The strip on the western side of the I-10 Freeway - from the Days Inn at Congress Street to the Clarion Inn at Starr Pass Road - is lined with hotels and tents with hundreds of dealers. There are minerals, gemstones, and jewelery being sold out of almost every hotel room and nook and cranny. It is fascinating to observe this scene, and a must for all Tucson show visitors to go and see. The enormous Brazilian crystals are especially fascinating.
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The stretch of motels (Clarion Inn, Howard Johnson, Motel 6) with tents
along the Interstate 10 Freeway Corridor
Large South American Amethyst Geodes in a tent at the Clarion Inn.
La Genuina Amethysts, Artigas, Uruguay
Ted Smith of the Ace of Diamonds Herkimer Mine.
Ted Drives Down every Year from NY to sell some of his amazing Herkimer Diamond
Boxes of Large Herkimers in the Sunlight. These are all half price.
Ace of Diamonds Herkimer Mine (Ted Smith)www.herkimerdiamonds.com
Crystals in front one of the tents of the Brazilian Dealers.
Very large Aquamarine
crystals in Quartz
from Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
RM Gemas, Brazil (Robson X. da Costa)
On of the Fine Individual Aquamarine Crystals from the Above Lot
Tents of Brazilian dealers between the Clarion and Howard Johnson
Young Saguaro Cacti and Succulents Across the Street from the Shows