Tucson Mineral and Gem World, Tucson

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  • 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 ha...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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, fri...  more »
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  • Place is obviously old and dusty but full of treasures. They probably have every kind and rock and mineral you could imagine. The back room with artifacts is really neat too. Smells a bit odd though. The kids love the geodes you can buy and break open right outside. The owner was really nice to my two little kids and gave them a geode and my husband and I a good deal on rocks. He even let the kids take any little rocks outside in front they could fit in a bag, they were ecstatic!! The owner and his brother showed us other amazing stuff too. Very nicer older people who obviously love their job. Very generous friendly people.
  • If you need anything related to stones, minerals, fossils, artifacts, or the like, definitely check this place out. The gentleman that owns it is awesome. If you get him to open up a little bit, you will find out a lot of interesting stuff. He has a lot that he himself found and excavated or acquired from a long career. A lot of stuff has a wonderful back story if you just ask him. He is also very generous and will make you a good deal with some extras if you take that time to learn and listen. Would definitely recommend coming here and we will be back when we come into town for business again.
  • Amazing, interesting and very fun place. The owner is very kind and friendly. Very historic place, one of a kind experience of the years past. If you enjoy rocks, minerals and fossils and other oddities then this is s must see!
  • This is everything a desert rock shop should be. It's a bit dusty, but the treasures......! When I go to Tucson, this is my favorite place. Too many great things to say. Go there. Talk to the experts who have the store. Well, it's not really a store, its an experience. Located at the south end of the Saguaro National forest, the east side of Gates Pass, and just south of Old Tucson and Cat mountain. Not to be overlooked, especially for a rock hound that missed the Tucson gem and mineral show extravaganza.
  • You can not miss this place! There's a metal dinosaur, a huge tee pee, and the kindess owner of any gem shop we've ever been in!! He treated my daughter who has speical needs to some wonderful gems and she told him she has a sister in heaven, and he walked over to a case and handed ME a heart shaped gem. Just the sweetest man ever!! We spent, easy, over 1.5 hours in there!!
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