The World Comes to Tucson for the Gem Show!

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Opals at the Gem Show in Tucson: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

 ~ Tucson Gem & Mineral Show ~

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Polished mineral slabs at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show ~

The largest Gem & Mineral Show in the United States

Once a year, for two weeks in February, the world of rockhounds, diamond merchants, fine gem dealers, collectors of dinosaur bones and the odd geologist or two descend upon the city of Tucson, AZ for the annual Gem and Mineral Show.  The prices are amazingly cheap, by and large.  You can buy countless treasures for a dollar or two, or the 125 lb rock in the photo below for $15,750.

Azurite boulder at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

Things to do and places to visit ~ your bucket list...

February probably isn't your favorite time of year if you live in Canada, Alaska, or the northern half of the United States.  It's cold and snowy, and you're feeling a touch of cabin fever.

Pull out your calendar and write in a visit to Tucson next February.  Book early; the hotels fill up quickly.  ...and give me a call to let me know you're coming.  We'll have an Active Rain meetup!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

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Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Nogales.

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Comments (11)

Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

One year, I tried getting a hotel room in Tucson when this event occured and the only hotel I could find was tucked away in the mountains at over $300 per night!

Feb 06, 2011 03:38 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


It's a big deal, and right after the Gem & Mineral Show is the Rodeo.  Tucson schools close down all week for the Rodeo!

Mike in Tucson

Feb 06, 2011 04:07 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mike and those are some beautiful looking stones ...

Vegas Bob

Feb 06, 2011 04:26 PM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

One of my daughters teachers was really into "rocks" .  She was always attending these shows.  Schools close down for the Rodeo in Tucson.  Wow. Red Bluff is a big Rodeo town, but I don't think that the schools close down!

Feb 06, 2011 06:25 PM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  An Active Rain meet up sounds like a great idea!  Now back to looking at the $15k rock! Wow -- G

Feb 06, 2011 11:15 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Beautiful photo's, my wife and I would have enjoyed the show.

Your Friend in Charlottesville

Feb 06, 2011 11:16 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would drive down to Tucson for a AR roundup. Coffee please

Feb 07, 2011 12:49 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Mike, I had the pleasure of going to this HUGE show before - it is absolutely MIND BOGGLING the beautiful things that are nature made. 

Feb 07, 2011 03:28 AM
Dana Lim
Allstate Insurance - Tucson, AZ

Thanks for the reminder Mike...I'll try and get there this weekend!

Feb 11, 2011 07:03 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

A very nice photo tour of the show so folks away can see what all the hoopla is about!

Feb 14, 2011 01:30 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Aren't we blessed to live in Tucson?!


I hope you made it!  Much success today at Allstate!


That's the truth!


 I look forward to it!


There's always next year!


Wouldn't it be great to have a room full of AR friends we're meeting in person for the first time?!


I don't think I've ever been to Red Bluff.  It's on the list!

Vegas Bob,

...and you live in town that knows gems!

Mike in Tucson

Feb 14, 2011 01:48 AM

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