Back from the Tucson Gem Event: You Never Know What You’ll Find!
Well it’s been a wonderful year so far and I’ve been traveling as usual. We’ve been finding lots of new Mine Finds and designing away for 2012.
I’ve just finished the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, and have now returned to our home base in New Mexico. We’re digging through our new goodie bag and getting ready to start the long process of getting the new materials into designs. It will take a minimum of six months before we’ll have new designs for you to see, but you’ll be able to see some of what we found on our trip at the end of the year.
The Tucson Gem Show isn’t just one event- it’s actually over sixty shows happening all at once. If you ever get a chance to attend, I’m sure you’ll find it interesting. The days are very long for us, starting early in the morning and ending late at night. It’s a very exciting time for us and we never seem to get everything done, regardless of how hard we work. It’s a fun time for me because I get to see old friends from all over the world and meet new miners along the way. I’ll now follow up with my new finds and visit the mines in different parts of the world where we’ve found something new and different. We shot great footage of the event with the HSN film crew to share with everyone. It was a lot of work, but it was great to actually meet with our viewers and talk and share information.
I want to personally thank everyone who supported us and helped to make 2011 another record year. I’m hoping you can take some time to tune in this year and see all the new materials and designs we’ll have for you. This year, my first show begins on February 18th at 2 a.m. EST and we finish up on the 20th at 4 p.m. EST. On Sunday morning, I’ll launch the new Today’s Special. It took me almost two years to actually bring this to our show. I found this material in Northwestern Australia.
I have a story for all of my new finds. I was actually in the middle of nowhere and had been driving all day in my Land Cruiser on dirt roads. I came across a little pub that sold gas. Anytime you can fill your tank in the outback it’s always a great idea to do so. If you ever get the chance to explore the region be sure to take cash because in most cases they don’t take credit cards. While filling up the tank, I met some prospectors that had an odd looking piece of equipment on the front of their Land Rover. They explained that they were prospecting for gold nuggets and told me how their contraption worked. We talked about what I was doing and they showed me what they found, which got the ball rolling on this new Mine Find. This has taken a long time to put together and it’s a onetime shot at this new material. I hope you’ll find it as exciting as I do.
So as always, I hope you can join us to see what’s new and different, and hopefully have some fun!
Until then, safe travels.
UPDATE: Back by popular demand & just in time for the Tucson Gem Event – These limited collectibles are available while they last, for sale on Friday, February 17th!