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Tucson Mineral and Gem World

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A Complete Chance, A Forever Memory

My wife and I were on the way to check out another site in Tuscon and saw this place. My wife knew... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Just like the rock shops Grand Dad used to take me to.

I love this place. It's a dusty, cluttered, rock shop like you never see any more. Great geology... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

My wife and I were on the way to check out another site in Tuscon and saw this place. My wife knew I loved gems and minerals and encouraged me to stop in. Wow, cool place. The owner treated us with a special tour to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank nbrightw
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I love this place. It's a dusty, cluttered, rock shop like you never see any more. Great geology and fossil specimens, lots of interesting oddities (bat skeletons), artifacts, faceted and cabochon stones. The owners are very knowledgeable and friendly. Scouting leaders. This is a great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Quaint old rock shop run by a man with a heart of gold. Wide selection of rocks at reasonable prices. The owner was extremely nice, and my kids enjoyed playing with his dogs, who had full run of the shop. I had to get a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I can’t deny the very friendly atmosphere, fascinating pieces or reasonable prices, but don’t let all that blind your critical eye. Particularly when purchasing the artifacts or more sensational fossils. After doing some research on a piece I bought I became entirely convinced it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jamesd1650
Reviewed May 30, 2018

What a find, and what fun to visit this terrific gem shop. Knowledgeable owner will absolutely charm you with his experiences and insights. One of my FAVORITE places!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sali A
Reviewed April 7, 2018

It is a great place and I would recommend to anybody whether or not you are knowledgeable about minerals. Everybody there was kind and helpful. A variety of rocks, minerals, and geodes. Overall a great experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nurss3
Reviewed February 22, 2018

This rock shop has lots of variety in all of the rocks and minerals displayed for sale here. We were turned off by so much dust on everything, most gemstones are much more intriguing when shiny and displayed with care. We were disappointed in the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank dalgat
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Assuming that this is the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. There are 62 separate locations though out the city. I don’t get the tons and tons of rocks but I guess some people do. The KINO Sports Center has many, many diverse exhibitors.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

This is by far one of the best rock, fossil, and mineral shops in the entire land! It is shockingly awesome and I loved looking around at their huge selection. It also had excellent prices on the many treasures they have for sale.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank YetiStuff
Reviewed December 28, 2017

From the looks of the guys running the quaint shop you would have thought that they were dug up with the merchandise: craggled and weather worn. But looks are deceiving. The owner is entertaining, friendly, and blessed with a kid soul. My 6 yr old...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Usia2014 | Reviewed this property |
It is usually the first two weeks of Feb. This year it ended on Feb. 14. Yes, the vendors come from many different countries. There are several different venues where they set up throughout Tucson. So much to see and 2 days... More