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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