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Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann
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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 21:34    Post subject: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

We had heard about this show through some friends who were working it, so we decided to head over there today, Sunday. It is a two day show. Saturday's hours are 9 till 6 and Sunday's hours are 10 till 5. This is the 60th anniversary of this show.

It was one of the first hot and windy days we have had this year, so it seemed like a good idea to look at minerals, visit with friends and enjoy the air conditioning of the show.

Jim and I packed up and went there at about 11:30 today, Sunday.



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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 21:41    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

Enjoying the drive over, about 62 miles ( 100 K ) from our home.


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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 21:46    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

And more of the sights along the way...


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Six flags amusement park, what fun!
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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 21:54    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

...Coming into Fort Worth. Known for it's stockyards of old. It is a lovely city with some pretty nice parks and architecture, as well as art galleries. ( Some fine barbeque also! )


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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 21:58    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:02    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:10    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:16    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

This show is mid range, to low range, priced minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry as well as petrified wood and butterflys.
There were just a few higher end of the mid range priced pieces at the show.
The crowds were just arriving after Church let out, lots of kids and families. They had a silent auction, geode cracking and door prizes...of which my husband won and I am one nice amber necklace richer! Anyhow, the children got a raffle ticket and were wining prizes every fifteen minutes, nice!



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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:20    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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Laura Aaron, who does all my wire wrapping, is working along with her husband, Don. They are mineral dealers in our neck of the woods. Don is coordinator of MAD this year. Jim is looking at Laura's latest wire wrapped necklace, a rhodo.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:23    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:26    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:32    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 22:38    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

...Am going to post these then take a break. Will add more tomorrow.


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PostPosted: May 29, 2011 23:05    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

Great to see more photos Gail.
Did you have any more from the University of Delaware to post?
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PostPosted: May 30, 2011 10:12    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

Chris Douglas wrote:
Great to see more photos Gail.
Did you have any more from the University of Delaware to post?


I fear I have lost most of those photos, but am hopeful my son in law, the computer wizard, will find them. sigh. It has been very annoying.

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PostPosted: May 30, 2011 10:16    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 30, 2011 10:20    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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I photographed these little enticement boxes after the woman said it was okay, but not to photo her jewelry. I respect that so did as she asked.
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PostPosted: May 30, 2011 10:26    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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PostPosted: May 30, 2011 10:31    Post subject: Re: Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann  

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