Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018

Embark on a treasure hunt you won’t soon forget at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018. It takes place on January 26 through February 11th, 2018 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.(GL&W HOLIDOME SHOW) At the beginning of each year, Tucson houses this international mineral and gem trading fest. Countless individuals come out and bargain, trade and collect any number of new and unique gems and minerals. Regardless of whether you are a visitor, buyer or vendor you don’t want to miss out on this spectacular event.

Experience the History of the Show

What started out as a small group of rock hounds and mineral collectors back in 1955 has grown into a large showcase of gems for enthusiasts and collectors from around the globe. You can find the best minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils and lapidary dealers from all over the world. Items from renowned museums and private collections are also on display.

The first exhibition took place at an elementary school in town and was open to the general public. It was an immediate hit, which is what prompted the organizers to make it a regular event. In 1956, the show was held at rodeo grounds. It stayed here until 1972. It eventually made its way to its current location where countless people can come out and enjoy it each year.

tucson gem show

Quality Gems and Minerals on Display

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show are well-known for bringing in gems, fossil displays and minerals from major museums everywhere. Every year the show designates a theme mineral to generate interest. Because of the amount of interest generated, satellite shows ended up popping up everywhere. One of the best segments of these shows is that of beads for you to take home and enjoy.

Multiple Shows are Wrapped into One

The Tucson show includes 40+ shows at dozens of different locations around town. You can visit the exhibit tents, hotels, halls and sprawling venues all around the area. Every year the mix changes, so you never know what the event is going to hold in store for you. The majority of the shows are open to everyone and don’t cost you a thing to attend. Not only does that mean you don’t have to spend a bunch of money on this event, but you can enjoy checking out multiple events all rolled into one amazing show.

Bring the Family Out

Thousands of individual’s head over to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the Convention Center downtown. They have free seminars to help broaden your knowledge about the different gems and minerals. Your family will love the Junior Education Area loaded with hands-on activities perfect for children of all ages. This gives children the chance to learn something new and exciting, without having to stress about whether they are going to enjoy themselves or not.

It’s for More Than Just Pros

Serious gem and mineral collectors from around the globe come out and take part in this amazing event. It is truly one of the biggest and best events around, so you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous opportunity. Thousands of individuals from all over come together to check out the opals, gold, diamonds, dinosaur fossils and much more. The assortment of items is truly amazing and one that you don’t want to miss.

Every year for about 2.5 weeks in January and February — the rock, gem, mineral and jewelry worlds cosmically align in Tucson. Researchers, gemologists, authors, artists, miners and nearly 4,000 trade companies gather here from every continent to share their treasures, knowledge and expertise with the show’s tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of attendees. Earth’s gem and mineral riches are on display at over 40 venues unfurled all over town, for sale in huge circus tents, expo halls, hotels, warehouses, and in the city’s fine Convention Center. Every type of polished and rough rock and fossil specimen and every kind of faceted jewel that you can imagine is being peddled everywhere — on blankets on sidewalks or in sophisticated exhibits brought in by the world’s finest museums and collectors. All of the shows are free except the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® held at the Convention Center. Indeed, Tucson hosts the Giant of all Gem Shows, the largest of its kind in the universe.

