Join us at the world famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2019 in Tucson, Arizona

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is produced by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society. First held in 1955 in an elementary school hall, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® now occupies a large portion of the 205,000 square feet Tucson Convention Center.

AgateBay

AgateBay

AgateBay

AgateBay

Over the decades the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® has achieved international recognition owing to both its tremendous growth year over year as well as to the variety and quality of its exhibitions, dealers and educational presentations. Throughout the years the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society has been honored to present some of the world’s most prestigious gems through the generosity of private collectors and museums.

A Gathering of Spirits

A Gathering of Spirits

A Gathering of Spirits

A Gathering of Spirits

A Gathering of Spirits

A Gathering of Spirits

Stone Art Studios

Stone Art Studios

Stone Art Studios

Stone Art Studios

Past Stars of the Gem and Mineral Exhibition at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® have included:

  • The Logan Sapphire – a 423 carat Sapphire cut from a crystal mined in Sri Lanka

  • Hooker Emerald – a 75.47 carat emerald displayed courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History

  • Ausrox Gold Nugget – the 3rd largest gold nugget in the world

Birdseye Woodworking

Birdseye Woodworking

Birdseye Woodworking

Birdseye Woodworking

Birdseye Woodworking

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® provides visitors with a rare look at these stars of the mineral world that reside in the hands of private collectors. Museums and Collectors agree to display their prize possessions owing to the prestige of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® along with the respect that has been earned by Tucson Gem and Mineral Society over the decades.

Walls That Rock

Artisan Made Gemstones

Artisan Made Gemstones

Artisan Made Gemstones

Artisan Made Gemstones

Artisan Made Gemstones

Established in 1946, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society began as a small group of hobbyists who were looking to share knowledge along with fostering an appreciation for the hobby of mineral collecting and lapidary. As the society continued its growth throughout the decades, its membership grew exponentially as the hobby of gem, mineral collecting and lapidary began to surge. The stated mission of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society now reads, “To encourage interest and study in geology, mineralogy, lapidary, and allied earth sciences.”

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Society fulfills its mission with Society Events, Educational Classes, Field Trips which hunt for minerals in the Arizona desert, along with the support of local Mineral Museum Collections. The Society plays a pivotal role in supporting the promotion of mineral knowledge.

Solo Bozena

Solo Bozena

Blue Elk Designs

Blue Elk Designs

Blue Elk Designs

Blue Elk Designs

Blue Elk Designs

Wendel Minerals

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is dedicated to expanding the knowledge of gems and minerals among novices and experts alike. The show is a combination museum, exhibition, a scientific adventure as well as a world class shopping experience. By presenting extraordinary mineral and jewelry exhibits It brings together from throughout the world jewelry, minerals, fossils, lapidary crafts people, as well as related publication dealers. Together, these disciplines provide a diverse and comprehensive exploratory educational experience into the world of gems and minerals.

Stonetrust

Stonetrust

For visitors to the 2019 Tucson Show, the organizing Committee has announced that it is expecting more than 250 retail dealers to be displaying their wares for sale throughout the Exhibition Hall and Arena areas. As a gem and mineral shopper, whether a novice or one who is immersed in the hobby, these retail dealers offer a variety of minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary crafts and publications that could only be found through extensive searching. At the world-renowned Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, rare, unusual and exclusive gems, minerals, and information is available to visitors all under one roof.

Patagonia Minerals

Patagonia Minerals

Patagonia Minerals

Patagonia Minerals

Goldstein Creations

Malachite and Gems of Africa

Malachite and Gems of Africa

The Society and the Show Committee, honoring their commitment to expanding knowledge and education invite approximately 3,000 Arizona School Children to attend The Show free of charge with their teachers and chaperones. This is a special opportunity for students to shop the dealers and view the exhibits.

Lectures and seminars are held on the Thursday to Saturday throughout the show, check schedule of events when you buy your tickets for the spectacular Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, which is the most comprehensive and largest in the world.

Stone Relief Sculpture by Susan Judy

Stone Relief Sculpture by Susan Judy

Stone Relief Sculpture by Susan Judy

Stone Relief Sculpture by Susan Judy

Stone Relief Sculpture by Susan Judy

The Saturday Night Dinner Program includes a silent auction, buffet, awards ceremony, slide competition awards and a voice auction. Reservations and Tickets are a must.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of gem and mineral collectors. It is a vital Show that allows the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society to continue its charitable work with its extensive educational outreach. It is estimated that the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show also generates over $100 million throughout the Tucson, Arizona economy.

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