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The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Posted by Barlows Gems on 13th Jan 2015

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 25th, but I'm pretty sure there are some dealers that set up much earlier.  The show runs for about 3 weeks, culminating in what is known as The Main Show at the Tucson Convention Center the final second weekend February.   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 now has their own warehouse, called The Rock Yard, located at 615 W. Lester.

This is a very exciting and growing area with over 100 independent dealers within walking distance!

We have all the usual merchandise we are well known for, including our designer cabochons, stone animal carvings, and Rocks in Boxes here.  But we also have tons and tons of rough rock available at this location!

For more information see  The Rock Yard Tucson Gem Show

We also host Glen Archer of Australian Outback Mining at our site.

To check Glen out see his site here  Australian Outback Mining


In 2019 BarlowsGems will be exhibiting for the last time 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 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.  .

Here is a partial list of some of the shows going on during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show:

(for a more complete list along with shuttle schedules be sure and look for The Tucson Show Guide, 

Gem Show Central or The Buyers Metaguide)

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Hotel Tucson City Center

475 N. Granada Ave.

Website:  www.mineralshowslld.com

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22nd Street Show

600 22nd Street

Website: www.22ndstreetshow.com

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1820 Oracle Wholesale Show

1801 N. Oracle Rd.

Website: 1820oracle.com

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American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

Tucson Convention Center

260 S. Church St.

Website: www.agta.org

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Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show and Marketplace

1330 N. Oracle

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Best Bead Show

Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center

2805 E. Ajo Way

Website: www.bestbeadshow.com

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Clarion Gem and Mineral Show

Clarion Inn

750 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Website: www.gigmshows.com

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Executive Inn Gem Show

Fortuna Inn Suites

333 W. Drachma St.

Website: www.TucsonGemShow.info

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

2901 S. 4th Avenue

Website: www.gemandbeadmall.com

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Gem & Jewelry Exchange (GJX)

198 S. Granada Avenue

Website: www.gjxusa.com

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Gem & Jewelry Show on Grant

Grand Luxe Hotel

1365 W. Grant Rd.

Website: www.SRGJShows.com

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Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Gem Mall Quartz

4475 S. Country Club Rd.

Website: www.glwshows.com

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Globe-X Gem & Mineral Show

Days Inn/Convention Center

222 S. Freeway Avenue

Website: www.gigmshows.com

Granada Avenue Gem and Mineral Show

350 N. Granada Avenue

Website:   Granada-Gallery.com

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Howard Johnson Gem and Mineral Show

1010 S. Freeway Avenue

Website: www.gigmshows.com

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JCK Tucson

Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Website: www.jckonline.com/tucson

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Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2014/Michigan Street

3200 E. Michigan Street

Website: www.jgmexpo.com

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Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2014/Simpson Street

601 W. Simpson Street

Website: www.jgmexpo.com

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

Tucson Expo Center

3750 E. Irvington Rd.

Website: www.jogsshow.com

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Just Mineral Event

Elks Lodge 385

1800 N. Oracle Rd.

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Kino Gem & Mineral Show (AKA Electric Park)

2500 E. Ajo Way

Website: www.as-shows.com

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La Fuente de Piedras Mineral Show

1735 N. Oracle

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Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show

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

Website: www.mainavegemshow.com

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Miner’s Co-Op Rock Show

6107 N. Travel Center Dr.

Website: www.tucsongemmineralshow.com

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Mineral & Fossil Co-op

1645 N. Oracle Rd.

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Mineral City Show

516 W. Lester

Website:   mineral-city.com

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Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

292 S. Freeway Avenue

Website: www.rapariver.com

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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™

Tucson Convention Center

260 S. Church Street

Website: www.tgms.org

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Tucson Showplace

1530 S. Freeway Avenue

Website: www.tucsonshowplace.net