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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world. Best of all, it’s open to the public!

Thursday-Saturday:  10am – 6pm
Sunday:  10am – 5pm

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show - Wolfenite

This year’s Tucson Gem and Mineral Show features Wulfenite.

Retail Dealers | Exhibits | Kids Education Area | FREE Lectures “Micro” Room
Hourly Giveaways at the Raffle Booth Silent/Live Auctions Saturday Night Banquet & Awards

The “Main Show”

Although the gem and mineral show season in Tucson spans about one month, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (TGMS) is considered the main show and grand finale of the season. It’s enjoyed international stature since the 1970s.

Also, it was the first gem and mineral show to bring the hobby enthusiast, the public, and the curator/professionals together for discovery and discussion.

The Tucson Convention Center is home to TGMS once again in 2019!

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TGMS) Retailers and Exhibits

You’ll find about 250 Retail Dealers while browsing the Exhibition Hall and the Arena areas of the Tucson Convention Center. An unparalleled variety of mineral, fossil, jewelry, lapidary crafts and related publications awaits you.

Above all, the TGMS exhibits offer a rare window into private and museum collections of the mineral world’s stars! Each year showcases different treasures.

2019 Theme is “Wulfenite is Loved”

Wulfenite (PbMoO4) was officially recognized as Arizona’s Official State Mineral in 2017.

So, this puts it in company with Petrified Wood as the state fossil, Turquoise as the state gemstone, and Copper as the state metal.

Education & School Visits

The show features two separate annual kids events to create an impact on curious young minds, and share the delight in the science and beauty of minerals and related earth sciences.

First, the Society and the Show Committee invite approximately 3,000 Arizona school students to attend the TGMS free of charge with their teachers and chaperones. They have the opportunity to view the exhibits and shop with the dealers.

Additionally, over 2,000 children of all ages visit the special Jr. Education area where U of A SESS students share a wealth of mineral and earth sciences information.

Lectures & Seminars

Lectures are held Thursday-Saturday in the Crystal Ballroom and Turquoise Ballroom at the SMG-Tucson Convention Center.

Lecturers and Symposiums are open to the public and FREE of charge.

The Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium is Friday, February 15th in the Turquoise Ballroom of the SMG-Tucson Convention Center.

Saturday Night Program

This special program on February 16 will include a silent auction, buffet, awards ceremony, slide competition awards and a voice auction.

Gem & Mineral Show Season in Tucson

Gem and mineral show season in Tucson for 2019 runs January 18 to February 17. Can’t make the main show? Click here for information about other shows.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show


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