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The Sussex Mineral & Fossil Show 2018

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2018

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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

Back again at Haywards Heath in the UK for the Sussex Mineral and Fossil Show. My phone decided on its own that the outside is far too grey and decided to make the photo look far more fabulous. It's not really that colourful outside but let's just pretend it is.

Inside the main hall.

Mining Minerals and Memorabilia have a selection of old mining lamps.

Cornish minerals from Mike Merry.

New Wood Tin on quartz from Drift Console, Sancreed, Cornwall. New find September 2018. Mike Merry.

Cornish pyromorphite Mike Merry.

Crystal Classics are here with lots of British and worldwide specimens.

Large Pallaflat Mine calcite (Cumbria, UK) approx 16cm.

Frizington Baryte. Both this and the previous specimen from Crystal Classics.

Steetley Minerals.

Treak Cliff Cavern fluorite - the famous Blue John mine.

Vesignieite from New Cliffs Hill Quarry, Leicestershire - both this and last specimen from Steetley Minerals.

The always popular mineral lucky dip. Every odd number wins.

Chris Mavris trying to sell a rock.

Chris has some excellent minerals from Vesuvius.

Type locality Vesuvianite.

Jolyon was the judge for the competition for the best mineral cabinet. Here he is justifying his desicion who won.

I've just finished judging the competition here at the show. The winner is Peter Kingsmill.

Mineral tour of Scotland by Alastair Napier.

Nice Strontian minerals.

The winner. Peter Kingsmill's collection of minerals from Smallcleugh mine and Hilton mine.

Yellow Hilton fluorite.

Barry Pitt's self collected Cornwall and Devon minerals.

Capped quartz from South Caradon.

Peter Moore's display of Massif Central minerals.

Feldspar from Rocozels.

Steve Warren's display of minerals from Cloud Hill Quarry Leicestershire.

Quartz and Goethite

Minerals collected by members of the Sussex Mineral Club

Taranis minerals.

Interesting collection of former USSR minerals.

Ralph Sutcliffe

Interesting cut piece of blue John fluorite. Ralph Sutcliffe

Baveno twin Microcline from A'Chir, Isle of Arran - Ralph Sutcliffe specimen. Collected by Mike Wood.

Jolyon is being a diva and had his own Haywards Heath photoshoot.

Apparently Tom has been adding to this report without my knowledge! Bad Tom.

Gold panning

Fluorescent display

Andy from Andyitec minerals

Staurolite from Unst, Shetlands

Mexican Calcite. Andyitec specimen.

Waveney Minerals.

Fluorite, sphalerite and ankerite - Allenheads mine, Northumberland. Waveney Minerals specimen

I love Rapid creek phosphates. Lazulite, Eosphorite and fluorapatite with siderite. Youngs Creek, Yukon.

More inexpensive books for the mindat library.

Richard Taylor.

Eudialyte crystal from Greenland. Richard Taylor specimen.

Sicilian minerals from Enrico Rinaldi.

Beautiful Frizington Baryte. Enrico Rinaldi specimen.

Dinner with the Sussex show people and friends.

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Thanks, Jolyon. Good coverage!

Woody Thompson
17th Nov 2018 2:24pm
"Jolyon is being a diva" - I nearly spit out my drink!
Nice reporting Tom! Good Tom!

Erin Delventhal
17th Nov 2018 7:58pm

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