The Westward Look Show

February 01, 2020

The Tucson area is home to stunning rocks of all sorts—from Sonoran Desert Agate to the smooth painted pebbles that some locals like to leave around town. But every February, a high concentration of gorgeous stones arrive in Tucson for a world-renowned event.

This year, opt for an unusual Valentine’s Day weekend at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Between Thursday, February 13 and Sunday, February 16 you can feast your eyes at the “oldest, most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world”. The exhibition has enjoyed international stature since the 1970s. This year’s theme is “World Class Minerals”, so you can expect to see treasures from private collections as well as rare sapphires, emeralds, crystals, fossils, and even jewelry. Aside from perusing 250 retail dealers inside the Tucson Convention Center, you can also catch a number of educational lectures.

Ahead of this epic event, enjoy a special showcase right here at Westward Look. Our very own Fine Mineral Show has taken place at the resort for 18 years. From Friday, February 7 to Monday, February 10, explore very specific special collections, including precious local specimens, at the 19th annual Westward Look Show. The event starts at 10 am every day and exhibitions will be spread throughout various rooms and the lobby. On Sunday evening, catch a social hour and fascinating talks in the Sonoran Ballroom.

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