(Variety of minerals.)
Certainly rock hounds abound at the gem show, and plenty of bead dogs, too.
This site intends to inspire you
to see -- in person -- the amazing gem and mineral worlds that flop at our Tucson doorstep every February (and three much smaller public and buyer-only shows in September);
to develop a career as a gem or mineral dealer*, appraiser, jewelry-maker, or gem show promoter;
to get in touch with our planet's earth element; and
to communicate your experiences with gem shows, beads, jewelry, geology, mining, and everything gem-related, through articles, essays, poetry, and interviews.
(*For example, go to career opportunities and find out one way to help you get started in the mineral business.)
(Left, "cheese," (some kind of mineral) and right, tourmaline.)
This independent site, which went on-line the last week in January, 2008, will continue to grow as your questions, comments, and feedback is considered and synthesized. All opinions, except as otherwise noted, are Arizona Bead Dog's, which accepts no compensation of any kind in reviewing the gem and mineral show venues. Arizona Bead Dog updates its site on a regular basis.
So if you're a gem and mineral aficionado, put this site on your favorites and watch us grow!
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