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 Post subject: Where to Go?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:06 am 
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I am bringing my girlfriend to Tucson for the first time. She is a gem cutter and works in a gem lab, so I want to give her the full experience.

On my list right now is ;
Kino
Jogs
22nd Street
Hotel Strip (RiverPark Inn, etc)
AGTA Show
Westward Look (for the eye candy)
Faceters Frolic at the Lapidary Club


Where else would you guys recommend?

Looking for faceting rough
Especially looking for nice but small Boulder Opal
Looking for eye candy, aka the best cutters work? I know John Dyer was at RiverPark Inn last year and maybe Dalan Hargrave might be around this year?

Where else for the best and most interesting?
Thanks

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hey, :D

yours is a good list already, i would only add Electric park, oracle road just mineral Event and Mineral & fossil Co-op Show.
see you there! 8)

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Thabks. Also thanks for mentioning the gem-a party in the other thread. I just made reservations for that too. My girlfriend is a gem-a grad and I really enjoyed Alan Hart last time I heard him speak so it should be a great party. And free!!? Wow. Gia party is $55

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Alberto wrote:
hey, :D

yours is a good list already, i would only add Electric park, oracle road just mineral Event and Mineral & fossil Co-op Show.
see you there! 8)

Just to prevent any confusion, Electric Park is now Kino, I believe.


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AlBalmer wrote:
Alberto wrote:
hey, :D

yours is a good list already, i would only add Electric park, oracle road just mineral Event and Mineral & fossil Co-op Show.
see you there! 8)

Just to prevent any confusion, Electric Park is now Kino, I believe.


Yuks, i read too fast and missed it ...

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Hah no way. My girlfriend is coming with me this year for the first time as well. She isn't in the trade but this is a great list for both of us. Thanks!

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No, I meant the show at Granada street.


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justinkprim wrote:
I am bringing my girlfriend to Tucson for the first time. She is a gem cutter and works in a gem lab, so I want to give her the full experience.

On my list right now is ;
Kino
Jogs
22nd Street
Hotel Strip (RiverPark Inn, etc)
AGTA Show
Westward Look (for the eye candy)
Faceters Frolic at the Lapidary Club


Where else would you guys recommend?

Looking for faceting rough
Especially looking for nice but small Boulder Opal
Looking for eye candy, aka the best cutters work? I know John Dyer was at RiverPark Inn last year and maybe Dalan Hargrave might be around this year?

Where else for the best and most interesting?
Thanks


Hi Justin, in your quest for eye candy you absolutely must go see Michael Dyber's booth in the AGTA. He is phenomenal. In my opinion, the best fantasy style cutter there is. I always make sure I go by just to see his work.

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Agreed.


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Westward Look is definitely interesting--to be honest, though there was a much higher price floor I didn't think the items on sale were necessarily better than what I'd see at other shows, just more concentrated. The presentation and clientele were absolutely fascinating though.


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Picked up this parcel of Umba Sapphire rough last week in Tucson.

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Picked up this parcel of Umba Sapphire rough last week in Tucson.

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Where were those??


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Oh Gene! What a score! Make sure you post the final results.


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