[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 13:38:50 -0500
Message-ID: <20160124133850.0gk5045k6q680gs8_at_webmail.localnet.com>

Hi Anne and all,

I can remember it being larger in the early 1990's compared to the
shows after 2002. I'd multiply finding a parking spot by 3 back then to
now. My opinion and memory isn't always right but it was larger then.
Most people back then made reservations a year ahead of time in order
to stay. I found a motel about 40 miles away that I stayed in for
several years straight.

One could use the amount of income that takes place during the show to
come up with some sort of attendance taking place.

Also the city got greedy some time back and was thinking of putting a
tax on the shows. There was talk of moving it to Vegas then. The city
rethought it's taxing the shows after they were threatened with the
show moving. Some of the gem shows did move so some loss of income and

I prefer Tucson as it is a nice location and hope the show doesn't ever move.


--AL Mitterling
Mitterling Meteorites

Quoting Anne Black <impactika at aol.com>:

> Frankly Al,
> I have been going to the Tucson show since the year 2000, and it
> seems to be just as busy, crowded now as it was then. I hear the same
> complaints about parking.
> I would love to know how whomever came up with this number managed to
> count people. There are shows all over the city, and entrance is
> free, people wander in and out of hotels, tents,..... There are no
> tickets to buy, no one counting people come in anywhere. So how did

> whomever get to that number?
> Curious minds................
> Anne M. Black
> www.IMPACTIKA.com
> IMPACTIKA at aol.com
Received on Sun 24 Jan 2016 01:38:50 PM PST

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