Rocky Mountain Federation show in Rapid City, South Dakota.   July 20-22

          I have been dealer at shows in over 20 states over the years. So why not make it one more. I've just booked the July . The WESTERN DAKOTA GEM and MINERAL SOCIETY invites you, your family and friends to join us in celebrating our 38th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Treasures of South Dakota.  This year our show will be held in the Barnett Arena, which is on the north end of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD. The show will be held over 3 days per the following schedule

​          To support the show, I have taken this ad in Rock and Gem Magazine. I hope to see you at the show. I'll have a selection of my best mineral specimens and and around twenty flats of good worldwide specimens at reduced prices, many at half of their original retail. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO ROCK AND GEM BUT DIDN'T SEE MY AD, YOU ARE NOT ALONE; IT WASN'T THERE! THE FAULT IS NOT WITH R&G, BUT WITH THEIR AD COMPANY Beckett Media LLC, IN DALLAS. SOMEONE THERE DROPPED THE BALL. THEY DID CASH MY CHECK, THOUGH. I'M CONFIDENT THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF IT, BOB JONES WILL LOOK OUT FOR ME. And it was a nice ad!!!

My Show and Event Schedule

     When we are at home in Monument, we invite collectors to make appointments to visit our showroom. Email is best but the phone works, too.

     We also make stops to see collectors as we travel, so let us know if you would enjoy a private showing or would like to share your collection with us. When we know your collection, we can better serve you with suggestions for specimens that would be good additions to it.

Leonard Himes     Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens

      I conduct a major portion of my business at the most important shows across the US. Between shows and en route to them, I call on individual collectors. I can also arrange to have private showings for small groups of collectors.

      In addition to shows, I host open house events from time to time and meet with collectors at my office-showroom by appointment.

The Pikes Peak Gem and Mineral Show, Colorado Springs, CO.  June 1-3

at a new location, The Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road

​       For the 55th Annual show, The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society has found it necessary to move from its prior location, which is being repurposed, to this newly remodeled event center that is part of the Broadmoor Resort complex. It is conveniently located in the southwest side of Colorado Springs just west of I-25 and south of US 24. Take S. 8th Street fro US 24 then left on Lower Gold Camp Road. The show features individual exhibits, activities, and dealers, many of whom are area prospectors. We will have our usual selection of high quality half-price specimens and three cases of some of our best pieces for inspiration in the Leonard Himes booth. Learn more about the show at

The Denver Gem and Mineral Show,    September 14-16

at the Merchandise Mart, the show that started it all in Denver.

        This the second largest annual mineral event in the nation. This show is second only to Tucson's Main Show for the number and quality of exhibits by individuals, clubs and particularly, museums. This show hosts many of th worlds best dealers along with many activities and lectures. This is a Graeber & Himesshow with us in main floor booth #1 on the left wall as you enter the hall. Cal Graeber and I will exhibit our best in our large booth along with Keith Graeber's very nice and affordable jewelry and Bobbie Lang's carvings, spheres snd eggs, and famous gem trees. Many dealers and customers tell us we have the bests selection of specimens of an show dealers anywhere and we do our best to have the most competitive prices. Come see for yourself.

The East Coast Show,   West Springfield, MA,       August 10-12

at the Big E

​     This is the largest and most important mineral show on the Atlantic Coast with hundreds of dealers and an always spectacular exhibit of about 30 cases of minerals from the collection of one person or couple. This year we will be treated to the collection of David and Karen Debruin.  I will be there, as usual, under my old name of Minerals America with Michael Jacob, who now owns that business. We will have a large booth filled with worldwide specimens in all price ranges and featuring our newest and best. Remember, we moved locations in the show last year to booth #3 on the opposite side of the building. We share the wall with Kristalle and Dudley Blawet's Mountain Minerals in the heart of the Fine Minerals section of the show.

My 2018 Summer Show Schedule