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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 150 - Wednesday June 18, 2003
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From the Moderator:

Hi all,

Short list again today. Lets keep those topics coming in.

Thurmond
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Help Needed with Fun Rock/Mineral Facts
02  NEW: 13th INTERNATIONAL GEMSTONE SHOW MINAS GERAIS BRASIL

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Message:01

Subject: Re: Issue No. 148 - Monday June 16, 2003
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 17:07:45 -0400
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: Donald Allen <donallen@gwi.net>

RE: But I need some help. Can you share some of the lore you have picked

up and provide more fun facts I might be able to use?

A good source for Lore:    " The Curious Lore Of Precious Stones

( Available as a Dover Paperback ) - International Standard Book Number: 0-486-22227-6.
Library Of Congress Catalog Card Number: 79-156815
George Frederick Kunz ( Kunzite is named after this man) The book is forwarded by
J. Pierpont Morgan ( who Morganite is named after ).

Don

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Subject: 13th INTERNATIONAL GEMSTONE SHOW MINAS GERAIS BRASIL
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:24:49 -0300
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>, usfg faceterslist
<usfgfaceterslist@yahoogroups.com>
From: Robert <robertplowejr@uol.com.br>

18 June 2003

INVITATION
You are invited to visit a gemstone, jewelry and mineral collection show
at the south cone of the Americas. The only fair at the source.

FIPP 2003
13th INTERNATIONAL GEMSTONES SHOW
August, 19 to 22, 2003
TE=D3FILO OTONI - MINAS GERAIS, BRASIL
320 Gems Exhibitors
"The fair at the Source"
The only fair held at the producer source in the largest gemological
province in the world.

Quality, variety and quantity
The world's largest gemological province in quality, variety and
quantity of its occurrences.

Colored Stones
Aquamarines, emeralds, topazes, amethysts, tourmalines, citrines,
chrysoberyls, kunzite.

Art and Style in Gems
Cut, rough, calibrated and free style gems, specimens for collectors,
jewels, mineral art, art in gems, companies and entities dealing with gems.

Contact: GEA - GEMS EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
Phone: 55-33-3522-1762    Fax: 55-33-3522-1662
www.geabrasil.com         geabr@uai.com.br


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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

These are reported to be actual epitaphs on tombstones:

Here lies
Johnny Yeast
Pardon me
For not rising.   (Ruidoso, New Mexico)

Here lays Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.   (Silver City, Nevada)

 Anna Wallace
 The children of Israel wanted bread
 And the Lord sent them manna,
 Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
 And the Devil sent him Anna.  (Ribbesford, England)

Margaret Daniels
She always said her feet were killing her
but nobody believed her.   (Richmond, Virginia)

 Anna Hopewell
Here lies the body of our Anna
Done to death by a banana
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low
But the skin of the thing that made her go.
                    (Enosburg Falls, Vermont)

Harry Edsel Smith
Born 1903--Died 1942
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if
the car was on the way down. It was.    (Albany, New York)

An anonymous tombstone:
I was somebody.
Who, is no business
Of yours.       (Stowe, Vermont)

In Memory of Beza Wood
Departed this life
Nov. 2, 1837
Aged 45 yrs.
Here lies one Wood
Enclosed in wood
One Wood
Within another.
The outer wood
Is very good:
We cannot praise
The other.    (Winslow, Maine)


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