Does the sparkle of brilliant, clear Arkansas quartz in the sunshine delight you? Are you amazed when the sun hits the dull, dark colors of labradorite, revealing an array of blues, greens, golds, and, sometimes, purple? Do you love blazing heat, blinding dust, torrential downpours, sloshing mud, sunburn, and a sore back? Then it is time to get down and dirty and go to a gem and mineral show!
Now, before you run to your office, turn up the air conditioner, and look online for wholesale minerals, not all gem shows are out in the elements … but some of the best ones are.