Tucson Mineral and Gem World, Tucson

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  • 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 »
  • Out of the way 'hidden gem' nod nod wink wink, well worth the effort for any rock/gem/mineral nut. VAST quantities of natures treasures, well priced and beautiful. Had my eye on a gorgeous kyanite clu...  more »
  • We took a long drive to this shop and what a fantastic place. Not only was it crammed full of fossils, precious rocks and gems, but it also had the biggest gem of all - the owner. He was extremely kno...  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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