The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, takes place every year in August in the Eastern States Exposition Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. This show, more commonly known as the Springfield Show, is the most significant mineral show in the Eastern USA.
Many important dealers are present at Springfield, bringing some of their best specimens to their booths. Much of the material from Tucson earlier in the year can be seen here, as well as some new material released since the summer and by local dealers who weren't able to travel to Tucson.
The show also puts together an exceptional public display exhibit. This year, the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources Mineral Museum exhibited, with many cases featuring the best of New Mexico's minerals, as well as their worldwide collection featured.
This first post of the 2019 Springfield Show highlights some of the outstanding and memorable cases of New Mexico minerals. Although all the cases were exceptional, this article highlights our selection of the photos that came out best.
Additional posts of the show will include the following:
An Incredibly Large Smithsonite and Memorabilia from the Kelly Mine
Gemstones of New Mexico
Nice Assortment of Unusual New Mexico Minerals
Fine Fluorite Assortment from New Mexico
Another Nice New Mexico Mineral Assortment
Outstanding Fluorite from the Cookes Peak District, Luna Co.
Polished "Ricolite" Serpentine from from Ash Creek, Grant County
Fine Copper Crystals from the Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant Co.