Colorado is famous for its mining, so it’s only fitting that Denver’s Gem and Mineral Show is considered one of the best in the country.
This year marks the event’s 50th anniversary, and it plans on going big! From September 15th through the 17th, amateur and professional geoscientists, collectors, museum professionals, families, and school children will gather at the Denver Mart to learn and share their finds, knowledge, and adventures.
Gold and Silver is the theme of the 50th-anniversary show, which will feature dozens of themed exhibits, distinguished speakers, and more than 150 mineral, fossil, jewelry, and gemstone dealers. Popular with the kiddos are “Mr. Bones,” free gold panning, hands-on exhibits, and a huge fluorescent.
Exhibitors will showcase their collections and share their stories, while also selling specimens for visitors to start or advance their own collections. Exhibitors will also vie for awards honoring the best-of-show in many categories, including best specimen, best fossil, and best institutional and individual cases.
Different gem and mineral clubs first put on shows in the 1950s. These clubs combined in the 1960s to form the Denver Gem and Mineral Show. The first official show was in 1967, and it has since grown into the second largest in the nation.
For more information on the Denver Gem and Mineral Show, visit www.DenverMineralShow.com.