For ten days in Denver, Colorado, twelve (12) separate shows feature over 900 vendors and exhibitors, each displaying and selling gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and lapidary tools and supplies.
For world-class mineral specimens don’t miss the Denver Fine Mineral Show at the Denver West Marriott (off of I-70 and Denver West Parkway in Golden, Colo.), the longstanding, prestigious Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show (which has relocated further east at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Aurora, Colo.), the Denver Gem & Mineral Show (known as “The Main Show” at the Denver Mart at I-25 and 58th Ave.), or the new Denver Mineral Show at the National Western Complex.
You can always find a hidden gem or mineral treasure at the massive Denver Coliseum Show (DCS), or across the highway at the Denver Expo Gem Show at the National Western Complex, the Jewelry, Gem & Mineral (JG&M) Expo at Quality Inn Central Denver (with a few fine metaphysical mineral vendors on the second floor), the Colorado Independent Warehouse Show (located in the west suburb of Lakewood, Colo.), or the Miners Co-op Mineral Show in the DCS rear parking lot.
For fossils, Oh my!, Denver hosts one of the highest concentration of fossil dealers found anywhere in the world, especially at the shows at the National Western Complex and Crowne Plaza Hotel in Aurora. Jewelry and bead lovers’ shows are the International Gem & Jewelry Show and Bead Renaissance, both at the Denver Mart and both open concurrently with the "Main Show" at the Mart.