AGTA TUCSON GEM AND MINERAL SHOW: FEBRUARY 4-9 2020
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 Post subject: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:57 pm 
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SAN FRANCISCO GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, INC.
ANNUAL GOLDEN GATEWAY TO GEMS
2012 GEM & MINERAL SHOW


SHOW DATES:

SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2012 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
SUNDAY AUGUST 5, 2012 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM


Click here for show flyer which can be used for $2.00 off adult admission at the show

NEW LOCATION!!!
TREASURE ISLAND, BUILDING ONE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Yeppeeeeee!!! A mineral show!!!
I see, I've to take the bus 108 from the Embarcadero (23 minutes???)... Nothing direct from the East Bay, uhmmm. Maybe I could go by bike (assuming bikes are allowed on the Bay Bridge, which I'm not sure)... :?


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 Post subject: San Francisco Gem and Mineral Show
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:16 pm 
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Anyone going?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Gem and Mineral Show
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:40 pm 
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I do I do! :mrgreen: My first visit to an US mineral show...
Well, I'm almost sure to go: I've a little problem with a knee right now... :?


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I'm going on Sunday. :D


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Maybe I could go by bike


SF + bike = [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/46452425[/vimeo] no?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
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No bikes are allowed on the Bay Bridge.
Golden Gate Bridge, yes, but not on the Bay Bridge.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
No bikes are allowed on the Bay Bridge.


Well, it's not an issue at all now, since I got a problem with my knee, so no bike for ~ 1 month, I guess. :roll: (and I've just got my new bike... :cry: )

So if at the show you see someone limping (and grumbling/cursing, in Italian, because of it), it's me. :lol: I plan to go this Saturday, anyway. But I'm not 100% sure.


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I'm not a regular around here, but I will be leaving in about 5 minutes for Treasure island. Taking the 108! I've enjoyed this show a lot the last two years.


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Let us know what you thought of the show innerkitten!
I've always found some good stuff there.....especially mineral specimens.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
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The fiance and I are going Sunday morning. :)
Hope to find some good stuff as it'll be my first show!


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
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I had a wonderful time! I picked up some American turquoise, turquoise beads, moonstones, faceted quartz, carnelian, one agate, a very nice crystal, and some geodes for my 6 year old because she's very interested in them right now.
Nice location.


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Check out MY scores:
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viewtopic.php?f=56&t=16484

I also got 3 cabs of Wyoming black jade.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society Show
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I played the early bird on Sat morning. :)
It was way smaller than expected, but the "educational" part was VERY well done imho. I liked it a lot. I actually needed to see all the available kind of jade and the different grades.
I bought a very small piece of dark olive green Wy jade to play with (the texture of that piece is superfine), and I bought a bigger block of not-too-dark green jade from BC. Also this one has a MUCH finer texture than the only sample of nephrite I owed, and I hated so much (polishing issues due to the coarse grain).
Then I got a small piece of red Or sunstone. I don't have any, so I got a piece to cut. :)
Ah, I also got a tiny slab of Morgan Hill poppy jasper (good for 1 cab). Who can resist poppy jaspers? But the man had a box of leftovers of leftovers... So I got only that tiny piece, which is decent.


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