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

From: almitt2 at localnet.com <almitt2_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 02:12:31 -0500
Message-ID: <20160124021231.ooavon3rga9wkkck_at_webmail.localnet.com>

Greetings all,

Wondering what the attendance of the Tucson show was in the 1990's.
If I had to guess I'd say 200,000 or more. I can remember it being so
much larger than past years I have been able to attend. I remember
trying to find parking spots for a half hour or more. You learn to
walk to places rather than drive down the road a bit or you would hunt
for another parking spot for quite a while. 9-11 changed all of that.

--AL Mitterling
Mitterling Meteorites

   Quoting Raremeteorites via Meteorite-list
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> 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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