Enjoy the Final Week of Tucson, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

This weekend will wrap up two weeks of gem, mineral, fossil, and bead shows around Tucson. The annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® - the one that started it all - opens Thursday at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the show pulls in thousands of treasure hunters from around the world. Free seminars and a Junior Education Area make this show a big draw for local families, too.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the TCC or by following the show link, which also includes a coupon.

Sun Link streetcar stops are located on the west side of the TCC, and the City's free GemRide shuttle provides access to an additional 33 stops for the other shows continuing downtown.