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Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show 2023 PHOTOS


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My annual information topic on the Tucson Fossil Show.  Right now it looks like 43 different shows if you are including Gems, Minerals and  Fossils.  The latter being the smallest segment of the Show but the coolest :D . For those of you who went to this years show I don't expect much of a change but we still have a bit of time to go.   Unfortunately the show has evolved from from a couple of close venues to now being all over the place.  Just take more time and patience with parking. 

 

When to arrive:  My suggestion is when the dealers open :D.  This will give you the best opportunity to pick up specimens before the online dealers rush in and buy everything especially with Dinosaur material.   Not easy since some venues have a hard opening time that coincide with other ones.

 

This is best overall link to obtain information on all the venues

https://xpopress.com/showcase/profile/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase

 

Here are the key Fossil Venues that get my attention but you should find Fossils at most venues.   

 

Fossil and Mineral Alley at the Days Inn Tucson City Center

 

Official Dates: Jan 27 to Feb 12  however dealers start arriving early in the week and will open when they are ready

Vendor Listing: 72 (Up from last year)  https://xpopress.com/show/vendors/25/fossil-mineral-alley

Highlights:   Best venue for Fossils both Shark and Dinosaur.   Lots of European dealer with Invertebrates

 

 

 

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22nd Street Mineral, Fossil, Gem Show  (huge tents)

 

Opening Date: Jan 26  Closes: Feb 12  no early entrance Opens at 10am sharp.   Parking $$$ is a rip off...  

Vendor Listing: 306 ( up from last year)  https://xpopress.com/show/vendors/17/22nd-street-mineral-fossil-gem-jewelry-show

Highlights:  Mostly Trinkets and Gems, fair amount of  minerals and some good fossils dealers.   Triebold Paleontology typically has great displays.     

   Wear good shoes, lots of walking.  Mobs of people especially on weekends.  I go but not my favorite place.

 

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Mineral & Fossil Marketplace

 

Dates:  January 28 to Feb 11   Main building typically opens on the 28th while the outside tent and container areas can open earlier

Vendor Listing: 30  https://xpopress.com/show/vendors/23/mineral-fossil-marketplace

Highlights:  Very small venue but includes the AAPS,  Black Hills Institute and some great fossil dealers (shark/dino/invertebrates) and fossil prep products

 

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RMGM Mineral & Fossil Show

 

Dates:  Jan 27 to Feb 11 No early entrance 10 to 6 pm daily

Vendors Listing: 60 (up from last year) https://xpopress.com/show/vendors/1307/rmgm-mineral-fossil-show-oracle-road

Highlights:  Relatively new show but with a good mix of fossil vendors and prep products

 

Just further north on Oracle Rd

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Mineral Fossil Co-op

 

Vendors Listings:  13 https://xpopress.com/show/vendors/44/mineral-fossil-co-op

Dates : TBD    Parts are open year around but a number of dealers set up for the show.

Highlights:  Some great dinosaur and mammal displays.  Small but nice mix of dealers.  A must visit when fully open

 

 

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Kino Gem and Mineral Show

 

Dates: Jan 26 to Feb 11 no early entrance, 10 to 6 daily

Vendor Listing: https://xpopress.com/show/vendors/41/kino-gem-mineral-show

Highlights:  Huge area with BIG tents and lots of them.  Has a few great fossil vendors but its a place to find anything you can think of from trinkets to expensive jewelry. 

 

A bit south on Interstate 10 at Kino Sports Complex

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Other places that I always check out

 

Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show 

Moroccan Tent City   (this year they were a no show)  No idea for 2023

Lots of venues yo visit and xpopress link above can help.  Some Gem locations are for Wholesalers Dealers only so check it out before you go.

 

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@historianmichaelsince you asked about the show

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10 minutes ago, FB003 said:

Wish this was the Connecticut Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show 2023!!

Hey Frank, put you requested into Santa, you never know....

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3 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Hey Frank, put you requested into Santa, you never know....

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I enjoyed this probably more than I should have and it gave me ideas I probably should not have lol.

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I happened to be going into Tucson last week and drove by the 22nd St show venue..  To my amazement the super long tents were up and workers hard at work...

