The Pikes Peak Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show, June 7-9,

Colorado Springs, CO

This is my Hometown (almost) Show. They've been doing this for 60 years, so they have it right! I'll add details later. Note that there is a new commercial show in Colorado Springs, a little earlier, that chose a nearly identical name, but this is the real deal!

First Colorado showings: Maine Indicolite/Lepidolite, Spanish Aragonite clusters, Rock Currier prehnite and pyrite.

  My Show and Event Schedule

          Next Up

​After a few weeks of paperwork, visiting Arizona collectors, and rearranging the Gallery cases we are now back in Colorado and processing our specimens for our next shows. We invite you to join us for a bust Spring.

The Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show, April 12-14  Denver, Colorado  at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

During the Tucson shows we learned that the Crowne Plaza hotel, that has hosted shows for more than a decade, has been sold and will no longer be a show venue after the purchase is complete. That means that the April show will be the last held there. This show is not the huge event that has been held in September but it is still a large event with national dealers and very popular. The Leonard Himes booth will be in its usual position at the back of the entrance aisle. In keeping with our announcement that 2024 is our 50th year of business and we will be cutting back on shows in 2025, this will probably be our last Spring show in Denver. We will be using our 2024 shows to reduce our inventory with extra discounts on quality specimens from our warehouse. We will also be showing new specimens acquired in Tucson this year, including many pieces from the famous Rock Currier Collection, new aragonite clusters from Spain and a group of nice matrix morganites from Pakistan with prices starting in the upper hundreds.

The Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery Spring Showcase,  May 10-13, Tucson, AZ

Leonard Himes     Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens

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

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Texas Mineral and Fossil Show, May 17-19. Plano Texas (Greater Dallas) at​ the impressive Plano Event Center. Free parking and admission!

Plano has a wonderful venue for this show. We really enjoy being in the Windhaven Room with its glass walls and natural light, along with a select group of major dealers. Plano has a neat Old Plano Downtown Area with many good restaurants not far from the venue. You might find me at Lockhart's Smokehouse! We will continue offering reduced price merchandise along with some fancy minerals for our Dallas collectors. We promise to have new specimens that were not in Denver for those of you who attend both shows. A few are shown below A Rock Currier amethyst 'skunk, a cabinet Sweet Home combo Rhodochrosite, an old time Michigan Silver and a super classic cabinet feldspar matrix with Elbaite tourmaline from Elba.  That's just the start!

         Recent Shows

Thanks to those of you who visited our venues in Tucson at the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery and Mineral City.

We missed some of our regulars who stayed away this year and hope to see you in 2024. We understand that travel is expensive, but Tucson is worth whatever it takes! The Pegmatites displays at the Convention Center were amazing. We enjoyed meeting a lot of new customers for our specimens and lab work. 

​I subscribe to the free Roskin Gem News Reports, ( that you might also enjoy. The latest version had a nice discussion of the value of "trade shows". It stressed that although there are good things on the internet (and I would add, seen with traveling dealers), there is nothing like attending shows to get the vibe of what is new, what it costs, and who is the source. Socializing is important. Finding the dealer who shares your taste and learning that many booths have similar items, but at widely varying prices, is really important to educated collectors. Attend shows, visit fun cities, and make new mineral friends!

This is the second year of special events at the Gallery, first in Spring and another in Autumn. Think of them as symposia. In addition to lectures and social events, The Crystal Classic room and several others, including Graeber & Himes will be open for shopping between lectures. Because the Plano, TX show is the following weekend, Cal Graeber will be in charge of our room, as I load and drive to Texas. On view will be Southwestern, USA and worldwide specimens priced from $100 to many thousands. If you can attend, you are certain to have a fun time during another chance to Visit Tucson. Our current displays feature worldwide affordable amethysts & USA and Mexican crystals.

We remind you that the Graeber & Himes room at the Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery is open from 10 AM until 4 PM Monday through Friday during the year.