1111 North Main Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705, United States

(520) 270-6758

welcome to our 2020 Tucson Gem and mineral show website

welcome to our 2020 Tucson Gem and mineral show website

welcome to our 2020 Tucson Gem and mineral show websitewelcome to our 2020 Tucson Gem and mineral show website
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educational lecture series

Thank you for taking an interest in our second annual Tucson Gem Shows Educational Lecture Series! 



About the series

Lectures will take place at 1111 North Main Ave Tucson, AZ

Over the duration of the 2020 Tucson gem and mineral shows, Raining Rocks will be hosting the second annual Educational Lecture Series!


Each year a whopping 4,000 vendors and 65,000 visitors travel to Tucson for the Tucson gem and mineral shows. With this influx of people comes an influx of knowledge.  Our goal is to facilitate the sharing of that knowledge. 


The 2020 series will feature multiple  speakers, and will occur over the entirety of the 18 days our  Raining Rocks on Main venue is open. For anyone in Tucson, we will have limited seating available for those interested in joining us  for a lecture.


For those of you unable to attend the presentations in person, we will be streaming live feeds and posting on a private Facebook group. 


A significant aspect of the event is the funding of a scholarship! A portion of all ticket sales, silent auction sales, and donated products will contribute to our second scholarship for a local Tucson geology college student.



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Lecture schedule

Our primary focus at Raining Rocks on Main is creating a fun educational environment for people of all ages and backgrounds.  Ticket proceeds and donations collected will go towards the  funding of a scholarship for a local geology student. Please check back often, we will continue to add more speakers to our schedule.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Modern Photography and the Chile Eclipse

Begins at 3:00 pm

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Modern Photography and the Chile Eclipse

Mike Cox will be joining us for a second year to wow us with his knowledge of modern photography, including the use of drones, and share his...

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Begins at 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Impactites

Begins at 2:00 pm

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Impactites

This afternoon we will be welcoming  James Tobin to return for a second lecture. This year's lecture will be on impactites!

Begins at 2:00 pm

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Gold Basin Project

Begins at 1:30pm

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Monday, February 3, 2020

The Gold Basin Project

Twink Monrad will be talking with us about the Gold Basin meteorite strewnfield, including the discovery of the field, the subsequent histor...

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Begins at 1:30pm

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cabbing 101 - From Rough Rock to Finished Cab

Begins at 5:30 pm

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cabbing 101 - From Rough Rock to Finished Cab

Please join us as Odie House demonstrates the making of a cab from rough rock to finished product!

Begins at 5:30 pm

Friday, February 14, 2020

Forensic Geology

Begins at 4:00 pm

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Forensic Geology

This afternoon we will be welcoming Maureen "Mo" Garrett to return for a second lecture this time on Forensic Geology! Using geology to solv...

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Begins at 4:00 pm

Saturday February 8, 2020

Introduction to Chain Maille

Begins at 2:00 pm

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Saturday February 8, 2020

Introduction to Chain Maille

This presentation will be given by Dena Servis. 

An overview will be given of the basic tools and materials used in the ancient art of chain ...

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Begins at 2:00 pm

Monday February 10, 2020

The Dixie Apex Mine, UT - A Classic Mineral Locality

Begins at 5:30pm

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Monday February 10, 2020

The Dixie Apex Mine, UT - A Classic Mineral Locality

Steve started doing research on the Dixie-Apex Mine after finding his first mineral specimen in 1998.  The part time research morphed into a...

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Begins at 5:30pm

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Wyoming Nephrite Jade Prospector

Begins at 6:00 pm

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Wyoming Nephrite Jade Prospector

Jade is one of the most intriguing and confusing stones out there, two different semi-precious stones called Nephrite and Jadeite and a host...

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Begins at 6:00 pm

Methods of Participation

Seat Reservations

Please include the lecture(s) you are interested in joining us for below

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Online Education Ticket

$40.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

A unique way to join a fantastic group of people and learn a wide variety of information without ever leaving your couch! 


This exceptional ticket option includes 

  • access to the live feeds during the lectures
  • an interactive environment where you can comment  your questions or thoughts during the lecture
  • unlimited viewing of the resulting posts to the group
  • behind the scenes footage
  • product discounts. 



Please note: Due to time constraints, all questions may not be addressed during a live feed, we will do our best to respond to any missed comments after the show. Facebook can be notoriously difficult during live feeds, we do our best to provide the entire lecture in a single feed.  However, we will not be held accountable for technical issues out of our control, including FB glitches, breaks in a feed, internet connectivity issues, inability of us to see comments, etc. If we are unable to live stream the video, it will be recorded and posted at a later time.