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Hayward’s Heath Mineral Show 2017

Last Updated: 21st Nov 2017

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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



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



Chris Mavris!



Chris has some pyrites from Elba.



And also some mimetite and wulfenite from Greece



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!



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.



Gondwana have tables in the hallway.



Minerals Bulgaria with lots of sulphides.



Ed Loye!



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



Hope’s Nose, Devon gold - also Ed Loye



Rocks galore and a selection of the great new Irish fluorite



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



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



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



Hauyne crystal from Afghanistan - Ross Whittaker specimen



Sandwich and cake stall getting off to a great start.



Richard Bell



Mogul mine, Ireland sphalerite- Richard Bell specimen



Vivianite from Wheal Jane - Richard Bell specimen



Spanish Fluorite - Allan Mortimer specimen



UV display



Some nice northern England fluorite- Peter Briscoe specimens



Scottish agates - Ralph Sutcliffe



Neil Hubbard from Midland Minerals



Waiting for competitive case results



Judged by Mike Rumsey, NHM London



The trophy



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



Colleen case



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



Goethite from the above cabinet



Chris Finch’s case of Somerset Minerals.



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



Leicestershire Minerals - Neil Hubbard



Pennines and Leicestershire minerals - Peter Briscoe



The ever popular pot luck raffle.



What’s in here?



Let’s find out...



It’s my rocks from Kola which have finally arrived



Perovskite! Self collected.



Mike Brooke, Broadstone Minerals



Cobaltite from Sweden. - Broadstone



Moorland Minerals



Malachite from Alihies, Ireland -Moorland Minerals.



Wavellite, Ballybunion, Ireland - Moorland Minerals



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



Nic from Taranis Minerals



Dodecahedral galena - Taranis Minerals



Oxford University Museum display - collectors tales.



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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Comments

*Congratulations* Colleen

Debbie Woolf
18th Nov 2017 2:22pm
Nice article Jolyon - I should have been there but Mr O'Leary cancelled my flight!!

Trevor Boyd
18th Nov 2017 2:43pm
In photo number 9, which is the Rhodochrosite and Kutnahorite from Durnford Quarry, Somerset? :)


Steve Sorrell
20th Nov 2017 8:34am

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