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Bill Morgenstern

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2010, 02:34:55 PM »

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2010, 08:14:42 PM »
For all of those who cannot be there (or do not want to be there, like me)
there's a webcam ;-)

-> http://www.cs.arizona.edu/camera/

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2010, 09:07:43 AM »
The first Tucson rumours are dripping in ;-)

-Bolivia -> http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,2446.0.html

-Peru -> " Jaroslav Hyrsl has a new find of coquimbite from Peru. This locality has easily produced the world's finest known examples of this iron sulfate mineral. Violet crystals to 3+ cm!! Enormous for this species." (via John Veevaert on Facebook)

-Jordi Fabre -> http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=911

-Mineralman -> http://www.mineralman.com/tucson2010.html (and on Facebook!)

-Gail Spann -> http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=9487#9487

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2010, 11:25:46 PM »

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2009, 07:38:08 PM »
It's time for planning again ;-)

Jan 30 - Feb 13   InnSuites and many other shows... The starting date will probably be a week before the official one ;-) "Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show / InnSuites" -> http://www.mzexpos.com/arizona.htm

Feb  5-8    Westward Look...  http://www.westwardminerals.com/  (high end and great fun)
                The famous evening program will be on the 7th

Feb 11-14 TGMS main show... http://www.tgms.org/ -> http://www.tgms.org/2010show.htm

(listing of almost all the shows and the EZ-guide to get you around http://xpopress.com/gem-mineral-fossil.html) (click for a Google map with all the shows and dates)

Anyone going from Strahlen.org?

Without Gail no TGMS ( :-) ) , so she'll be there, probably, I suppose, I think, well, stop... I'm sure actually....

Gail Spann

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2009, 04:16:04 AM »
I cannot wait to see everyone in Tucson again next year! Frank was really fun, everywhere I turned, there he was!
So, anyone coming to Denver this Sept??? Jim and I will be there, hope to see many of you!

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2009, 08:15:26 PM »
and John Cornish published his report today ;-)
http://www.mcrocks.com/ftr09-1/CornishFebruary2009.html

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2009, 07:31:13 PM »

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2009, 11:49:29 AM »
A fine Jolyon-report on the TGMS. You must love english humour
http://www.mindat.org/article.php/552/Tucson+Show+2009+Review+-+Part+3+-+TGMS

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2009, 01:21:57 PM »
Gerd Wiedenbeck has written a book on the Tucson show.
375 pages, 550 pictures, looks impressive on the flyer...
but no more info yet on http://www.alpine-minerals.de/news.jsp
cheers!

ps: if you want to laugh until you cry...
     then read the "The Metaphysical Guide to Tucson" !
     I have never, ever, seen so much funny stuff written about minerals before
     http://www.metaphysicalguide.com/  (160 pages of healy feelie :-)
     http://www.metaphysicalguide.com/images/Metaphysical-Guide-Magazines09.jpg
     "Rhodazez (tm) (Pink Azeztulite), the NEW Stone of Transformation through love" bwoaahahaha

Erwin Bras

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2009, 08:06:43 PM »
 :-D :-D :-D
Frank? What are you doing with your hand??? did you see something between his thees? :lol:

Brandy Naugle

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2009, 01:54:09 AM »
My favorite picture of the show is the one that Jesse took of you and Justin!!!

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2009, 01:22:16 AM »

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2009, 08:39:04 PM »
I just woke up in USA-timezone... damn jetlag...

Jordi about the beautiful (but way overpriced) new cuprite from Russia from the Rubsovskoye Mine
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=460&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20

and Jolyon rented a chopper and flew to the Grand Reef mine http://www.mindat.org/loc-3332.html and Table Mountain http://www.mindat.org/loc-23638.html
driving to the first mine is not allowed as the landowner does not want people to cross his land to the mine.
So... what's more easy than to chopper in then ;-) Drive to the airport, hire a chopper for a day, pay, fly...
http://www.mindat.org/article.php/544/Tucson+Show+2009+Review+-+Part+2+(or+Air+Mindat+takes+to+the+skies)

Cheers!


Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2008, 11:34:18 AM »
please don't forget to register for ESTA online http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/home.xml
at least 3 days before flying into the U.S.A.... new regulations starting mid january 2009 !
without electronic approval, no entry into the States...
(my travel agency did not know this yet)

Cheers!
ps, the ESTA site does not work in all browsers (Google Chrome does not work), IE does...

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2008, 09:49:12 PM »
that's an interesting one, thanks ;-)
well, I already have some localities to visit of course,
but nevertheless... a little help from friends is the best help always...
thanks!

Stefan Örtel

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2008, 09:01:38 PM »
No answers? Strange...

Its an old information but maybe worth a visit?
http://www.fourth-millennium.net/fl-minerals/silver-bell.html

Cheers,
Stefan

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2008, 06:04:57 PM »
Does anyone here has interesting tips for mineral localities to visit around Tucson?
There were a lot... but most are recultivated/closed/mined-out by specimen miners etc ;-)
Any tips are appreciated !

Cheers!

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2008, 01:59:46 PM »
Some little warning before going to Tucson:

Coming to Tucson in 2009? Beware of detours

For the year and a half, the Tucson, AZ. I-10 (Intertstate-10) freeway entrances and exits are still closed from 1-19 to Prince Road. This causes an inconvenience to unaware dealers and visitors, and even those prepared to handle the great divide.

The Interstate-10 (I-10) freeway exits at Congress are also still closed. The entire project may not end until just before or after the 2010 Tucson Gem Show.

Driving along the frontage road near Downtown is reduced to 25 mph because of the pedestrian traffic and congested vehicles due to the construction.

Just thought I'd let you know

Stefan Örtel

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2008, 01:31:02 PM »
Yes, interesting discussion. As long somebody spends 500$ for a mineral I would not talk of recession...spending 5000$ seems silly to me (TO ME!!!). Still I am not much interested in Mexiko or Arizona. Priority would have Frankling & Co, Mountain Pass and Sudbury region. Although Pachuca in Mexiko might be interesting. There is a type of tank used for hydrometallurgical extraction of ores called "Pachuca" tank. So Pachuca is the type locality...for a tank. Is that cool? If you go there make a million photos...

Cheers,
Stefan

PS The Wismut used Pachuca tanks for uranium extraction...

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2008, 01:06:48 PM »
Huh? In Arizona and Mexico the sun always shines ;-)
I plan to combine it with both...
And I plan to have fun, whatever happens...

Interesting discussion here http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-119420.html

Cheers!

Stefan Örtel

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2008, 08:56:27 AM »
Recession? Its more the number of vacation days which is quite low and must be distributed according to a priority list. No change to "waste" 3-5 days for Tucson although I would like to see it. Would be better if the show would be in spring or autumn, then the trip could be combined with some other mineral tours....

Cheers,
Stefan

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 08:20:25 AM »
nobody going to tucson?
is the recession hitting hard?
cheers!

Frank de Wit

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Re: Tucson
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 08:57:39 AM »
first... http://www.westwardminerals.com/
and then... mineral oddities... http://www.tgms.org/

anyone from here already planning to go there?
I'll be there ;-)
Anyone who wants to join?