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Rockhounding Guide

Destinations, Articles, & More

The article serves as a valuable resource for rockhounding enthusiasts, offering a collection of links to rockhounding destinations, articles covering various aspects of rocks, gems, and minerals, as well as related resources and information for those interested in this hobby.

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Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows

2024 Shows & Information

The 2024 Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows, set to take place in Tucson, Arizona, are a massive gathering of rock enthusiasts, gem dealers, scientists, collectors, and the curious. This event spans January and February and features over 47 independently owned shows with over 3,000 exhibitors across the city. It’s considered the largest gem and mineral event globally, showcasing exquisite mineral specimens, displays from museums and collectors, and a wide array of minerals, fossils, jewelry, and crafts for sale.

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Assassin Bug

The article explores the intriguing world of the assassin bug, an insect with various aliases and a predatory nature that extends to insects, reptiles, birds, and even mammals, including humans. Describing their physical characteristics and hunting tactics, it portrays these bugs as stealthy and formidable hunters. With the ability to inject toxins that liquefy their prey’s tissues and even feed on human blood under the cover of darkness, the assassin bug’s mysterious and potentially harmful behavior makes it a captivating subject for study.

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