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The Tucson 22nd Street Show 2016

My next visit in Tucson was the 22nd Street show, which is set up in a giant enclosed tent on the east side of Interstate 10 (its hard to miss!) Aside from being right off the highway near downtown in a giant structure, there were highway billboards advertising this event everywhere in Tucson.


Unlike some of the other shows that are more scattered, this one is a single event under one roof. It has a large range of all types of dealers, including jewelry, fossil, mineral, and bead dealers. One can find some good deals here with the proper amount of time and attention, and I personally was able to pick up a few finds for my collection.


I have noticed this show growing significantly every year since its inception only a few years ago. I was quite impressed by the volume of foot traffic and people present when I was visiting the show. According to Lowell Carhart, the attendance this year was over 40,000 people! That's quite impressive, ranking this as one of busiest shows in the world!


Below are some photos I took while visiting the 22nd Street Show.


azurite milpillas mine mexico
Lot of New Finds at the Milpillas Mine in Mexico.
This dealer had great specimens at outstanding prices for this material!
Mex Min

Himalayan Healing Quartz
Green Quartz with Chorite inclusions from Nepal (Sold as "Himalayan Quartz")
Himalayan Healing Quartz

Quartz Crystal Plate from Arkansas
Very Large Quartz Crystal Plate from Arkansas
Arkansas Law Twin Mine

Show Scene in the 22nd Street Show Tent
Show Scene in the 22nd Street Show Tent

Fossil Dinosaur in the 22nd Street Show Tent
Fossil Dinosaur in the 22nd Street Show Tent

New Find of Chabazite from Imichil, Morocco
New Find of Chabazite from Imichil, Morocco

New Find of Pyromorphite from Morocco
New Find of Pyromorphite from Morocco

Banded Fluorite with Parallel Growth Layers from Zhegiang Province, China
New Find of Banded Fluorite with Parallel Growth Layers from Zhegiang Province, China
Great Wall Minerals

New Find of Pyromorphite from Morocco
New Find of Banded Fluorite with Parallel Growth Layers from Zhegiang Province, China
(I ended up purchasing one of these)
Great Wall Minerals

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