The NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem, & Jewelry show, also known as the “Edison Show,” took place this past weekend at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. This show is very large, with hundreds of dealers of all types present.
This was definitely a fun show, with many affordable minerals and new finds presented by dealers. Although lacking many of the high-end, fine mineral dealers seen at other big shows, the variety of freelance collectors and dealers at this show with their unique minerals made up for this. Indeed there were quite a bit of surprising new finds that we were able to photograph and will document in the coming posts.
Minerals.net once again had a booth at the show, where we promoted our website, displayed some of our videos (including a preview of our new video on the 2016 Tucson show), and sold some local minerals. Quite a bit of local minerals could be found here this year, with a better selection than in previous years. My good friend Gary Maldovany had a very large booth of almost entirely local New York and New Jersey Minerals, including a large part of the Glenn Rhein Collection in Amity, New York.
Gary also gets a special mention for getting many of the locals together for the public showcase displays. (More about this in a future post.) In the meantime, enjoy the photos below of some of the general show scenes. We’ll be making additional posts in the next week or two, consisting of the following sections:
- Display Exhibits
- Display Exhibits Individual Minerals
- Hershel Friedman Stilbite Display
- Dealer Minerals
Large Dinosaurs on the Show Floor
This one looks like a Triceratops
Scenes on the Show Floor
Gary Maldovany at his Booth with his His Collection of Minerals from Amity NY
Club Table of the North Jersey Mineralogical Society at the Show
Interesting Collection of Cold War Era Memorabilia from Lowell Carhart's Collection at the Show
Lots of Foot Traffic on the Show Floor
Hershel Friedman and Juan Gonzalez Manning the Minerals.net Booth
Stan Parker in Front of his Display Case of NJ Prehnites
Left to Right:
Gary Maldovany: Exhibit Promoter
Lowell Carhart: Show Organizer
Justin Zyzzyx: Show Curator
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