Monday, June 12, 2017
Gem and Mineral Show Tucson, Arizona February 2017
Every year Tucson, Arizona, hosts the largest gem and mineral show in the United States. The show lasts for about two weeks with about 50 locations around town. If you are a vendor or buyer you can find pretty much anything from azurite to quartzite. This year I discovered the show has many fossils along with dinosaur skeletons. The problem is that many of the vendors can be pushy about buying something and there are many knockoff fossils. However, if you do want to buy earrings or a gem good buys can be had. The following photos are from three different locations at the show: Kino, 22nd Street and the fossil COOP.
The following photos are from Kino location which has four large tents, food and hundreds of sellers.
The next group of photos is from 22nd Street which is known for its fossils and dinosaur bones.
The next photos are from the COOP off of Stone Avenue.