 

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An invite to the show from the crew of the Black Hills Institute including Stan the Trex

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Thanks for the info, see you next week!

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Here are some photos from my quick visit today.    Most everyone in place at the Days Inn Venue.

 

Probably one of the most expensive fossils at the show in the low 6 figures range is this 8 inch T rex foot claw.   Not something you see very often or ever at a show.  Glad I was able to hold it....

So who will mortgage their house for one of these bad boys.

 

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Probably the second most expensive item at the show is this unerupted 4 inch trex tooth still in the jaw.

 

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Some lovely Morisson fm material

 

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Plus Thailand & Uzbekistan 

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More affordable but still very expensive T rex teeth

 

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A pair of close to perfect Indonesian Megs 

 

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Jurassic and Cretaceous bones

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  • Troodon changed the title to Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show 2023 PHOTOS

great dino material..., we do not come, not time :s_cry:, next year!

What was the price for the nice T-rex-claw? Did you ask?

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6 minutes ago, rocket said:

great dino material..., we do not come, not time :s_cry:, next year!

What was the price for the nice T-rex-claw? Did you ask?

Yes and I indicated low six figures.  Impossible to say what the actual realized price will be.

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3 hours ago, rocket said:

great dino material..., we do not come, not time :s_cry:, next year!

What was the price for the nice T-rex-claw? Did you ask?

 

We're not supposed to talk about prices here.

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5 hours ago, siteseer said:

 

We're not supposed to talk about prices here.

 

thanks, always better... I was curious about it, some time ago a collector offered a claw to us, similar size, crazy price....

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11 hours ago, Troodon said:

A pair of close to perfect Indonesian Megs 

 

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Jurassic and Cretaceous bones

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Beautiful! Thank you for the photos, it's a nice virtual visit for those like me who can't realistically visit. Were there any crinoids?

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8 minutes ago, Mochaccino said:

 

Beautiful! Thank you for the photos, it's a nice virtual visit for those like me who can't realistically visit. Were there any crinoids?

Just spent a few hours at the show everything opens Thursday

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Sorry not the best photo 

This is a replica of  Protosuchus richardsoni, Triebold Paleontology was commissioned to make by Mark Norell of the AMNH.   It's one of the most primitive crocodylomorphs.  It lived during the Late Triassic ~210 mil yrs ago. It was a small animal w/ long limbs, suggesting that its locomotion was more like a cat’s than like that of a modern crocodilian!  Mark wanted this replica available to the public.

 

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@jpc  JP while I was at Triebold I asked Mike about that Didelphodon replica we talked about in a prior post.   He collected the original and its 35% complete.   The skull is almost complete from the original find and parts of elements from other states.  Other bone elements were found that he incorporated to complete the skeleton.

 

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10 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Sorry not the best photo 

This is a replica of  Protosuchus richardsoni Triebold Paleontology was commissioned to make by Mark Norell of the AMNH.   It's one of the most primitive crocodylomorphs.  It lived during the Late Triassic ~210 mil yrs ago. It was a small animal w/ long limbs, suggesting that its locomotion was more like a cat’s than like that of a modern crocodilian!  Mark wanted this replica available to the public.

 

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@jpc  JP while I was at Triebold I asked Mike about that Didelphodon replica we talked about in a prior post.   He collected the original and its 35% complete.   The skull is almost complete from the original find and parts of elements from other states.  Other bone elements were found that he incorporated to complete the skeleton.

 

Frank-

a few days after that I attended a zoom talk by one of Triebold's guys and asked him the same question and got the same answer.  Thanks, though. 

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Fantastic photos as always thank you for taking the time to share them with the community. Also that huge onchopristis was that a composite or all from one specimen? If so that's incredible!

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Lots of discussion recently about Niger material and I was shocked to see these claws.   Some are complete, some have the tips and back restored so they are all different.   I asked the seller how he was able to identify them and he just indicated that he spent lots of time reviewing publications.   Interesting because there is hardly anything published on a good number of these theropods and hardly anything on claws.    They are massive and expensive:  BEWARE

 

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