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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 are 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