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  • 06 Oct, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    How the days and months seem to fly by, and now summer has passed we are into the autumn season of mineral shows. We start our outings as usual by visiting Bakewell show next week end. Arguably Bakewell (Rock Exchange) is...
  • 04 Jan, 2018
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    As we head towards Twelfth Night and the final demise of Christmas trees worldwide, we have got back to work with quite a bump. Over the last few days we have been finalising a very large software release and plan to get...
  • 03 Dec, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Today was our last show outing for the 2017 Season, Oxford Show is the last mineral show on the UK circuit for 2017. To this end it was rather nice to be greeted with a Christmas tree in the foyer, certainly set the scene...
  • 18 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
      George and I were on the road early today to visit the 2017 Sussex Mineral & Lapidary Society Show (SMLS) at Haywards Heath. This was the first time we have been to the show since 2010; e-Rocker Trevor Devon also...
  • 04 Nov, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Organised by the Sussex Mineral & Lapidary Society www.smls.org.uk Saturday 18th November 10.00am - 4.30pm Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN Over 40 dealers with minerals, gems, fossils, meteorites,...
  • 27 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    As promised I took some pictures of the displays within the Mine to Mine Exhibition. If you are at Munich it is really worth going to see this. This is not all the cases, or all the minerals within the cases shown, but...
  • 26 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Late to bed and up with the lark, is the usual routine at Munich Shows and today was no different. Our Hotel breakfast was excellent, very unhealthy and would set anyone up for the day. A quick ride on the U-bahn and we were...
  • 15 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    A Sunday lay-in follows the early Saturday start at Bakewell. The show does not open until 9am. This allows the dealers to get back or recover from various excesses of the previous night. Last night in addition to the...
  • 14 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Here we are at the 2017 Bakewell Show, and what a day it has been. Having stayed overnight in town last night we started the day early in the main "gymnasium" hall and straight into the business of looking at minerals and...
  • 04 Oct, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Looking forward to next Saturday when it is Bakewell time once more! For us Bakewell show each year is a must and George and I will be making the trip again this year. We hope to see many of our UK based collector friends...
  • 29 Aug, 2017
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Late in July George & I had the good fortune to travel up to Weardale to attend the Weardale Mineral Show in St Johns Chapel. We had a fantastic time and a big thumbs up must go to Enrico Rinaldi for doing all the...
  • 18 Jan, 2017
    Mark Wrigley
    This wulfenite specimen was news at Ste Marie Show in 2005, it was part of small find brought to the show by Guangha (George) Liu. The locality was given as Mian Ning Mine in Sichuan, China. At the time there was a lot of...

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