Thank you so much for the links you posted. Yes, it can be rather
challenging to go from a place where you have all your resources,
classes etc, to suddenly being somewhere where not only do you not
know the ropes, but you can hardly speak about it! I'm still debating
whether the Dollar exchange if it might not be cheaper to continue
ordering from the U.S.
I'll be taking you up on your generous offer to contact you off
By the way, have you found this site yet? http://www.minerapole.com/
Euro-Mineral, Sainte-Marie aux Mines
The world's top summer show
41 st World-Famous show
MINERALS - GEMS - FOSSILS
from the 24 th to 27 th June 2004
This internationally renowned mineralogical show, organized
jointly by Associations and local county council, will gather
together over 800 exhibitors from 55 countries this year to
serve the needs of more than 25,000 mineralogical enthusiasts
from around the world.
Although relatively unknown to the general public, the
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is the flagship of the mineralogy
business in France and is part of the world's mineral trade
triumvirate alongside Tucson (USA) and Munich (Germany).
Renowned as Europe's most significant wholesale mineral and
fossil market, our early summer conference has become an
unmissable venue for professionals in the field of mineralogy
The only wholesale market I've found so far. I sorely miss the San
Francisco Bay Area where wholesalers came through every few months.