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Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:03    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

...We had dinner with Jolyon Ralph and his fiance, Katya as well as Irv Brown and our friend Eva. Jolyon heads up Mindat.


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

...We had a chance to see what the Arkenstone had set out for sale the first day of WL show. These are, mostly, pieces that were once Herb and Moni Oboddas that were on display at the U of A this past year.


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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:16    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:23    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:27    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:40    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Last year I had fallen in love with this group of Kunzite after finding out that it was once a single mineral that had broken into three pieces. It had started to reheal and was, eventually, discovered. This was on display for the U of A over the past year.
Rob was gracious enough to show us how it went together.



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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:47    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2012 23:51    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:18    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

This morning, Friday. First day of the Westward Look show.


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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:23    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:29    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:35    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:42    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:48    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:53    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 00:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 01:07    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

...I just love Peter Megaw, we have a good laugh every time we see each other!


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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 01:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Okay, I have lots more to post, but am tired and ready for bed. Will add more as I find the time. Tucson gem and mineral show is just a wonderful experience.


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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2012 02:33    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Thanks as always, Gail, for sharing with us the atmosphere and the people of the "little" mineral world at Tucson besides as the pictures of stunning specimens.

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2012 01:03    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

You are welcome Antonio.
Still putting photos up from Friday, so am way behind on loading but will do the best I can to catch up....had a great day today so will move on after I finish with Friday, first day of Westward Look.



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