Trip to Vancouver and showing the collection of tourmaline.

Some months ago I said to Al, the man most responsible for this site being up and presenting my collection, that he deserved to see my collection in person.  Now the path from Mars Pa is a long one to Vancouver BC, but I will be taking it this July.  I will be showing the collection in person and then head down for a little rest and relaxation on the coast.   I will still be meeting with people that are interested in tourmaline as I travel back threw Colorado and Missouri.  It should be a great trip and I will be reporting on it when I get home.



About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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