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Hayward’s Heath Mineral Show 2017

Last Updated: 28th Dec 2017

By Jolyon Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.



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Tom and I will be reporting today from the Hayward’s Heath Show - here is the crowd waiting to come in.



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Chris Mavris!



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Chris has some pyrites from Elba.



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And also some mimetite and wulfenite from Greece



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I think I do this exact same shot every time I do a report here. Apparently Tom was taking the same photo but it didn’t upload!



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The Sussex Mineral And Lapidary Society run this show. Here’s Peter Hay, who is smiling because he just got me to pay my annual subscription dues.



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Gondwana have tables in the hallway.



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Minerals Bulgaria with lots of sulphides.



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Ed Loye!



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Rhodochrosite and Kutnahorite from Durnford Quarty, Somerset - Ed Loye specimen



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Hope’s Nose, Devon gold - also Ed Loye



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Rocks galore and a selection of the great new Irish fluorite



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Some lovely kidney-ore hematites from Egremont, UK - Ralph Sutcliffe



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Great bargains. This is half price. Or it was, I just bought it, Greenside Minerals



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Fossil weevil nest! Port Kennedy, Australia - Ross Whittaker specimen



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Hauyne crystal from Afghanistan - Ross Whittaker specimen



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Sandwich and cake stall getting off to a great start.



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Richard Bell



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Mogul mine, Ireland sphalerite- Richard Bell specimen



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Vivianite from Wheal Jane - Richard Bell specimen



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Spanish Fluorite - Allan Mortimer specimen



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UV display



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Some nice northern England fluorite- Peter Briscoe specimens



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Scottish agates - Ralph Sutcliffe



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Neil Hubbard from Midland Minerals



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Waiting for competitive case results



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Judged by Mike Rumsey, NHM London



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The trophy



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And the winner is... Colleen Thompson with her cabinet of minerals from the New Cliffs Quarry Leicestershire



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Colleen case



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Tony Lee’s case of minerals from the Restormel Mine, Cornwall



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Goethite from the above cabinet



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Chris Finch’s case of Somerset Minerals.



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Cassiterite from different Mines in St Just district, Cornwall. - Richard Humphrey



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Leicestershire Minerals - Neil Hubbard



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Pennines and Leicestershire minerals - Peter Briscoe



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The ever popular pot luck raffle.



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What’s in here?



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Let’s find out...



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It’s my rocks from Kola which have finally arrived



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Perovskite! Self collected.



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Mike Brooke, Broadstone Minerals



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Cobaltite from Sweden. - Broadstone



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Moorland Minerals



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Malachite from Alihies, Ireland -Moorland Minerals.



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Wavellite, Ballybunion, Ireland - Moorland Minerals



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A great Gypsum on Quartz from Cavnic in an equally great showcase



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Nic from Taranis Minerals



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Dodecahedral galena - Taranis Minerals



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Oxford University Museum display - collectors tales.



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And it’s time to say goodnight and end our work for the day! Oxford Mineral Show will be the next live report, in 3 weeks.





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