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Fine Minerals at Gem Show

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For anyone with a fit wallet, the Fine Mineral Show at the Westward Look will fit the bill.

It's a show with 29 of some of the finest gem and mineral dealers in the world.

The show started 12 years ago with only a handful of dealers, but has grown to nearly 30. It probably won't grow much more than that.

"There's only a small group who deal in fine minerals, including some of the finest museums in the world and most are here," says Dave Waisman, who promotes the event.

It's open to the public and the hope is as many people as possible walk through the more than two dozen Westward Look rooms to sample the wares. And maybe buy.

While some shows have been hit by the economic downturn, the high quality minerals haven't been hurt as much.

There's always a demand for quality and upper end.

There's likely $100 million worth of quality minerals in some of the venues.

"It's been a great opening day," he says. "I'm real happy."

The show runs from February 8-11, 2013.

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