Thursday, February 15, 2018

The 2018 Tucson Gem Show Trip

For rock hounds and mineral lovers Tucson is the Holy Grail. Every year for a few weeks in late January and early February the city is taken over by rock, mineral and gem dealers and lovers from around the world. There are over twenty different shows around the city with dealers from all continents. This year marked my second trip to Tucson for all the fun.

Honestly, my first visit back in 2013 I was overmatched. A definite novice in awe of the greatness. Once again I was able to go on the Tucson adventure with my awesome Mom and stepfather Richard. In 2018 we returned more educated and ready to do some real damage. We had a few hours Thursday afternoon after flying in, all day Friday and all day Saturday to search for treasures.

The plan was to hit the show at the Kino Sports Complex on Thursday afternoon. Friday morning to the Miners Coop show and Friday afternoon to the main show at the Tucson Convention Center to see the super high dollar specimens. Saturday we’d hit the big hotel shows all day.