The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Posted by BarlowsGems on 13th Jan 2015

It's that time of year again (already!).

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest gemstone, fossil, rock and mineral show in the world.  Dealers come from all over the world to sell ANYTHING gemstone, rock, mineral specimen or lapidary related!  You can find rough rock, stone slabs, jewelry, diamonds, fossils, stone carvings, mineral specimens, beads, cabochons, etc. etc. etc. 

There are actually more than 40 shows going on all over the city of Tucson, Arizona.  Officially some begin as early as January 30th, but I'm pretty sure there are already some dealers set up now.  The show runs for about 3 weeks, culminating in what is known as The Main Show at the Tucson Convention Center the final weekend of Feb. 12-15th.   Though most of the shows are geared towards other rock dealers and are wholesale to the trade, the main show is more for the retail public and they always have an impressive display of exhibits from collectors and museums all over the world.

BarlowsGems will be exhibiting at the Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly the InnSuites) at

475 North Granada Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, or on the corner of Granada and St Mary's.  ROOM 116-117

We will officially open February 1st, but should actually be open for business in the afternoon on January 28th. We will remain open through Friday February 13th.  We will have our usual display of cabochons, from  some specialty high grade designer cabochons to what we refer to as out bargain cabochons, as well as our lovely display of bead pendants.  In addition we carry stone eggs, stone spheres, gemstone animal carvings, polished rocks and slabs, coated slabs, and amethyst and rose quartz crystals.  New this year we will have lots of varieties of ROUGH ROCK-available by the drum only for the serious cutters.

Here is a partial list of some of the shows going on-for a more complete list along with shuttle schedules be sure and look for The Tucson Show Guide or The Buyers Metaguide:

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Hotel Tucson City Center

475 N. Granada Ave.

January 31-February 14

Hours: January 31-February 13: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website: www.mzexpos.com

22nd Street Show

600 22nd Street

January 29-February 15

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.22ndstreetshow.com

1820 Oracle Wholesale Show

1835-1893 North 11th Avenue

January 28-February 15

Hours: January 28: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; January 29-February 15: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.topgem.com

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

Tucson Convention Center

260 S. Church St.

February 3-8

Hours: February 3-7: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 8: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.agta.org

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Mineral & Fossil Marketplace

1333 N. Oracle

January 31-February 14

Hours: January 31-February 13: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website: www.mzexpos.com

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Ramada Limited

665 N. Freeway Avenue

January 31-February 14

Hours: January 31-February 13: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website: www.mzexpos.com

Best Bead Show

Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center

2805 E. Ajo Way

February 4-8

Hours: February 4: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; February 5-7: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 8: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website: www.bestbeadshow.com

Clarion Gem and Mineral Show

Clarion Inn

750 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

January 30-February 14 (Jump start January 29)

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Website: www.gigmshows.com

Executive Inn Gem Show

Fortuna Inn Suites

333 W. Drachma St.

January 31-February 15

Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Website: www.TucsonGemShow.info

Gem & Bead Mall Tucson, L.L.C.

2901 S. 4th Avenue

January 30-February 13

Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.gemandbeadmall.com

Gem & Jewelry Exchange (GJX)

198 S. Granada Avenue

February 3-8

Hours: February 3-7: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 8: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.gjxusa.com

Gem & Jewelry Show on Grant

Grand Luxe Hotel

1365 W. Grant Rd.

January 30-February 12

Hours: January 30-February 11: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 12: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Website: www.SRGJShows.com

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Gem Mall Quartz

4475 S. Country Club Rd.

January 31-February 13

Hours: January 31-February 12: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 13: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Website: www.glwshows.com

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, The Holidome Show

4475 S. Country Club

January 31-February 8

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.glwshows.com

Globe-X Gem & Mineral Show

Days Inn/Convention Center

222 S. Freeway Avenue

January 30-February 14 (Jump start January 29)

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Website: www.gigmshows.com

Granada Avenue Gem and Mineral Show

350 N. Granada Avenue

January 31-February 14

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Howard Johnson Gem and Mineral Show

1010 S. Freeway Avenue

January 30-February 14 (Jump start January 29)

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Website: www.gigmshows.com

JCK Tucson

Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

February 2-7

Hours: February 2-6: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; February 7: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.jckonline.com/tucson

Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2014/Michigan Street

3200 E. Michigan Street

January 31-February 15

Hours: January 31-February 14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 15: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.jgmexpo.com

Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2014/Simpson Street

601 W. Simpson Street

January 31-February 15

Hours: January 31-February 14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 15: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.jgmexpo.com

J.O.G.S. Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show

Tucson Expo Center

3750 E. Irvington Rd.

January 29-February 9

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.jogsshow.com

Kino Gem & Mineral Show

2500 E. Ajo Way

January 31-February 15

Hours: January 31-February 14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 15: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.as-shows.com

Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show

1229 N. Main Ave., 1200 N. Main Ave., and Parking Area Tents

January 31-February 15

Hours: January 31-February 14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 15: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Website: www.mainavegemshow.com

Miner’s Co-Op Rock Show

6107 N. Travel Center Dr.

January 30-February 15

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.tucsongemmineralshow.com

Mineral & Fossil Co-op

1645 N. Oracle Rd.

January 30-February 14

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

292 S. Freeway Avenue

January 31-February 15 (Jump start January 30)

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.rapariver.com

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™

Tucson Convention Center

260 S. Church Street

February 12-15

Hours: February 12-14: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; February 15: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website: www.tgms.org

Tucson Showplace

1530 S. Freeway Avenue

January 30-February 15

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Website: www.tucsonshowplace.net