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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2014 08:25    Post subject: East Coast Mineral Show 2014  

Just a few point and shoot shots with a crap camera for your perusal. As part of the show staff, it's always a pleasure working to make a successful show for vendors and attendees. Hope everyone had a good time. I come away from these events in a mineral trance. I swear I need to get out into the field.


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This is why I like regional shows. These garnets are from a long known, recently developed location an hour from my home. The graphite matrix was carefully abraded on the front and rear in order to shine a light through them. Impressive Garnets to 1 cm or better.
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A new location for amethyst brought to you by Dennis Beals. Then he went fishing.
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Not seen in these shots is the subtle, selective green shading that some of these clusters have. I've got it, you heard it here first. Amethyst Verde!! I must trade mark.
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I find the lab grown quartz pretty interesting. It is approaching natural looking crystal. Maybe not.
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Maybe not.
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Yikes.
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Got citrine?
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The flat wafers seen are the seeds that are suspended from wires in an autoclave.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2014 08:34    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral Show 2014  

One more from the man-made world.


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Here you can see the seed in place within.
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Datolite from the Bors Pit. Hand for scale.
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50 cm. fluorescent witherite.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2014 08:44    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral Show 2014  

Spectacular specimens. Thanks for posting, Vic. Hope you have time to go around and enjoy when you're not working. Please keep the pictures coming.

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