[meteorite-list] China Now Hosts The World's Largest Gemand Mineral Show
From: Raremeteorites <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:14:28 -0800
Yes, numbers can be deceiving. I talked to a promoter from China the last
time I attended the Tucson show a few years ago. He claimed that over a
billion dollars will change hands at the Chinese show since it will
represent the largest market ever. For a mere $50,000.00 dollars, he could
guarantee a table and a translator at the event. I said, "No thanks, I will
not spiff anybody $50,000.00 for an unproven event."
I am sure there are a lot of unhappy people that spent billions on authentic
glass, genuine Diamonique, artificially created flawless emeralds,
heat-treated imitation sapphires or rubies and real iron ore meteorites.
All of which, will produce "Gasps of Envy"
On the other hand, I have seen some of this same crap offered at the Tucson
show including fake Pallasite slices.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Fujihara via Meteorite-list"
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To: "MeteorList" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 6:55 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] China Now Hosts The World's Largest Gemand
> 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.
>> 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.
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