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The 2016 NY/NJ Show - Fluorescent Minerals

This is our final post on the 2016 NY/NJ Gem & Mineral Show in Edison, New Jersey. The show hosts a phenomenal public exhibit of fluorescent minerals, with hundreds of fluorescent minerals on display. The fluorescent displays are organized by the Franklin Mineral Museum, Sterling Hill Mining Museum, and several private collectors specializing in fluorescent minerals. Most of the minerals in the fluorescent display are from Franklin or Ogdensburg, New Jersey. These localities, which about 2.5 miles apart from each other, are known collectively as the fluorescent capital of the world due to their abundance or fluorescent minerals. 


We are proud to share with you just a sample of the many fluorescent mineral cases and minerals that were at the show. Please click the photos below for larger pop-ups.


Fluorescent Minerals from the Franklin Mineral Museum NJ
Fluorescent Minerals from the Franklin Mineral Museum

Fluorescent Minerals from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum NJ
Fluorescent Minerals from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Fluorescent Calcite and Willemite Warren Miller Collection
Fluorescent Calcite and Willemite - Warren Miller Collection

More Fluorescent Minerals Steve Kuitems Collection
Fluorescent Franklin Area Minerals: Steve Kuitems Collection

Barite from Franklin Mineral Museum Collection
Barite from Franklin: Franklin Mineral Museum Collection

Worldwide Fluorescent Minerals: Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection
Worldwide Fluorescent Minerals: Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection

Fluorescent Halite from Inowroclaw, Poland: Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection
Fluorescent Halite from Inowroclaw, Poland: Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection

The 2016 NY/NJ Show - Dealer Minerals

The 2016 NY/NJ Gem & Mineral show had an interesting array of minerals, from new finds to classic pieces. One of the more interesting events that everyone at the show buzzing about was a booth by hikers James Pascale and Jordan Salits, who had huge Quartz crystal clusters for sale from a new find in Ellenville, New York. This classic locality produced large Quartz crystals many years ago, but James and Jordan accidentally stumbled upon a new occurrence of huge crystals while hiking the area.


Another area of interest was Gary Maldovany's table which had an entire section of fabulous, unusual Amity (New York) minerals that he purchased from Glenn Rhein. Other new finds including Amazonite from Madagascar (reminiscent of the Colorado material,) Almandine from North Carolina, and green Quartz included with Chlorite from Upstate New York. Click the pictures below for a larger pop-up.


Green Beryl from Chita City, Russia
Green Beryl from Chita City, Russia
Throwin Stones, Rusty James

Polished Rhodochrosite Stalactite from Catamarca, Argentina, with an interesting pattern
Polished Rhodochrosite Stalactite from Catamarca, Argentina, with an interesting pattern
Throwin Stones, Rusty James

Giant Apatite, Scapolite, and Titanite from Amity, New York
Giant Apatite, Scapolite, and Titanite from Amity, New York
Just Keep Rockin', Gary Maldovany

Huge Iridescent Goethite from Graves Mountain, Georgia
Huge Iridescent Goethite from Graves Mountain, Georgia
Ultra-Rocks, Bryan Major

Very Large Amethyst/Smoky Quartz Crystal Plate from Diamond Hill, South Carolina
Very Large Amethyst/Smoky Quartz Crystal Plate from Diamond Hill, South Carolina
Ultra-Rocks, Bryan Major

Two Footer Selenite Crystal from Oklahoma
A Two Footer Selenite Crystal from Oklahoma
Ultra-Rocks, Bryan Major

Yellow Quartz Crystals from Diamond Hill, South Carolina
Yellow Quartz Crystals (Color Caused by Iron Oxide Inclusions) from Diamond Hill, South Carolina
Ultra-Rocks, Bryan Major

Aquamarine from the Junk Hole Pegmatite, Elberton Co., Georgia
Aquamarine from the Junk Hole Pegmatite, Elberton Co., Georgia
Ultra-Rocks, Bryan Major

