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2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show

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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) January 04, 2012 12:10PM
Quick announcement for this year's show:


Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
presented by the Michigan Mineralogical Society
October 12,13,14
Macomb Community College Expo Center
S. Campus; Bldg. P
14500 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI

This year's theme: Canadian Minerals
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Maggie Wilson January 04, 2012 07:11PM
Canadian, eh? Do you know whose collections might be showcased?

Thanks for the heads-up!

Maggie
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Bill Boehm February 16, 2012 01:47PM
Patricia: Like Maggie Wilson, I too would like to know what all will be in the Detroit show. Thank you. Bill
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 18, 2012 07:34PM
As of today, the showcased Canadian collections are from: Royal Ontario Museum, The University of Waterloo, The Bancroft, Ontario Mineral Museum. I do believe we also have representation from the Mineralogical Association of Canada. By the way, you should go to www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/poster to obtain an absolutely beautiful poster entitled "Minerals of Canada"! It is bilingual and explains several properties of minerals.

All of our museums and dealers are aware of the Canadian Theme this year and are incorporating and competing using this theme. Other museums are: The Smithsonian Institute, A. E. Seaman Museum, The Carnegie Institute, The University of Toledo, The University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Cincinnati Museum, Tellus Science Museum, and Cranbrook Institute of Science. I have attached an updated list of dealers.

I apologize for not responding soonersad smiley

You can contact me directly at knottyfaces@hotmail.com for more information about the show.

Thank you for your interest.
open | download - 2012 dealers updated May 2012.pdf (18 KB)
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Tim Jokela Jr May 21, 2012 11:32PM
Best show in the area, I highly recommend visiting if you're within reasonable driving distance. Minerals, fossils, cutting rough, in all price ranges, plus enough displays to keep you busy for an hour or more. Love the Canuckistan theme, can't wait!

T
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Scott Sadlocha May 22, 2012 01:49AM
I am really looking forward to this year's theme! I am there every year and wouldn't miss it. I wasn't feeling well and didn't get a show report out for the 2011show, but I will definitely try to do so for the 2012 show.
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Chris Stefano May 22, 2012 05:01PM
You'll see my name on the dealer list for the show this year, but I really want to emphasize the University of Michigan display. U of M has a large mineral collection which has been largely in storage since the 1950's. All this year, I have been taking a suite of specimens from Michigan's copper country to display at shows. These specimens will be on display at Detroit this year, and are well worth seeing!
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Ibrahim Jameel May 22, 2012 06:20PM
I have to second what Chris said. I got to see those coppers in Tucson, it was incredible. Two in particular made my jaw drop (from Chris's photos):

http://www.mindat.org/photo-435482.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-435450.html

And in person it's even more crazy.....

He is doing a really great thing by allowing these pieces to be appreciated by so many people... they had just been in storage for decades, and would have probably been bought for pennies on the dollar by some dealer or another, and then just have disappeared.

ibrahim
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Scott Sadlocha May 22, 2012 08:15PM
Oh, very nice! I am really looking forward to seeing this display Chris. Thanks for doing a commendable job in bringing them out for the rest of us to be able to see them.
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 22, 2012 08:26PM
Chris Stefano always has an incredible display. He is a wonderful asset to the Detroit Show as well as MMS.
Thank You Chris for all that you have done for this show.!!
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 22, 2012 10:13PM
Hey,
Chris, Scott, Tim, & Ibrahim-
Would you mind if I quoted parts of your responses (without your last names) in a letter i am enclosing with our new show flyer to be distributed to schools in S.E. Michigan? They would only be used in the cover letter.
Patti
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Scott Sadlocha May 23, 2012 02:16AM
Patricia,
Absolutely! I love the Detroit show, and look forward to it every year. You can quote anything I said, with or without my name.

Thanks,
Scott
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 23, 2012 11:45AM
Thank you Scott. I do appreciate it...and the fact that you speak so highly of the Detroit Show.!!smiling smiley
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Ibrahim Jameel May 23, 2012 02:35PM
Same for me.
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Chris Stefano May 23, 2012 03:10PM
Of course :)
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 23, 2012 07:52PM
Thank you, Chris.
You're great!

