It was a gorgeous evening this weather is cooperating beautifully - the Riverpark In set a lovely spread of wine, cheeses, fruit and crackers and the tent filled quickly...
|One of the fabulous items in this presentation is the assortment of great old photo memories|
|The previous photo shows Bill Larsen presenting the Candleabra to John White -|
this photo is the mineral once it was cleaned up
White's presentation includes personal anecdotes that will delight the mineral and gemstone enthusiast. via Pala International
8:00 - 8:30 pm
Bob Jones, Sr. Editor, Rock & Gem Magazine
"Tucson: How It All Began"
|Bob Jones was around at the beginning and was a wealth of knowledge|
|Bob is nothing if not candid and hilarious!!!|
|....and, like John's his talk was filled with remembrances and great old photos|
- this is the school that housed the original Tucson Gem Show
8:40 - 9:15 pm
Marco Campos-Venuti, Volcanologist
"Genesis and Classification of Agates and Jaspers: A new Theory"
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. / 9:15 to 9:45 p.m.
Hosted Wine and Cheese Reception
A couple of additions - Aisha and Maury talked some of the mineral vendors into donating some great minerals - books - magazines and calendars and there were drawings between presentations! So - be sure to get there early enough to drop your business card in the bowl!
In fact - yours truly won this stunning specimen thanks to Pascal Quenaon of Mineral'ys
AND - last but not least - the several of the vendors in the Int'l Mineral Bldg are staying open for you to get a glass of wine and wander through their rooms!
It is a great variety from a Spanish dealer, inTan Room 180 -
with amazing Sphalerite, Cinnabar and Aragonite
....a Brazilian dealer, GEOinfo Room 173 with Brazilian Specimens and Rough Imperial Topaz
Just a wonderful variety of dealers including of course Aisha & Arif - Rocksaholics!
SO - join us tonight for the second evening of mineral lectures featuring Dr. Donald Lum (pictured below at last night's event with his wife and Marco Campos-Venutti)...we will look at Dr. Lum's collection - look at Mexican minerals with Peter Megaw and take a trip to Pakistan with my favorite tour director - Federico Barlocher! See you soon!