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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 19:11    Post subject: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

We are gearing up for our annual pilgrimage to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show and all the surrounding venues. Right now we are putting together displays for the main show, but also packing and thinking about our clothes, shoes, parties....

This year we continue with our tradition of sponsoring a young person. We encourage others to bring geoclub, mineral club college students who cannot fathom going to a mineral show, and pay their way to experience the community and mineral world.

Blake is our sponsored student this year, and he resides in the town we live in. Last year we had a young man from Denver, and the year before we had a fellow from New Haven, Connecticut.

So please, if in Tucson, introduce yourself to Blake. He will be with us most of the main show.

So....we are putting together our displays. Blake is here helping us now.



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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 19:23    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

He spent 8 hours helping us today. Our assistant, Erin, also was here helping me with my case to honor Peter Lyckberg and Malmberget, Sweden.


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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 19:28    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

First thing, Friday morning, we are hosting a Breakfast with Minerals Podcast for BlueCap productions. We might be tired from driving the whole day before, but hosting these podcasts makes for great fun first thing in the morning.

More photos of figuring what we might bring to Tucson for the main show set up display.



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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 19:34    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

I am also trying out some micro photography, just for fun, of some of our minerals.


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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 19:41    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Have a safe trip - looking forward to seeing you around the show.

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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 22:19    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Thanks Bob. We will see you there.


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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 22:23    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

And this...
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 22:26    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Love this one...


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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2020 23:07    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Or this...


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 00:18    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Hmmmm. This should stay in display.


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 20:31    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Hmmmmm, maybe these, we keep adding and subtracting. Trying to get a good layout.


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 20:38    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

...and some more.


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 20:43    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

A few changes.


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 20:52    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

New to our collection...an old piece. Sweet Home Mine Rhodochrosite. This will be in our case.


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2020 21:39    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2020 04:53    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Hi Jim and Gail, it's always a pleasure looking at your minerals. Thanks for showing.
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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2020 10:24    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

Herman van Dennebroek wrote:
Hi Jim and Gail, it's always a pleasure looking at your minerals. Thanks for showing.


Thank you Herman. Since we don't leave till later this week, to Tucson, I thought it would be fun to show the work we put in for displays. We really enjoy putting them in, although packing is not always the most fun!

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2020 10:28    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2020 10:33    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

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PostPosted: Feb 03, 2020 10:37    Post subject: Re: The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience  

And another view...


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