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Desautels Trophy - Tucson 2008

Last Updated: 16th Feb 2008

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

Congratulations to regulars Gail and Jim Spann for winning the 2008 Desaultels Trophy at the Tucson show 2008 for their outstanding cabinet of minerals.

Gail and Jim in front of their winning display.

Pink Topaz from Pakistan, one of my favourite pieces.

Being interviewed by Dave Wilber after their win was announced.

Here is a video showing their cabinet

More video and photos from the main show over the next few days - we have over 90 minutes of video and HUNDREDS of photos to sort through!

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Compliments to you both, the display looks terrific, indeed!!


Chris Mavris
22nd Feb 2008 12:36am
Absolutely Fantastic Assortment...
I'm in awe

Orbital Joe

Joe "Orbital" Kienle
22nd Feb 2008 7:29pm
Thanks gentlemen! What a pleasure to share our minerals with everyone, we had such a wonderful time doing so.

Gail Spann
24th Feb 2008 3:08pm
Hello Gail, What a fabulous display of specimens. I believe your tall Freiberg silver specimen is " Ex: Freilich"
Congratulations again....Joe Freilich

Joseph Freilich
11th Mar 2008 7:08pm
Yep Joe, it was once yours. We bought it from the same fellow who sold it to you originally.
I have always loved that silver.

Gail Spann
13th Mar 2008 2:47am
Hi Gail, Do not believe those guys...they are good natured, but full of you know came from Obodda in 1996

Joseph Freilich
13th Mar 2008 3:54am
That is who I bought it from Joe!

Gail Spann
18th Mar 2008 2:43pm
Oh, cool........I am glad...I thought it was another dealer...enjoy it! Joe

Joseph Freilich
19th Mar 2008 6:21am
Gail....You would enjoy seeing this...from that same dealers personal collection...

cheers, Joe

Joseph Freilich
21st Mar 2008 3:34am
Gail....You would enjoy seeing this...from that same dealers personal collection...

cheers, Joe

Joseph Freilich
21st Mar 2008 1:54pm
Great Fluorite Joe!
Thanks for giving me a chance to see it.

Gail Spann
29th Mar 2008 3:05am
My Pleasure Gail.........Cheers, Joe

Joseph Freilich
11th Apr 2008 12:39am

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