Thursday, January 15, 2015

#TBT #TucsonGemShow 2014 Lecture Series at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show Part 2


FEBRUARY 11th:  GAIL COPUS SPANN and 
MICHAEL LEYBOV and LUDMILA CHESHKO
OF THE MINERALOGICAL ALMANAC FROM MOSCOW 

In 2014 I was so busy with the introduction of two new shows that I wasn't able to get to the first two nights of the Lecture Series - but nothing was going to keep me from the last two.

I, and over 100 mineral enthusiasts braved the cool of the evening (there are heaters in the tent) because we were all looking forward to seeing the amazing Gail Copus Spann's talk...I think we were all just eager to see Gail following a very challenging year. 

7 P.M: GAIL COPUS SPANN
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA 
RENOWNED COLLECTOR OF FINE MINERALS

PRESENTS

“The Continuing Perspectives of A Woman Collector"




First up - Gail!

Gail talks on the thing she knows best - being a woman in the mineral collection world.  She is always so upbeat, straight forward and she engages the audience.

This night the tent was filled to capacity with at least another 20 people standing at the back.  
Everyone was excited to see Gail - she was greeted by John White and Dave Wilbur - quite the auspicious home coming...
She got right to the topic at hand.

SRO - it was a packed house!
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7.45 P.M: MICHAEL LEYBOV and LUDMILA CHESHKO
OF THE MINERALOGICAL ALMANAC FROM MOSCOW RUSSIA

PRESENTS

“Celebrate 20 Years In Mineralogical Publishing”
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8.15 P.M: REFRESHMENTS SERVED

Maury and Aisha introduced Ludmilla and Michael for a really fun overview of the first 20 years of the Mineralogical Almanac - with a little help from his friends,

Bob Jones (of Rock & Gem) briefly took the floor to add some great personal stories - the lecture closed with a traditional Bread Sharing Ceremony...





A BIG Thank You to Maury Destouet the General Manager of the Riverpark Inn and the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show as well as the well connected and always polished Aisha Jan for assembling an amazing group of Experts for this Lecture Series.

From Aisha: "I have the honor and pleasure to select the guest speakers and to assist in the organization of these events. Our company Rocksaholics is a proud participant of this show."

...click through to see who they have scheduled for 2015!

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