Chlorite-Included Quartz from Saratoga County, New York. Discovered by Bill Lombard
Chlorite-Included Quartz from Saratoga County, New York. Discovered by Bill Lombard.
Margie & Bill Lombard

Almandine Garnet from Madison Co., North Carolina
Almandine Garnet from Madison Co., North Carolina
Relics Gems, Lucas Critcher

Xenotime from Norway
Xenotime from Norway
Shannon & Sons Minerals, Michael Shannon

>Drusy Quartz from Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York
Drusy Quartz from Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York
Alan's Quality Minerals, Alan Benson

>Large Quartz Crystal Clusters from Ellenville, New York
Large Quartz Crystal Clusters from Ellenville, New York
James Pascale and Jordan Salits

>More Large Quartz Crystal Clusters from Ellenville, New York
More Large Quartz Crystal Clusters from Ellenville, New York
James Pascale and Jordan Salits

>Amazonite Crystals from Anajbononiana, Manapa, Madagascar
Amazonite Crystals from Anajbononiana, Manapa, Madagascar
Mikon Minerals

The 2016 NY/NJ Show - Hershel Friedman NJ Stilbite Case

Continuing along with our posts of the NY/NJ Gem & Mineral Show, this one focuses on the display case that I organized on Stilbites of New Jersey. The traprock quarries of New Jersey have produced the best Stilbites in the United States, and rank among the best in the world for the finest Stilbites.


Being that this show took place in New Jersey, I felt it was appropriate to have a theme based on an important local mineral. This post shows some of the individual Stilbite specimens in my display exhibit at the show.


The colors of these photos are slightly off. That's because the lighting of the case was using two different bulb types: one warm and one cool. (I only noticed this after the case was already set and locked.)


NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show NJ Stilbite Hershel Friedman
Some of the Stilbites in the Display Case

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show NJ Stilbite Hershel Friedman Prospect Park, NJ
Stilbite on Quartz Matrix from Prospect Park, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show NJ Stilbite Hershel Friedman Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Stilbite "Mushroom" from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show NJ Stilbite Hershel Friedman Orange Houdaille Quarry, Montclair, NJ
Orange Stilbite with Calcite from the Houdaille Quarry, Montclair, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Hershel Friedman Stilbite Balls with Heulandite from Braen's Quarry, Haledon, NJ
Stilbite Balls with Heulandite from Braen's Quarry, Haledon, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Hershel Friedman Stilbite Bowtie with Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Stilbite Bowtie with Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Hershel Friedman Stilbite Brown Stilbite from Prospect Park, NJ
Brown Stilbite from Prospect Park, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Hershel Friedman Stilbite Stilbite Prospect Park, NJ
Stilbite "Ladder" from Prospect Park, NJ

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Hershel Friedman Stilbite Stilbite Fan from from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Stilbite "Fan" from from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ

The 2016 NY/NJ Show - Individual Display Minerals

This post shows some of the interesting minerals that were on display on the public exhibits at the The 2016 NY/NJ Show in Edison, New Jersey. Within the public displays, there was a very nice variety of unique minerals on exhibit, with a special emphasis on Northeast localities, especially New Jersey.



NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Agates and Quartz Discovered in November 2015 on a minerals.net sponsored club trip
Agates and Quartz Discovered in November 2015 on a Minerals.net sponsored club trip
Dave Shapiro, for the North Jersey Mineralogical Society

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Asbestos ("Amianthus") from Dauphine, France
Justin Zzyzyx

Goethite Pseudomorphs After Pyrite from Fruitville Pike, Lancaster Co., PA
Goethite Pseudomorphs After Pyrite from Fruitville Pike, Lancaster Co., PA
Collected during N.Y. Mineralogical Club Trip March 21, 1988. Unlabeled Case.

