is this place called Quartzsite, AZ?
in the South West corner of Arizona, surrounded by open desert and magnificient
mountains. Quartzsite has long been a crossroad for an array of people.
The number of winter visitors & tourists swell to a MILLION & more.
are World Famous Gem Shows, the Largest Swap Meet in the World, RV Trailer
Parks with full hookups or dry camping and thousands of acres of BLM areas
to accomodate the RV'er, Prospector & ATV enthusiast.
as a stage stop on the site of old Fort Tyson in 1866, Quartzsite is now
internationally famous for it's annual Rock & Mineral shows. Quartzsite
Improvement association started it all 39 years ago with the first "POW
WOW" rock & gem show helping to build Quartzsite to it's status of
"World Famous Rock & Gem shows." Today they have over 10 themed shows
with a variety of venders that attract over 1 million visitors each winter.
Some stay for a few days, others a few months! Quartzsite's history is
rich with prospecting & mining form 1880's to early 1900's. Even today's
modern miners and prospectors are drawn to "try their luck" ...many find
nugget's, gold dust & specimen quality gold bearing quartz.
town the Hi Jolly Monument honors the camel driver, Hadji Ali, who took
part in an unsuccessful 1850's experiment to use camels as beasts of burden
in the desert. To the south rise the Kofa Mountains. Historic and scenic
areas include, Crystal Hill, Tyson tanks, and Tyson wells stage station
museum. South in the Kofa Mtns. is Palm canyon, a tight gorge and home
of Arizona's only native Palms!
east from I-10 down on the Quartzsite area.
Photo by AUDC
Times and Palo Verde Times
Well Stage Station- Museum
by the Quartzsite Historical Society Inc.
adobe stage station was built in 1866 by Charley Tyson at its present location.
It was an important way station on the California - Arizona line because
of excellent water and grass for the horses. Miners and freighters, hauling
mining equipment and military supplies from the river port at Ehrenberg,
AZ also stopped here.
Historical Society opened Tyson's Well Museum in February 1980, after extensive
restoration work. The original structurally sound walls were retained and
others were rebuilt. A shell of stabilized adobe brick was built around
the original walls to protect them.
Business Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
of Quartzsite Official Website
Quartzsite Gem and Mineral Club.org
The worlds largest gem and
rock club. See what they have to offer.
Guidebook to Cactus Country - Quartzsite, AZ
and look at the sites.
list of everything you might want to know about the area from the Q shows
of Land Management Camping Sites near Quartzsite, Ariz.
Yellow Pages for Quartzsite, AZ
and Expo Publications
DESERT GARDENS INTERNATIONAL
ROCK GEM AND MINERAL
Gardens International Rock, Gem and Mineral Show is the longest running
show (Jan 1- Feb 28 every year) with more rock, gem and mineral dealers
on site then anywhere else in the United States. Ninety-eight percent of
vendors sell, only those categories relating to material, equipment
or finished product dealing with rocks, gems, or minerals. All vendors
must stock goods which are 97% rock, gem or mineral related. The 2007 -2008
show had more then 200 dealers and looking forward to that many or
more in the 2008-2009 show. Vender's come from all over the world which
makes it truly an International show.
The Quartzsite Sports,
Vacation & RV Show
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