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Springfield Show 2015 Special Exhibit - Marty Zinn Collection: Part 1

The Springfield show organizers put together an exceptional display of minerals every year in their public show exhibit. This year's exhibit featured the collection of Marty Zinn, promoter of several import mineral shows including the Springfield show. Marty's collection is indeed very impressive, with many world-class specimens. There were over 45 public display cases, each one a showcase with individually themed minerals of impressive stature. 


Most of the display cases were accompanied with unique and interesting props such as accompanying paintings or mineral magazines featuring a mineral within the case. Especially prevalent was a painting of a mineral within a case from renowned mineral artist Fred Wilda. 


Pictures of the showcases are outlined below. We will also provide some postings of individual minerals that stood out within each case. 
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Fluorite on Muscovite and Feldspar from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan Fluorite on Muscovite and Feldspar from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan


Fluorite & Calcite from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee Fluorite & Calcite from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee


Fluorite Apatite & Bertrandite from Akchatatu, Karaganda, Kazakhstan Fluorite, Apatite & Bertrandite from Akchatatu, Karaganda, Kazakhstan


Marty Zinn Select Nice Miniatures & Small Cabinets Marty Zinn Select Nice Miniatures & Small Cabinets


Marty Zinn's Select Cabinet & Showcase Minerals Marty Zinn's Select Cabinet & Showcase Minerals


Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Quartz from Brazil Quartz from Brazil


Quartz Casts and Epimorphs Quartz Casts and Epimorphss


Quartz var. Amethyst from Artigas, Uruguay Quartz var. Amethyst from Artigas, Uruguay


Quartz var. Amethyst from Various Localities Quartz var. Amethyst from Various Localities


Minerals from Namibia Minerals from Namibia


Tourmaline with Albite, Lepidolite, & Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil Tourmaline with Albite, Lepidolite, & Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil


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


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


Variscite with Millsite & Crandallite from the Little Green Monster MIne, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Variscite with Millsite & Crandallite from the Little Green Monster MIne, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah


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


Aquamarine Aquamarine from the Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan


Rhodochrosite Rhodochrosite Stalactites and Lapidary Art from the Capillita Mines, Catamarca, Argentina


Smithsonite Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico


Calcite, Calcite, Manganocalcite, and Cobaltian Calcite


Barite Barite from Worldwide Localities


Minerals Minerals from Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia


Apatite Apatite from Worldwide Localities