Once held at the the now defunct Denver Mart, the Original Denver Gem & Mineral Show is back at the Colorado Convention Center from Friday, September 15 to Monday, September 18, 2023. Watch skilled lapidary artists cut gems and create beautiful polished stones. Talk with area rockhounds to learn about local field trips and collecting opportunities. Check out 30+ educational displays from several museums plus seldom-seen items from notable private collectors.
Kids can jump-start their collection with 8 minerals from $1 grab bags. Plus, try your hand at panning for gold, meet Mr. Bones, and see minerals from around the world, (and meteorites from around the solar system) ancient fossils, a fluorescent room with rocks that glow in the dark, jewelry, gems, and more.
The DGMS is now part of the Hardrock Summit. Your FREE ticket will admit you to all four of the Hardrock associated shows including:
- The Denver Gem and Mineral Show
- Evolution – world-class, museum-quality minerals, Fossils, Meteorites, Gemstones & Jewelry
- Sparkle & Joy – jewelry and gemstone wholesale show
- AGTA GemFair – the premier gem show for colored gemstones and cultured pearls
Show hours are Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you want to get tickets in advance to save time at entry, do so here.
Even though admission is totally FREE, remember that parking is not. Your best bet is to take RTD Light Rail to the Convention Center.