It is great to go the first day because you get first pick, but you have to stand in line to get in.
We were one of the first in to this large venue that has hundreds of dealers, so it was not yet crowded inside.
In Mexico they discovered a new banded onyx. The photo below shows lamps made with this new as well as more traditional onyx. I bought some lamps for the gift shop.
I cannot afford to buy these tables, but they are awesome!
I did buy several specimens of malachite, chryscholla, and azurite from the Congo.
My friend, Karen Boaz, pointing to a cool amethyst geode.