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
mr.mohs: I don't want to be a rockpooper... but I didn't need that image....mostly™
May 21, 2015 16:52:41 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Eww, rock pooping would hurt, I imagine... Mostly...
May 21, 2015 16:56:55 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I'm not going there Jean! just consider me a partypooper.... moslty
May 21, 2015 17:09:19 GMT -5
drocknut: ROFLOL rock poop, too funny.
May 21, 2015 20:48:24 GMT -5
Fossilman: Oh boy-I think a person would need Preparation "Grease" instead of H!!!! OUCH I say!!!! LMAO
May 22, 2015 9:11:52 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Mike, knowing you, you'd probably find some sort of dish to cook them up in.
May 24, 2015 11:40:15 GMT -5
Fossilman: LMAO-but would the flavor be there....
May 24, 2015 15:42:51 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Flavor ? Rabbit raisin stew ? Of course the flavor will be there.
May 24, 2015 18:40:16 GMT -5
Fossilman: Country flavor......LOL
May 24, 2015 20:36:48 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: If you add enough chili peppers, just about anything is edible! 'Course, it helps if you ain't too fussy...
May 25, 2015 9:13:18 GMT -5
Fossilman: Jean-Habaneros and Manzanos..........Thumbs up
May 25, 2015 10:23:52 GMT -5
drocknut: OMG you all are just sick...lol
May 25, 2015 10:50:52 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Nah, hot peppers promote good health.
May 25, 2015 12:40:23 GMT -5
Don: kimchi makes everything better
May 26, 2015 16:26:07 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I ate Satay...it tasted real good !
May 26, 2015 20:08:08 GMT -5
Fossilman: Don,rotten cabbage??!!
May 27, 2015 0:29:18 GMT -5
May 27, 2015 8:49:41 GMT -5
Fossilman: I'm not much on Korean food...
May 27, 2015 9:40:28 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I'm real big on cabbage & chili--but don't care for rotten cabbage... what I mean is a bed of cabbage, dressed w/oil & vinegar, topped with a meaty beany chili chili...mmmmmgood™
May 27, 2015 9:45:31 GMT -5
Don: it's not rotten, it's fermented! sour, spicy, fishy, sweet, so good to eat
May 27, 2015 10:11:11 GMT -5