This is our final post on the 2016 NY/NJ Gem & Mineral Show in Edison, New Jersey. The show hosts a phenomenal public exhibit of fluorescent minerals, with hundreds of fluorescent minerals on display. The fluorescent displays are organized by the Franklin Mineral Museum, Sterling Hill Mining Museum, and several private collectors specializing in fluorescent minerals. Most of the minerals in the fluorescent display are from Franklin or Ogdensburg, New Jersey. These localities, which are about 2.5 miles apart from each other, are known collectively as the fluorescent capital of the world due to their abundance or fluorescent minerals.
We are proud to share with you just a sample of the many fluorescent mineral cases and minerals that were at the show. Please click the photos below for larger pop-ups.
Fluorescent Minerals from the Franklin Mineral Museum
Fluorescent Minerals from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Fluorescent Calcite and Willemite - Warren Miller Collection
Fluorescent Franklin Area Minerals: Steve Kuitems Collection
Barite from Franklin: Franklin Mineral Museum Collection
Worldwide Fluorescent Minerals: Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection
Fluorescent Halite from Inowroclaw, Poland: Richard Bostwick & Tema Hecht Collection