The 22nd Street Show is another important Tucson mineral and gemstone event. It takes place on the eastern side of I-10, directly south of downtown. It is entirely indoors, in a giant tent that seems to increase in size every year. In fact, a new satellite tent was added this year, called the "Showcase." This new Showcase tent caters to higher-end dealers and more exclusive customers.
The main large tent had the usual dealers of all types, including minerals, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, and decorative rocks. The new Showcase tent featured some interesting public exhibits, including large dinosaurs and rocks from the Moon, Mars, and Vesta. The Showcase also had a more upscale look and feel, with carpeted floors, solid white dividers, and good lighting. The signature dealer of the Showcase was the Arkenstone, with several impressive displays of attractive material. We were able to get some general photos of the show, as well as some from the new Showcase tent, with special focus on some of the minerals and cases in the Arkenstone booth.
Outside the Enormous Tent of the 22nd Street Show
Show Scene Inside the 22nd Street Show
More Show Scenes Inside the Large 22nd Street Show Tent
New Showcase Tent with Exhibits and Higher-End Dealers
Exceptional Dinosaur Fossil Exhibit and Rocks from the Moon, Mars, and Vesta
Very Large Agate Display Case in the Exhibit Area
Blue-Cross Aquamarine with Schorl from Pakistan, at The Arkenstone Booth
This Iconic Specimen has been Featured on the 22nd Street Show Posters and Ads