We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
15 Sep-09:47:19 Re: collection from dany mabillard (Dany Mabillard)
14 Sep-23:42:20 Re: monthly mineral chronicles, mineral guides and more... (Crocoite)
14 Sep-23:40:13 Re: monthly mineral chronicles, mineral guides and more... (Crocoite)
14 Sep-13:47:20 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
14 Sep-06:17:55 Re: collection of philippe durand (Philippe Durand)
14 Sep-04:02:34 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
13 Sep-11:59:20 Re: may i get a read (Pete Richards)
13 Sep-11:03:32 Re: may i get a read (Rich Loose)
13 Sep-09:34:58 Re: may i get a read (Jim Hill)
12 Sep-19:30:30 Re: unreliable water guns? (Joseph Doliveira)
12 Sep-19:22:52 Re: may i get a read (Joseph Doliveira)
12 Sep-18:47:23 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
12 Sep-16:20:38 Re: may i get a read (Jim Hill)
12 Sep-16:11:37 Re: may i get a read (Matt_zukowski)
12 Sep-15:47:35 Re: unreliable water guns? (Bob Harman)
12 Sep-15:38:48 May i get a read (Jim Hill)
12 Sep-09:48:47 Re: the mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Tobi)
11 Sep-18:48:25 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
11 Sep-14:26:05 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Gail)
11 Sep-14:18:31 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Jordi Fabre)
11 Sep-12:18:30 Re: donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Gail)
11 Sep-12:05:12 Donating funds - rock currier collection auction (Jordi Fabre)
09 Sep-14:33:43 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
09 Sep-12:35:25 Re: collection from dany mabillard (Dany Mabillard)
09 Sep-09:55:11 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
58202


The time now is Sep 16, 2019 01:10

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019
  
  Index -> Mineral Shows
Like
63


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 06, 2019 08:03    Post subject: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

EAST COAST GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW
Date: Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Better Living Center, Eastern Staes Exposition Grounds, West Springfield, MA.

HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
LOCATION: Better Living Center
ADMISSION: $10; Children under 13 are free with paid adult

PARKING: $5/Day

Discover minerals from around the globe or the disc, if you're a Flat Earther.



East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM



IMG_2965.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1942 Time(s)

IMG_2965.jpg



DSCF1643.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1928 Time(s)

DSCF1643.jpg



DSCF1685.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1935 Time(s)

DSCF1685.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

Bob Harman




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 576
Location: Indiana


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 12, 2019 15:42    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

VIC,

Now that the 2019 East Coast Show is over, I suggest giving us a review. How was the attendance, the displays, the dealer sales, etc. Was there anything new that caught your attention. What did the show goers and dealers have to say.
Anything about the general health of the collecting hobby that is worth discussing??? BOB
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 16, 2019 13:37    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Bob Harman wrote:
VIC,

Now that the 2019 East Coast Show is over, I suggest giving us a review. How was the attendance, the displays, the dealer sales, etc. Was there anything new that caught your attention. What did the show goers and dealers have to say.
Anything about the general health of the collecting hobby that is worth discussing??? BOB


Solid attendance numbers were not available as of Sunday. The staff is going thru a change, and Regina Aumente, the absolute foundation of the staff, is retiring. You can't go wrong when the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum bring together fifty display cases of the finest pieces under their curation. These exhibiters go thru considerable stress to transport and handle the hundreds of specimens they do, flawlessly. As does the maestro, Dave Bunk. I hope everyone had a good show, my small, informal poll was general satisfaction with sales, average to better. I'm sure I will be schooled differently. The show layout went thru changes as well as the staff and wholesale was moved to an new building, confusing dealers and the public. Some details could have been handled differently, and we will be schooled on that as well. Always new stuff, never disappointed. See the meager coverage below. From my experience the state of collecting is strong, every level, every price range and quality is presented for your perusal, and the youth has a large presence at this show. I'm the positive type, so you'll understand that I see positive trends, even though they may be a product of a fevered mind. I'll drop it there.



IMG_8339.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1489 Time(s)

IMG_8339.jpg



IMG_8277.jpg
 Description:
Garnets, of considerable size and fine form from Mount Marie, Paris, Maine. Sizes to 24 cm. +/-.
 Viewed:  1493 Time(s)

IMG_8277.jpg



IMG_8248.jpg
 Description:
I'm a fan of lab grown quartz, now you know.
 Viewed:  1467 Time(s)

IMG_8248.jpg



IMG_8246.jpg
 Description:
The base of this piece took the curved shape of the pot it was cooked in.
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

IMG_8246.jpg



IMG_8262.jpg
 Description:
Not lab grown.
 Viewed:  1469 Time(s)

IMG_8262.jpg



IMG_8275.jpg
 Description:
A fine barite from Cumbria.
 Viewed:  1465 Time(s)

IMG_8275.jpg



IMG_8266.jpg
 Description:
The dealer displays this year seemed very well arranged and impressive. I think the show is getting better and hope dealers have patience with the changes.
 Viewed:  1473 Time(s)

IMG_8266.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
11
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 17, 2019 10:30    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

The exhibit, I will post it in installments, and the quality of the specimens is not represented well by the images.


