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The Franklin, NJ Spring Show 2015

Franklin, New Jersey, hosts two mineral shows every year: one in the spring and one in the fall. This show, along with the Clifton N.J. show, is the best show to get local material and meet local dealers. This show also has nice interesting fluorescent minerals to view and buy cases as well as public exhibits put together by local collectors. I was somewhat surprised by the lower attendance this year and the amount of dealers not present compared to previous years. As always, though, I was able to find some nice bargains at this show.


The show took place on April 27-18, 2015. Images of some the public exhibits and minerals from the exhibits can be seen below. (Click the pictures for a larger pop-up.)

 

The NY/NJ 2015 Gem & Mineral Show: Stan Parker Exhibit

Stan Parker had an outstanding display case of N.J Traprock minerals. Aside from a great selection and great color, he had detailed labels, and had given much thought to the layout of the case. This was by far the best exhibit showcase at the show.


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Prehnite from Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Prehnite Casts, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Ed David Collection


Golden Calcite Crystal, Prospect Park, NJ
Golden Calcite Crystal, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Hobart Jones, Ex Eric Stanchich


Prehnite from  Prospect Park, NJ
Large Prehnite Plate, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Hobart Jones, Ex Eric Stanchich


Pectolite, Prehnite, and Chalcopyrite Geode, Millington, NJ
Pectolite, Prehnite, and Chalcopyrite Geode, Millington, NJ
Ex Robert Batic, Ex Eric Stanchich


Bright Red Heulandite, Prospect Park, NJ Stan Parker
Bright Red Heulandite, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Eric Stanchich


Prehnite Pseudomorphs, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Prehnite Pseudomorphs, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Eric Stanchich


Hematite on Calcite on Quartz, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Hematiteon Calcite on Quartz, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex John Kohnowich, Ex Eric Stanchich


Stilbite and Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson Stan Parker
Stilbite and Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Jesse Jacobson, Ex Eric Stanchich


Stilbite and Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson Stan Parker
Datolite on Prehnite, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Paterson Museum


Smoky Quartz with Casts and Hematite, Prospect Park, NJ Stan Parker
Smoky Quartz with Casts and Hematite, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Paterson Museum, Ex Miro Bianchi


Blue Prehnite Prospect Park, NJ Stan Parker
Blue Prehnite, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Paul Lazar, Ex Eric Stanchich


Orange Stilbite Moore's Station, NJ Stan Parker
Large, Bright Orange Stilbite Plate, Moore's Station, NJ
Ex Jay Baskin


Prehnite Pseudomorphs Glauberite, Fanwood Quarry, Watchung, NJ Stan Parker
Prehnite Pseudomorphs After Glauberite, Fanwood Quarry, Watchung, NJ
Ex Frank Imbracchio, Ex Eric Stanchich


Thick Prehnite Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Thick Prehnite, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Dr. A.J. Delario, Ex Eric Stanchich


Chocolate Stilbite Laumontite Quartz,Prospect Park, NJ Stan Parker
Chocolate Stilbite with Laumontite and Quartz, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Hugh Ford, Ex Eric Stanchich


Orange Natrolite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Rare Orange Natrolite with Prehnite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Ken McKim, Ex Eric Stanchich


Natrolite Prehnite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Prehnite Pseudomorphs After Anhydrite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Bill Butkowski, Ex Eric Stanchich


Prehnite Pseudomorphs After Anhydrite, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Prehnite Pseudomorphs After Anhydrite, Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Arizona Mining Museum, Ex Eric Stanchich


Prehnite Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Deep Green Prehnite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Fred DeVito, Ex Eric Stanchich


Orange Chabazite Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Stan Parker
Orange Chabazite in Vug with Quartz and Calcite, Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Ex Curt Hennig, Ex Eric Stanchich


%Datolite Heulandite rospect Park, NJ NJ Stan Parker
Datolite with Heulandite, Stilbite, Calcite, Babingtonite, & Quartz, Prospect Park, NJ
Ex Eric Stanchich


The NY/NJ 2015 Gem & Mineral Show: Hershel Friedman Exhibit

Hershel Friedman put together a public exhibit of Prehnite from the New Jersey traprock locations. Below are photos taken of the individual minerals within that exhibit showcase.


