I hope you are all safe and well.

I have a bit of cabin-fever having to stay home so much lately. And I really want to see my friends in the mineral community and “talk rocks”. But it is not to be. At least not now. And I have rather sad news.

The virus continues to worsen. We are hopeful for a vaccine to improve our lives, and it will, but likely well into 2021.

There are travel restrictions in many parts of the world. Many who go to the Tucson shows every year will take the year off due to the COVID-19 risk to their health.

My biggest concern in putting on the Westward Look Fine Mineral Show is everyone’s health. Creating an environment of severe risk for our mineral community is not the right thing to do.

It is for these reasons and more that I have decided the right decision is to cancel the 2021 Westward Look Show. This is not the announcement I wanted to make, but it is the right one.

I want to thank all of you for your support during the past 20 years of the Westward Look Fine Mineral Show. We can get past the current challenges together and move forward to make this show an ongoing success into the future.

And the future is indeed very bright. The pandemic will be behind us. We will meet again in Tucson for our 20th anniversary show in 2022.

Until then, please be safe and stay healthy!

Dave Waisman