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

2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
January 04, 2012 07:11PM
    
Canadian, eh? Do you know whose collections might be showcased?

Thanks for the heads-up!

Maggie
Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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
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. 2012dealersupdatedMay2012.pdf

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.
Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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.
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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!
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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):

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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
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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.
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.!!
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
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
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
Thank you Scott. I do appreciate it...and the fact that you speak so highly of the Detroit Show.!!smiling smiley
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
May 23, 2012 02:35PM
Same for me.
avatar Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
May 23, 2012 03:10PM
    
Of course :)
Thank you, Chris.
You're great!

Patti
Thank you Ibrahim!
Appreciate it.
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"
Re: 2012 Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
May 30, 2012 04:34PM
Sure thing, Patricia. Always more than happy to promote the hobby.

Tim Jokela Jr.
Thank you , Tim. Appreciate it.
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