Thousands are arriving for the Tucson Gem Show - Tucson News Now

Thousands are arriving for the Tucson Gem Show

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

White tents are popping up all around town and thousands of vendors are preparing to sell everything for diamonds to fossils at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Most of the shows are still a few days away but vendors are already here, unpacking and preparing their goods. Vendors like Frank Wong know the gen show means big business.

"[The Gem Show] maybe accounts for about fifty percent of our sales annually," Wong says. "So, it's really worth it for us to come out early and prepare."

Some buyers have arrived early too, hoping to get a sneak peek at what the shows have to offer. Terry Shelly has come all the way from Indiana in the hopes of getting the best minerals and fossils to take home and sell.

"If you come out early, you might get the better stuff," Shelley says. "So, I'm hoping to get to some of the vendors before they sell some of their better specimens."

Thousands more are expected to arrive for the shows downtown and a webpage has been designed to help visitors navigate. For full details visit: http://bit.ly/M1qJt7

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