45 gem, mineral, fossil, bead, and jewelry shows

45 Shows by Date

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

Madagascar Minerals® Gem Show
January 19 – February 12, 2018
201 W. Lester St., Tucson, Arizona85705
Granada Gallery
January 20 – February 10, 2018
338 N. Granada Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701
Arizona Independent Warehouse Show
January 21 – February 11, 2018
1500 E. Apache Park Pl., Tucson, Arizona 85714
1820 Oracle Wholesale Show
January 24 – February 11, 2018
1835 – 1893 N. 11th Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705
Kent’s Jewelry, Lapidary, Tool & Supply Show
January 24 – February 12, 2018
2745 North 1st Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85719
1801 Oracle Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show
January 24 – February 14, 2018
1801 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705
22nd Street Show
January 25 – February 11, 2018
NE Corner of I-10 & 22nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85745
JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show
January 25 – February 5, 2018
3750 E. Irvington Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85714
Executive Inn Fossil, Mineral & Gems Show
January 25 – February 12, 2018
333 W. Drachman St., Tucson, Arizona 85705
Gem & Jam Festival
January 25-28, 2018
11300 South Houghton Road, Tucson, Arizona 85747
Gem & Jewelry Show on Grant
January 25 – February 7, 2018
1365 W. Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745
African Art Village – New Location!
January 26 – February 11, 2018
SE corner of S. Linda Ave. and W. Cushion St., Tucson, Arizona 85713
GIGM/ Quality Inn Gem & Mineral Show
January 26 – February 10, 2018
750 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85713
GIGM/ Globex Gem & Mineral Show
January 26 – February 10, 2018
222 S. Freeway Rd., Tucson, Arizona85745
GIGM/ Howard Johnson Gem & Mineral Show
January 26 – February 10, 2018
1010 S. Freeway, Tucson, Arizona85719
Granada Avenue Mineral Show
January 26 – February 11, 2018
350 N. Granada Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701
Kino Gem & Mineral Show
January 26 – February 11, 2018
2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona85713
Mineral & Fossil Co-op
January 26 – February 11, 2018
1635 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, Arizona85705
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show
January 26 – February 7, 2018
777 W. Cushing Street, Tucson, Arizona 85745
Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show
January 26 – February 11, 2018
292 S. Freeway Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85745
Tucson Showplace
January 26 – February 11, 2018
1530 S. Freeway Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85713
Miners Co-op Rock Show
January 26 – February 11, 2018
6901 N. Casa Grande Highway, Marana, Arizona 85653
Fine Minerals International Show
January 26 – February 10, 2018
450 N. Granada Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701
Whole Bead Show, The – New Location!
January 26-30, 2018
4855 E. Broadway, Tucson, Arizona85711
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at HTCC
January 27 – February 10, 2018
475 N. Granada Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701
Mineral & Fossil Marketplace
January 27 – February 11, 2018
1333 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, Arizona85705
Fossil & Mineral Alley at Ramada, Ltd.
January 27 – February 10, 2018
665 N. Freeway, Tucson, Arizona85745
G&LW Tucson Gem Show / Gem Mall
January 27 – February 7, 2018
4475 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85714
G&LW Tucson Gem Show / Holidome
January 27 – February 4, 2018
4475 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85714
JG&M Exposition at Michigan Street
January 27 – February 11, 2018
3300 E. Michigan St., Tucson, Arizona 85714
JG&M Expo at Simpson Street
January 27 – February 11, 2018
601 W. Simpson St., Tucson, Arizona85701
Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show
January 27 – February 11, 2018
1223-1243 N. Main Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705
To Bead True Blue – New Location!
January 27 – February 3, 2018
5655 West Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85757
Tucson Bead Show, The – New Location!
January 27 – February 3, 2018
5655 West Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85757
Colors of the Stone – a Gem Show
January 27 – February 3, 2018
5655 West Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ85757
American Indian Arts Exposition
January 28 – February 11, 2018
1300 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Arizona85705
Just Minerals Event
January 28-30, 2018
1800 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, Arizona85705
Best Bead Show – New Location!
January 29 – February 3, 2018
5251 S. Julian Dr., Tucson, Arizona85706
AGTA GemFair™ Tucson
January 30 – February 4, 2018
260 S. Church St., Tucson, Arizona85701
GJX Gem & Jewelry Show
January 30 – February 4, 2018
198 S. Granada Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701
Tucson’s New Mineral Show (T.N.M.S.)
January 30 – February 5, 2018
1102 W. Grant Rd., Tucson, Arizona85705
JCK Tucson
January 31 – February 3, 2018
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85745
Sonoran Glass Art Show
January 31 – February 3, 2018
633 West 18th Street, Tucson, Arizona 85706
Westward Look Mineral Show
February 2-5, 2018
245 E. Ina Rd., Tucson, Arizona85704
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show®
February 8-11, 2018
260 S. Church St., Tucson, Arizona85701

Admission Requirements To Tucson Shows

Tucson Shuttle Routes

2018 Shuttle Routes to Tucson Shows

There are three FREE parking hubs and no fewer than 13 shuttles operating during the 2018 Tucson Gem & Mineral Showcase to transport show-goers from show to show. These 13 routes are listed below. The first section of shuttle routes (eight in all) are operated by a Tucson company called MS Transportation; the JCK show at the Starr Pass Marriott operates their own shuttle that runs between JCK and AGTA at the Convention Center; and the remaining four routes, known as the GemRide routes, are operated by the City of Tucson Department of Transportation.

Year-Round Tucson Gem Shows and Exhibitions
(In alphabetical order)

Arizona Mineral Museum 1601 E. University
in Flandrau Science Center
Public uamineralmuseum.org
A Bead Carnival 3301 E. Pennsylvania St.
Public abeadcarnival.com
Gem and Bead mall 2901 S. 4th Ave.
Public gemandbeadmall.com/
Madagascar Minerals Gem Show 201 W. Lester St.
Public madagascarminerals.com

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