Best Cave in the USA? Come to Tucson to discover the Wonder of Kartchner Caverns

Just one hour southeast of Tucson, Kartchner Caverns lies hidden under the Earth’s crust.  Kartchner Caverns has been voted the best cave in the United States by USA Reader’s Choice!  It is a unique wet, living cave.  Water is still making … Continue reading

Gila Monster or Gila Healer?

This month we revisit our paradoxical friend the Gila Monster (Heloderma Suspectum).  Because the morphology of this family of lizards is relatively unchanged from its Miocene ancestors of over 25 million years ago, some consider Holoderma to be living fossils!  In the … Continue reading

What You May Not Know about the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Tucson has many treasures, but the Tucson Gem and Mineral show may be the crowning jewel.  Since the 1970’s, gem and mineral professionals, enthusiasts, collectors, and major museums from all over the world come together in little ol’ Tucson in … Continue reading