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Exhibiting at Mineral Shows in Japan 2019!

This year I participated at the

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MINERAL AUTUMN FAIR

(TIMA) in Shinjuku City, Tokyo from October October 4th – October 6th 2019

I also exhibited at the

WONDER WORLD OF STONES 2019 – KYOTO MINERAL SHOW,

from October 11th – 13th 2019.

I had already traveled to Kyoto and had been setting up for the show. We were deemed safe from typhoon Hagibis, which was considered to be the most devastating typhoon to hit the Kantō region of Japan since Ida in 1958. We still experienced strong winds as did many other areas in Japan.

I met many new customers and many also recognized me from the year before. I greeted and conferred with some very passionate and seasoned collectors!

I visited the Kyoto University Museum, filled with interesting displays. I was fortunate to get to see a temporary exhibit of an old famous collection of both Japanese and world mineral specimens that was presented in a very informative way.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to Japan, once again, and I strongly recommend it for both mineral lovers and to learn more about Japan as a whole!

You can see some interesting pictures on my FB:

2019 Desert Gardens Rock, Gem and Mineral Show, AZ

Desert Gardens International Rock, Gem and Mineral Show January 15th – 27th, 2019


1050 Kuhen St, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, USA.

We will be participating again this year! This time we will be set up at lot number H21 at 1050 Kuhen St, Quartzsite. Open to the public from 10 AM to 6PM daily.

For more info, see my facebook post

or the Desert Gardens Website:

I will be bringing a very large and interesting variety of fine mineral specimens to the show. Looking forward to seeing recurring and new visitors. This is the 5th largest international Mineral show, with over hundreds of vendors from around the world. Admission is free!

The desert setting is also really enjoyable around this time of year, with mild temperatures, the grounds offer ease of access, a food court and free parking. Since 1999, the Desert Gardens RV Park is a real pleasure for the visitors to explore and for us as well!

Here are a few photos from previous years :

Desert Gardens Rock Gem and Mineral Show

Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show 2019

Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show  February 1st – 13th, 2019

777 W. Cushing Street, Tucson, Arizona 85745

We will be participating again this year!  This time we will be set up in room #181, at the Ramada (by Wyndham-Tucson), open to the public from 10 AM to 6PM daily.

*For Ultra Violet lamp carrying collectors: Make an appointment and we can stay open until 9PM, once booked.  Knock at our Front Tent, for an apt.! For more info, see my facebook post

As in previous years, we anticipate numerous visitors enjoying the multitude of rooms and tents that are a large part of the Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show. 

The desert setting is also really enjoyable around this time of year, with mild temperatures, while the convenient location and ease of access that the show offers makes exploring the site a real pleasure for the visitors and for us as well!

Here are a few photos from previous years :

Pueblo Gem and mineral show_2017My setup at the Riverpark Inn, Tuscon, AZ

Pueblo Gem and mineral show_TentsMy setup inside the Riverpark Inn, Tuscon, AZPueblo Gem and mineral show_2017

Desert Gardens Rock Gem and Mineral Show – update 16th January 2018

Desert Gardens Rock Gem & Mineral Show – update 16th January 2018

Desert Garden Showground 1050 Kuhen Street, PO 2818, Quartzsite, Arizona 85346

Gérard and I will be alternating between the QIA PowWow Gem and Mineral Show (booth space #500) and the Desert Gardens show (Booth G8) from Jan 17th – Jan 21st: for more details, see my facebook post

In the meantime, all has gone well past few days, weather is nice and so are the many visitors. Some are returning collectors but we have had quite a few new mineral tourists.

 Here are a few photos of our booth (G8) not long after we had set it up:

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QIA PowWow Gem & Mineral Show

QIA PowWow Gem & Mineral Show 2018

 

Now in it’s 52nd year, the QIA Pow Wow is the oldest Gem and Mineral Show in Arizona featuring over 520 booth spaces, located in the Quartzsite Improvement Association Building. Entrance to the show is free.  Either Gérard, his son Antoine, or myself will be displaying our best minerals at ”booth space” 500. (Meanwhile we will alternate to keep our booth G8 up and running at Desert Gardens).  Overall we have brought a wider and finer variety of minerals than ever.  So make sure to drop by and say hello at the 2018  Qia PowWow Gem & Mineral Show!

 

Quartzsite Improvement Association Building:  235 E. Ironwood Ave., Quartzsite, Arizona 85346

Stay updated on our show schedule on facebook

 

QIA PowWow Gem & Mineral Show 2QIA PowWow Gem & Mineral Show

 

Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show 2018

Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show 2018

777 W Cushing St, Tucson, Arizona 85745-3602

I will be attending the show at the Riverpark Inn;  Room 183, from Jan 26th – Feb 7th: I hope to see you there!  for more details, see my facebook post

The Pueblo Gem  and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona has been showcasing for over 35 years.  It has ample on-site and off-site parking with valet parking and complimentary shuttle and tram service to its parking lots, all within 1/2 block of the Show.  Located at the Riverpark Inn, within the “Golden Triangle” of downtown Tucson, it is known as a show like no other with its inviting and relaxing atmosphere. There will be international exhibitors, multiple venues, award-winning designers of unique one-of-a-kind jewelry, cut and rough gemstones, natural fine mineral and fossil specimens at a variety of price points.

Quartzsite Desert Gardens Rock Gem & Mineral Show 2018

Quartzsite Desert Gardens Rock Gem & Mineral Show 2018

Desert Garden Showground 1050 Kuhen Street, PO 2818, Quartzsite, Arizona 85346

I will be attending the show at Booth #G8 from Jan 13th – Jan 24th: for more details, see my facebook post

 

Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, just 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. It’s been a rockhound’s paradise since the 1960s. These days, it’s also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on this small town in a wave of RVs during the months of January and February.  Eight major gem and mineral shows as well as vendors of raw and handcrafted merchandise, totalling over 2,000 vendors, peddle their wares to snowbirds, collectors and enthusiasts.  Quartzsite is the mineral and gem lover’s dream location every first two months of each year.

The world’s largest and longest gathering of rockhounds, mineral dealers, lapidarists, mineral collectors, jewelry makers and vendors make up many display groupings on both sides along the I-10 for about 10 miles in Quartzsite, Arizona.
I will be set up at Desert Gardens, one of the display grounds, which is the easiest for access and parking in Quartzsite.

This Annual Gem and Mineral Show offers an opportunity to find great specimens at low prices! Looking forward to seeing my old friends and making new ones!

new website design!

14 years ago I published my first mineral specimen website. It was done by the primitive cut and paste method and using a 360K pixel camera. It was considered cool then and it brought in lots of transactions. But I stopped updating it and now it looked like a scarecrow compared to what other websites look like. So it was high time for a renewed website with a brand new look and brand new suite of Fine Mineral Specimens.

 Enjoy our new website design:

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