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Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012

Posted by Don Kauffman  
Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
May 25, 2012 12:21PM
ROCKHOUNDS!

Less than thirty days until the greatest outdoor rock swap and mineral show in the U.S. GILSUM, New Hampshire! We're setting our plans and getting ready to go. We leave PA on June 20 to arrive at out base in Brattleboro, VT the same day. We have about a day and a half to two days of relaxing and prospecting prior to setup on the school grounds.

This year, the incomparable Steve Garza will offer a Saturday evening talk on "Prospecting for Beginners." The legendary Jim Tovey will offer a Saturday afternoon presentation on how he mines gemmy beryl at the local Tripp Mine and processes the material into beautiful faceted jewelry.

A great mineral show, great food, fabulous people. This is a vacation as well as a two day enterprise for us.

We're looking forward to seeing our many friends from far and wide. They are too numerous to mention.

Look us up at space #18! smiling smiley

Don and Linda Kauffman
Reading, PA
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 08, 2012 10:24PM
HI DAN
WILL BE THERE TOO!! WILL SEE YOU THEN, CAN'T WAIT
RACH
RHODE ISLAND MINERAL HUNTERS
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 19, 2012 01:33AM
    
HAVE YOU MINDATED TODAY ?

I'll be there as always, looking foward to seeing many old friends too !

thumbs up KOR thumbs up

Wayne 'I Dig Rocks' Corwin
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 19, 2012 11:59AM
Wayne and Rachel,

Yes I did Mindat today . . . every day, every chance I get.

Drive safe.

See you at the show. Weather looking comfortable.

Donsmiling smiley
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 19, 2012 05:40PM
    
Don

The Weather Is looking comfortable, with a good chance of PIE's Saturday night grinning smiley
HAHAHAHAHA........

KOR

Wayne 'I Dig Rocks' Corwin
avatar Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 20, 2012 04:31PM
GILSUM HERE I COME!!!

Andy "I eat pies" Brodeur
avatar Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 20, 2012 10:56PM
One of these years the Dr. and I will make out there to Gilsum.
Until then, I'll be dreaming of pies.......
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 21, 2012 09:16PM
Hey Paul
The show is pretty good too! Like one big happy mineral family
Hope to see you one of these years!!
Rach
avatar Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 21, 2012 11:47PM
We've been to Gilsum a few years ago, Rachel. Pretty little town and even got to meet the "great" Wayne Corwin at the Tripp for a few hours before the rains moved in. One of these years we'll get to Gilsum for the show, when time allows.....
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 25, 2012 02:33AM
    
grinning smiley Now grinning smiley I'm grinning smiley Stuffed grinning smiley With grinning smiley Pie grinning smiley

Oh So Good !!!!!!!

KOR

Wayne
avatar Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 25, 2012 09:42AM
Well another great Gilsum show has come and gone, I dont know what it is but it's just such a different, friendly show!
It was nice to see old friends and make new ones too! Uhgggg only 364 more days till the next onesad smiley
Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 25, 2012 11:01AM
I find it instructive that Andrew refers to this event as the Gilsum show; I went on Sunday, spent an hour checking all the sites twice and saw NO swappers. To me, this marks the end of a glorious tradition.
avatar Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 25, 2012 12:24PM
    
Don, you must have missed my booth. I did swaps with everyone who asked. All kids, no adults inquired. I think most folks set up at the show would do swaps if asked.
avatar Re: Going to Gilsum, NH . . . June 23 - 24, 2012
June 26, 2012 01:37AM
I swapped also and as Mark said...it seems that only kids still swap actively. I have only been going to Gilsum the last 4 years, I didnt know it when it was mainly or only a swap. I like Gilsum, I have a blast, make friends and make some money..I hear GRS veterans tell their stories of shows gone by and they are great but also think that the show has evolved just as everything else does and 20 years from now it will probly be a bit different than it is today, I hope im there to see it! I dont fight change i roll with it and i will ROCK ON at the Gilsum show!

Andy
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