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Gems & Minerals

Home of the largest Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase in the world.

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Capital of the U.S.

Each February, with daytime temps in the perfect mid-60s to low-70s, the Old Pueblo becomes home to not just the biggest gem and mineral show in the U.S.—the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase—but dozens of gem shows throughout the city, drawing tens of thousands of visitors in the span of three weeks.


Video: Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

A number of gem shows spark to life again every September for a long weekend after Labor Day, and all year long, rock-hounds, gemologists, and average Janes and Joes can delve into the fascinating world of precious stones, fossils, and more in and around Tucson at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, mining tours, artist studios, and jewelry galleries.

There's a reason Arizona is home to the greatest concentration of the world's top mineral collectors. Come discover what they already know.

Beads & Jewelry Classes  

Find your inner talent for jewelry and beading to take home a one-of-kind-treasure for you or someone you love.

Mining Tours—Past and Present  

The wealth just under our feet shaped the history of the Tucson region as copper and silver made towns like Bisbee and Tombstone legends of the Old West.

Year-round Show Venues

Part of the annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, these locations are open all year! Credentials required at select venues, check listing for more detail.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Fossil
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Skulls
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Beads at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

For More Information

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society  

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Society (TGMS) sponsors the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show®. TGMS, a nonprofit, educational organization promoting interest in minerals, gems, jewelry, lapidary, and earth sciences holds general meetings, lectures, educational classes, field trips, and micro-mount classes.

Gem Show History

The Show That Started It All The original "gem show" that started today's multi-show Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is the Tucson Gem and... Read More


Go back in time and discover Tucson's rich heritage and culture . Our museums draw you into the interactive displays and artifacts that curate our... Read More