Willmenite Crystal in Calcite with Franklinite
Sharp Willemite Crystal in Calcite with Franklinite
Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection

Gem Willemite with Polished Gems, from Franklin, NJ
Gem Willemite with Polished Gems, from Franklin, NJ
Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection

Prehnite Pseudomorph After Anhydrite from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Prehnite Pseudomorph After Anhydrite from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Eric Stanchich Collection

Natrolite and Calcite on Datolite from Millington, NJ
Natrolite and Calcite on Datolite from Millington, NJ
Eric Stanchich Collection

Stellerite crystals from Braen's Quarry, Haledon, NJ
Stellerite crystals from Braen's Quarry, Haledon, NJ
Eric Stanchich Collection

Prenite Fingers with Incredible Color from Prospect Park NJ
Prenite Fingers with Incredible Color from Prospect Park NJ
Eric Stanchich Collection

Huge Analcime Crystals from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Huge Analcime Crystals from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Unlabeled Case

Andradite Garnet from Franklin, NJ
Andradite Garnet from Franklin, NJ
Gary Maldovany Collection

Large Prehnite from Hoxie's Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Large Prehnite from Hoxie's Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Bradley Plotkin Collection of minerals from the Levison Collection

Natrolite from the New Tunnel, Edgewater, NJ (Collected 1893)
Natrolite from the New Tunnel, Edgewater, NJ (Collected 1893)
Bradley Plotkin Collection of minerals from the Levison Collection

Agate from Prospect Park, NJ
Agate from Prospect Park, NJ
Steven M. Kuitems Collection

Agate from Prospect Park, NJ
Agate from Prospect Park, NJ
Steven M. Kuitems Collection

Prehnite and Black Calcite from Prospect Park, NJ
Prehnite and Black Calcite from Prospect Park, NJ
Stanley Parker Collection

The 2016 NY/NJ Show - Display Exhibits

One of the highlights of the NY/NJ Show this year was the display exhibits. Local collector and dealer Gary Maldovany spent much time and effort recruiting the local collectors to put together fine display exhibits. The results were phenomenal, with a very nice selection of minerals, especially local New Jersey Minerals. There were about 20 cases filled by clubs and local collectors.


NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show North Jersey Mineralogical Society
Minerals Collected during club field trips during the past year
North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Organized by Dave Shapiro

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show North Jersey Mineralogical Society
Another Case of Minerals Collected during club field trips during the past year
North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Organized by Dave Shapiro

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Fluorite with Character KC Dalby
Fluorite with Character
KC Dalby

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Asbestos Minerals from Old Collections
Asbestos Minerals from Old Collections
Justin Zzyzyx

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Ed Johnson
British Minerals & Pseudomorphs
Ed Johnson

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Traprock Minerals from New Jersey Eric Stanchich
Killer Traprock Minerals from New Jersey
Eric Stanchich

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Traprock Minerals from New Jersey Gary Maldovany
New Jersey Traprock Minerals
Gary Maldovany

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Minerals from Franklin NJ Gary Maldovany
Franklin & Sterling Hill Minerals
Gary Maldovany

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show MClassic New Jersey Mineral from the Wallace Goold Levinson Collection Bradley Plotkin
Classic New Jersey Mineral from the Wallace Goold Levinson Collection
Bradley D. Plotkin

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Prehnite from Classic NJ Localities Stanley Parker
Prehnite from Classic NJ Localities
Stanley Parker

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Traprock Minerals from Franklin New Jersey Gary Maldovany
Agates from New Jersey
Steven M. Kuitems DM

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Agates from New Jersey Steve Kuitems
More Agates from New Jersey
Steven M. Kuitems DMD

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Agates from New Jersey Steve Kuitems
Fluorites of the World
Ed Johnson

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Agates from New Jersey Steve Kuitems
"Terram Mineralium" - Minerals of the World
Tabitha Brown & Earl Elsohn

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Ore Minerals from the Zinc Mines of Franklin & Ogdensburg, NJ
Ore Minerals from the Zinc Mines of Franklin & Ogdensburg, NJ Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht
Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Juvenile Tyannosaurus Rex Skull
Juvenile Tyannosaurus Rex Skull
Justin Zzyzx

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Herkimer Diamonds from New York Daniel Irwin
Herkimer Diamonds from New York
Daniel Irwin

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Stilbite%}s from New Jersey Hershel Friedman
Stilbites from New Jersey
Hershel Friedman

The 2016 NY/NJ Show - Show Scenes

The NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem, & Jewelry show, also known as the “Edison Show,” took place this past weekend at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. This show is very large, with hundreds of dealers of all types present.
 

