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My dad happened to be in Tucson during the fossil show and grabbed a neat sliced ammonite in a box simply labeled “made in Madagascar” (he knows I’m a sucker for any fossil that had a geode develop in a cavity). I’d like to know a bit more about it, but the info I’ve been able to find about the ammonites of Madagascar is pretty limited and makes identifying pretty hard. My best guess is Desmoceras sp. can anyone be more specific or correct me?
Here is a quick guide to the key fossil venues of the 2020 Tucson Fossil Show. A list of vendors are in the links I've attached. Tucson Hotel City Center Venue: official dates Feb 1 -15 Details and dealers/displays https://www.mineralshowslld.com/tucson One of the better venues for fossils in general, a few of good Shark and Dino dealers are present. Dealers start getting there early some will open as early as the 27th since most are in private rooms. Most by the 29th. The Main ballroom opens on the 30th where you find Displays and the Black Hills Institute. Pete Larsen is typically there and has had no problem answering questions. Parking is very limited so get there early, they do have remote parking, a short walk. It's within walking distance to the Day's Inn venue. Big venue for minerals and meteorites. This is the last year at this venue will post later whats going on for 2021 lots of changes expected Days Inn (formerly the Ramada) venue - official show dates Feb 1 to 15 An AAPS show guide will come out shortly giving more detail.. Will attach link. https://xpopress.com/show/profile/25/fossil-mineral-alley In my opinion the best venue for fossils especially Invertebrates, Dino and Shark. Lots of high end European dealers. Parking is reasonable Please note dealers get there early so expect some to be open on on Jan 28 and leave early so quite a few are not there the last week. European dealers stay to the end and party cannot beat the weather. 22nd Street Show venue: Official Dates Jan 30 to Feb 15 (no early access like the other venues) https://www.22ndstreetshow.com/ Used to be one of the better shows its turned into a parking nightmare and contains mostly trinket and junk dealers. Having said that there are several key fossils dealers present and unfortunately a MUST visit. Just be prepared to fight parking and do LOTS of walking and complaining. They keep making this show bigger at the expense of parking. $5 to park. Get there before it opens to ease the pain and do not plan to come back after you leave. A short drive south from the two venues just mentioned before. Already erecting the mile long venue tents Co-op venue Official dates January 31 to Feb 16 https://xpopress.com/show/profile/44/mineral-fossil-co-op A couple of dealers are there year around but others are there just for the show. Best to wait to do the other venues first then hit this one. Have an interesting variety of items, fossils, minerals, sandstone and has had a nice dinosaur showcase of museum grade skeletons.. See what this year brings. Kino Show Official :Jan 30 to Feb 30 https://xpopress.com/show/profile/41/kino-gem-mineral-show Huge show separate from downtown. Cool place to visit has everything..and fossils. Big Moroccan tent dealers are located here. Watch out for the fakes. Main Street Venue Feb 2 to 16 https://xpopress.com/show/profile/43/main-avenue-fossil-mineral-show Interesting venue.. mineral/fossil dealers in tents and nice Moroccan fossils in building and a small museum. Across the street is a cool group of Moroccan Tent dealers. Again watch out for fakes they abound, negotiate heavily with these dealers. Overall guide for all the shows. Most venues other than the pure Gem one have fossils... 50 shows and venues. It takes up the city plus https://xpopress.com/showcase/profile/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase