Franklin Show

Franklin Mineral Show - April 26-27 2008

All photographs are copyright 2008.  However, if you would like a copy of any photograph
below, I have higher quality digital images available.  Please email me.

The Sterling Hill Mine, taken from a hillside nearby.
Trackhoe assisting field collectors at the Buckwheat Dump.
Dr. Kerry Cooper and Claude Poli checking out specimens for sale at the Franklin Museum.
An incredible “First Find” wollastontite, willemite, calcite and hardystonite specimen on display at the Franklin Museum. This display is a must see when visiting Franklin, New Jersey.
An incredible margarosanite, willemite specimen also at the Franklin Museum.
Dealers located outside during the show.
Dr. Kerry Cooper and Paul Shizume hunting for good fluorescent mineral specimens at Dru Wilbur’s booth during the show.
David Selem, Claude Poli, Tema Hecht and Dick Bostwick take a second off from the show to get their photograph taken.
Dave Wellbrock (with new look!), Mark Leger and Jeff Bubrow shooting the bull at Mark’s booth during the show.
Arden and Bob Fendrich (true love!) taking a break from the show for a quick photograph.

As part of the Franklin show, fluorescent mineral guest exhibits are located on the dark auditorium stage along with the fluorescent mineral dealers.  The following photographs are the display cases that make up this exhibit.  I apologize for the poor quality of some of the photographs.  Due to the large amount of stray longwave and visible light present, time exposure digital photography was difficult.

A Slice of Heaven! A huge slab of willemite and calcite from the Sterling Hill Mine. Case provided by the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Sphalerite! Case provided by Chris Gillis and John Dymond.
Leucophanite! (and other specimens from Norway). Case provided by Howard Green.
Fluorapatites of the world! Case provided by Stuart Schneider, author of two great fluorescent mineral books.
Some of “My” Favorite Shortwave and Longwave Fluorescent Mineral Specimens! Case provided by George Durland.
Longwave Classics! Case provided by Brendan Dunn.
Whole Lotta Hardy! Case provided by Richard Keller.
Fr/Og Thumbs: A Tasty Treat! Case provided by Dru Wilbur.
Franklin Delights! Case provided by Steven Kuitems.
Franklin Favorites! Case provided by Peter and Andrew Mackey.
Franklin Classics! Case provided by the Franklin Mineral Museum.

Franklin Mineral Show - September 29-30 2007

All photographs are copyright 2007.  However, if you would like a copy of any photograph
below, I have higher quality digital images available.  Please email me.

The Franklin Show “tailgaters” selling outside of the main show.
Chet Lemanski helping a dealer outside.
Dave Wellbrock and Mark Leger having a great time shooting the bull.
Richard Bostwick and Herb Yeates relax after spending some time inside looking at fluorescent minerals.
John Ebner working hard at the microscope demonstration table!
Dr. Kerry Cooper and Mark Cole catching up on Greenland collecting stories.
Mark Leger, Roman Gaufman, Dr. Warren Miller and Denis DeAngelis enjoying the show and the great weather.
Maureen Verbeek and Tema Hecht catching up on old news.
The Franklin Mineral Museum.
Large fluorescent mineral display inside the Franklin Mineral Museum. Display uses eight Way Too Cool 190-watt shortwave display lamps!
Some of the specimens in the fluorescent mineral exhibit at the Franklin Mineral Museum.
The world famous Buckwheat Dump adjacent to the Franklin Mineral Museum.
Buckwheat Dump again.....there’s got to be a “killer” specimen in there somewhere!
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
The Sterling Hill Mine main adit entrance.