Your guide to the best shows at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

Fossils, minerals, crystals, geodes, polished rocks and fine jewelry, it's the largest collection of gem shows in the USA right here in Tucson. There are thousands of dealers spread across the city at nearly 50 locations. It’s a little intimidating. Here’s the best of the best at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

Getting around for FREE

Reduce the intimidation factor by parking for FREE and using the FREE shuttle! Organized by the City of Tucson, the shuttles will take you to all 46 shows. If your first show isn’t what you want, move on to the next! You’ll never get through the entire Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

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Courtesy: Madagascar Minerals

Early Shows

Many shows start the last weekend of January. A lot are called “hotel” shows where exhibitors use their rooms and suites to show and sell their goods.


A good example is Executive Inn Mineral & Fossil Show.






Others are year-round stores that are taking advantage of the Showcase. They often specialize in more customer service than visiting vendors, offering storage and shipping services. They can offer a more intimate setting with a personal touch.

Courtesy: Madagascar Minerals

Madagascar Minerals specializes in rough and finished gems from their own mines on the island of Madagascar.



XpoPress has an excellent list of every show here.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

It’s the show that started it all. For over 40 years, dealers and museums from all over the world create the most spectacular exhibits of Earth’s treasures.


This giant show takes over the entire Tucson Convention Center from February 14-17.


XpoPress has an excellent list of every show here.

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The BIG Shows

Get a sense of the amazing number of vendors. The big shows each have more than 200 sellers. You’ll find the full spectrum of the earth’s finest treasures. They have plenty of FREE parking as well.


The Kino Gem & Mineral Show offers a huge variety of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, finished jewelry, and one of a kind specimens. They’re open from January 31 – February 17.

XpoPress has an excellent list of every show here.





The 22nd Street Show is in its second year, but it’s increasing to 20,000 square feet for the 2019 show. The modern facilities showcase the perfect balance of minerals, fossils, meteorites, dinosaurs, gems, gemstones, jewelry, beads, rough, and art.