Among some of our favorite rockhound travel guides are Dick and Mary Pat Weber. For the Tuesday, October 19 presentation, Mary Pat will take us on a Practical Guide to Urban Rockhounding in Tucson.
In a few months dealers, buyers, and collectors will gather together for the largest rockhound event in the world. You will find great bargains relating to all aspects of our hobby offered by vendors from all corners of the globe. If you can’t find it in Tucson, it probably doesn’t exist anywhere. According to Mary Pat, you will run out of money long before you cross off all the items on your wish list.
With over forty shows from which to choose, it can be a bit confusing for the first-timer. Mary Pat will offer practical advice for navigating though the “Tucson experience” to make it both efficient and fun. This program is jammed packed with photo highlights of the biggest club show in the world, including specimens from world class museums such as the Smithsonian and other private collections. If you’ve been thinking about visiting Tucson for the rockhound shows but have yet to, here’s a chance to see what they’re all about.
PLS member Mona Ross will provide October’s Rock of the Month talk on one of the world’s rarest gemstones, Grandidierite.
The Tuesday, Oct. 19 program meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. To join us, send an email to joenmar1[at]verizon.net in advance, using ‘PROGRAM MEETING’ in subject line, and request the Zoom meeting link. Hope to “see” you there!