Signs Of 2010 Tucson Gem Shows

You will never know if the current 70 degree weather will be here during the gem, mineral, and exotic craft shows of February.  In fact, this el nino year is likely to be more unpredictable, often with surprise sub-tropical most air and rainstorms. Then again it is just as likely to be sunny and 70, 60, or 80.

(one tent in foreground)

As of yesterday, Jan 11, a big metal tent structure, (one of many) is appearing downtown.  Shows occur all over town, hundreds of hotel rooms full, also tents containing a few to several dozen exhibitors, here, there, and everywhere.  There are good maps and free shuttle services around town for the events.  The I-10 freeway work is complete as well.

I’m not interested in the gems, but most everything else.  Always, or often, these sunset gems.

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – January 30 – February 14, 2010

The main event of this two-week showcase is the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show™ which packs downtown’s Tucson Convention Center over the final weekend.