Continuing along with our posts of the NY/NJ Gem & Mineral Show, this one focuses on the display case that I organized on Stilbites of New Jersey. The traprock quarries of New Jersey have produced the best Stilbites in the United States, and rank among the best in the world for the finest Stilbites.
Being that this show took place in New Jersey, I felt it was appropriate to have a theme based on an important local mineral. This post shows some of the individual Stilbite specimens in my display exhibit at the show.
The colors of these photos are slightly off. That's because the lighting of the case was using two different bulb types: one warm and one cool. (I only noticed this after the case was already set and locked.)
Some of the Stilbites in the Display Case
Stilbite on Quartz Matrix from Prospect Park, NJ
Stilbite "Mushroom" from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ
Orange Stilbite with Calcite from the Houdaille Quarry, Montclair, NJ
Stilbite Balls with Heulandite from Braen's Quarry, Haledon, NJ
Brown Stilbite from Prospect Park, NJ
Stilbite "Ladder" from Prospect Park, NJ
Stilbite "Fan" from from Upper New St., Paterson, NJ