Jump to content

2014 Ny / Nj Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show


Darwin Ahoy

Recommended Posts

So, who's going? I'm fortunate enough to essentially be down the street from the venue, so I will likely be attending all three days. Anyone else plan on attending?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll be there all weekend setup near the dino display, booth #735

Come say hi, be nice to break up the monotony of the day to have a little chat, also to put some faces to the user names here. I was there last year, hoping to have another fun show this weekend.

Others who will be there are

Devonian Depot

Dinosaurs & More

Hagar's Fossils
Innervision Crystals

and others... http://ny-nj-gemshow.com/

Looks like a lot more fossil vendors this year, I'm particularly excited to see more trilobites.

So is the weather looking as bad as the news is making it seem or should this California kid be worried about this supposed flooding?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll probably check it out on Saturday. Looking for a special piece for the collection. ;)

-Dave

__________________________________________________

Geologists on the whole are inconsistent drivers. When a roadcut presents itself, they tend to lurch and weave. To them, the roadcut is a portal, a fragment of a regional story, a proscenium arch that leads their imaginations into the earth and through the surrounding terrain. - John McPhee

If I'm going to drive safely, I can't do geology. - John McPhee

Check out my Blog for more fossils I've found: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I will definitely be there Friday and Saturday. Though, I may make a run over there on Sunday, of course.

I would not worry about flooding. We've had plenty of rain, but I've never see this area flood, despite our proximity to some pretty large waterways.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's actually at the Raritan Center. It's only the second year of them having the show here in NJ. Last year was pretty good, but this year is supposed to be quite something. Including an authentic T-Rex skeleton on display.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

will be there saturday. this is a great show. like going to a natural history museum except there are pricetags on the specimens

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just went this morning. An phenomenal show, if I say so myself. I didn't have as much money with me as I'd originally hoped, but I managed to get some pretty nice fossils, including a sweet Eocene barracuda tooth. It's a shame that the Thermopolis Archaeopteryx wasn't there as had been planned, I would've loved to see it and get some photos of it.

Who else made it out today? I did see someone with a Fossil Forum T-shirt, though I didn't get a chance to say hello.

What a wonderful menagerie! Who would believe that such as register lay buried in the strata? To open the leaves, to unroll the papyrus, has been an intensely interesting though difficult work, having all the excitement and marvelous development of a romance. And yet the volume is only partly read. Many a new page I fancy will yet be opened. -- Edward Hitchcock, 1858

Formerly known on the forum as Crimsonraptor

@Diplotomodon on Twitter

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was there Friday and yesterday, but didn't get back there today, as I had to work all morning, and I've been somewhat sick all weekend. Grabbed a Dryosaurus fibula, dendritic crystallized gold, and a neat little Weltonia tooth. And a bunch of little display stands to get my case a bit more organized.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was there yesterday until my feet and brain were like jelly. My wife even came and had a good time, she spent as much as I did! I had my TFF shirt on too. I bought a few zeolites and a mini collection of Franklin florescents. Grant got a Florida sand dollar and an agatized gastropod, Joseph picked out a dromeosaur tooth with nice color to it (Taouz Morrocco). Alana went over to the dark side and ended up buying jewelry with her mother. I realize that the fossils I can afford aren't good enough for me anymore. :( I have learned too much here and lift my nose at fossils without good locality info, ones where the prepping isn't perfect, or if there is a hint of paint or resin, fake matrix, etc. So I'm left with wonderful fossils that I can't afford! I saw prices up to $1,000,000 for a whole crocodile. I heard of one mineral specimen for sale at 1.4 million, but didn't see it myself. Seeing the full mount of a T-rex and nanotyranus skull was nice, but I think I was most impressed with the display of Devonian fossils. post-3451-0-67614700-1397480144_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was there on Saturday with my grey FF shirt. Spent more money than anticipated but got a couple of cool pieces: a Bundenbach double starfish plate and one of the golden Trimerus trilobites with legs and antennae. The Bundenbach display was really nice too. Pics below... click on them to enlarge.

post-1408-0-72118300-1397485041_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-42826900-1397485046_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-75356400-1397485051_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-32724400-1397485056_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-76568500-1397485161_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-19215900-1397485166_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-78959900-1397485170_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-59242800-1397485175_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-86926300-1397485179_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-40318700-1397485184_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-21001500-1397485189_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-67878200-1397485193_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-89678100-1397485197_thumb.jpg

Edited by Shamalama

-Dave

__________________________________________________

Geologists on the whole are inconsistent drivers. When a roadcut presents itself, they tend to lurch and weave. To them, the roadcut is a portal, a fragment of a regional story, a proscenium arch that leads their imaginations into the earth and through the surrounding terrain. - John McPhee

If I'm going to drive safely, I can't do geology. - John McPhee

Check out my Blog for more fossils I've found: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

More pics....

post-1408-0-64490300-1397485295_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-16255800-1397485300_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-13472800-1397485304_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-41803200-1397485308_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-74149100-1397485312_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-06323900-1397485317_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-55985200-1397485321_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-97810800-1397485326_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-40847600-1397485331_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-02760100-1397485336_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-98082600-1397485545_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-30501700-1397485550_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-55363200-1397485554_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-99713600-1397485558_thumb.jpg

post-1408-0-68932900-1397485563_thumb.jpg

-Dave

__________________________________________________

Geologists on the whole are inconsistent drivers. When a roadcut presents itself, they tend to lurch and weave. To them, the roadcut is a portal, a fragment of a regional story, a proscenium arch that leads their imaginations into the earth and through the surrounding terrain. - John McPhee

If I'm going to drive safely, I can't do geology. - John McPhee

Check out my Blog for more fossils I've found: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the pics Dave !

Glad you got some cool things for your collection.

Regards,

    Tim    -  VETERAN SHALE SPLITTER

   VFOTM.png.f1b09c78bf88298b009b0da14ef44cf0.png    VFOTM  --- APRIL - 2015       MOTM.png.61350469b02f439fd4d5d77c2c69da85.png      PaleoPartner.png.30c01982e09b0cc0b7d9d6a7a21f56c6.png.a600039856933851eeea617ca3f2d15f.png     Postmaster1.jpg.900efa599049929531fa81981f028e24.jpg        IPFOTM -- MAY - 2024   IPFOTM5.png.fb4f2a268e315c58c5980ed865b39e1f.png

_________________________________________________________________________________
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

John Muir ~ ~ ~ ~   ><))))( *>  About Me      

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...