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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2012 13:12    Post subject: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

New Kid in Town. A try to build a Mineral Show (finally ;-) in New York.

Good luck!



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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2012 14:54    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Not the first ;)
for years now there are two shows in Manhattan
http://www.excaliburmineral.com/shows.htm
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March 3 & 4 - New York City - Holiday Inn, 440 W 57 St. NYC: Hours are 10:00AM-6:00PM Sat; 11:00AM-5:00PM Sunday. Admission is $6.00; kids under 12 are free. Lectures, 20 top dealers, retail and wholesale

November 10& 11 New York City - Holiday Inn, 440 W 57 St. NYC: Hours are 10:00AM-6:00PM Sat; 11:00AM-5:00PM Sunday. Admission is $6.00; kids under 12 are free. Lectures, 20 top dealers, retail and wholesale

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2012 21:59    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
New Kid in Town. A try to build a Mineral Show (finally ;-) in New York.

Good luck!

Thanks for this posting Jordi. A show close to NY City with a fine mineral gallery has been long awaited. Best of luck to all the participants. It is going to be a huge success!

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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 05:48    Post subject: The First Annual New York City Metro Show - Report  

The 1st annual 'NYC Metro Area Mineral Show' was a success! Thank you to all those who were able to make it to the event. Next year the show will move to a 2.5x bigger venue (the New Jersey Expo Center), with a new show date (April 12-14, 2013), and a new name: 'NY / NJ Gem & Mineral Show'. The new venue is large enough for 550 exhibitor booths, although there will be only ~250 booths next year. But within 5 years we hope to completely fill the venue to become a top USA show / event. It would be great to see you there!

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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 05:56    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Thanks to let us know Lowell.

Some chance to publish some image of it?
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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:12    Post subject: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Glad that you asked! <smile>

Here is a 12 second video:



Hopefully the link will work. If so, you will see the dinosaur skeletons and the "American Woman" sculpture at the end. The very best mineral specimens ($10,000 - $1,000,000) were sold by dealers in the separate "Fine Mineral & Gem Gallery". I stood above the Gallery as I took the video, so it is not visible. My specialty is fossils and so there were more fossil dealers at the show than is typical -- perhaps 35%.

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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:22    Post subject: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Another spectacular, long, wand-like gem of a bi-colored tourmaline on display in the Fine Minerals area.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:24    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Green Mountain Minerals displayed a supurb deep indigo tanzanite twin, on the right, from the Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha, Tanzania. On the left is an attention grabbing rubellite tourmaline, still awaiting its identification tag. Super yummy!


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:25    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

An incredible, deep purple fluorite rests on a bed of cherry red rhodochrosite rhombs, on this classic from the famous and peerless Sweet Home Mine, in Alma, Colorado.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:26    Post subject: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Flawless green gems of octahedral fluorite decorate a stalactitic quartz cluster which stands about 12 inches tall. This piece is from the Namaqualand area of the North Cape Province of South Africa, and it's stunning design pretty much speaks for itself.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:27    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

"The American Woman", a life-size carving in marble by "American renaissance" sculptor Francisco Sotomayor. The lady and piano are revealed in lifelike detail, from one solid block of Yule Marble, from Marble, Colorado. Francisco has an innate sense of spatial recognition that allowed him to create this piece freehand, without any mathematical aids! He is a self-taught artist, and hopes that his work communicates the feeling of an American renaissance period. To me, that's a pretty profound direction to hold, during a time when most of America is focused on the recession. The gal and the piano weigh in at about 5 tons, and have traveled over 25,000 miles, touring across the USA.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:30    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

In the petrified wood lounge, this monster Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood is part of the Russell-Zuhl collection. It's from the Clarno formation, Oregon. It claims to be the largest section of petrified wood ever polished, and I don't have a lot of trouble believing that. It stands almost 6 feet tall, and is even wider on its other axis.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:33    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

It doesn't get much better than this! A lovely sky blue topaz crystal from Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil, occupies center position and entices the eye. Or how about that exquisite Meikle Mine Baryte, from the Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada. The tall green tourmaline with lepidolite is from Itinga as well.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:34    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Almost Unbelievable. This giant sized, partially etched heliodore from Minas Gerais, Brazil seemed like it was about 10 inches tall at least, and probably weighed about 10 lbs. or more.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:35    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

A "rockin" gold in quartz from the colorful and historical 16 to 1 Mine, in Sierra County, California. The gold production from this long running mine was once estimated at one million ounces.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:36    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

The "Africa Nugget" is shaped like the African continent but was found near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. As the tag indicates this awesome nugget was displayed at the American Museum of Natural History's GOLD! exhibit, in 2008.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:37    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Practically Peerless. This textbook, gem aquamarine crystal from the Shigar Valley, Northern Areas of Pakistan, rises up to a foot in height.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:39    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

This superb botryoidal chalcedony mass from the Withlacoochie River of Lowndes County Georgia is the finest example of a chalcedony from that area ever found.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:40    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Bigger than a basketball. Maybe even two basketballs! This huge aquamarine and muscovite cluster was displayed by Arif and Aisha Jan, of Rocksaholics. It was found in Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas of Pakistan. The sweet natured and unpretentious couple had a very fine display of Pakistani minerals. The aquamarines from this area have to be some of the finest in the world.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2012 06:40    Post subject: Re: The First Annual New York City Metro Show  

Another superb large aquamarine and muscovite cluster from Rocksaholics.


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