Sedona Gem and Mineral Club Fieldtrip to Tucson
February, we drive to Tucson for a few days at the over 40 venues that
sell everything you could ever think of related to rocks. Hotels are
filled with sellers as well as buyers. The ground floor rooms are
quickly converted to shelved displays of rocks and gems from around the
world. We strolled from room to room to see beds tipped up against the
wall and display shelves adorned with fabulous specimens. Other shows
take over the parking lots along the highway with every size and shape
of rocks. Fine gems abound and several venues are huge wholesale shows
for jewelry materials.
Convention Center has the best of the best on display. The total value
of items for sale is more than one can imagine. Just cruising through
each booth can make your head spin. We meet up at several points during
the days and gather at a preplanned dinner location to share stories of
the day or to show off our newly purchased treasures.
It is a great way to spend a few days with good friends, great food and
hopefully a few of those treasures may even follow us home.