Tucson Gem Shows & Events for Winter 2021
The semi-annual Tucson gem shows are a collection of over 30 privately owned and operated public and wholesale gem, mineral and jewelry events hosting over 3,000 exhibitors throughout Tucson, Arizona.
The upcoming Official 2021 Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, the largest of the gem show events is held starting Saturday, January 20, 2021 through Sunday, February 14, 2021.
This section of Tucson Entertainment Magazine provides Tucson's gem exhibitors event schedules and a local guide to citywide events, weather, hotels, and other accommodations in Tucson, AZ.
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Shuttles & Downtown Street Car
Several shuttles to take visitors to more than 30 gem show sites will operate during the Winter Tucson Gem Shows throughout the city. Independent shuttles are sponsored by various carriers and shows and would run every 10 to 20 minutes. The Tucson Street Car, Sun Link, provides an alternate and convenient way to get around Downtown. Read more about Free Gem Show Shuttles.
Official Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is held at TCC
The Official 65th 2021 Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is held at the downtown Tucson Convention Center (TCC). This event has over 250 general retail dealers and special and guest exhibits for the general public and has been held annually since 1955.
These events are separate from the other private shows held through Downtown and the city. At the same time, dozens of other shows are also held throughout Tucson. Visit the Official Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show web site, sponsored by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, for display information and schedules.
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Get a Tucson Entertainment Book for your stay during the Tucson Gem Shows. Discount coupons for restaurants, hotels, car rentals and shopping!
New Gem exhibit downtown
A new gem exhibit hall for the 22nd Street Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show is being built near downtown at 22nd Street and Interstate 10. The 150,000 square foot, three story, hall should be open for the upcoming Tucson Gem Shows. The 22nd Street Show is among the largest event held. Eons Expo LLP plans to spend $12 million to construct the gem exhibit hall.
Promote your Gem Show Exhibit Displays
Free Gem Show Listings for vendors in the EMOL.org Tucson Gem Show Calendar. Or, Advertise your show with a display ad. Email listings and Inquiries: [email protected].
Local Book on Tucson Mining, Legends & History:
DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE PDF and discover the legends and history of the Catalinas told in over 400 pages. Learn about the Iron Door Mine, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Tucson Gold Rush of the 1880s. Available on Amazon.com and in local Tucson bookstores.
Download free Tucson Chronicles newspaper and read more about the "Treasures of the Santa Catalinas.
Tucson Gem Features
Treasures in the Santa Catalina Mountains follows the legends and history of the search for gold and treasure in the nearby mountains in the Santa Catalina mountains north of Tucson. History and legend of the Iron Door Mine, the Lost City and mining for gold during the 1880s gold rush in Arizona.
Raw and polished jewelry-grade ores from Mt. Lemmon- the only source for quartz in silver and gold.
More Tucson information
Official Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, 520-322-5773: www.tgms.com
Metropolitan Tucson Visitors & Convention Bureau: www.visittucson.org/gemshow/
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Discover Tucson's long history
Tucson has a long history with mining. Minerals such as gold, silver, copper and tungsten have been successfully mined from the Santa Catalinas for hundreds of years. The famous Canyon of Gold- Cañada del Oro- has produced gold for early Tucson prospectors, including the famous entertainer William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Download a free PDF copy of the the Tucson Chronicles and read about the history and mining development in Southern Arizona.
Learn about the history and legends of mining for gold in the Santa Catalina Mountains- from the Iron Door Mine legend to the discovery of the Canyon of Gold. Download a free sample PDF of the book Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Read chapters from this extensive historical book by Robert Zucker, see photos and videos about the mysteries and minerals near Tucson.
Get free reprints, public domain book downloads and old photos on Tucson's history archives.
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