[meteorite-list] China Now Hosts The World's Largest Gem and Mineral Show

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:38:14 -0500
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Hi Adam and List,

Biggest? Maybe. Best? No. From what I have heard about Chinese
rock shows - many of the specimens are bogus. Fake Moldavite. Fake
fossils. Fake meteorites. I realize this problem is not restricted to
Chinese shows, but China has made an art-form out of specimen forgery.
I'd have to drag a team of experts with me and have them test any
piece I was thinking about buying.

Best regards,


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On 1/23/16, Raremeteorites via Meteorite-list
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> I was shocked to hear that the Tucson Gem and Mineral show is no longer the
> world's largest.  It looks like China is in first place with attendance
> figures of over 380,000 for a four day event in 2015 compared to less than
> 40,000 for Tucson.
> http://www.friendsofmineralogy.org/newsletters/2015_Jul.pdf
> Maybe I should attend this year to add support for this American show that
> has been running since 1955 while the Chinese show has only existed for a
> mere 3 years.
> Adam
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