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The Denver Gem and Mineral Show at the Denver Mart celebrate its 50th year and the theme was Gold and Silver. There were outstanding gold, silver, telluride and meteorite specimens on display from collectors and dealers. There were over 800 dealers this year at the Denver Mart and surrounding venues. Denver is the second largest show in the United States.

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Wow, looks like it was a great show. I wish we had known about it beforehand instead of after the fact - I will try and remember to get it on the forum calendar for next year. Thanks for the great photo tour though - next best thing to being there. Those are some spectacular specimens!

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Great to see that Mad Mutha was there - he finds some good wire gold specimens. Miners lunch box should be here at a show here in Sparks in December.
I will just note also how difficult it is to get a well focused image of the Olinghouse gold specimens - I have lots of fuzzy pics of those specimens.

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What show is that going to be Chris? The one in Sparks?

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30 minutes ago, Reno Chris said:

Great to see that Mad Mutha was there - he finds some good wire gold specimens. Miners lunch box should be here at a show here in Sparks in December.
I will just note also how difficult it is to get a well focused image of the Olinghouse gold specimens - I have lots of fuzzy pics of those specimens.

Sorry about some the pics being out of focus and the quality. I only had my pocket camera and shooting pictures through the glass isn't easy. Wished I had taken my good camera along.

 

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Glenn, great report on the Denver show. Thanks for all the photos 

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In addition to all the great gold, silver and other specimens on display, they had three days of speakers which included Jeff Scovil (outstanding Gem and Mineral photographer), Terry Wallace on Colorado Silver, Gene Meieran on the Magic of Silver, Virgil Lueth on New Mexico Gold, Ben Elick on High Grade Cripple Creek ore, Scott Werschky on Fire Creek Mine Gold Specimens in Nevada, Les Presmyk on Arizona Gold and Silver specimens, Penny Williamson on Australian Gold, Bruce Geller on Tellurides and Byran Lees on the Golden Dragon. Byran Lees talked about finding the "Golden Dragon"  and how is company (Collectors Edge) preform the work on preparing the one of kind specimen from the Colorado Quartz Mine in California.  The Golden Dragon is estimated to be valued at 1 million dollars. These were just some of the speakers that we were able to see.

                                                                 " THE GOLDEN DRAGON"

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4 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Wow, looks like it was a great show. I wish we had known about it beforehand instead of after the fact - I will try and remember to get it on the forum calendar for next year. Thanks for the great photo tour though - next best thing to being there. Those are some spectacular specimens!

Sorry I didn't get this information to you before the show, I will let you know next year schedule or any shows or seminars in our area.

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5 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

What show is that going to be Chris? The one in Sparks?

I am guessing the American Exploration & Mining Association's Annual Meeting and Exposition Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Nugget Casino in Sparks.

The American Exploration & Mining Association's Annual Meeting and Exposition, held the first week of December, is the second largest annual mining convention in the U.S. Our convention consists of short courses, technical sessions, and a 250 booth trade exposition.

Our sessions emphasize mineral deposits, exploration and development, operations, business and finance, environmental technology, regulation and policy and legislative affairs. The meeting has been held every year since 1895, and attracts about 2,000 attendees from all over the world. AEMA's Annual Meeting offers a number of networking opportunities and experiences.

https://www.miningamerica.org/2017-annual-meeting/

 

 

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Glenn,

Thanks for posting the pics from the Denver Gem and Mineral Show. I have a story to tell about one of the pictures that you posted. It is about the wire gold specimen in photo #41. I am not absolutely sure this is the specimen but based on it's uniqueness and the area where it was found, I am fairly sure it is the one. If this is indeed that specimen, it was dug by my first nugget hunting mentor and his two detecting partners nearly 20 years ago. My friend and mentor, Ken, and his partners Larry and Jim had been granted permission to detect  on Farncomb Hill, near Breckenridge. They had a great number of finds over a span of several years. As one might expect, they were very secretive about the location due to the success that they had. I did not know Ken at the time that he and his partners had found the specimen that they named "The Birds Nest". Ken told me the story in 2003, I had joined a local prospecting club, The Gold Prospectors of the Rockies. Ken was on their board of directors and one of the first people that I met ( I am the current vice president of the club ). Ken is living outside the US now, but does come back to visit family every few years. The last time he was in Denver, he offered to show me the place where he and his partners found their gold, so I picked him up at his daughters home and off to Breckenridge we went. The area is under claim and closed to prospecting, but were aware of that before hand.We walked the ground that had surrendered some of it's golden treasure. The area was given a name back in the 1800's,  and based on photo #41, I would say they hit it right on the head. It is called "The Wire Patch". You may be surprised to know that they sold "The Birds Nest" not long after they discovered it !!! 

Again, thanks for posting

I hope that our fellow forum members enjoy the story about this amazing Colorado gold specimen.

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