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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2016 16:11    Post subject: East Coast Show  

Eastern States Exposition
August 12-14—WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Eastern States Exposition, Better Living Center; 1305 Memorial Dr

Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm;
$8 Admission, Children free

200 Wholesale and Retail Vendors. Speakers, free door prize drawings, mineral identification, free mineral specimens for children.

2016 Special Exhibit: Minerales Mexicanos...The Peter Megaw Collection

Contact: Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos @ gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com



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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2016 08:42    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Who you might see at the East Coast Show..


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L. to R.: Martin Zinn, Peter Megaw, our father, John White and Peters wife (I think).
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2016 10:57    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Fred Wilda's wonderful rendition and the original will both be on exhibit

Hope to see you there!



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 Mineral: Fred Wilda Fluorite Painting
 Locality:
Naica Mine, Torino-Tehuacan Chimney, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10 cm on axis
 Description:
Compare Fred's wonderful rendition with the real thing (below)
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Naica Mine, Torino-Tehuacan Chimney, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10 cm on an axis
 Description:
I got this piece back in 1984 when I was working on my PhD at Santa Eulalia. Got a phone call late at night at the "hotel" (dormitory) to help a dealer friend unload that day's haul from Naica from the trunk of his car. Still have 5 pieces from that trunkload! Jeff Scovil photograph, Peter Megaw specimen
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2016 21:48    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Because I work here I'll bore you with what I can knit together while I'm not sweating my a.. off. Thank you for viewing.


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Really nothing to see here. 9:00 AM. 8/10/16. Thank you for being a mineral collector. Citizen scientists are the best. No fools.
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2016 06:18    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Inching toward opening.


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Don Davis. 90 year old field collector, friend and show facilitator, running cable for lighting.
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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2016 06:13    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Opening Day was yesterday. More to come from me on the Mexican minerals seen at the show......Superb collection of Dr Peter Megaw (an understatement), a few classics with dealers (Miners lunch Box, Kristalle, and others) and dealer XTAL with some new galena, arsenopyrite and fluorite from Mapimi described last month in the "What's new from Mexico" column.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Naica Mine, Torino-Tehuacan Chimney, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Description:
The original and Fred Wilda of Natures finest Creations rendition of the specimen.
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 08:03    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

The show is over. I was on location for the set up Thursday and shopping Friday. Of course, Mexican minerals were what I had my eyes out for. A lot of classics, which will be posted below.

Unfortunately not much out there from a what's new perspective. As I mentioned earlier, XTAL had some of the new galena, arsenopyrite and fluorite from the deeper levels of the Ojuela. This is all I saw from a new perspective.



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, level 7, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: Approx. 3.5 cm on edge
 Description:
Clear purple with internal zoning
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 12 to 14 cm across
 Description:
A big puppy found in the Miners Lunchbox stand.
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 12 to 14 cm across
 Description:
Another nice one from San Francisco Mine. Not as rich in wulfenite but a notable piece found in the Argentum stand
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 Mineral: Arsenopyrite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, level 7, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, level 7, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5.5 cm across
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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, level 7, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: Approx. 6 cm tall
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6 to 7 cm across
 Description:
Stunning older piece from the 1970's with thicker and bigger crystals. Found in Kristalle stand
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, level 7, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: Approx. 7 cm tall
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 08:19    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Nice pictures of some examples seen at the show, but perhaps of more importance, how would you and other attendees, rate the show? The show attendance, the sales from hi end thru midrange material, and the mode or tenor of dealers/collectors talk. Is there anything that can be gleaned regarding the near future of mineral collecting from observations at this show?
This years East Coast show was the first in several years that I did not attend. DENVER starts in just 3 weeks now! BOB
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 09:50    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

The show is over but the Peter Megaw – Minerales Mexicanos exhibit remains fresh in my memory with an abundance of pics to help me with my memory. Before up-loading the 50 cases of Peter’s collection, I will be highlighting those specimens that caught my eyes, first for their relatively unknown or less known localities (some learning's for me) and secondly, my favorites on exhibit. There were an abundance of favorites (a few hundreds) that could include in “my favorite" but I have tried to limit myself to approximately 10 in each category.


