Vendors, buyers, collectors and people from around the world interested in gems & minerals, jewelry, crystals and other earth products will gather in Denver for the 46th annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show September 13-15. The event—the second largest of its kind in the country—will be held at the Denver Mart Expo Hall at 451 E. 58th Avenue (exit 215 from I-25).
At the same time, the Colorado Fossil Expo will take place in the adjacent Mart Annex with dealers selling fossils like shark teeth as well as amber, meteorites and petrified wood.
Besides wheeling and dealing, there will be 100 display cases from the American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Cranbrook Institute, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Princeton University, Tellus Science Museum, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Curators will be on hand to talk about their artifacts. The DMNS will be showing items from its Ice Age fossil collection recently discovered in Snowmass, Colorado.
Learn about tourmalines (the featured mineral this year), dinosaurs, and how to start a mineral collection; see demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing; and try panning for gold and other hands-on activities. Labidary supplies, books, and art items sourced from the earth will also be for sale.
If you like rocks, you’ll love this show.
Show hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 Adults, $4 Seniors and Teens, and free for children 13 and younger who come with a paid admission. One ticket covers both the Denver Gem & Mineral Show and the Colorado Fossil Expo. You can buy tickets at the door with cash or check only. Credit cards are not accepted. Parking at the Mart is free, and all areas are handicap-accessible. For detailed information, visit http://denvermineralshow.com.