Many Hats of Me: Fossils and Large Minerals at Kino Gem and Mineral Show 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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





Not bad for $12!!

Fossils and Large Minerals at Village Originals


The largest vendor at the Kino Show is Village Originals. They are also the company that runs this show.

They sell both large and small minerals, petrified wood, jewelry, and beads at wholesale prices. This is one vendor you should definitely see if you go to the Kino show next year.


Village Originals tent at Kino
Village Originals tent at Kino

Amethyst Druzy Geode
Amethyst Druzy Geode $453

Village Originals had a large number of Amethyst druzy geodes, many of which were under $1000, a great price for the size and quality they offer.


Citrine druzy
Citrine druzy


agate slices
Agate slices at $9/lb




Petrified wood
Petrified wood for $246

Petrified wood home decor
Petrified wood home decor

Petrified wood is often cut and polished to make sturdy indoor or outdoor furniture.


Petrified log stools for $144



Petrified wood sink

Petrified wood slice for $168

Petrified wood bench

The wood grain of a polished piece of petrified wood





Zee's Minerals is a local Tucson business which offered huge minerals and fossils at the Kino show. These specimens were nicely mounted on iron legs that were welded onto thick metal platforms. My guess is that each specimen weighed a ton or more. Unfortunately, there were no labels to any of these specimens so I couldn't ID any of them. If you know what these minerals are, please let me know!





Look at the huge turquoise specimen in the background!






Large polished petrified wood dining table. 

Huge piece of raw petrified wood













Macroscaphites "uncoiled ammonites"



Large trilobite panel

Fossilized stingray

Trilobite and brittlestar fossil starfish panel




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