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Prehnite from Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Gemmy Prehnite
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite with Bubble Formation and Casting - Stan Parker
Prehnite with Bubble Formation and Casting
Eagle Rock Quarry, West Orange, NJ


Prehnite with Bubble Formation and Casting - Stan Parker
Prehnite Epimorph after Glauberite
Fanwood Quarry, Watchung, NJ


Prehnite with Finger Upon Hollow Cast
Prehnite with Finger Upon Hollow Cast
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, NJ


Prehnite Thumb Prospect Park, NJ Hershel Friedman
Prehnite "Thumb"
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, NJ


Prehnite Snakehead Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Elongated Prehnite "Snakehead"
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite Lackawanna Ave. Church Construction Site, W. Paterson, NJ
Prehnite Epimorphs after Anhydrite
Lackawanna Ave. Church Construction Site, W. Paterson, NJ


Prehnite Interstate Route 80 Construction, Paterson, NJ
Thick Prehnite "Knob"
Interstate Route 80 Construction, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite with Finger Upon Hollow Cast
Polished Prehnite Geode
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite Balls Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Perfect Prehnite Balls on Basalt Matrix with Calcite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Large Prehnite Plate Riker Hill, Livingston, NJ Hershel Friedman
Large Prehnite Plate
Riker Hill, Livingston, NJ


Thick Prehnite Fingers Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
Thick Prehnite "Fingers"
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Hershel Friedman
3 Prehnite Balls on Weathered Basalt Matrix
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite Finger Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, NJ
Prehnite "Finger"
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, NJ


Prehnite Basalt Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Hershel Friedman
Prehnite Bubble Formation
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


Prehnite Fingers Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ Hershel Friedman
Prehnite "Fingers" with Laumontite
Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ


The NY/NJ 2015 Gem & Mineral Show: Public Exhibits

he The NY/NJ 2015 Gem & Mineral Show focused very much on making the lecture series a big success. There was a great turnout and those who attended the lectures enjoyed them very much. However, the bulk of the focus was placed on the lecture series, and therefore the public exhibits were sidelined and not as impressive as in previous years.


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NJ Traprock Minerals from the Collection of Stan Parker
NJ Traprock Minerals from the Collection of Stan Parker


NJ Traprock Minerals from the Collection of Stan Parker
Stan Parker in front of his showcase


Prehnite from New Jersey, from the Collection of Hershel Friedman
Prehnites from New Jersey, from the Collection of Hershel Friedman


Minerals from the Collection of Jack Troy
Minerals from the Collection of Jack Troy. Jack Recently Sold off His Collection
Exhibit organized by Juan Gonazalez


Wavellite from Around the World
Wavellites from Around the World


Prehistoric Tools, Organized by Justin Zzyxx<
Prehistoric Tools, Organized by Justin Zzyxx


Prehistoric Tools, Organized by Justin Zzyxx<
Chrysocolla pseudomorph of Malachite after Barite
From the Luputo Mine, DR Congo


Prehistoric Tools, Organized by Justin Zzyxx<
Large Fossils from Pennsylvania


The NY/NJ 2015 Gem & Mineral Show: Fluorescent Exhibits

The NY/NJ 2015 Gem & Mineral Show has been putting together an outstanding showcase of fluorescent minerals the last couple of years, thanks to the contribution of the Franklin and Sterling Hill Museums and several collectors. The fluorescent exhibits were quite impressive, filling a large room of brightly colored minerals glowing in ultraviolet light. The room had large "fishtank"-style showcases with a a strong UV lamp on top illuminating the contents of brightly fluorescent minerals. Most of the minerals were from Franklin and Sterling Hill, though there were some cases with a worldwide fluorescent assortment of both shortwave and longwave minerals.


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Esperite Assemblages from the Franklin Mine, Franklin New Jersey
Esperite Assemblages from the Franklin Mine, Franklin New Jersey
Collection of Warren Miller


Sterling Hill Mine Fluorescent Warren Miller
Select Minerals from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Collection of Warren Miller


Sterling Hill Mine Fluorescent Warren Miller
Large Willemite Crystal in Calcite from the Sterling Hill Mine
Collection of Warren Miller


Fluorescent Minerals Collection of Steven M. Kuitems, DMD
Fluorescent Minerals from the Collection of Steven M. Kuitems, DMD


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


Norbergite from Franklin, New Jersey
Large Norbergite from Franklin, New Jersey, from the Franklin Mineral Museum


Rare Fluorescent Barite from Franklin, New Jersey
Rare Fluorescent Barite from Franklin, New Jersey, from the Franklin Mineral Museum


Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht
Worldwide Fluorescent Minerals under Shortwave UV Light
Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht


Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht
Worldwide Fluorescent Minerals under Longwave UV Light
Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht


Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht
Picture Rocks from Franklin and Sterling Hill
Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht


Hot Pink Aragonite Agrigento Sicily Italy
Hot Pink Aragonite, Agrigento Sicily Italy
Collection of Richard Bostwick and Tema Hecht