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
spiritstone: Driving north, rain and snow mix is falling. Old man winter is back.
Oct 3, 2015 8:26:52 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hush yo mouth. Don't wanna hear that W word yet.
Oct 3, 2015 9:09:45 GMT -5
Fossilman: Day three of my "Sciatica" acting up-it's kicking my butt pretty good!!!!!!
Oct 3, 2015 9:12:11 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Winter is fast approaching here. Got below 70 degrees for the first time since...April maybe?
Oct 3, 2015 9:16:38 GMT -5
mr.mohs: the cacti are shivering.. there pulling in their needles for a bit of warmth...mostly
Oct 3, 2015 9:30:17 GMT -5
mr.mohs: sorry about the sciatica! That's a tough pain! a person was here using the inversion board for that condition. they were seriously hurting
Oct 3, 2015 9:56:35 GMT -5
Fossilman: Getting some what better,the other day,it was a 10!!! Now about a 6 or 7....
Oct 3, 2015 10:02:22 GMT -5
drocknut: Glad you're getting better fossilman. Definitely no fun having that kind of pain.
Oct 3, 2015 10:44:55 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Slow & easy Mike. Being laid up is a pain, but those rocks will be waiting for ya next spring.
Oct 3, 2015 12:27:22 GMT -5
Fossilman: Yes I over did it the other day-had a VA app. for my shoulder.. I couldn't miss it either, took three months to get in! (Crazy huh).The next day, I was back to square one!! Taking it easy today and yesterday!
Oct 3, 2015 12:35:16 GMT -5
mr.mohs: does anyone know chris tiner? plumberinaz? hasn't logged in since March. He's on Facebook. I don't have a FB account. I need a plumber. If anyone could contact let him know the rock'n heart guy would like to chat. Thanks!
Oct 3, 2015 15:30:11 GMT -5
Fossilman: I'll check for ya' Ed..
Oct 3, 2015 15:47:38 GMT -5
Fossilman: What is his real name-that's the only way to find him on F/B...Can't use nicknames anymore..
Oct 3, 2015 15:50:55 GMT -5
mr.mohs: He as his FB link in his RTH profile. Not sure that works? Thanks Mike!
Oct 3, 2015 18:17:46 GMT -5
mr.mohs: whhhooohhoooooooo... just got back from don'Jose! summers gone !! I'm eating again!
Oct 3, 2015 18:19:57 GMT -5