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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #117 on: February 17, 2024, 07:06:53 PM »
The three biggest US shows, as far as I am aware, are Tucson, Denver, and Springfield.  I haven’t been to Springfield for about 15 years, but at the time if felt like a big club show, rather than one of the big slick productions like Denver and Tucson.  With the caveat that it’s been a long time, I recommend Denver and that one. Local club shows vary, but I really like them and go to as many as I reasonably can.

(minor edit to fix typo, thanks for linking in the Springfield show)

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #116 on: February 17, 2024, 09:24:23 AM »
Tnx for your open - honest and clear report :)

What in your experience are good other US fairs to consider?
Denver. Santa Ana westcoast shows? And...?

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #115 on: February 15, 2024, 06:45:05 PM »
My wife and I usually go to the Denver show, but timing didn't work last fall so we thought we'd go to the Tucson show for the first time.  We visited 3 major and a handful of minor shows.  Short version: we don't aim to go again.

TGMS "Main" Show - roughly 60% jewelry and cut stones, ~15% lapidary, under 1/3 minerals - there were a few odds and ends like furniture and lamps, stuff like that.  Most of the dealers were the high-end ones who closed their Mineral City location to have a booth there.  We finished in under 2 hours.  The display cases were very nice - TGMS does a great job with those.  The venue is very nice as well - clean, modern etc.

Mineral City - had a very odd (and unpleasant) vibe.  More than half of the vendors were closed for the main show.  All the dealers felt very similar - none stood out from each other.  All the buildings were oddly subdivided, we had to keep going outside to get to other parts of the same building.  COVID outbreak due to one dealer failing to mask/close even after a positive test.

22nd Street - mostly trinkets, but a few mineral dealers scattered through.  Very clean and organized which I did not expect (the equivalent show at Denver, the National Western Complex/Coliseum show is very chaotic).  We'd intended to just hit one dealer of interest and leave, but ended up walking the whole thing as it was pretty nice.

I don't know the names of all the small shows (they are often just a few tents in a parking lot) but most of them were not very interesting - carvings, beads, wholesalers, etc.  I liked the Miner's Coop show, but that's pretty far north.

I note that the TGMS Show is at the very end of the "season" - maybe people had better finds early?  A couple of the earlier shows looked interesting (e.g. Pueblo) but were shut down by the time we got there.  Overall we did spend some money at dealers we liked (we see them at the Denver show too) but we were not thrilled with the Tucson show - glad we did it once, no particular urge to go again.  I'd still like to to Munich and Ste Marie aux Mines at some point but those are a bit harder for us to get to!

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #114 on: February 12, 2024, 08:41:47 AM »
And, it's the dreaded "monday after Tucson" ;)
Anyone down with the Tucson flu?

Concluding remarks
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=82742#82742
And the Spann's topic
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=6922

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2024, 05:17:29 PM »
I'm planning to go for the main show (in about a week).  My friends that have been so far have been uniformly negative - prices are sky high, no really interesting new finds.  They've reported spending very little - one said he's never come home from Tucson with so much money.  I still want to go as I have never been - I usually enjoy the Denver show - but my expectations are low for coming home with anything new.

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2024, 08:25:40 PM »
Starting...
https://www.mindat.org/article.php/4857/Tucson+2024

The Westward Look is no more...
"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
Dealers are dealin'
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=82650#82650
but, nothin' on https://finemineralshow.com/

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #111 on: January 13, 2024, 05:34:43 AM »

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« Reply #110 on: February 16, 2023, 04:01:05 AM »
2024 dates of (some of) the main TIVDC (*) shows:

PGMS
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show
25 january - 6 february 2024
http://www.pueblogemshow.com/

T22
Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show / Eons Expos
25 january - 11 february 2024
http://www.22ndstreetshow.com/

Miners Coop rock show
26 january - 11 february 2024
http://therockminers.com/

TMCS
The Mineral City Show
26 january - 10 february 2024
http://www.mineral-city.com/

TGMS
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Organized by the TGMS http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,14631.0.html
8-11 february 2024
http://www.tgms.org/ / http://www.tgms.org/calendar

Also see:
http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/ / https://www.interweave.com/tucson-show-guide/
https://www.xpopress.com/showcase/shows/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase?sort=date

* = Tucson International Viral Distribution Center
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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #109 on: February 16, 2023, 03:20:15 AM »
And... Tucson 2023 is a wrapup...

