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2016 Tokyo International Mineral Fair Show Report (Part 2)

    Always a good crowd at the booth   Some shots of other booths at the show   “Organ Alley” – only for the most adventurous – let the word ‘organ’ be your clue     2017 will mark the 30th anniversary of this small, unpretentious show.  We will be back again to help the […]

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2016 Tokyo International Mineral Fair Show Report (Part 1)

by Dona The ‘Tokyo show’ (the short name version) began in 1988 with a group of mineral dealers and collectors formed under the name Tokyo International Mineral Association (TIMA). The very first show had only 17 dealers yet the attendance was just over 10,000 people. Now in it’s 29th year the show has about 150 […]

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2016 Tucson Show Report Part 2

Here’s my report from what is commonly known as the “main show” and well it should be!!! I get so annoyed that people come to Tucson and then don’t stay for this show. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Society show is now in its 62nd year and had it not been for this show, this […]

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Tucson Show Report 2016

This year marks our 45th year of business, or Sapphire Anniversary, and it just so happens that this years theme at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TGMS) is “Shades of Blue: Minerals of the World” This year we are set up at a range of venues around the city. We have a retail and […]

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Tucson Show Report 4 – TGMS

In our second report from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Show we bring you photos of the special displays and also specimens and new finds from around the show. Friday morning is always children’s morning, with many groups of school children visiting the show. These are tomorrow’s collectors, and we encourage them to come into […]

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