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Springfield Show 2015 - Marty Zinn Individual Minerals: Part 2

This post is part two of individual snapshots of some of the outstanding mineral specimens exhibited by Marty Zinn at the Springfield show this year. 

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Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico
Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico


Calcite from Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway Calcite from Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway


Calcite Twin from Egremont, Cumbria, England Calcite Twin from Egremont, Cumbria, England


Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi, Dem. Republic of the Congo Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi, Dem. Republic of the Congo


Barite with Calcite from Newcastle, Wyoming Barite with Calcite from Newcastle, Wyoming


Fluorite with Incredible Inclusions from Dal'Negorsk, Russia Fluorite with Incredible Inclusions from Dal'Negorsk, Russia


Water-Clear Fluorite Cubes from Dal'Negorsk, Russia Water-Clear Fluorite Cubes from Dal'Negorsk, Russia


Water-Clear Fluorite Cubes from Dal'Negorsk, Russia Topaz from Mogok, Myanmar


Topaz from Mogok, Myanmar Topaz from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah


Elongated Pyrite Cubes on Matrix from Navajun, Spain Elongated Pyrite Cubes on Matrix from Navajun, Spain


Amazonite with Smoky Quartz from Florissant, Colorado Amazonite with Smoky Quartz from Florissant, Colorado


Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado


Another  Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado Another Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado


Adamite on Limonite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico Adamite on Limonite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico


Yellow-Green Adamite Plate from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico Yellow-Green Adamite Plate from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico


Selenite twins from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico Selenite twins from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico


Amazing Bladed Selenite Crystal from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico Amazing Bladed Selenite Crystal from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico


Helvite on Quartz from Fujian Province, China Helvite on Quartz from Fujian Province, China


Babingtonite from Sichuan Province, China Babingtonite from Sichuan Province, China


Fluorite from the Shang Bao Mine, Heng Yan, Hunan, China Fluorite from the Shang Bao Mine, Heng Yan, Hunan, China


Fluorite with Calcite & Quartz from China Fluorite with Calcite & Quartz from China


Springfield Show 2015 - Marty Zinn Individual Minerals: Part 1

This post shows individual snapshots of some of the outstanding mineral specimens exhibited by Marty Zinn at the Springfield show this year. There were so many exceptional minerals in each case that were worthwhile to be photographed, but we had to limit ourselves to only a few per case. Our choice of individual minerals that were photographed include exceptionally interesting specimens or iconic minerals that were associated with a prop, such as a painting or feature of a magazine cover.

Due to the large amount of minerals to show, we divided this into two separate postings. Click the pictures below for a larger version pop-up.



Fluorite on Muscovite & Felspar from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan Fluorite on Muscovite & Feldspar from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan


Rare Dodecahedral Fluorite on Muscovite from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan Rare Dodecahedral Fluorite on Muscovite from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan


Calcite Twinned Crystal from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee Calcite Twinned Crystal from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee.
The blur is caused by double refraction.


Purple Fluorite Cubes from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee Purple Fluorite Cubes from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee


Amazing Transparent Fluorite Cube on Barite from the Berbes Mine, Asturias, Spain Amazing Transparent Fluorite Cube on Barite from the Berbes Mine, Asturias, Spain


Deep Red Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado Deep Red Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado


Green Apophyllite Flower from Jalgoan, India Green Apophyllite Flower from Jalgoan, India


Large and Unusual Quartz Pseudomorph After Halite from the Atlas Mountains, Morocco Large and Unusual Quartz Pseudomorph After Halite from the Atlas Mountains, Morocco


Large and Quartz Pseudomorph After Aragonite from Coyamito, Chihuahua, Mexico Quartz Pseudomorph After Aragonite from Coyamito, Chihuahua, Mexico


Incredible Calcite Scepter Protruding From an Amethyst Geode, from Artigas, Uruguay Incredible Calcite "Scepter" Protruding From an Amethyst Geode, from Artigas, Uruguay


Amethyst Crystals from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico Amethyst Crystals from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico


Deep Purple Amethyst Crystal from Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico Deep Purple Amethyst Crystal from Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico


Elbaite Tourmaline on Albite from the Pedeneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil Elbaite Tourmaline on Albite from the Pedeneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite from Minas Gerais, Brazil Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite from Minas Gerais, Brazil


Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite, Lepidolite, & Quartz from the Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite, Lepidolite, & Quartz from the Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California


Elbaite Tourmaline Crystal Cluster from the Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California Elbaite Tourmaline Crystal Cluster from the Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California


Green Pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho Green Pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho


Green Pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho Green Pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho


Orange Pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho Orange Pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho


Polished Variscite Nodule with Millsite & Crandallite from the Little Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Polished Variscite Nodule with Millsite & Crandallite from the Little Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah


Red Beryl from the Wah Wah Mountains, Milford Co., Utah Red Beryl from the Wah Wah Mountains, Milford Co., Utah


Aquamarine on Albite from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan Aquamarine on Albite from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan


Springfield Show 2015 Special Exhibit - Marty Zinn Collection: Part 2

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Topaz from Worldwide Localities Topaz from Worldwide Localities


Blue Minerals: Multiple Species from Multiple Locales Blue Minerals: Multiple Species from Multiple Locales


Herkimer Diamonds from the Middleville Area, Herkimer Co., New York Herkimer Diamonds from the Middleville Area, Herkimer Co., New York


Minerals Forming as Stalagmites and Stalactites Minerals Forming as Stalagmites and Stalactites


Pyrite Cubes and Rectangles from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain Pyrite Cubes and Rectangles from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain


Myrickite (Cinnabar Stained Chalcedony) from the Manhattan Mercury Mine, Napa Co., California Myrickite (Cinnabar-Stained Chalcedony) from the Manhattan Mercury Mine, Napa Co., California


Colorado Minerals: Quartz, Amethyst, and Smoky Quartz Colorado Minerals: Quartz, Amethyst, and Smoky Quartz from the Manhattan Mercury Mine, Napa Co., California


Colorado Minerals: Minerals of San Juan, Colorado Colorado Minerals: Minerals of San Juan, Colorado


Native Gold from Colorado Native Gold from Colorado


Amazonite & Smoky Quartz from Folrissant, Teller Co, Colorado Amazonite & Smoky Quartz from Folrissant, Teller Co, Colorado


Rhodochrosite from the Hedgehog Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado Rhodochrosite from the Hedgehog Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado


Barite from Colorado Barite from Colorado


Adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico Adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico


Wulfenite from Ahumada, Sierre de Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico Wulfenite from Ahumada, Sierre de Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico


Misc Minerals from Mexico Misc Minerals from Mexico


Gypsum Var. Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico Gypsum Var. Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico


Misc Minerals from China Misc Minerals from China


Misc Minerals from China Misc Minerals from China


Fluorite with Calcite & Quartz from the Shang Bao Mine, Heng Yan City, Hunan, China Fluorite with Calcite & Quartz from the Shang Bao Mine, Heng Yan City, Hunan, China


Fluorite with Calcite & Quartz from China Fluorite with Calcite & Quartz from China


Quartz Field Collected by Marty Zinn, July 2010, from the Coleman Mine, Jessleville (Hot Springs), Arkansas Quartz Field Collected by Marty Zinn, July 2010, from the Coleman Mine, Jessleville (Hot Springs), Arkansas


In Loving Memory of Dr. Marvin D. Rausch, Father of the East Coast Gem & Mineral Show In Loving Memory of Dr. Marvin D. Rausch - "Father of the East Coast Gem & Mineral Show"