Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

We go to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show every year. Part of our business involves putting together fossil, rock and mineral collections for gifts, schools, students, and beginning collectors. So near the end of every January we spend a week of winter in Tucson where the springlike sunny days are welcome and the opportunities to find incredible rock,minerals, and fossils are everywhere.

If you have never been and you are interested in rocks and minerals this has to be on your bucket list! The number of venues is staggering and each one may have hundreds of dealers from all over the world.

We visit only a small fraction of these to supply us with what we need for another year of fossil, rock, and mineral collections. Even so there are always new things to see. Below you will find a list of articles about some of our favorite venues and dealers.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2007

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Ramada Ltd.

Mineral and Fossil Marketplace

Mineral and Fossil Expo

Tucson Mineral and Fossil Co-op.

Geologic Time

Geologic Time Line

Geologic Time Periods

Clock of Eras

Cenozoic Era

Mesozoic Era

Paleozoic Era

Proterozoic Era

Archaean Time

Hadean Time

Teachers Resources
Activities for Education and Fun

Earth Science Lesson Plans

Activities For Kids

Fossil Lesson Plans

Fossil Activities

Education Articles

Coloring Pages

Montessori Materials

Geology Club

Fossil Hunting