Costa Mesa 2004 Show Report

                                                                                                           

Late Spring in the California Sierras; sights along the beautiful drive south on US 395 to Los Angeles
The spectacular Owens Valley and 14,300' Mnt. Whitney are highlights!


With skyrocketing gas prices I thought $2.00 a gallon gas was bad!  I was shocked when I saw $3.00+/gallon gas in Bridgeport, California...


With the 500 mile drive to Costa Mesa finished, and setup complete, I am ready to open!
At work in my office nook


Customers and couch potatoes in the room on opening day


One of my favorite highlights for this show are a group of fine amethyst specimens from a find in San Bernadino County, California!  I also offered a new selection of fine Meikle Millerite specimens. Also offered were Idaho Heulandites, Chinese Spessartines, Russian Orpiments, and a variety of fine Nevada stibnite, barite and gold specimens


Once again, I shared my Costa Mesa room with friend Dave Lindgren, of Diamondville, Wyoming. His top pieces included a 5-foot-tall palm flower, a 2-foot Garfish and a superb new Trionix Turtle!


This fabulous, fully articulated Trionix turtle measures about 4" tall and is 100% complete! It was found by Tony Lindgren on the 5th of May, 2004, at 2:30pm, in the Promise Land Quarry, Green River, Wyoming. My Congratulations go out to Tony on  this SUPER turtle find!!


Dave and I taking pix outside the room

 

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