This is our second post of the The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (AKA the Springfield Show), and it features some of the exhibit displays of Dave and Karen DeBruin's fabulous mineral collection.
This post highlights some of their cases at the show, which include a display on Michigan Copper; Calcite minerals from Racine, Wisconsin; minerals from Santa Barbara, Honduras; Quartz oddities from worldwide localities; blue Celestine (mostly from the Midwest); minerals from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois; and several cases of Galena, Apophyllite, Calcite.
Michigan Copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula Region
Minerals from Racine, Wisconsin, including color-zoned Gray Calcite
Minerals from the El Mochito Mine, Santa Barbara Dept., Honduras
Quartz Crystal Color Diversity and Habits
Second Case of Quartz Crystal Color Diversity and Habits
Galena Crystals from Russia (Dal'Negorsk) and Eastern Europe (mostly Romania)
Galena Crystals from the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
Miscellaneous Worldwide Minerals
Unusual Calcite Crystals from Worldwide Localities
Large Display Calcite Crystals from the Midwest (and one Loner from New York)
Blue Celestine, Mostly from Michigan, with a Few from Ohio and Two from Madagascar
Minerals from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois
Large Display Galena from the Tri-State District of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri
Apophyllite from the Deccan Traps at Maharashtra State, India
Another Case of Apophyllite from the Deccan Traps at Maharashtra State, India
This third post of the 2018 The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (AKA the Springfield Show), continues with the exhibit displays of Dave and Karen DeBruin's mineral collection.
The post features some of the additional Galena and Worldwide Apophyllite cases, varied Quartz displays, and Fluorite from Hardin County, Illinois as well as a case of worldwide Fluorite.
There were several cases from the Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin. This mine is an unusual iron mine that has produced some exceptional minerals, many of which we'd seen at last year's Tucson show display of the DeBruin's. There was a display of large Calcite crystals from the Sweetwater Mine, Missouri; and Minerals from Shullsburg, Wisconson (Calcite, Marcasite, and Pyrite.)
Amethyst was well-represented in several display cases. There was one case of Amethyst from the Southern United States (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia), and a case of Mexican Amethyst. There was also an additional display case of exceptional Las Vigas Amethyst.
Various Quartz Crystals from Worldwide Localities
Exquisite Galena Crystals from the Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri
Unusual Quartz Crystals from Worldwide Localities
Amethyst Crystals from the Southern USA (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia)
Minerals from the Montreal Iron Mine, Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Second Case of Minerals from the Montreal Iron Mine, Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Third Case of Minerals from the Montreal Iron Mine, Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Another Display of Apophyllite from Various Worldwide Localities
Large Calcite Crystals from the Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds County, Illinois
Fluorite Crystals of Varied Colors from Worldwide Localities
Amethyst from Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Veracruz, Mexico
This fourth post of the 2018 The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show in Springfield, Massachusetts, features some of the outstanding individual minerals seen on public display in the exhibit displays of Dave and Karen DeBruin, the featured collectors of this years' show collection.
Copper Crystals from the Central Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
Calcite with Black Inclusions from the Vulcan Materials Quarry, Racine, Wisconsin
Frosty Quartz Crystals from the El Mochito Mine, Santa Barbara Dept., Honduras
White Quartz with Blue Fluorite from the Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
Hoppered Galena Crystals with Calcite from the 2nd Sovietsky Mine, Dal'nergorsk, Russia
Hoppered Galena Crystals from the Deveti Septemvri Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
Calcite with Crystal Overgrowths from Palmarejo, Chinipas, Chihuahua, Mexico
Yellow Calcite Crystals from the Sokolovskoe Mine, Rudny, Kazakhstan
Calcite & Galena from the Barrier Pillar between the Buick & Magmont Mines,
Reynolds Co., Missouri
Calcite Crystal in Geode from Keokuk, Iowa
Celestine Crystals from the Holloway Quarry, Newport, Monroe Co., Michigan
Galena Crystal Clusters from Galena, Daviess Co., Illinois
Spiky Calcite Crystals from the Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois
Benstonite from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Illinois
Our next post, the fifth post of the 2018 The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show in Springfield, Massachusetts, continues featuring a selection of individual minerals from the exhibit cases of Dave and Karen DeBruin, the featured collectors of this years' show.
Large Sphalerite Crystals from the Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas
Elongated Cluster of Galena Crystals from the Magmont Mine, Bixby, Missouri
Zoned Fluorite from the Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Illinois
Amethyst Crystals from the Reel Mine, Iron Station, North Carolina
Pink Rhodochrosite from the Montreal Mine, Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Unusual Hematite formation from the Montreal Mine, Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Pink Calcite Balls on Hematite from the Montreal Mine, Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Zoned Amethyst Crystals from Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
Large Amethyst Crystals from Piedra Parada (Last Vigas), Veracruz, Mexico
This final post on the 2018 The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show in Springfield features some of the individual dealer minerals that I encountered at the show. These include new finds, unusual specimens, and minerals that I found unique. This show has an excellent representation of quality dealers, and always has new and interesting minerals to be seen.
Botryoidal Rosasite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Very Large Amethyst Crystals from Jacksons Crossroads, Georgia
Crystals from Jacksons Crossroads, Georgia