This was definitely a fun show, with many affordable minerals and new finds presented by dealers. Although lacking many of the high-end, fine mineral dealers seen at other big shows, the variety of freelance collectors and dealers at this show with their unique minerals made up for this. Indeed there were quite a bit of surprising new finds that we were able to photograph and will document in the coming posts.
 

Minerals.net once again had a booth at the show, where we promoted our website, displayed some of our videos (including a preview  of our new video on the 2016 Tucson show), and sold some local minerals. Quite a bit of local minerals could be found here this  year, with a better selection than in previous years.  My good friend Gary Maldovany had a very large booth of almost entirely local New York and New Jersey Minerals, including a large part of the Glenn Rhein Collection in Amity, New York.

 

Gary also gets a special mention for getting many of the locals together for the public showcase displays. (More about this in a future post.) In the meantime, enjoy the photos below of some of the general show scenes. We’ll be making additional posts in the next week or two, consisting of the following sections:
 

  • Display Exhibits
  • Display Exhibits Individual Minerals
  • Hershel Friedman Stilbite Display
  • Dealer Minerals
  • Fluorescents


NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Large Dinosaurs on the Show Floor
Large Dinosaurs on the Show Floor

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show This one looks like a Triceratops
This one looks like a Triceratops

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Scenes on the Show Floor
Scenes on the Show Floor

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Gary Maldovany and His Collection of Minerals from Amity NY
Gary Maldovany at his Booth with his His Collection of Minerals from Amity NY

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Club Table of the North Jersey Mineralogical Society at the Show
Club Table of the North Jersey Mineralogical Society at the Show

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Interesting Collection of Cold War Era Memorabilia from Lowell Carhart's Collection at the Show
Interesting Collection of Cold War Era Memorabilia from Lowell Carhart's Collection at the Show

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Lots of Foot Traffic on the Show Floor
Lots of Foot Traffic on the Show Floor

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Hershel Friedman and Juan Gonzalez Manning the Minerals.net Booth
Hershel Friedman and Juan Gonzalez Manning the Minerals.net Booth

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Stan Parker in Front of his Display of NJ Prehnites
Stan Parker in Front of his Display Case of NJ Prehnites

NY/NJ Edison Mineral Show Stan Parker in Front of his Display of NJ Prehnites
Left to Right:
Gary Maldovany: Exhibit Promoter
Lowell Carhart: Show Organizer
Justin Zyzzyx: Show Curator

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 10: Non-Themed Minerals

This post contains photos of some of the individual minerals at The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® not related to the "Shades of Blue" theme. While most of the public displays were dedicated to general theme, many were not. All images are clickable for larger photos.

 

Fluorite Ball in Amethyst Vug from Jamner, Maharashtra, India A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Fluorite Ball in Amethyst Vug from Jamner, Maharashtra, India
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Rhodochrosite from the N'chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Rhodochrosite from the N'chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural Frowning Faced Petrified Wood David Wilber
Natural Frowning Faced Petrified Wood
David Wilber Collection

New Find of Purple Fluorite from Tombstone, Arizona Bob Jackson Collection
Purple Fluorite from Tombstone, Arizona
Bob Jackson Collection

Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico
Botryoidal and Polished Sphere of Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico
Unlabeled Case

Calcite Included with Copper on Native Copper from the Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case
Calcite Included with Copper on Native Copper from the Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case

Apophyllite on Native Copper from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case
Apophyllite on Native Copper Crystals from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
Paul E. Desautels Memorial Case

