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Our first show was attended by 6,000 visitors and had 115 exhibitors offering minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, jewelry, gold, silver, opals, petrified wood, and much more. Both the general public and advanced collectors were wowed by the specimens in the 'Fine Mineral and Gem Gallery'. And the $2 million worth of genuine dinosaurs skeletons was not to be missed! We also debuted the 4-ton 'American Woman' sculpture chiseled from a single 21-ton block of Colorado marble. The enthusiastic response from our visitors set the course for a much bigger and better show the following year in 2013. But first we had to move to a larger venue, which was the 150,000 square foot NJ Conference and Exposition Center. For a 2012 show report click the 'Read More' button. Login
A huge success! Thank you for your support. The visitor count was 10,230 (up 70%!) and the booth count was 271. The 'Minerals and Fossils of NY / NJ' show theme was supported by a gigantic exhibit contained within 35 beautiful wall-cases. Both the Franklin Mineral Museum and the Sterling Hill Mine Museum turned the Jr Ballroom into a fantastic ultraviolet mineral room. The Main Ballroom hosted the high-end 'Fine Mineral & Gem Gallery' which showcased $millions worth of fine minerals. On the main floor visitors browsed hundreds of booths of jewelry, gems, gold, minerals, fossils, and dinosaurs. The original dinosaur props from Jurassic Park were a hit, as were the special surprises throughout the show. For a 2013 show report click the 'Read More' button.
What a whopper of a show! The line at the Saturday morning opening was 500+ feet long, stretching around two corners of the building. Although the wait-time to enter was short, the end of the line didn't get into the lobby until 3 pm when Big Joe Henry's on-site live NJ101.5 radio show ended for the day. The attendance increased 26.5% to 12,941 (10,979 adults + 1,962 children) and the booth count increased to 370 this year. The Franklin Mineral Museum's killer UV mineral display almost stole the show from Russell, our genuine 38-foot long Tyrannosaurus rex. The huge Entelodont "Hell Pig" skeleton was so impressive that many folks initially thought that it was the T-rex. For a 2014 show report, complete with photos, please click the 'Read More' button. Login