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Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 20:46    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 20:55    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

...Poor Tom never knew I was coming at him as I clicked away...
I greatly admire this man, and his passion for German minerals is a great inspiration too.



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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 21:07    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 21:19    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

I had a nice time getting a private tour with Jordi and Joaquim, Eloise and Gene Meiren leading the way...he was a gracious host at the Museum to see the Afghan and Pakistan display.


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 21:31    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 21:44    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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Joaquim is an amazing photographer.
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 21:55    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

more minerals in the downstairs area. I have a great appreciation of Hematite "Kidney Ore".


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 22:13    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 22:24    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 22:28    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Hi Gail:

The photos are just beautiful, and I loved those ones of "Kidney Ore" Just fantastic!!
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 22:35    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 22:49    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 22:59    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

The number of amazing kunzites spread throughout just the small part of what I saw was just amazing!!!!!
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 23:06    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

...In the upper hall area there are ballrooms/lecture halls. There are also many booths touting organizations.


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 23:18    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 23:29    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 23:51    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Jim and I decided to host a party we labeled "Meet the Curators" which was at Casa Vicente restaurant. It is a Spanish themed menu and we had 53 RSVPs from SMMP members and we had also invited a cross section of dealers, collectors and miners.
Jim was not with me though, he was in Dallas on business so I braved hostessing alone. ( If you know me you know I love to hostess! )
We had a great turn out. I got very few photos as I was busy greeting and chatting with everyone. The food and wine were wonderful, the camaraderie was even better!
Jim and I will be hosting this by invitation only event next year too.

It is important to us that people get to know those in charge of minerals around the world and to see how we can better help them with donations, bequeaths and loaners. We can make great things happen simply by getting to know each other.

So....some photos from our event.



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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2011 23:59    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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