Patti
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 27, 2012 11:26AM
Thank you Ibrahim!
Appreciate it.
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) May 27, 2012 12:06PM
UPDATE ON SHOW
Displays added
John Elliott "Canadian Minerals"
Terry Huizing "Colorful Copper-Bearing Minerals"
Dr. Mark Camp "Minerals of NW Ohio"
Wendy Melanson "Minerals from Bancroft Museum" & "Minerals from the Faraday and Modawaska Mines"
Paleo Joe
"Trilobites of NY" "Trilobites of Russia" & Trilobites Around the World"
Ross Lillie
"Illinois Minerals"
Carnegie Museum
"Canadian Minerals"
Dr Patty Rice
"Amber of the Dominican Republic"


LECTURES

Dr Mark Camp University of Toledo"Vignettes of Ohio Geology"Frank Melanson Assistant Curator of Bancroft Museum
"The Bancroft Mineral Museum Project"
Paleo Joe Kchodl
"Fossils of the Michigan Basin" & "Utah Dinosaur Dig"
Dr. Patty Rice
"Amber of the Dominican Republic"
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Tim Jokela Jr May 30, 2012 04:34PM
Sure thing, Patricia. Always more than happy to promote the hobby.

Tim Jokela Jr.
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Graves May 31, 2012 12:47AM
Thank you , Tim. Appreciate it.
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AJMI July 23, 2012 04:37AM
For the last few years at this show, the Cranbrook Institute of Science has been giving away free passes to get into their museum. Hopefully they'll do so again this year. If they do, you can get the free passes where you pay for the show's entry fee.

The Cranbrook mineral collection is always worth seeing and they allow photography of their mineral specimens (I asked when I went last Fall). They also have numerous artifacts on display including an entire wall of stone arrowheads.

The Cranbrook Institute of Science is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and their website address is http://science.cranbrook.edu/

-AJMI :c)
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) July 23, 2012 11:57AM
That is the plan again this year.Thank you for reminding everyone of this perk.
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Sue M. July 24, 2012 06:08PM
I am interested in going to this as a customer. Can you please email me about this show in Dertroit. I live in Windsor Ontario. Thank you.
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Scott Sadlocha October 09, 2012 06:06PM
Just wanted to remind everyone that the show is this weekend. I can hardly wait!
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Maggie Wilson October 09, 2012 06:21PM
What day will you be there Scott? We are planning a Saturday visit.
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Steve Stuart October 09, 2012 09:39PM
I'll be attending on Friday afternoon about 4:30 PM to closing. Off to California on Saturday.
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Paul Brandes October 10, 2012 12:07AM
I can't attend!! sad smiley
But someday......... Those of you going, have fun!
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Scott Sadlocha October 10, 2012 03:07AM
We will most definitely have fun Paul! Sorry you can't make it.

I am planning to be there at least Saturday, earlier in the day so I can participate in the Carnegie silent auction (I think it usually ends around 2pm). If all goes well, I may be there on Sunday as well, but I am still unsure about that.

I plan on hanging around Chris a bit and bugging him, if he doesn't mind. smiling smiley That is, once I take in the display cases (can't wait to see that case of coppers he is bringing) and do a walkthrough.
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Patricia Graves-Wesolosky (2) October 10, 2012 01:01PM
Just thought I'd add some extra information about this year's show.
We are really excited to have Dr. George Robinson, the curator of the A.E. Seaman Museum located in Houghton, MI. This is the official mineral museum of Michigan. Prior to this employment, he was with the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
1982-1991 Curator, Minerals Sciences Section
1988-1989 A/Cheif, Minerals Sciences Section
1991-1997 Senior Collection Specialist Earth Sciences
He will be available for at various times or book signings of his new book: The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum: It's History and Collection.

Other author book singings include:
Dr. Mark Camp (U. of Toledo) Roadside Geology of Ohio; Roadside Geology of Indiana; Ohio Oil & Gas.
Dr. Patty Rice: Amber-Golden Gem of the Ages.
Nancy Steyer Stapleton, children's author Be A Gem-Let Your Goodness Shine
Paleo Joe: Many different children's fossil books; Complete Guide to Michigan Fossils

The Smithsonian is displaying the jewelry of Cynthia Bach; "The George Pendant"; Sidney Mobell's solid gold mousetrap-to name a few.
So glad you all will be able to attend.
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Reiner Mielke October 15, 2012 11:31PM
George Robinson and Robert Rann proudly showing their new book: The A.E.Seaman Mineral Museum. It's History and Collections.
They were at the show signing and selling their book. Very informative and attractive book well worth the $35.
open | download - George&Robert Detroit Show.jpg (587.7 KB)
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