Realgar on Calcite from the Shimen Mine, Hunan Province, China
Realgar on Calcite from the Shimen Mine, Hunan Province, China
Unlabeled Case

Botryoidal Malachite from the Shilu Mine, Yangchung Co., Guongdong Prov., China
Botryoidal Malachite from the Shilu Mine, Yangchung Co., Guongdong Prov., China
Unlabeled Case

Cerussite Crystal Clusters from Tsumeb, Namibia Tucson Show 2016
Cerussite Crystal Clusters from Tsumeb, Namibia
Unlabeled Case

Manganoan  Calcite on Quartz from the Bismark Mine, Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico Tucson Show 2016
Manganoan Calcite on Quartz from the Bismark Mine, Ascencion, Chihuahua, Mexico
Unlabeled Case

Pink Danburite from the Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico Tucson Show 2016
Pink Danburite from the Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Unlabeled Case

Cerussite Crystal Clusters from Tsumeb, Namibia Tucson Show 2016
Gemmy Tabular Wulfenite Crystal from Arizona
Bill Larson/Gene & Roz Meieran

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 9: Non-Themed Displays Continued

There were many non-themed exhibit display at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. We already covered the first bunch in the previous post. This post contains the remainder that we photographed. All images are clickable for larger photos.


Minerals of the Degrussa Project in Western Australia
Minerals of the Degrussa Project in Western Australia
Unlabeled Case

Zoom of Minerals of the Degrussa Project in Western Australia
Zoomed into the Above Case
Unlabeled Case

Clay Center Variscite from Clay Canyon, Utah, Collected in 2015 by Alan Day Jerry Rosenthal
Clay Center Variscite from Clay Canyon, Utah, Collected in 2015 by Alan Day
Jerry Rosenthal

Sceptered Quartz from the Mothers Days Pocket in Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, Collected in May 2015 Lance & Cindy Ruffel Collection
Sceptered Quartz from the "Mothers Days Pocket", Hallelujah Jct, Nevada, Collected May 2015
Lance & Cindy Ruffel Collection

Sceptered Quartz from the Mothers Days Pocket in Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, Collected in May 2015 Lance & Cindy Ruffel Collection
More Sceptered Quartz from Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (Royal Scepter Mine)
Unlabeled Case

Amethyst - An Almost Blue Hue
"Amethyst - An Almost Blue Hue"
Unlabeled Case

Remembering Josie Scripps Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum
"Remembering Josie Scripps"
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum

Two Matching Smithsonites Slabs from Masua, Sardinia, Italy, Finally United >Royal Ontario Museum & A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Two Matching Smithsonites Slabs from Masua, Sardinia, Italy, Finally United
Royal Ontario Museum & A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Minerals of Georgia Tellus Science Museum
Minerals of Georgia
Tellus Science Museum

Blue Garnet Just About Every Color Including Blue
"Garnets - Just About Every Color Including Blue"
Unlabeled Case

>Selected Minerals from the Recently Acquired Paul & Janet Clifford Collection A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech
Selected Minerals from the Recently Acquired Paul & Janet Clifford Collection
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech

Minerals from the Vilburnum Trend, Missouri Dan & Diana Weinrich
Minerals from the Vilburnum Trend, Missouri
Dan & Diana Weinrich

Barite from France & Spain
Barite from France & Spain
Unlabeled Case

Fine Worldwide Thumbnail Specimens Dan & Diana Weinrich
Fine Worldwide Thumbnail Specimens
Dan & Diana Weinrich

>Colorful Worldwide Mineral Specimens Collection of Phil Gregory, Denver, CO
Colorful Worldwide Mineral Specimens
From the Collection of Phil Gregory, Denver, CO

Minerals of the United Kingdom Wayne and Dona Leicht Collection, Laguna Beach, CA
Minerals of the United Kingdom
Wayne and Dona Leicht Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

Blue & Red Minerals Roz & Gene Meieran and Bill Larson
"Blue & Red Minerals" - Rebelling Against the Show Theme
Roz & Gene Meieran and Bill Larson

