The VGMS show this year had a wonderful variety of dealers. We had jade and fossil, spheres, and wood. We also had Spencer Idaho Opal as well.
I didn't buy anything from them. I had a budget and I blew it on a couple books and some agate.
Here's what I picked up: The Helenite I mentioned in my other post:
A Sweet Potato Thunderegg:
Some loose gemstones for sandsifting at my daughter's birthday party. (I couldn't stop buying the tourmaline....I think I bought 14 small baggies and half were filled with those gems.)
I also got a bunch of Bahia agate - cut but not polished:
And finally I bought something I'd never seen before -
I don't know if I overpaid, but it was something different and beautiful. I love the shape of the replaced crystals.
Finally, I was speaking with dealer who works with Moroccan Geodes. He found out I was a teacher, and after the show closed, he handed me these two pieces to take to my classroom. Class guy and great to talk to. I felt bad for him as he and several other dealers stayed at the fairgrounds in RVs but they were running Cart races or sprint races or some such small vehicle competitions and the engines were roaring until ten o'clock. Here's the pieces he gave me.
Thanks for looking,
Now out (Aug 2013)!!!!! 2012 Agate Index: Vol 4 - Northern States: See thread in cabochon section!!!!!
Wow Lowell, that pseudomorph is pretty cool all right. That's a great looking sweet tater too! Seeing those Bahias has me all fired up. I've been setting aside my larger Bahias I got from the Rockshed. Now I have to saw me some to see if they are as nice as what you've pictured.....Mel
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Shotgunner: Bacon, converting vegans one slice at a time.
Apr 13, 2014 20:51:22 GMT -5
drocknut: Ed, I probably could find the sauce but have no way to marinate and cook it until I get into my trailer in about a week. Until then I'll be in my motel room dreaming of your satay. Lol Scott.
Apr 14, 2014 9:24:34 GMT -5
drocknut: Well maybe not your satay but some satay...lol
Apr 14, 2014 9:36:05 GMT -5
Shotgunner: chicken satay and firey cheeto's for dinner. Pics later!
Apr 16, 2014 19:51:10 GMT -5
mr.mohs: you lucky dog!
Apr 16, 2014 20:01:10 GMT -5
150FromFundy: Won't be able to sleep tonight. Rock hounding at sunrise tomorrow. Hoping for a Good Friday.
Apr 17, 2014 19:01:23 GMT -5
mr.mohs: right on fun! I taking Good Friday off too! To rock grind a heart for Heart !
Apr 17, 2014 19:57:41 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Let's hope tomorrow is a really "Good Friday!!" But, ya know, I never met a Friday that wasn't good, lol! Lent is almost over, and soon back to the grind. Next week, no more fish on Friday, yay! You grind some rock'n hearts, mr.mohs, they'll luv 'em!
Apr 17, 2014 21:07:45 GMT -5
mr.mohs: the moon & blood stone is in the grind mode...
Apr 18, 2014 11:52:48 GMT -5