn is now the Red Lion. The large tent on 22nd Street is almost complete and other venues are well on their way to completion.


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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2019 22:49    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

one of the special occurrences in Tucson are the sunsets - tonight was pretty special - a few photos attached for your viewing pleasure - two weeks to go till all the mineral action starts.

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2019 23:22    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Now you know why we live in Tucson...it's the minerals!!
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2019 13:45    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Hello at all !

I'm looking forward to coming to Tucson!

This is my first Tucson show, and also my first trip in USA !

I hope to meet many FMF collectors !
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2019 13:47    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Bienvenu!!
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2019 14:12    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

I would even consider to live there for some great people!

minerals are complimentary as is the great weather
(except June-Sept when it is too hot for a hot blooded Viking)
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2019 14:41    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Peter wrote:
I would even consider to live there for some great people!

minerals are complimentary as is the great weather
(except June-Sept when it is too hot for a hot blooded Viking)


And it is not even a dry heat.
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2019 15:45    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

I am of direct warm blooded Viking stock and I have enjoyed living here for 40 years. The first thing one learns not to do is to dress like a Viking.

It IS a dry heat except for the 6 weeks of our monsoon season

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2019 17:12    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Peter Megaw wrote:
I am of direct warm blooded Viking stock and I have enjoyed living here for 40 years. The first thing one learns not to do is to dress like a Viking.

It IS a dry heat except for the 6 weeks of our monsoon season


A dry heat for me is 110-115+ degrees outside and less then 10 percent humidity. I live in California.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2019 04:38    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

We have been considering to get a place in Tucson...
and I know a real Viking like you thrive there. Allison has Viking blood too!

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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2019 11:21    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

The secret is to get out of the heat...whether it's dry or not!

Och ni ar hartliga valkommen om ni kommer har Peter

Nar tror du det kanske blir min van?

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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 02:16    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

bob kerr wrote:
one of the special occurrences in Tucson are the sunsets - tonight was pretty special - a few photos attached for your viewing pleasure - two weeks to go till all the mineral action starts. bob
Indeed a pleasure to look at these wonderful photos! What a great sight, the Tucson show report is fascinating even before the TGMS starts :-)
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2019 00:05    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Hope to see you and the weather warms up.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2019 00:58    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

One of the cool things about organizing exhibits for the Main Show is that folks sometimes call at the last minute with new finds they want to exhibit.

The Colorado Quartz Mine in California has hit a new crystallized gold zone and they will be bringing some of the best new pieces to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show(r) at the Convention Center. Here's a taste

There are often cancellations or vacancies right up to Show time, so if you have...or know someone who has minerals they'd like to exhibit, please let me know!



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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2019 19:21    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

Although the show is almost two weeks away, some of the dealers have opened up early. Here are some fluorite specimens that I had not seen last year, unfortunately there is extensive damage on most of the pieces.


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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2019 22:24    Post subject: Re: Tucson Show 2019  

I'm glad to hear there are some undamaged specimens. All those I had seen so far were damaged & thought it might take some time for the miners to learn. Apparently some good specimens are randomly passing the gauntlet.

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