Fine Worldwide Minerals Mineralogical Association of Dallas
Fine Worldwide Minerals
Mineralogical Association of Dallas

Minerals Enthusiasts of the Tucson Area
Fine Worldwide Minerals
Mineral Enthusiasts of the Tucson Area

Minerals from the Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines in Afghanistan Thomas P. Moore & Robert W. M. Woodside
Minerals from the Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines in Afghanistan
Thomas P. Moore & Robert W. M. Woodside

Calcite & Aragonite Display Case
Calcite & Aragonite Display Case
Unlabeled Case

Mineral Finds from New Mexico from Glenn & Gregg Hales
Mineral Finds from New Mexico from Glenn & Gregg Hales
Glenn & Gregg Hales

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 8: Non-Themed Displays

In addition to all the blue-themed display exhibits at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, there were plenty of displays not related to the main theme. The pictures below represent the majority of these cases, which will be divided into two individual posts. All images are clickable for larger photos.



Smoky Quartz from Gletschhorn and Feldschijen Mountain in the Swiss Alps Siber+Silber Ltd.
Smoky Quartz from Gletschhorn and Feldschijen Mountain in the Swiss Alps
Siber+Silber Ltd.

The David Eidahl Collection Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The David Eidahl Collection
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Miscellaneous Case at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
Miscellaneous Case
Unlabeled Case

Fire Agate Showcase Rothengatter Goldsmiths - Philip & Ginger
Fire Agate Showcase
Rothengatter Goldsmiths - Philip & Ginger

Quartz Display Case
Quartz Display Case
Unlabeled Case

American Mineral Treasures
"American Mineral Treasures"
Unlabeled Case

Orange is the New Blue Society of Mineral Museum Professionals
"Orange is the New Blue"
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals

Minerals from Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Minerals from Bisbee Arizona
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Rogerly Mine Fluorite UK Mining Ventures
Rogerly Mine Fluorite
UK Mining Ventures

Purple Fluorite from the New Discovery at Tombstone Arizona
Purple Fluorite from the New Discovery at Tombstone Arizona
Various Collectors

The Columbus Pearls Peter Balogh, Prehistoric Foundation
"The Columbus Pearls"
Peter Balogh, Prehistoric Foundation LLC

Minerals from the Tantara Copper Deposit, Katanga, DR Congo Valere Berlage, Belgium
Minerals from the Tantara Copper Deposit, Katanga, DR Congo
Valere Berlage, Belgium

Blue John Fluorite C.W. Sellors Fine Jewelry
Blue John Fluorite
C.W. Sellors Fine Jewelry

Miscellaneous Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Miscellaneous Minerals
Unlabeled Case

In Memory of Paul E. Desautels Tucson Show 2016
In Memory of Paul E. Desautels
Unlabeled Case

Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals
Unlabeled Case

Fine Botryoidal Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Fine Botryoidal Minerals
Unlabeled Case

Another Showcase of Fine Minerals Tucson Show 2016
Another Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals
Unlabeled Case

And Yet Another Showcase of Fine Minerals Tucson Show 2016
And Yet Another Incredible Showcase of Fine Minerals
Unlabeled Case

High Quality Miniatures Minerals Tucson Show 2016
High Quality Miniatures
Unlabeled Case

Prominent Locations for Arizona's Wulfenite
Prominent Locations for Arizona's Wulfenite
Frank Sousa

ribute to William Lawrence Mineralogical Society of Brattleboro
Tribute to William Lawrence
Robert Clements, Doug Robinson, and the Mineralogical Society of Brattleboro

Gem Crystals
Single Gem Crystals William Johnson Collection
William Johnson Collection

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Part 7: Shades of Blue Individual Minerals Continued

This post contains the rest of the photos of individual blue minerals we wanted to share from the The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. These minerals were all in the public display exhibits at the show set up by various private collectors and museums. The photos used in all of the Tucson show reports were taken by Hershel Friedman. All images are clickable for larger photos. (The larger photos may also have additional information such as a label.)


