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Everything you need to know about the Gem Show

Everything you need to know about the Gem Show

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Feb 11, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Each year in February, several vendors come together in Tucson for the world's largest "Gem Show."

The "Gem Show" is much more than a single event at one location. Thousands of participants and attendees gather at more than 40 sites around town. Dozens of shows take place at the same time in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls.

There's something for everyone at the many open-to-the-public shows - from gold and diamonds to granite bookends and glass beads, and from fine specimens of dinosaur fossils.

The Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase runs from February runs from February 1 to 16. This event takes place at the Tucson Convention Center.

The 60th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show runs from February 13 to 16 and is entitled "60 Years of Diamonds, Gems, Silver and Gold."

For a complete list of all the shows around Tucson, click here.

The City of Tucson's Parkwise is providing a GemRide to help ease traffic congestion.  This is a free and easy shuttle service with access to all of the downtown shows.

Take a look at all of the "Gem Show" stories done by KGUN9 On You Side this year.

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.