The Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery Spring Open Weekend. May 12-14.​

The Graeber & Himes room in this spectacular facility will be open again as it was in the first Open Weekend  last November. The Gallery is owned by Crystal Classics and is open daily Monday through Friday year-round and our room will be open, too. We are exercising our option to be open on all Gallery dates, like this Open Weekend, along with some of the other dealers. The theme for Spring is Arizona Minerals, once more, but with different speakers and activities. I'll be posting more details as they develop. We will feature specimens from Arizona, Southwestern US states, fluorites and some of our finest worldwide pieces. 

The Denver Spring Mineral and Fossil Show, April 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in suburban Aurora, CO.

      This is a long running show that we participated in during some past years and are happy to re-join in 2023 in the same location as the highly attended September show. We will be there with  bargain-priced fine minerals including the thumbnail collection of Bill Stone, founder of The Sunnywood collection, and a display of our very best pieces, too. Come see what is new from Tucson.

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I'll be adding more details and color promotional for these shows as they become available.

  My Show and Event Schedule

Leonard Himes     Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens

The Texas Mineral & Fossil Show at the Plano Event Center in greater Dallas, May 18-21.

This is the second year of this show in Plano for the Leonard Himes booth. We will have our same booth location as last year featuring  worldwide fine mineral specimens and some real bargain crystals, too.

The Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

in the Norris Event Center, Colorado Springs, June  9-11.

This is our hometown show, as Monument is only about fifteen mile north. It is a fun show in a spacious facility and feature many local field collectors with their recent finds. There are of course, national calibre dealers in gems and mineral specimens, too. The is  great show to combine with a summer trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains for relaxing, fishing and rockrounding. The Leonard Himes booth will show a wide area of quality minerals many at half price, and our famous $1 box for kids of all ages to rummage through in search of treasures. We are known for loving native copper and copper minerals, so you can be sure we will feature them.

Tucson 2023 was a much larger event than in recent years. Mineral City was expanded and the new Mineral Vault Building across the street opened partially (due to construction delays) but will be in full force in 2024. Westward Look was there but at about 25% of the usual dealers and rumors say it might change dates for 2024.  We enjoyed our new-in-2022 venue at the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery which has expanded with names like Willensky and Scott Rudolph in beautiful new rooms. Attendance was better as folks knew where the show is located , next to the old Inn Suites. We saw many more foreign customers at the Gallery, Mineral City and our wholesale venue The Just Minerals & Crystals Event at the Elks Lodge. I won't say that Tucson is back to normal after Covid, but it is making good progress. As always, there were new finds making there US debut. We acquired excellent newly mined spinel-twin Fluorites for Namibia and zincolivenites from Mexico. We expect even more growth for 2024, so we have contracted for our same venues.

Later  this Spring, we will be at the Dallas (Plano) TX , and the Colorado Springs (Pikes Peak ), CO shows and will post details here.

We welcome appointments for showroom visits in Colorado when we are at home.

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