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 Mineral: Stellerite on Orthoclase
 Locality:
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: app 4 to 5 cm
 Description:
Known for it's amethyst, this is a very unusual mineral.....pegmatites. Is this a precursor sign of new discoveries to come from the area. This miniature is my favorite of all.
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 Mineral: Hydroxylapatite ps. ????
 Locality:
Astillero Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6 to 7 cm
 Description:
Rare mineral from a poorly known locality in the Mapimí municipality. Peter had two on display but this one was my favorite for the locality
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 Mineral: Quartz after Calcite
 Locality:
Bacis Mine, Municipio Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3 to 4 cm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Acanthite after Argentite
 Locality:
Bacis Mine, Municipio Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3 to 4 cm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Bacis Mine, Municipio Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 4 cm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Galena on Pyrite
 Locality:
Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), Mexico
 Dimensions: 4 to 5 cm
 Description:
Some small skarn occurrences in the municipio may have produced this cutie.
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 Mineral: Quartz after Aragonite
 Locality:
Temascaltepec (Temascaltepec de González), Municipio Temascaltepec, State of Mexico, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 12 cm
 Description:
Beautiful pseudomorph with original crystal shape preserved. The locality is just across the border with Guerrero some 20 km NE of Taxco.
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 Mineral: Silver
 Locality:
Veta Rica Mine, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: 4 to 5 cm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
Veta Rica Mine, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza), Mexico
 Dimensions: App 10 cm across
 Description:
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 Mineral: Cassiterite (variety wood tin)
 Locality:
San Fermín, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5 to 6 cm
 Description:
Loved that one for it's color.
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 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
San Pascual Mine, San Pascual de las Adargas, Municipio Jiménez, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5 to 6 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 11:26    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Gorgeous Mexican mineral specimens!!! I love that clear violet Ojuela fluorite (t_dl_xtal_fluorite_mapimi_02_390.jpg) :)
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 15:26    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Now, time for my favorites. As I wrote above, likely 200 or more but I will limit myself to approximately 10.


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 Mineral: Rhodocrosite
 Locality:
Remedios Mine, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10 to 11 cm
 Description:
Fantastic rhodocrosite rhombs. I included this specimen in the Min Rec article on Taxco..
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 Mineral: Rhodocrosite on Quartz
 Locality:
Guerrero Mine, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico
 Dimensions: 8 to 9 cm
 Description:
Illustrated as well in the Min Rec article on Taxco
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 Mineral: Calcite twin on Quartz
 Locality:
Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: 4 cm crystal
 Description:
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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz (variety amethyst)
 Locality:
La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: Calcite app 5 cm
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 Mineral: Aragonite on Quartz
 Locality:
Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 12 cm
 Description:
app 12 cm
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 Mineral: Volborthite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5 to 6 cm tall
 Description:
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 Mineral: Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: App 10 cm across
 Description:
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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
San Martín Mine, San Martín, San Martín-Sabinas District, Municipio Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: App 10 cm across
 Description:
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 5 cm tall
 Description:
Super cool quartz growing on top of rhodocrosite and MnO inclusions followed by a continued growth of clear quartz.
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 Mineral: Köttigite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 5 cm across
 Description:
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 Mineral: Mimettite
 Locality:
San Pedro Corralitos, Municipio Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: 6 cm across
 Description:
The perfect miniature
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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Aurora Mine, Cuchillo Parado, Municipio Coyame del Sotol, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Dimensions: app 5 cm across
 Description:
Nicer in real life....
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 16:36    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Jean Sendero wrote:
Now, time for my favorites. As I wrote above, likely 200 or more but I will limit myself to approximately 10.
Thanks for the photos, but why are they all rotated clockwise? :-(
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 16:45    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Technical, digital issues. Jordi advised me to stop up-loading until the issue can be fixed.
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 21:50    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Peter Megaw and others.


