TUCSON GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE DEALERS AND VENDORS

Approximately 4,500 vendors travel to Tucson from around the world, each February, to offer their natural history treasures to the collecting community. This page features some of our favorites. For a complete listing of all vendors pick up a free copy of the Tucson EZ-Guide

FEATURED DEALERS FOR THE 2012 GEM SHOWS

AEROLITE METEORITES & METEORITE MEN
Home town Tucson, Arizona

Show dates & location Hotel Tucson City Center # 323   Jan. 28– Feb. 11
Show dates & location Tucson Electric Park   Jan. 28 – Feb. 12
Offers Meteorites, impactites, official Meteorite Men collectibles, books, t-shirts, science gifts, meteorite hunting equipment, meteorite jewelry
Web sites www.aerolite.org and www.meteoritemen.com
Meteorite hunter Geoffrey Notkin who hosts the Science Channel's Meteorite Men and owner of Aerolite Meteorites LLC presents the best meteorite display in town. Specialties: top quality sculptural iron meteorites for sale, historic meteorites with museum provenance, authentic Meteorite Men specimens.

IMPACTIKA
Home town Denver, Colorado

Show dates & location Hotel Tucson City Center # 322   Jan. 28– Feb. 11
Offers Meteorites, impactites, thin sections, jewelry
Web site www.impactika.com
Veteran dealer and mineralogist Anne Black, vice president of the International Meteorite Collectors' Association, carries a great selection of rare and historic meteorites (primarily polished slices), high quality thin sections and meteorite jewelry.

ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED PALEONTOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Home town Logan, Utah

Show dates & location Hotel Tucson City Center # 230   Jan. 28– Feb. 11
Offers Professional association of paleo dealers, collectors, academics
Web site www.aaps.net
Our favorite paleo group, AAPS promotes ethical collecting practices, liaises with researchers, instructors, curators and museums, and works tirelessly to make the paleo world a better place. Stop by and meet AAPS Director George Winters [pictured] and please consider becoming a member of this outstanding outfit.

SIROCCO DESIGN
Home town Tucson, Arizona

Show dates & location TBA
Offers Handmade silver, custom silver and gem work, unique jewelry
Web site www.siroccodesign.com
Silversmith, jeweler, writer, show promoter and bon vivant Lisa Marie — the owner of Sirocco Design — is not only one of Tucson's most talented artists, but also just one of our favorite Sonoran Desert people. Her handmade silver work is not to be missed. A real Tucson original.

CUSTOM PALEO
Home town Ardmore, Oklahoma

Show dates & location Hotel Tucson City Center # 230   Jan. 28– Feb. 11
Offers Top quality American fossils and first class prep work
Web site Not currently available
Custom Paleo owner Leon Theisen is one of the top prep artists in the world. His clients include The Black Hills Institute of Geological Research and Langs Fossils. He is also a skilled fossil hunter and paleontologist and offers a wide variety of quality fossils, notably Oklahoma trilobites.

BLAINE REED METEORITES
Home town Delta, Colorado
Show dates & location Ramada Inn Limited Room 134
   Jan. 28 – Feb. 11
Offers Meteorites and related collectibles
Web site Not currently available
One of the longest established and most respected dealers in the meteorite world, Blaine Reed is a must-see vendor for the space rock enthusiast. Great prices, great service, and an encyclopedic knowledge.