Are all these shows out west somewhere???
Quartzite is about 20 miles east of the AZ-CA border on I-10.
It is billed as the largest rock and gem show in the world. It
is auctually several large shows back to back. Jan 17-30 will be
the show called “the Main Event” This IMHO is the best for
rockhounds and jewelers. When TME closes the "Tyson Wells Show"
opens across the street. After the TW is an Indian "Pow
Wow"These are the meat of the shows.
Quartzite is a mecca for rockhounds, but don’t bother trying to
sell finished jewelry. This is where you go to get your
supplies. I prefer Quartzite to Tucson . The atmosphere is more
relaxed. and you don’t have to go all over town to find that
special bargin. The whole thing is outdoors with vendors seting
up tents and awnings, much like an outdoor flea market
I am leaving Monday on a 3 week trip to visit friends and family
in New Mexico. I will stop by Quartzite next weekend to check out
the pre-show bargins, and will be through there on the end of the
trip when TME is in full swing. Lots of dealers come early and
stay late. Many will go from Quartzite to Tucson. If you ever go,
it is easier on you is you have an RV or camper of some sort.
No matter what time of the year you go thru Quartzite there will
be someone there selling anything from rough to finished stones
and other things. (rugs, or black velvet Elvis paintings etc)
During most of the year is is a Flea Market, but Jan & Feb the
rockhounds invade and it turns into a party.
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