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Tucson Mineral and Gem World

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Address: 2801 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735-1505
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+1 520-883-0682
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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Rock hounders will love this spot.

Well worth the trip out to visit this rock shop. Knowledgeable owner that has tons of information about the extensive displays. He has so much to see and so much hidden in drawers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip out to visit this rock shop. Knowledgeable owner that has tons of information about the extensive displays. He has so much to see and so much hidden in drawers that wait to be seen. If you are interested in fossils, artifacts and crystals do not miss this.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent opportunity for businesses to research and purchase wholesale gen and mineral products. Tucson is the perfect location for travel and lodging - and the weather never disappoints. Plenty of incredibly beautiful, quality gems! My favorite venders were some of the USA family run companies like the one and only Herkimer Diamonds of Herkimer, NY. I also love the masterpieces... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A really fantastic mineral shop. Deep selection, particularly for AZ minerals. The prices are also much lower than similar shops I've been to. The proprietors clearly love this stuff. Highly recommended.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing shop filled with all sorts of gems, stones, rocks, artifacts, minerals etc... Everyone of all ages will enjoy this place. we spent at least 30min looking around and choosing things we needed to buy.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wow Great shop and really nice helpful owner. Really enjoyed looking at it all and will be back. It was a joy to visit there. Jacquie Cook, Grants Pass, Oregon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic Rock shop, this is the place. The drive alone, through Gates Pass, is spectacular. Arriving at the shop, you know you struck gold in the terms of authentic rock shop. They brothers that own the shop are very informative. At one time, living in nyc, working for the museum of natural history. Fossils,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I am a science teacher in Tucson and was in need of several rock samples for my earth science class. Tucson Mineral and Gem World was super helpful and had everything I needed and then some! The owner was very friendly and has samples of every rock and mineral you can dream of--will definitely go there again for my unit... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Head NW on Kinnney rd. from Ajo Way, on the way to Tucson Mountain Park, Old Tucson and Desert Museum and you'll find this unique gem. Not some fancy rock shop more reminiscent of an old miners shack. This store is owned and operated by two brothers, that I would say, are two of the kindest human beings I've ever... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stopped as it was on our way to another destination. Took some pics with the dinosaur out front and poked around inside for a bit. The fossils were neat to see. Place was packed full of stuff, we just aren't gem people so didn't know exactly what we were looking at. Still, interesting assortment!

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

On my first trip to the Tucson Gem, mineral and fossil show. We experienced the world of gems and meeting new people .. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves, we instantly felt like visiting again. Didn't feel pressured to purchase anything.

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