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.
22nd Street Show
600 22nd Street
1820 Oracle Wholesale Show
1801 N. Oracle Rd.
American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)
Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church St.
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show and Marketplace
1330 N. Oracle
Best Bead Show
Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center
2805 E. Ajo Way
Clarion Gem and Mineral Show
750 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Executive Inn Gem Show
Fortuna Inn Suites
333 W. Drachma St.
Gem & Bead Mall Tucson, L.L.C.
2901 S. 4th Avenue
Gem & Jewelry Exchange (GJX)
198 S. Granada Avenue
Gem & Jewelry Show on Grant
Grand Luxe Hotel
1365 W. Grant Rd.
Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Gem Mall Quartz
4475 S. Country Club Rd.
Globe-X Gem & Mineral Show
Days Inn/Convention Center
222 S. Freeway Avenue
Granada Avenue Gem and Mineral Show
350 N. Granada Avenue
Howard Johnson Gem and Mineral Show
1010 S. Freeway Avenue
Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2014/Michigan Street
3200 E. Michigan Street
Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2014/Simpson Street
601 W. Simpson Street
J.O.G.S. Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show
Tucson Expo Center
3750 E. Irvington Rd.
Just Mineral Event
Elks Lodge 385
1800 N. Oracle Rd.
Kino Gem & Mineral Show (AKA Electric Park)
2500 E. Ajo Way
La Fuente de Piedras Mineral Show
1735 N. Oracle
Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show
1229 N. Main Ave., 1200 N. Main Ave., and Parking Area Tents
Miner’s Co-Op Rock Show
6107 N. Travel Center Dr.
Mineral & Fossil Co-op
1645 N. Oracle Rd.
Mineral City Show
516 W. Lester
Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show
292 S. Freeway Avenue
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™
Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Street
1530 S. Freeway Avenue