Yesterday, we drove to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. It is more like an entire town full of shows than a single show. We parked and walked to four separate shows, then parked somewhere else and went to another show, then moved again to another show. Some shows are near gem and mineral stores, and others are in parking lots. Some were in hotel parking lots, where part of the show was in the hotel rooms!
They had a lot of neat stuff and it was quite an experience. I didn’t buy anything, as I was mostly going to look, but there were rocks that I had never seen before, and bigger versions of other rocks that I had seen before. There were tables piled high with kyanite (I’ve always liked that rock, ever since I almost did a project with it as an undergraduate). There were dinosaur bones, and all sorts of gemstones.
In the evening, we drove back to Rio Rancho; it was a long drive and we didn’t get in until 3am or so.
Thank you for reading my post, and if you’re ever in Tuscon in late January, early February, check out the Tucson Gem and Mineral show.