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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
This is the largest mineral show in the world and a big show for us! An estimated 50 000 people flock to Tucson each year to look for minerals, fossils, gems and jewellery, and everything associated with them. The show consists of independent mineral shows of both retail and wholesale, exhibiting at one or several locations, with between 40-50 locations all up across the city. Dealers sell from motel rooms and lobbies, carparks, lawns and marquees, vacant lots and the main convention centre, just to name a few! The show runs for several weeks through January and February and even that is not enough time to see everything.
We have a huge presence at this show exhibiting with our partners Kristalle of Laguna Beach, California in three venues, plus one wholesale location.
Hotel Tucson City Centre (Formerly The InnSuites Hotel)
This is one of the three locations of the Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, and there are more than 200 dealers that exhibit in just the Hotel Tucson City Centre!
***NEW RETAIL LOCATION FOR 2013***
We have moved our retail rooms and combined them into one huge room. We are located in the Pershing Suite, adjoining our Wholesale location (the Mission Suite) along the groundfloor hallway of the Tower Building, not far from the main lobby.
The Pershing Suite will open on Feb 2nd.
We will have superb display with a great range of top quality specimens including our new acquisitions, rare and used books, and of course superb Gold specimens.
Hotel Tucson City Centre
Our rooms at the Hotel Tucson City Centre
We just have so much stock, that we need to shift it in order to make room for all our new collections, so every year at Tucson we have a wholesale area where we sell excellent quality minerals at keystone (50% discount) prices, from the many collections we have previously acquired. Our wholesale room is located:
Wholesale - Mission Suite (previously the El Dorado Suite)
(along the groundfloor hallway of the Tower Building)
The Westward Look Show is a small select show with only the finest minerals for sale. Less than 30 dealers are asked to exhibit at this exclusive 5 star resort in the Catalina Mountain foothills. Only the very best minerals are on display here - not for the faint hearted!
Crystal Classics will be exhibiting in room 235.
There are two events held during the show - Collector's Day on Saturday from 10am - 4pm where a special guest is invited to display their private mineral collection, and the Sunday Evening Program where people present on their real life experiences in the pursuit of minerals.
2013 Collector's Day features Kevin Brown's private collection. The evening program will be "What's Diggin' - Recent Activity at the Adelaide, Rogerley and Oceanview Mines".
This show is run by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, and for most is the final and main show of Tuscon. This is the show that started them all, held annually since 1955. It is held on the second full weekend of February (starting with a Thursday) each year in the Tucson Convention Centre, now with an estimated 250 dealers.
We have a huge booth at this show - one of the biggest on the main floor. At this show there are fantastic displays from museums from around the world, from prominent private collectors and dealers; as well as competitive displays from both beginners and experienced collectors; and free lectures and seminars - loads to see and do.
Our booth at the main show.
2012 was themed Minerals of Arizona, to coincide with the celebration of Arizona's Centennial - with sensational displays.
The theme for 2012 is "Fluorite, Colors of the Rainbow"
There are many other locations all around Tucson holding shows - for example the Ramada Inn and The Mineral and Fossil Market Place on Oracle Rd are two more venues of the Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show, and Tucson Electric Park holds its own Electric Park Gem and Mineral Show.
Tucson Electric Park
There are thousands of specimens on offer - classic minerals, rare minerals and new finds. Come and visit us at Tucson - THE show for mineral collectors!
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