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

From: Gary Fujihara <fujmon_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 04:55:24 -1000
Message-ID: <C3BD21E9-9337-46A0-8601-AF3A2B4E7C50_at_mac.com>

Numbers can be deceiving. One must ask what the percentage of vendors (merchants) hosting booths or showrooms at both China and Tucson events offer meteorites and impact related artifacts, and of them, what percentage are authentic?

Tucson may lose the distinction of being the largest gem and mineral show in the world, but for the interests and purposes of those subscribed to this list, it will never lose the honor of being the BEST show on earth for the meteorite obsessed!


> On Jan 23, 2016, at 8:07 AM, 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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Gary Fujihara
Big Kahuna Meteorites Inc.
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Received on Sun 24 Jan 2016 09:55:24 AM PST

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