Thanks to Bob Kerr and his observations
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=80585#80585

"find something interesting at a reachable price, particularly for new, young collectors. For that I recommend Chris Lehman, Collectors Stope, Shannon and Dave Bunk's whosale booth in Mineral City"
Chris Lehman https://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,21050.0.html
Collectors Stope https://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,20398.0.html
Shannon https://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,7695.0.html
Dave Bunk https://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,5516.0.html

And:
http://news.minerals.net/post/the-2023-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show
http://news.minerals.net/post/the-2023-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-theme-exhibits

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #107 on: April 11, 2022, 05:39:47 AM »
2023 dates of (some of) the main TIVDC (*) shows:

PGMS
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show
26 january - 7 february 2023
http://www.pueblogemshow.com/

TMCS
The Mineral City Show
27 january - 11 february 2023
http://www.mineral-city.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/MineralCityShow/)

T22
Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show / Eons Expos
26 january - 12 february 2023
http://www.22ndstreetshow.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/22ndStreetShow)

The Westward Look is no more...
(edit) but some dealers set up as normal anyway :)
4-7 february 2023
         "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
https://finemineralshow.com/tucson/
https://www.mindat.org/mesg-603812.html

TGMS
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Organized by the TGMS http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,14631.0.html
9-12 february 2023
http://www.tgms.org/ / http://www.tgms.org/calendar

Also see:
http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/ / https://www.interweave.com/tucson-show-guide/
https://www.xpopress.com/showcase/shows/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase?sort=date

* = Tucson International Viral Distribution Center shows
        (Rock :) @ https://www.mindat.org/mesg-115692.html#174197)


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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #105 on: February 14, 2022, 04:10:25 PM »
And Tucson's over again...
Report-wise the slowest one ever
Ah well: be there or be square ;)

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2021, 07:40:50 PM »
The month of april, has a probably potentially postponed physical Tucson show coming up
Details, see https://jogsshow.com/tucson-gem-show-schedule/

I’m not going to change the feb 2020/2021 dates here in the calendar. Will do that again for 2022 ;)

PGMS = 27/1 - 8/2 2022
T22 = 27/1 - 13/2 2022
TMCS = 28/1 - 12/2 2022
JM = 29/1 - 31/1 2022
WLS   = 4-7 feb 2022
TGMS = 10-13 feb 2022

Also see:
https://www.mindat.org/mesg-555054.html

Repo:
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=6434

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #102 on: January 11, 2021, 02:58:35 PM »
“Online Tucson”...
10-18 april 2021
30 january - 14 february 2021
https://therock.show/main.php

Their privacy policy looks like, uhhh, really bad for your privacy...
they should have named it “your no-privacy policy” ;)
https://therock.show/privacy.php

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2020, 10:14:30 AM »
Here's a new idea that will be tried next weekend in Tucson, Thursday 5 to Sunday 8. As a lot of dealers have permanent warehouses in Tucson nowadays, especially North of the center in the area around Oracle and Lester streets, they all agree to open for business on the same days, so that it becomes like a show with "social distancing", spread  out over a wide area, and open by advance reservation only, to keep the number of people in each building at any moment to some legal low number. It is expected that several collectors will think it worthwhile to drive over to Tucson from places like Los Angeles (7 or 8 hours drive), Phoenix (2 hours).

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2020, 07:42:52 AM »
TGMS 2021 cancelled...
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=6305
http://wheretofindrocks.com/tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2021-canceled-due-to-corona-virus-pandemic/

Already in 2010, Rock called the Tucson fairs the “Tucson International Viral Distribution Center”,
so it’s probably smart to cancel it... bad for dealers missing income, bad for visitors missing fun, but better for everyone...
(Rock @ https://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,5,115692,174197#msg-174197)

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« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2020, 09:11:08 AM »
2021 dates of (some of) the TIVDC (*) shows:

T22
Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show / Eons Expos
28 january - 14 february 2021
http://www.22ndstreetshow.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/22ndStreetShow)

PGMS
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show
28 january - 9 february 2021
http://www.pueblogemshow.com/

TMCS
The Mineral City Show
29 january - 13 february 2020
http://www.mineral-city.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/MineralCityShow/)

Just Minerals
30 january - 1 february 2021
https://www.xpopress.com/show/profile/147/just-minerals-event

TGMS
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Organized by the TGMS http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,14631.0.html
11-14 february 2021 CANCELLED
http://www.tgms.org/ / http://www.tgms.org/calendar

Also see:
http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/ / https://www.interweave.com/tucson-show-guide/
https://www.xpopress.com/showcase/shows/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase?sort=date

* = Tucson International Viral Distribution Center shows
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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2020, 09:06:20 AM »
Tucson is over again...

