This report shows the display cases of Bradley Plotkin, Glenn Rhein, and the Franklin Museum. Bradley Plotkin is a collector specializing in New Jersey minerals, and his collection is one of the finest of the area. His collection also contains many historic specimens, including those from the Bergen Hill Railroad cut in the Palisades cliffs across Manhattan. Brad filled two dislay cases, showcasing Bergen Hill minerals, copper minerals from New Jersey, as well as several other New Jersey localities such as Millington.
Glenn Rhein put up a case of the finds on his property in Amity, New York. Glenn found an amazing discovery of many different minerals, with some exceptional scapolite, diopside, titanites, and spinels. (We have produced a video report on Glenn's amazing find.) Glenn also brought two very large scapolite and diopside crystals sitting outside of the cases on a pedestal for people to touch.
The Franklin Mineral Museum also had several cases, with some exceptional minerals from Franklin and Sterling Hill, as well as some museum artifacts. The location of Franklin, New Jersey, is one of the most well-known mineral localities worldwide, and aside from the huge assortment of minerals found there, Franklin is also considered to be the world's premier fluorescent mineral locality. Aside from the regular exhibit, the Franklin Museum had a special fluorescent room. This will be further discussed in the next post.
Note: All these photos can be clicked for an enlarged pop-up.
Large Copper and Copper Minerals from the Bound Brook Area from Brad Plotkin's Display
Exceptional Prehnites from Brad's Display, including two rare blue Prehnites
Pectolite from Millington from Brad's Display
Brad's Exhibit on the Bergen Hill minerals, on the Palisades cliffs in New Jersey.
Specimens from this locality are classic material.
The Display Case of the Glenn Rhein Family of minerals in Amity, New York
Very large piece of Scapolite and Diopside brought by Glenn.
This was out on a table for people to be able to touch.
I apologize for this picture and the one above it for being a bit blurry.
A Display Case of the Franklin Mineral Museum
Zoom into some of the minerals in one of the Franklin cases.
Note the exceptional Rhodonite cluster on the top right.
Display of one of the Fossil Exhibits at the Show