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 Mineral: Quartz (variety Amethyst)
 Dimensions: 14 cm.
 Description:
All sizes are approximate.
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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Dimensions: 18 cm.
 Description:
Incredible color.
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 Mineral: Hemimorphite
 Dimensions: 10 cm.
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 Mineral: Pyrite on Quartz
 Dimensions: 8 cm.
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 Mineral: Calcite
 Dimensions: 24 cm.
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 Mineral: Brochantite
 Dimensions: 6 cm.
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 Mineral: Quartz (variety Amethyst)
 Dimensions: 12 cm.
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Kevin Downey giving one of his wide ranging talks, a great feature of the East Coast Show. We are lucky to have Kevin as a local.
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Kevin as Well Arranged Molecules.
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Peter Megaw expanding our knowledge of Mexican minerals and locations. Another one of the lectures at this years show.
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I'll let you folks talk among yourselves. Carl Francis and Peter.
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PostPosted: Aug 15, 2016 22:05    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

East Coast.


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Bob Jones, well known, and one of the most prolific authors, collectors and lecturers in the program. Hard working guy.
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The moment when a fascination with minerals and science is ignited.
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Most interesting!
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I believe this must be examined much more closely! Hmmmm.
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2016 06:14    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

That smithsonite on IMG_6974.jpg is truly incredible, what a colour!!!
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2016 07:59    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Bob Harman wrote:
Nice pictures of some examples seen at the show, but perhaps of more importance, how would you and other attendees, rate the show? The show attendance, the sales from hi end thru midrange material, and the mode or tenor of dealers/collectors talk. Is there anything that can be gleaned regarding the near future of mineral collecting from observations at this show?
This years East Coast show was the first in several years that I did not attend. DENVER starts in just 3 weeks now! BOB


To Bob's question, my impression is, an interested and enthusiastic crowd was in attendance. The numbers were down a bit, but the Babe Ruth Baseball Championship series were being held nearby, the Taste of West Springfield was going on maybe 10 blocks away and caused traffic issues, and intense thunder storms caused flooding and road closures all week end. So that may have kept the numbers down a bit. Good show/bad show is hard to call. I heard, "This is the best show I've ever had." , to "I'm not sure I want to do this show again." I buy low-mid range, so I had much to choose from. There were some of the best things that have ever been found for sale, so quality was high, as were the prices for those pieces. I think the thing that will guarantee the future of collecting is in the faces of those kids watching amazing and beautiful things come out of an uninteresting rock. The lectures were well attended and the mood seemed light and friendly. As a member of the show staff I'll take this opportunity to thank all the dealers for your continued interest in the show and patience with set-up. It was, and always is, great working with you and I hope you all had a good show. To the attendees I say keep your interest in natural history, you are part of it and to expand your mind is a worthwhile endeavor. In nature there is much mystery and truth, thank you for coming.



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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2016 12:43    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Paula and I attended the show this year for several reasons. First, because we will be the featured exhibitors in 2017 and Marty now Laura provide the next year's exhibitors with the opportunity to come see what they are getting themselves into. Second, because we wanted to see the Megaw collection and compare notes about what it takes to organize and travel with one's collection. Third, to enjoy a few days away from the Arizona summer and Massachusetts was very accommodating to have temperatures in the mid 90's along with high humidity.

While we have seen the Megaw collection numerous times in their home, everything just looks different when they are out in the show cases. A truly great display of Mexican minerals!

This next year will be spent arranging, labeling and packing 52 cases of minerals, backgrounds and bases. 2017 attendees will be able to see specimens from a portion of New Spain (Arizona) as well as Paula's worldwide thumbnails and toenails and some worldwide sphalerites.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2016 12:53    Post subject: Re: East Coast Show  

Now for my impressions of the show. The entire staff does a great job of promoting and putting on this show. Paula and I were there most of Thursday during set-up and all day Friday. Attendance appeared to very good on Friday. The dealers I spoke with were all pleased with Friday sales, ranging from low to mid-range as well as a few higher end specimens exchanging hands.

Although we had a couple of conversations with other long-time collectors who were bemoaning that lack of show attendance as a general observation, this premise was certainly not supported by what we saw as we stood in various spots throughout the show. One dealer observed there did not seem to be as many collectors in attendance as last year.

My last comment is I saw Marty around 8:30pm at the hotel and when asked how the first day went, he exclaimed it was a great day and all the staff was dog-tired.
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