The Mindat show report is (imho) a nice equilibrium of minerals, old farts, good fun, young collectors, display cases, parties and therefore representative of what a trip to tucson has to offer ;)
https://www.mindat.org/a/tucson2020

A hammer on my brain was this one
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=69920#69920
9 x 4 cm ! and a handful of symmetrical natural beauty

Some more reports
https://webmineral.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=816
https://www.geoforum.fr/topic/40759-salons-min%C3%A9raux-gemmes-fossiles-m%C3%A9t%C3%A9orites-tucson-2020/
https://www.crystalclassics.co.uk/news/622/tucson-show-report-2020/
https://www.spiriferminerals.com/191,II---8211--Travelling-through-Arizona---New-Mexico--USA.html

https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-index
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2020-introduction
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-displays-part-1
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-displays-part-2
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-display-minerals-part-1
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-display-minerals-part-2
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-dealer-minerals-part-1
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-dealer-minerals-part-2
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-dealer-minerals-part-3-collector-s-edge
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-22nd-street-show
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-2020-tucson-mineral-city-show-part-2

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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #96 on: March 09, 2019, 12:40:45 PM »
2020 dates of (some of) the TIVDC (*) shows:

Fuente
Gold Room, Hotel Tucson City Center 475 N. Granada
Fuente de Piedras, 1735 N. Oracle (at Lester)
29 january - 16 february 2020 (no 2020 dates yet on website)
31 january (opening of the Rock Currier collection sale room)

T22
Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show / Eons Expos
30 january - 16 february 2020
http://www.22ndstreetshow.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/22ndStreetShow)

PGMS
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show
31 january - 12 february 2020
http://www.pueblogemshow.com/

TMCS
The Mineral City Show
31 january - 15 february 2020
http://www.mineral-city.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/MineralCityShow/)

Just Minerals
1-3 february 2020
https://www.xpopress.com/show/profile/147/just-minerals-event

AMFS
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show
HTTC Hotel Tucson City Center ("(Z)Inn Suites")
1 - 15 february 2020
https://www.mzexpos.com/tucson
2021 move to El Conquistador Hotel https://www.mindat.org/mesg-64-460624.html

Mineral Habit (formerly TNMS)
1920 North Oracle
4 - 10 february 2020
http://tucsonsnewmineralshow.com/

WLS
Westward Look Show
7-10 february 2020
http://finemineralshow.com/tucson/

TGMS
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Organized by the TGMS http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,14631.0.html
13-16 february 2020
http://www.tgms.org/ / http://www.tgms.org/calendar

Also see:
http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/ / https://www.interweave.com/tucson-show-guide/
https://www.xpopress.com/showcase/shows/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase?sort=date

* = Tucson International Viral Distribution Center shows
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Re: Tucson (AZ)
« Reply #94 on: February 19, 2019, 10:01:57 AM »
Jordi opening topics
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=5760
https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13632
Pineapples are in !
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=65572#65572
And... it's a go !
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=65639#65639
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=65732#65732
Gail https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=5795

https://www.mindat.org/article.php/2937/Tucson+2019
https://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-455868.html

http://webmineral.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=785

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=nl#!topic/e-min/53tXe3mo-X4

https://www.mineralienatlas.de/forum/index.php/topic,48239.0.html
https://www.geoforum.fr/topic/38401-bourses-min%C3%A9raux-gemmes-et-fossiles-de-tucson-2019/

https://news.minerals.net/post/wulfenite-is-loved-tucson-2019-theme
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-introduction
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-wulfenite-is-loved-theme-showcases
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-wulfenite-is-loved-individual-minerals
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-non-theme-showcases
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-non-theme-minerals
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-dealer-minerals
https://news.minerals.net/post/the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-2019-collectors-edge

And it's a wrapup...
Willbe back in 2020 ;)

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« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2018, 09:43:39 AM »
2019 dates of (some of) the TIVDC (*) shows:

Fuente
Gold Room, Hotel Tucson City Center 475 N. Granada
Fuente de Piedras, 1735 N. Oracle (at Lester)
29 january - 16 february 2019 (no 2020/2021/2022 dates yet on website)
https://jeweltunnel.com/pages/events-and-holidays

T22
Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show / Eons Expos
31 january - 17 february 2019
http://www.22ndstreetshow.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/22ndStreetShow)

TMCS
The Mineral City Show
1-11 february 2019
http://www.mineral-city.com/
(https://www.facebook.com/MineralCityShow/)
(https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=65556#65556)

PGMS
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show
1-13 february 2019
http://www.pueblogemshow.com/

Just Minerals
2-4 february 2019
https://www.xpopress.com/show/profile/147/just-minerals-event

AMFS
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show
Hotel Tucson City Center ("(Z)Inn Suites")
2 - 16 february 2019
https://www.mzexpos.com/tucson

TNMS
Tucson's New Mineral Show (Former Century 12 Theater)
5 - 11 february 2019
http://tucsonsnewmineralshow.com/

WLS
Westward Look Show
8-11 february 2019
http://finemineralshow.com/tucson/
https://www.xpopress.com/show/profile/55/westward-look-mineral-show

TGMS
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Organized by the TGMS http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,14631.0.html
14-17 february 2019
http://www.tgms.org/ / http://www.tgms.org/calendar

Also see:
http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/ / https://www.interweave.com/tucson-show-guide/
https://www.xpopress.com/showcase/profile/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase
And:
https://www.mindat.org/mesg-64-446045.html
https://www.mineralienatlas.de/forum/index.php/topic,48238.0.html

* = Tucson International Viral Distribution Center shows
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