SOURCE: Fine Mineral Show

May 24, 2010 17:27 ET

Media Advisory: San Francisco Fine Mineral Show July 9-11, 2010 -- Free Admission

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -

What: The San Francisco Fine Mineral Show will present a spectacular array of natural semi-precious mineral specimens like many uncut pieces that are displayed in museums throughout the world and have been preserved as Nature created them, often hundreds of millions of years ago. Mineral dealers and procurers of unique specimen crystals will display and sell fine minerals. Established collectors, jewelers, interior designers and anyone fascinated by the beauty of art created by nature will be amazed by the stunning pieces on display and for sale at this show. Admission is free. For more information call 509-998-5987 or go to
When: Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
Background: Minerals make up the modern world as we know it -- they are in our houses, cars and everything we see around us. Minerals are common, but those of exceptional quality and beauty are rare as demonstrated by the specimens visitors will see at the San Francisco Fine Mineral Show.
  Fine mineral specimens have unique crystals of striking size, color, symmetric form and beauty. They are Nature's "art," created by a brew of chemicals in the Earth's subsurface and hidden from view to be found years after formation. They continue to be very collectible.

Why Collect Minerals?

Though some collectors accumulate minerals for scientific purposes and others to acquire each attainable species, it is the beauty of nature and the artistic appeal that drive most people to seek additions to their collections. Dave Waisman, producer of the Fine Mineral Show that is presented annually in Tucson, Houston and San Francisco, collects minerals because he is in awe of what Nature creates and the uniqueness of every specimen. Waisman explains, "That something so beautiful, complex and symmetrically shaped can be found in the Earth is a wonderful discovery. Nature has made all of these incredible natural sculptures. That's what makes mineral collecting so wonderful."

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