Fluorescent Mineral Specimens Under Shortwave and Longwave Ultraviolet Light

Polman Minerals
Fine Fluorescent Mineral Specimens
and Ultraviolet Lamps

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.



Sterling Hill Mine

Buckwheat Dump

The Sterling Hill Mine, taken from a hillside nearby.

Trackhoe assisting field collectors at the
Buckwheat Dump.



Kerry and Claude

First Find Wollastonite

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.




Franklin Show (outside dealers)

An incredible margarosanite, willemite specimen
also at the Franklin Museum.

Dealers located outside during the show.


Dru's Booth

Fluorescent Mineral Collectors

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.



Mark's Booth

Arden and Bob

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 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.




Fluorapatites of the World!

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.


George Durland's Favorite SW and LW Minerals!

Longwave Classics!

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!

Fr/Og Thumbs!

Whole Lotta Hardy! Case provided by
Richard Keller.

Fr/Og Thumbs: A Tasty Treat! 
Case provided by Dru Wilbur.



Frankllin Delights!

Franklin Favorites!

Franklin Delights! Case provided by
Steven Kuitems.

Franklin Favorites! Case provided by
Peter and Andrew Mackey.



Franklin Classics!


Franklin Classics! Case provided by the
Franklin Mineral Museum.


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