Many Hats of Me: February 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Home Decor and Furs Traders at Kino Gem and Mineral Show 2015

More than rocks...


The Kino Gem and Mineral Show also has vendors that sell home decor, clothing, textiles, and jewelry tools. 

Orange Calcite from Brazil


Mineralia is a large manufacturer of minerals, fossils, jewelry and home decor based in Mexico. At the Kino show, Mineralia brought a large collection of orange calcite lamps and home accessories. 

Orange calcite, native to Mexico, is a beautiful material for lamps. The thinly sliced stone warms and softens the light. The stone's darker bands of color add a visual interest.



Fossils and Large Minerals at Kino Gem and Mineral Show 2015

The Kino Gem and Mineral Show boasts some of the best specimens of fossils and minerals at great prices.

Many vendors had smaller more affordable specimens that were under $20. I asked one vendor if he had anything that I could buy for my children at home. He immediately pulled out two rocks from a nearby table and asked for $12 per specimen. Here is the one I chose:


Blue cavansite crystals on stilbite
Blue cavansite crystals on stilbite


Cheap Beads and Rough Rocks at Kino Gem and Mineral Show 2015

Cheap Beads at Kino Gem and Mineral Show


The Kino Gem and Mineral Show is held every February during the Tucson Gem Show Season. Please read my first post about the show here.


Outside the Pavilion Tent were many vendors that sold inexpensive beads. Although the quality of the beads was medium to low, the price is hard to beat at $2/strand.



bead strands at $2/strand


Kino Gem and Mineral Show 2015 - Pavilion Tent

Kino Gem and Mineral Show Pavilion Tent
Kino Gem and Mineral Show Pavilion Tent

The Kino Gem and Mineral Show is one of the largest shows held during the February Tucson Gem Fair season. It is held at the Kino Sports Complex at the southern end of town, closer to the airport. This show is open to both the public and wholesale buyer. 

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