The borough of Franklin, New Jersey, hosts two mineral shows every year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Although these shows are relatively small when compared to the large shows, they bring out many of the local collectors. The Franklin show is the best place to get minerals from local collectors at the best prices. The show has an outdoor and indoor section, and the outdoor part is heavily weather dependent.
The weather was nicer on Saturday, but it rained in the afternoon, which is always a challenge for outdoor shows. Sunday was overcast and very windy, with temperatures only in the 50's. This made it cold and uncomfortable and unfortunately prevented the crowds from coming.
The show always has nice exhibits, and has some of the best fluorescent displays. I took pictures of the display cases, especially some of the fluorescents.
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Rock Veins and Arteries from Franklin and Sterling Hill
Franklin Mineral Museum
"Christmas in Springtime" - Green Willemite and Red Calcite
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Fluorescent Minerals from Around the World
Minerals that Fluoresce in Longwave Light
"Ridiculous Roster of Rolling Rocks" - Fluorescent Mineral Spheres
Case Depicting Mineral "Color and Form"
Rudy and Beth Greipel
Dense Case of Prospect Park, NJ Minerals
Robert A. Horn
Show Scene in the Indoor Gym
Pyrite: Richard and Elna Hauck
Minerals from Great Notch, New Jersey