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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2018 13:00    Post subject: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Hello everyone,
Firstly, I dedicate this show report to the memory of John Veevaert. I also send our love to his wife, Ronna.

Jim and I have had a very busy year. I am now Vice President of the board of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals near Portland, Oregon. I was also promoted to full board member of the Perot Museum of Nature snd Science in Dallas. ( I was advisory Board before. ) I am also on the executive committee for the SMMP group, and Jim and I are on the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy board. We are also still serving on a committee/board for the Peabody Museum at Yale, in New Haven Connecticut. And I still chair the board of the Mineralogical Record.

BUT! We still are bringing displays to all the shows. And the Denver show is what we are preparing for. And we are putting together a fine display of Mexican minerals.

I rather like the Denver show, it's less crazy hectic than Tucson, yet retains it's top notch displays.

Here we are, putting a case together in time for packing....



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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2018 13:04    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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WE choose from pieces we have pulled, more than we need, but it helps to see all available ( that is worthy of the case ) lined up.
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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2018 13:05    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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PostPosted: Sep 08, 2018 13:57    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Gail, we love seeing your superb displays, and we all REALLY appreciate the trouble you and Jim go to, preparing and bringing them! THANK YOU! I'll look forward to seeing you at the show.
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2018 08:10    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Beautiful specimens. As previously stated, thank you for sharing your collection with everyone.
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2018 08:23    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Thank you gentlemen.


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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2018 08:29    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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Looking forward to setting this up in a lit display case at the main show. We enjoy displaying every year, it is a lot of work but highly gratifying. The Main show, at the Metchandise Mart Expo, is the backbone of the Denver gem and mineral show.
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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2018 10:25    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Great work, Gail, this is going to be another great Spann case :-)
I hope for a lot more photos from the progress ...
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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 09:40    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Well we managed to get everything packed and loaded at 10:00 last night. Went to bed at midnight and out the door at 4:00 am. Gulped some coffee down just after 3:00 am. Pet the dogs goodbye and made sure the cats were in.
Just about to Amarillo and I’ve done my 2 hours of driving and can relax as Jim takes a turn.



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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 09:59    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Some small towns that are struggling to survive.


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 10:01    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Grain silos.


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 10:41    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Just past Amarillo


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 11:02    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

We love driving across this massive state of Texas! Having fun together!!!


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 13:55    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Just going over Raton pass in New Mexico to connect to Colorado.


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 14:04    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

John Veevaert used to show his travel photos in his show reports. I loved it.


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 14:11    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

We made it into Colorado after our ears were popping!


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 14:37    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

The sky in Colorado


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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2018 16:38    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Our hotel in Colorado Springs. We head to the main show Wednesday. We are hiking tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2018 09:08    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

Coming to Colorado offers many great outdoor activities. We will be packing up to head to Denver later today, but this is what we have enjoyed while in Colorado Springs.


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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2018 09:16    Post subject: Re: 2018 Jim and Gail Spann go to Denver Gem and Mineral shows  

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