IMG_8287.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1357 Time(s)

IMG_8287.jpg



IMG_8358.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1359 Time(s)

IMG_8358.jpg



IMG_8292.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1369 Time(s)

IMG_8292.jpg



IMG_8293.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1365 Time(s)

IMG_8293.jpg



IMG_8294.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1364 Time(s)

IMG_8294.jpg



IMG_8295.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1371 Time(s)

IMG_8295.jpg



IMG_8296.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1366 Time(s)

IMG_8296.jpg



IMG_8297.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1374 Time(s)

IMG_8297.jpg



IMG_8298.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1367 Time(s)

IMG_8298.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
14
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 19, 2019 14:01    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

A continuation of the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum exhibit.


IMG_8299.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1140 Time(s)

IMG_8299.jpg



IMG_8300.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1141 Time(s)

IMG_8300.jpg



IMG_8301.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1141 Time(s)

IMG_8301.jpg



IMG_8302.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1148 Time(s)

IMG_8302.jpg



IMG_8304.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1145 Time(s)

IMG_8304.jpg



IMG_8305.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1139 Time(s)

IMG_8305.jpg



IMG_8306.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1136 Time(s)

IMG_8306.jpg



IMG_8307.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1136 Time(s)

IMG_8307.jpg



IMG_8308.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1137 Time(s)

IMG_8308.jpg



IMG_8309.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1140 Time(s)

IMG_8309.jpg



IMG_8310.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1136 Time(s)

IMG_8310.jpg



IMG_8311.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1137 Time(s)

IMG_8311.jpg



IMG_8312.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1139 Time(s)

IMG_8312.jpg



IMG_8313.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1142 Time(s)

IMG_8313.jpg



IMG_8314.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1142 Time(s)

IMG_8314.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
13
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3085
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2019 02:33    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Vic, thank you for sharing the impressions, these showcases are awesome!!!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1241
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2019 05:42    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Vic: I trust that you want to mention that these photos are the work of your wife Cindy. Correct me if I am wrong.

Your favorite curmudgeon John.

_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2019 05:58    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

John S. White wrote:
Vic: I trust that you want to mention that these photos are the work of your wife Cindy. Correct me if I am wrong.

Your favorite curmudgeon John.


That's true John, I was creative director. She told me to say that. Every time I use a camera, it's like the first time. I couldn't do it without her. She told me to say that, too. She's standing right behind me as I reply.



_MG_2547 copy.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  961 Time(s)

_MG_2547 copy.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
8
   

Bob Harman




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 576
Location: Indiana


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2019 09:27    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Just returned from a holiday week.

VIC and CINDY, Thanks for the pictures and update. BOB
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

John S. White
Site Admin



Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1241
Location: Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2019 10:40    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Great photo of you lovebirds 😎
_________________
John S. White
aka Rondinaire
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

Tony L. Potucek




Joined: 29 Dec 2006
Posts: 54
Location: Arizona


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 20, 2019 11:57    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Nice job, Pards! By the way, Cindy is allowed to visit the rolling bar any time, Vic, but you probably already knew that. The whoop it up organization (me) is investing in new bag chairs as well for our aging group--ha! Prepping for Denver to put fun back into the social side of all things mineral, and I hope you guys come on out so I can say thanks for your hard work!
_________________
Tony L. Potucek
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 21, 2019 06:32    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

I knew that Tony, thanks for the reminder. Did you roll in to the Inn Suites in 2019? Somehow I missed the wagon.


1.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  749 Time(s)

1.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
5
   

vic rzonca




Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 761
Location: MA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Aug 21, 2019 06:45    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Here are the last few from the East Coast.


IMG_8318.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  744 Time(s)

IMG_8318.jpg



IMG_8323.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  747 Time(s)

IMG_8323.jpg



IMG_8325.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  741 Time(s)

IMG_8325.jpg



IMG_8326.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  742 Time(s)

IMG_8326.jpg



IMG_8327.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  740 Time(s)

IMG_8327.jpg



IMG_8336.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  747 Time(s)

IMG_8336.jpg



IMG_8338.jpg
 Description:
Some of Dave's rubellite, and others.
 Viewed:  748 Time(s)

IMG_8338.jpg



IMG_8378.jpg
 Description:
Thanks for viewing. Hope to see you next year, all the best from the staff. Photo credit for this one goes to Jeff Scovil.
 Viewed:  739 Time(s)

IMG_8378.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
5
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Mineral Shows   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
    

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2019


Powered by FMF