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The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show TM Part 1: Show Scenes

I have a tremendous amount of footage from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show TM, which is also known as the "Main Show" and the "Convention Center Show." This is the largest and most important show in Tucson, and was the original show that started all the buzz in Tucson. Aside from having almost all the import dealers set up at this show, it is also famous for world-class public displays and exhibits. I will be dividing the show reports for the Main Show into several sections in order to have it better organized:


  • General Show Scenes
  • Individual Dealers Minerals
  • Mineral Dealer Displays
  • Public Exhibits Individual Minerals
  • Public Exhibits Case Displays


Our show reports are unique in that we were able to get footage of most of the public displays, and present them as hi-resolution photos for incredible viewing detail. This year's show theme was "60 Years of Diamond, Gems, Silver and Gold" in honor of the 60th anniversary of the show. Our first report of this show brings you general scenes around the show. Stay tuned for additional reports on the show in the coming days!


Click any picture below for a larger pop-up, and use the zoom key to enlarge:

Dealers Setting Up the Day Before the Show


At the Very Beginning of the Show, Looking Down from the Main Floor


Our Ad in the Information Table in the Official Show Guide


Lounge Area with new Benches, as the Volume of People Picks Up


Rocks and Minerals Magazine Both with Marie Huizing
Page in the Jan-Feb Edition Showing Our Ad


Bruce Wood of Bruce Wood Minerals Showing Off his Display


Jeff Scovil Presenting a Workshop on Mineral Photography


TV Crew Interviewing Margi Jenks of the Crater of Diamonds State Park
in Arkansas, in Front of the Exhibit of Arkansas Diamonds


Busy Show Scene

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