For eleven days in September, Denver, Colorado, hosts 15 separate shows featuring 900-ish vendors and exhibitors displaying and selling rocks, minerals rough or handsomely prepped, sleek gemmy treasures, crystals crying out to heal all that ails ya, zillion-year-old fossils, and brazen beads. They're all here in every color on a peacock's plumy train!
A couple of the largest and most internationally important gem, mineral, and fossil events are held at the National Western Complex and the Crowne Plaza Hotel. NWC is the venue for The Denver Show, the Denver Expo Gem Show, and Miner's Co-op. The Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show at Crowne Plaza is a don't-miss event, with plenty of fossils and mineral dealers from around the world.
The HardRock Summit is back for their second year at the Colorado Convention Center, along with its partners: AGTA GemFair™, several vendors from the Denver Gem & Mineral Show, and a new area of gem, mineral, and fossil dealers at the new LLD Denver Mineral Hall.
Be sure to visit the Colorado Independent Warehouse Show on the west side of town for rock-bottom prices on rocks, as well as a new warehouse show called the JK Stone Bulk Warehouse Show just down the street from the JG&M Expo.
The JG&M Expo, at the Clarion Hotel at 48th & Bannock, is now the longest-standing show (at the same venue) in the Denver Showcase. And if you're looking for some of the finest mineral and crystal specimens at the Denver Showcase head east on I-70 and visit the Just Minerals & Crystals Event. These guys know high-end, quality rocks!
There's so much to see at the Second Largest Gem & Mineral Showcase in the World. If Tucson is the Grandaddy of them all, Denver is Grandad's number one son, and he's all grown up, matured, and gotten finer with age!