2023 Tucson Show Schedule and Events!

Jan 16, 2023


It’s that time again! The annual Tucson show season is upon us. We are very excited to present a host of exciting collections and auction events this year. To help make navigating all of these events easier for our customers, we’ve put together this guide to answer any questions around our various Tucson events and offerings. For further questions, please contact info@irocks.com via e-mail!


THE ARKENSTONE – LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION

La Fuente (Lester St. patio entrance)
1735 North Oracle Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85705

DATES

January 27, 2023 – February 9, 2023
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February 10, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


TUCSON AUCTION SCHEDULE – MINERALAUCTIONS.COM

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Schauss Thumbnail Collection – Auction 1: Jan 20 – Jan 29, 2023, Closing 1 pm CT (12 pm MT)
Schauss Thumbnail Collection – Auction 2 – Special: Jan 29 – Feb 8, 2023, Closing 8 pm CT (7 pm MT)
Schauss Thumbnail Collection – Auction 3: Feb 2 – Feb 9, 2023, Closing 1 pm CT (12 pm MT)
Erika Pohl-Stroher Collection Auction: Jan 31 – Feb 7, 2023, Closing 1 pm CT (12 pm MT)
Annual In-House Live From The Show Auction: Jan 25 – Feb 5, 2023, Closing 5 pm CT (4 pm MT)
AGTA Fine Gemstone Auction: Jan 31 – Feb 9, 2023, Closing 1:30 pm CT (12:30 pm MT)

Please note: Make sure to create an account on MineralAuctions.com and fully verify using our secure system to be able to bid. If your account is not verified, you will not be able to place a bid.


SPECIAL EXHIBIT – THE ALEX SCHAUSS THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

We are proud to present the Alex Schauss thumbnail collection at Tucson in 2023! The entire intact display collection of 888 pieces will be on exhibit at La Fuente from January 27 – February 8, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the most important private thumbnail collections on display in its entirety!

You can read more about Alex Schauss and his collection HERE.

Please read the following details regarding this important collection.

General Information:

  1. During the exhibition period (1/27 – 2/8), no specimens will be removed from the displays for any reason.
  2. Only a portion of the collection will be available for sale and/or auction in 2023. This includes approximately 400 specimens available for sale at the show (including a few species suites), and approximately 60-70 specimens offered across three special auctions hosted on MineralAuctions.com, available to worldwide bidders.
  3. We will have two Schauss Release & Book Signing Events at La Fuente:
    • January 28: 6 – 8pm MT with book signing from 6-7pm. Open event.
    • February 8: 6 – 8pm MT with book signing from 6-7pm. To attend, you must RSVP via email to admin@irocks.com. In addition to providing your full name, please write the following in your subject line: RSVP for 2/8 Schauss Event

Sales Information:

  1. Specimens available in 2023 will be marked with color dot stickers in the cases as follows:
    • Available for sale, as priced: GREEN
    • Auction #1: BLUE
    • Auction #2 – Special: YELLOW
    • Auction #3: PURPLE
    • Sold specimens: RED
  2. Items with no color dot stickers will not be available for sale until 2024 and will be display only. Sorry, no exceptions.
  3. The Schauss display cases are not available for sale.
  4. No items are available for sale until the first release event on 1/28 at 6pm.

Delivery Information:

  1. All items sold either via one of the three auctions or in person sales will be brought back to Dallas to be processed and shipped after the show, beginning on February 17, 2023, unless other arrangements are made.
    • Please note: Any items picked up in person in Tucson are subject to Tucson sales tax at 8.7%

SPECIAL EXHIBIT – ERIKA POHL COLLECTION

In cooperation with the Pohl family and Granada Showcase, the Arkenstone is proud to assist with the curated release of specimens from the Erika Pohl collection, beginning in 2023!

You can read more about Erika Pohl and her collection HERE.

Please read the following details regarding this special collection.

General Information

  1. Specimens from the Erika Pohl collection will be on display at two locations – La Fuente and The Granada Showcase.
    • At La Fuente, Tsumeb thumbnails will be available for sale, plus a display-only preview of African specimens that will be part of an auction on MineralAuctions.com to be announced at a later date.
    • At the Granada Showcase, the Pohl auction on MineralAuctions.com will be on display for viewing, along with many other Tsumeb specimens and worldwide treasures from the collection that will not be available for sale.
    • Pohl auction winnings will be brought to Dallas for processing and shipping after the show, beginning on February 17, 2023, unless other arrangements are made.
      • Please note: Any specimens picked up in person in Tucson are subject to Tucson sales tax of 8.7%
  2. There will be an open house event at Granada Showcase on January 29 from 6pm until 9pm. All are welcome!

Granada Mineral Showcase
338 North Granada Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

1/21 – 2/12 from 10am – 6pm daily.


AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) SPECIAL AUCTION INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce that MineralAuctions.com, in cooperation with AGTA, will host an auction bringing fine gemstone specimens to the market directly from wholesale members of the American Gem Trade Association!

General Information:

  1. This auction will run from January 31 through February 9, 2023 at 1:30 pm CT on MineralAuctions.com.
  2. For security reasons, these specimens will not be on display at the show.
  3. All items won will be billed and shipped from Dallas beginning on February 17, 2023.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The Annual Arkenstone In-house Special Auction will be on display at La Fuente from 1/27 through 2/5.
    • Auction wins will be brought back to Dallas for processing and shipping beginning on February 17, 2023, unless other arrangements are made.
      • Please note: Any items picked up in person in Tucson are subject to Tucson sales tax of 8.7%
  2. Beginning 2/6, a preview of fine minerals and lapidary items from the upcoming Rice Northwest Museum of Minerals deaccession auction will be on display at La Fuente for the remainder of the show. This auction will take place in late March 2023.
  3. Rare Earth books from our Santa Barbara Museum exhibition will be available for sale at the show.
  4. Crystal Showcase thumbnail boxes will be available at the show, with a minimum purchase amount of $50/10 boxes.
  5. Showcases will be available at the show for purchase:
    • Large showcases are priced at $8500 each
    • Pedestal cases are priced at $6000 each
    • White glove delivery and setup is $1250-1500 per case, from Rob Hyatt Ltd.
From Left: Pedestal cases, Large Showcases (half display), Large Showcase (full display)