This is our final posting of the NY-NJ Gem & Mineral show. This posting showcases some of the fluorescent display cases that were hosted by the show. The cases were setup by the Franklin Mineral Museum in a darkroom, with a nice variety of different fluorescing minerals from Franklin and Sterling Hill.
There were several cases with large Ultraviolet lamps above the cases shining on the minerals. There was even one case that was open without a glass in the front, so that the minerals in the case could be touched. Glenn Rhein also had a case present of minerals from his finds in nearby Amity, New York. The two most promiment fluorescent minerals at Franklin are Willemite, which fluoresces green, and Calcite, which fluoresces orange.