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January 24, 2024

Andre LuJan, AAPS President

On behalf of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS), It is my honor to serve as your president and welcome back our members from around the world to the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. The impact of our members on the world of commercial paleontology and beyond is undeniable. The incredible work and contributions we collectively make has helped shape our modern industry and advance scientific discovery at an astounding rate. This guide has come to represent the go to source for decerning collectors, professionals and enthusiasts across the board.

This past year has been a challenge on many fronts for the vast membership of AAPS, but we have been able to stand firm on our values and Code of Ethics.

I am encouraged in the face of our many adversities that our organizations membership has grown tremendously. Thanks to our past President Craig Kissick's efforts to expand our annual auction to an online forum through Heritage Auctions we are in the best financial shape in the history of our organization.

His indelible quote "A fossil not collected is a fossil not protected" has become a personal mantra. The importance of active participation and engagement in the field of paleontology and science in general cannot be understated. It is a duty for us all to shepherd in the next generation of scientists to continue the legacy of discovery, stewardship and ethical collection and commerce.

Andre LuJan, AAPS President

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