Cavansite on Stilbite from the Wagholi Quarry, Pune, India Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Cavansite on Stilbite from the Wagholi Quarry, Pune, India
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Jeremejevite Crystal and Gem from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Jeremejevite Crystal and Gem from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

The Logan Sapphire, 422 carats, from Sri Lanka Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The Logan Sapphire, 422 carats, from Sri Lanka.
This is largest mounted gemstone of the Smithsonian
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Polished Lazurite Nodule from the Malo-Bystrinskoe Deposit, Baikal, Russia Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow
Polished Lazurite Nodule from the Malo-Bystrinskoe Deposit, Baikal, Russia
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow

Oligoclase Showing an Adularescent Moonstone Effect from Khetolambino, Chupa, Karelia, Russia Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow
Oligoclase Showing an Adularescent Moonstone Effect from Khetolambino, Chupa, Karelia, Russia
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow

Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan Friends of Mineralogy
Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Friends of Mineralogy

Blue Halite and White Sylvite from the Kerr McGee Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexic
Blue Halite and White Sylvite from the Kerr McGee Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Electric Blue Linarite Sprays from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico
Electric Blue Linarite Sprays from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico
From the "New Mexico Blues" Case

Lazulite from Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia Tellus Science Museum
Lazulite from Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia
Tellus Science Museum, Georgia

Blue Color-Changing Garnet from Bekily, Magdagascar
Blue Color-Changing Garnet from Bekily, Magdagascar
This is a fascinating discovery, and we plan to write a post about it in the future
Unlabeled Case

Giant Aquamarine Crystal from the Hogg Mine, Troup Co., Georgia Tellus Science Museum
Giant Aquamarine Crystal from the Hogg Mine, Troup Co., Georgia
Tellus Science Museum, Georgia

Transparent Kyanite with Staurolite from Sponda Alp, St. Gotthard, Tessin, Switzerland Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Transparent Kyanite with Staurolite from Sponda Alp, St. Gotthard, Tessin, Switzerland
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Iridescent Labradorite from Bekily, Toliara, Madagascar Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Iridescent Labradorite from Bekily, Toliara, Madagascar
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Krohnkite from the Chuquicamata Mine, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University
Krohnkite from the Chuquicamata Mine, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University

Euclase from the La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept, Colombia Scott Rudolph Collection
Euclase from the La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept, Colombia
This is one of the largest blue Euclase crystals I have ever seen!
Scott Rudolph Collection

Euclase from the La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept, Colombia Scott Rudolph Collection
Polished Banded Azurite & Malachite from the Holbrook Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
From the Collection of Richard W. Graeme IV and Douglas L. Graeme

Blue Crystallized Prehnite from the Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania Jim & Gail Spann
Blue Crystallized Prehnite from the Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
From the Collection of Jim & Gail Spann

Blue Hemimorphite from  Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China  Jim & Gail Spann
Blue Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China
From the Collection of Jim & Gail Spann

Blue Quartz Crystals with Color Caused by Tourmaline Inclusions from Dara-i-Pech, Konar, Afghanistan  Jim & Gail Spann
Blue Quartz Crystals with Color from Tourmaline Inclusions, Dara-i-Pech, Konar, Afghanistan
From the Collection of Jim & Gail Spann

Kinoite with Apophyllite from the Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona  Martin Zinn Collection
Kinoite with Apophyllite from the Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona
Martin Zinn Collection

Hauyne with Calcite from Ladjuar Medan, Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan Thomas P. Moore & Robert M. Woodside
Hauyne with Calcite from Ladjuar Medan, Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Thomas P. Moore & Robert M. Woodside

Benitoite and Neptunite from the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California Rick Kennedy Collection
Benitoite and Neptunite from the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
Rick Kennedy Collection

Aquamarine from Boise County, Idaho The Dorris Family
Aquamarine from Boise County, Idaho
The Dorris Family Collection