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 Post subject: Need help finding stuff in Tucson.
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Hey all,

Glad to finally meet a lot of you! The dinner was great, the USFG talks were awesome, nice running into some of you multiple times :D

Quick question. Has anyone else been noticing that this year's worse than last year for rough? I haven't found any good spinels of any decent size, not too many big or good corundums, some tourmalines but not nearly as many as last year, and somewhat limited zircons. Hell, I can't even find YAG, not to mention synthetic rutile...

Has anyone had any luck, and if so (and you've already gotten all the stuff you want), can anyone suggest to me any good vendors? Thanks!


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Don't forget...Arya will trade homemade chocolate for rocks! And I can vouch for the chocolate!


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The chocolate is awesome. I had to try my Gala dress on this morning to be sure it still fit :-)

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I scored some of that chocolate and had it tested by my in-house expertization committee. It was declared superb. Unfortunately, now I have to find more rocks to trade because I don't think I'm getting any of the truffle from here... ;-)

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Now I just need to spend less time making truffles and more time cutting the rocks that I got! :mrgreen:


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TRUFFLES???? How on earth did I miss that????!!!! :shock:

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Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
TRUFFLES???? How on earth did I miss that????!!!! :shock:
You have to trade rocks for truffles or knowledge and experience for truffles. I chose rocks! :twisted:


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Hmmm ... I don't have any rocks except those in my head, I don't know anything anyone else would want to know, and my experience hasn't taught me anything :P . Guess I'll have to make my own truffles 8) .

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