Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Don't Miss The NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show

This 3-day event is the largest show of its kind east of the Mississippi River. Items for sale include dinosaurs, mineral specimens, common and rare gems, common and achingly rare fossils, petrified wood, artisan jewelry, meteorites, sharks teeth, opals, sapphires, silver, gold, beads, science gifts, unique interior decor, and so much, much more. Prices are $1 to $1 million. Exhibits include a dimmed room full of "black light" UV minerals, Herkimer diamonds, local mineral rarities, "The History of Radioactivity", a 50-panel display from the American Museum of Natural History, and… dinosaurs! Hands-on kid activities include metal detection, gem sluicing, a fossil dig, and freebies from local mineral & fossil clubs. Plus, meet the friendly stars from the TV show 'Prospectors'. Family friendly, free parking, and the modest admission fee is good for all three days. Adults $15 / Kids $10 (includes free gem, mineral or fossil). Friday Noon to 9 pm, Sat & Sunday10am to 6pm. This is a NJ "Top Five" event – don't miss it.

The show is held annually in the 150,000 sq. foot NJ Convention & Exposition Center (a.k.a. "NJ Expo Center") located in Raritan Center.

The address for your GPS is 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. Located 1.5 miles off I-287 / Route 440 and there's easy access via the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Routes 1 and 9. We're 15 minutes south of Newark International Airport and 5 miles west of the New York City borough of Staten Island.

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