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Desert Gardens Rock Gem and Mineral Show – update 16th January 2018

Desert Gardens Rock Gem & Mineral Show – update 16th January 2018

Desert Garden Showground 1050 Kuhen Street, PO 2818, Quartzsite, Arizona 85346

Gérard and I will be alternating between the QIA PowWow Gem and Mineral Show (booth space #500) and the Desert Gardens show (Booth G8) from Jan 17th – Jan 21st: for more details, see my facebook post

In the meantime, all has gone well past few days, weather is nice and so are the many visitors. Some are returning collectors but we have had quite a few new mineral tourists.

 Here are a few photos of our booth (G8) not long after we had set it up:

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QIA PowWow Gem & Mineral Show

QIA PowWow Gem & Mineral Show 2018


Now in it’s 52nd year, the QIA Pow Wow is the oldest Gem and Mineral Show in Arizona featuring over 520 booth spaces, located in the Quartzsite Improvement Association Building. Entrance to the show is free.  Either Gérard, his son Antoine, or myself will be displaying our best minerals at ”booth space” 500. (Meanwhile we will alternate to keep our booth G8 up and running at Desert Gardens).  Overall we have brought a wider and finer variety of minerals than ever.  So make sure to drop by and say hello at the 2018  Qia PowWow Gem & Mineral Show!


Quartzsite Improvement Association Building:  235 E. Ironwood Ave., Quartzsite, Arizona 85346

Stay updated on our show schedule on facebook


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Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show 2018

Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show 2018

777 W Cushing St, Tucson, Arizona 85745-3602

I will be attending the show at the Riverpark Inn;  Room 183, from Jan 26th – Feb 7th: I hope to see you there!  for more details, see my facebook post

The Pueblo Gem  and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona has been showcasing for over 35 years.  It has ample on-site and off-site parking with valet parking and complimentary shuttle and tram service to its parking lots, all within 1/2 block of the Show.  Located at the Riverpark Inn, within the “Golden Triangle” of downtown Tucson, it is known as a show like no other with its inviting and relaxing atmosphere. There will be international exhibitors, multiple venues, award-winning designers of unique one-of-a-kind jewelry, cut and rough gemstones, natural fine mineral and fossil specimens at a variety of price points.

Quartzsite Desert Gardens Rock Gem & Mineral Show 2018

Quartzsite Desert Gardens Rock Gem & Mineral Show 2018

Desert Garden Showground 1050 Kuhen Street, PO 2818, Quartzsite, Arizona 85346

I will be attending the show at Booth #G8 from Jan 13th – Jan 24th: for more details, see my facebook post


Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, just 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. It’s been a rockhound’s paradise since the 1960s. These days, it’s also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on this small town in a wave of RVs during the months of January and February.  Eight major gem and mineral shows as well as vendors of raw and handcrafted merchandise, totalling over 2,000 vendors, peddle their wares to snowbirds, collectors and enthusiasts.  Quartzsite is the mineral and gem lover’s dream location every first two months of each year.

The world’s largest and longest gathering of rockhounds, mineral dealers, lapidarists, mineral collectors, jewelry makers and vendors make up many display groupings on both sides along the I-10 for about 10 miles in Quartzsite, Arizona.
I will be set up at Desert Gardens, one of the display grounds, which is the easiest for access and parking in Quartzsite.

This Annual Gem and Mineral Show offers an opportunity to find great specimens at low prices! Looking forward to seeing my old friends and making new ones!

Client Testimonials – Lazulite specimen

re: RARE LARGE LAZULITE Investment value Crystals Fine Mineral Specimen Yukon Canada
Sent Date: 14-May-15 01:46:03 EDT

Wow Jonathan!

This is the most beautiful specimen I have ever seen that is not completely out of my league. And I just can’t think of a better piece at all.

I really love the Lazulite specimen you have sold me. Even the little pieces are fantastic. All the specimens I have from you are.

You have such exciting specimens and keep the magic of collecting alive and well. I think it is a fine job you do offering people such beauty, rarity and wonder.

I have come to enjoy and love many of the minerals from you more with passing time too. I believe that is the mark of high quality – true treasure. Well done and thank you.

Best regards, Laura

new website design!

14 years ago I published my first mineral specimen website. It was done by the primitive cut and paste method and using a 360K pixel camera. It was considered cool then and it brought in lots of transactions. But I stopped updating it and now it looked like a scarecrow compared to what other websites look like. So it was high time for a renewed website with a brand new look and brand new suite of Fine Mineral Specimens.

 Enjoy our new website design:

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