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Jerry Rosenthal Public Exhibit at the Springfield Show

Jerry Rosenthal had twelve full display cases of exceptional minerals. Below is his introduction, as stated in one of his exhibits:

 

I grew up in the orchard country of San Jose that is now Silicon Valley. During my early years my interest was sparked by my grandfather who gave me a petrified wood domed limb cast. I was intrigued by the thought of wood turning into stone.


My collecting began in thw 1980s once I had some disposable income. I had a deep fascination with lapidary tools and what you could do to rocks with them. As I continued on my interest branched into actual mineral specimens. I met lots of dealers, diggers, collectors, prospectors, traders and more than a couple of con men. Thanks to finding a few honest dealers I was able to compile a collection of over 800 specimens of which a fraction are presented here.


For years my collection was "housed" in cardboard flats and boxes. With the expansion of my plumbing business I was able to build a custom walk in display room to show my mineral and sphere collection. The beauty of the minerals is why I collect but I should also mention that I am color blind so don't be surprised if I ask you what color my minerals are.

 

Pictured below are all of Jerry's public showcases, as well as some individual minerals from within those cases.

 

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Jerry Rosenthal Copper and Silver Case
Jerry Rosenthal Copper and Silver Case, with Jerry's Bio

 

Crystallized Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigian
An Amazing Crystallized Copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigian

 

Native Gold Display Case
Native Gold Display Case

 

Gold Nugget from American River, Placerville, CA
Gold Nugget from the American River in Placerville, California

 

Jerry's Showcase of Gem Beryl
Jerry's Showcase of Gem Beryls

 

Showcase of Gemstone Minerals
Showcase of Various Gemstone Minerals

 

Elongated Topaz from Ouro Preto, Brazil
Elongated Topaz from Ouro Preto, Brazil

 

Pink Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil
Excellent Pink Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil

 

Yellow, Gemmy Orthoclase from Itrongahy, Madagascar
Bright Yellow, Gemmy Orthoclase from Itrongahy, Madagascar

 

Jerry's Azurite Collection
Jerry's Azurite Collection

 

Garnets from Jerry Rosenthal's Showcase
Collection of various Garnets from Jerry Rosenthal's Showcase

 

Garnet Crystals on Matrix Tyrol, Austria
Amazing Garnet Crystals on Matrix from the Tyrol in Austria

 

Demantoid Garnet from Val Malenco, Italy
Demantoid Garnets on Matrix from Val Malenco, Italy

 

Jerry's Tourmaline Collection
Jerry's Tourmaline Collection

 

Jerry's Fluorite Showcase
Jerry's Fluorite Showcase

 

Exhibit of Uncommon Worldwide Minerals
Exhibit of Uncommon Worldwide Minerals

 

Veszelyite from the Black Pine Mine in Montana
Large Elongated Crystal of Rare Veszelyite from the Black Pine Mine in Montana

 

Legrandite from the Ojuela Mine in Mexico
Beautiful Spray of Bright Orange-Yellow Legrandite from the Ojuela Mine in Mexico

 

New Mineral Recently Named Marshalsussmanite
New Mineral Species Recently Named "Marshalsussmanite"

 

Jerry's Quartz Exhibit
Jerry's Quartz Exhibit

 

Jerry Rosenthal's Collection of Polished Spheres
Collection of Polished Spheres

 

Lapidary Glasswork from Jerry's Collection
Lapidary Glasswork from Jerry's Collection

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