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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2014 07:53    Post subject: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29  

In the small, idyllic New Hampshire town of Gilsum, established in 1752, there is today and tomorrow, the Gilsum Rock Swap. It's a buy, swap, sell event filled with local and international dealers, pies, camping, ham and bean supper, BBQ chicken, rocks. And it looks like perfect weather. See the Gilsum web site: https://www.gilsum.org/


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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2014 15:27    Post subject: Re: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29  

Worth the drive just for the PIES.
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 07:33    Post subject: Re: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29  

It's a great show ~ don't miss it!
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 14:08    Post subject: Re: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29  

It would be fun to get to this some day! My sister lives in NH and we get there to visit usually once a year, but my visits have never yet coincided with the swap. Always the future to look forward to!
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2014 20:06    Post subject: Re: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29  

Gilsum Swap Meet. A perfect day. Not too hot, not too humid, light breeze, temp in the low 80's. I think you would like it Pete.


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This meet is not for those looking for Bling. Mighty casual. Shorts, flip-flops.
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Folks doing the mineral hunt lean.
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Some folks had their luxury, others had tents and pop-ups.
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Very low bling coeffcient. Thats what I like best about Gilsum.
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And to prove it, here are two guest speakers, Tom Minnich and Dave Redfield, in their "givin' a talk" duds.
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They both laugh at the escapades we had at a Connecticut, quartz location.
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A bit of their personaly field collected exhibit for their talk.
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Tom holds what is truly an amazing Herkimer diamond cluster. I suppose there was a bit of bling around.
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The talk was on field collecting in the North East and the crowd much enjoyed their revelations.
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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2014 16:19    Post subject: Re: The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29  

Great post Vic. Thanks for sharing. I know it takes time to sort through your photos, pick the ones you want to post, and then write captions for each one. Bravo!!

I was particularly taken with the large Herkimer quartz group.

Many thank-you's.

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